no marios allowed!

(updates weekdays! [sometimes])

nomarios is a Tumblog where artist Ashley Davis draws all the coolest videogame characters who don't get to be under the spotlight too often.

This means no one from Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Sonic, Portal, Kirby, Pokemon, Tetris, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, most other major Nintendo series and most games made in the past five years.1 Basically, any character that doesn't show up on Tumblr's gaming radar very often is fair game. 2 No licensed characters either!


1 Exceptions may be made for the stars of less popular spinoffs

2 I have nothing against these guys! I love Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Link, Pokemon and Nintendo as a whole very dearly. But there are tons of other cool guys who deserve lots of attention too!


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NES
SNES
N64
Gamecube
Wii
Master System
Genesis
Sega CD
Saturn
Dreamcast

PS1
PS2
PS3
Xbox
Xbox 360
Game Boy/GBC
GBA
DS
Game Gear
PSP

and the rest!



friends of nomarios

(may or may not contain Marios!)

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Zac Gorman
Byron B.
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Gigi Digi
Bow on Birdo
Meat Bun

Goemon, Ganbare Goemon/Mystical Ninja, various platforms
"My name’s not FERNANDEZ!"
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Goemon, Ganbare Goemon/Mystical Ninja, various platforms

"My name’s not FERNANDEZ!"

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Love Lizards, Rhythm Heaven, DS
I hope you’re all having a wonderful Valentine’s! If you need a last-minute gift for your sweetie or you just want to treat yo self, the Wii sequel to this game, Rhythm Heaven Fever, is out in the US now!
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Love Lizards, Rhythm Heaven, DS

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Valentine’s! If you need a last-minute gift for your sweetie or you just want to treat yo self, the Wii sequel to this game, Rhythm Heaven Fever, is out in the US now!

BUY A PRINT OF THESE CHARACTERS!

Skeleton T, Puyo Puyo series, various platforms
The easiest opponent in Puyo Puyo is far from being scary or even spooky… until you start to think about where all that tea he drinks could possibly go. WOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOO
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Skeleton T, Puyo Puyo series, various platforms

The easiest opponent in Puyo Puyo is far from being scary or even spooky… until you start to think about where all that tea he drinks could possibly go. WOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOO

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Maxwell, Scribblenauts, DS
If I had a magic pencil I would be incredibly fat.
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Maxwell, Scribblenauts, DS

If I had a magic pencil I would be incredibly fat.

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Detective Kacho, Game Center CX: Arino’s Challenge 2, DS
Man, how will I ever solve the Mystery of the Missing Cartridge?? Maybe if I… present my business card?
I hope you all enjoyed Game Center CX Week! There are lots of characters I couldn’t get to (the Guadia Quest crew, the ship from Gun Duel, and Gamefan Magazine’s mascot, Larry T. Bird, to name a few), so maybe it’ll extend a little into next week…
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Detective Kacho, Game Center CX: Arino’s Challenge 2, DS

Man, how will I ever solve the Mystery of the Missing Cartridge?? Maybe if I… present my business card?

I hope you all enjoyed Game Center CX Week! There are lots of characters I couldn’t get to (the Guadia Quest crew, the ship from Gun Duel, and Gamefan Magazine’s mascot, Larry T. Bird, to name a few), so maybe it’ll extend a little into next week…

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Demon-Kun, Game Center CX: Arino’s Challenge 2, DS
An apple a day keeps the demon in play!
I will be drawing my favorite Retro Game Challenge/Game Center CX characters all week! There are just too many good ones to limit it to one, and these games deserve more attention!
As does the source material, Retro Game Master, a dub of which airs on Kotaku every Thursday.
BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Demon-Kun, Game Center CX: Arino’s Challenge 2, DS

An apple a day keeps the demon in play!

I will be drawing my favorite Retro Game Challenge/Game Center CX characters all week! There are just too many good ones to limit it to one, and these games deserve more attention!

As does the source material, Retro Game Master, a dub of which airs on Kotaku every Thursday.

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Wiz-Man, Game Center CX: Arino’s Challenge 2, DS
Hey, watch it with that fire wand! You’re going to set your hat on fire you doofus.
I will be drawing my favorite Retro Game Challenge/Game Center CX characters all week! There are just too many good ones to limit it to one, and these games deserve more attention!
As does the source material, Retro Game Master, a dub of which airs on Kotaku every Thursday.
BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Wiz-Man, Game Center CX: Arino’s Challenge 2, DS

Hey, watch it with that fire wand! You’re going to set your hat on fire you doofus.

I will be drawing my favorite Retro Game Challenge/Game Center CX characters all week! There are just too many good ones to limit it to one, and these games deserve more attention!

As does the source material, Retro Game Master, a dub of which airs on Kotaku every Thursday.

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Haggleman, Retro Game Challenge, DS
This robot ninja was the star of some of my favorite games growing up! I hated that they completely changed the style for the third game, though. Ugh!
I will be drawing my favorite Retro Game Challenge/Game Center CX characters all week! There are just too many good ones to limit it to one, and these games deserve more attention!
As does the source material, Retro Game Master, a dub of which airs on Kotaku every Thursday.
BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Haggleman, Retro Game Challenge, DS

This robot ninja was the star of some of my favorite games growing up! I hated that they completely changed the style for the third game, though. Ugh!

I will be drawing my favorite Retro Game Challenge/Game Center CX characters all week! There are just too many good ones to limit it to one, and these games deserve more attention!

As does the source material, Retro Game Master, a dub of which airs on Kotaku every Thursday.

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Bub and Bob, Bubble Bobble series, various platforms
Now it is the beginning of a fantastic story! Let us make a journey to the Cave of Monsters!
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Bub and Bob, Bubble Bobble series, various platforms

Now it is the beginning of a fantastic story! Let us make a journey to the Cave of Monsters!

BUY A PRINT OF THESE CHARACTERS!

Umihara Kawase, SNES, PS1, PSP and DS
One of my all time favorite overlooked games, Umihara Kawase is Bionic Commando if Rad had a bouncy fishing line instead of a robotic arm. It’s super hard, but incredibly fun! Track down the definitive DS version if you can.
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Umihara Kawase, SNES, PS1, PSP and DS

One of my all time favorite overlooked games, Umihara Kawase is Bionic Commando if Rad had a bouncy fishing line instead of a robotic arm. It’s super hard, but incredibly fun! Track down the definitive DS version if you can.

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!