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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(so you can find old stuff easier!)

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PS1
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Xbox
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and the rest!



friends of nomarios

(may or may not contain Marios!)

Maré Odomo
Tiny Cartridge
Ian Anderson
Zac Gorman
Byron B.
Daniel Bressette

Fangamer
Cory Schmitz
Chris Furniss
Gigi Digi
Bow on Birdo
Meat Bun

Muddy Mole, Mole Mania, Game Boy
This awesome puzzler just came out on the 3DS Virtual Console today! It’s probably Miyamoto’s least famous creation, but that doesn’t mean it’s not of the same quality as his other games! I recommend it!
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Muddy Mole, Mole Mania, Game Boy

This awesome puzzler just came out on the 3DS Virtual Console today! It’s probably Miyamoto’s least famous creation, but that doesn’t mean it’s not of the same quality as his other games! I recommend it!

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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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Yacopu, Trip World, Game Boy
Dear Nintendo of America,
Please bring Trip World to the US 3DS Virtual Console soon! Japan and Europe have it already and I hate being left out!
Yours, nomarios
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Yacopu, Trip World, Game Boy

Dear Nintendo of America,

Please bring Trip World to the US 3DS Virtual Console soon! Japan and Europe have it already and I hate being left out!

Yours,
nomarios

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Tom and Nick, Snow Bros, Arcade
Great game, but I don’t get why these cute snowmen and their friends always look like fat ugly babymen in their character portraits.
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Tom and Nick, Snow Bros, Arcade

Great game, but I don’t get why these cute snowmen and their friends always look like fat ugly babymen in their character portraits.

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Firebrand, Demon’s Crest, SNES
A lot of people wanted him, so here’s Firebrand/Red Arremer! I kind of wanted to illustrate the green version that’s on the US cover of Gargoyle’s Quest instead of the real Firebrand, haha…
Happy Halloween everyone!
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Firebrand, Demon’s Crest, SNES

A lot of people wanted him, so here’s Firebrand/Red Arremer! I kind of wanted to illustrate the green version that’s on the US cover of Gargoyle’s Quest instead of the real Firebrand, haha…

Happy Halloween everyone!

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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
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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

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Kid Dracula, Game Boy
Oh boy! Halloween is almost here! It’s time to celebrate with some of the spookiest nomarios characters! Let me know if you have any requests!
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Kid Dracula, Game Boy

Oh boy! Halloween is almost here! It’s time to celebrate with some of the spookiest nomarios characters! Let me know if you have any requests!

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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!
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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!

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Mimitchi, Masukutchi, Ginjirotchi and Babytchi of Tamagotchi
Monster Week rolls on!
I always felt a twinge of shame, bringing a new Tamagotchi into the world right after letting the previous one die of neglect, but I did it. So many times… poor Babytchi!
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Mimitchi, Masukutchi, Ginjirotchi and Babytchi of Tamagotchi

Monster Week rolls on!

I always felt a twinge of shame, bringing a new Tamagotchi into the world right after letting the previous one die of neglect, but I did it. So many times… poor Babytchi!

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Kuribute and Bek of Pokémon Diamond, Game Boy Color
Waaaait a second… this isn’t Pokémon! But that’s okay! nomarios is all about the monsters that aren’t of the Pocket variety this week!
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Kuribute and Bek of Pokémon Diamond, Game Boy Color

Waaaait a second… this isn’t Pokémon! But that’s okay! nomarios is all about the monsters that aren’t of the Pocket variety this week!

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