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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nomarios tagged

(so you can find old stuff easier!)

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!)

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

Fangamer
Cory Schmitz
Chris Furniss
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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Bits in Multiples of 8: An 8bit - 64bit Video Game Fan Art Zine is an upcoming zine curated by Jimmy Giegerich. This is the nomarios related piece that I submitted! No one ever talks about Spyro anymore, aside from complaining about Skylanders.
There’s still a few days left to submit if you’d like to participate too! This thing is going to be awesome!

Bits in Multiples of 8: An 8bit - 64bit Video Game Fan Art Zine is an upcoming zine curated by Jimmy Giegerich. This is the nomarios related piece that I submitted! No one ever talks about Spyro anymore, aside from complaining about Skylanders.

There’s still a few days left to submit if you’d like to participate too! This thing is going to be awesome!

Koh and Kewne, Azure Dreams, PS1
Yo Koh! Stop wasting time flirting with girls! We’ve got a Monster Tower to conquer!
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Koh and Kewne, Azure Dreams, PS1

Yo Koh! Stop wasting time flirting with girls! We’ve got a Monster Tower to conquer!

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Rayman and Electoons, Rayman series, various platforms
Hello! I’m back! And I have a message for you: go buy Rayman Origins! It’s terrible that it’s being overshadowed by all the bigger releases this season. It’s really, really good!
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Rayman and Electoons, Rayman series, various platforms

Hello! I’m back! And I have a message for you: go buy Rayman Origins! It’s terrible that it’s being overshadowed by all the bigger releases this season. It’s really, really good!

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

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Kurt and Max, MDK, PC/Mac & PS1
How does the Ribbon Chute even work?? It’s full of holes!
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Kurt and Max, MDK, PC/Mac & PS1

How does the Ribbon Chute even work?? It’s full of holes!

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Musashi, Brave Fencer Musashi, PS1
That sword HAS to be magic, otherwise how could that little kid with the weird hair be able to carry it?
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Musashi, Brave Fencer Musashi, PS1

That sword HAS to be magic, otherwise how could that little kid with the weird hair be able to carry it?

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Shyna, Silhouette Mirage, Saturn and PS1
We have this girl, who changes polarities depending on which way she’s turned, to thank for Ikaruga. Thank you so much, Shyna!
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Shyna, Silhouette Mirage, Saturn and PS1

We have this girl, who changes polarities depending on which way she’s turned, to thank for Ikaruga. Thank you so much, Shyna!

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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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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!