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!)

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

Earthworm Jim, SNES & Genesis
Guh-roovy!
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Lip, the Fairy of Flowers, Panel De Pon, Super Famicom
This game’s theme was changed from fairies to Yoshi’s Island and was released as Tetris Attack in the States! I wonder… is the Yoshi in Tetris Attack just Lip with a costume on?
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Lip, the Fairy of Flowers, Panel De Pon, Super Famicom

This game’s theme was changed from fairies to Yoshi’s Island and was released as Tetris Attack in the States! I wonder… is the Yoshi in Tetris Attack just Lip with a costume on?

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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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Cormano, Sunset Riders, Arcade/SNES/Genesis
BURY ME WITH MY MONEY
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Cormano, Sunset Riders, Arcade/SNES/Genesis

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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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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.

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Cotton and Silk, Cotton series, various platforms
This little witch could really care less about saving the world. The only thing worth any effort is candy! Thankfully, the bad guys have the biggest stashes.
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Cotton and Silk, Cotton series, various platforms

This little witch could really care less about saving the world. The only thing worth any effort is candy! Thankfully, the bad guys have the biggest stashes.

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Pocky and Rocky, SNES
A shrine maiden and tanuki make the best of friends!
Sorry I haven’t been updating as regularly as usual! I fell into a bit of an art slump, but I think I’m out of it now.
Meanwhile, one of my favorite artists, stepsoversnails, started a Tumblog where he draws nothing but indie game characters! It is called Huzzah!, and he started with one of my favorites! Be sure to follow it!
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Pocky and Rocky, SNES

A shrine maiden and tanuki make the best of friends!

Sorry I haven’t been updating as regularly as usual! I fell into a bit of an art slump, but I think I’m out of it now.

Meanwhile, one of my favorite artists, stepsoversnails, started a Tumblog where he draws nothing but indie game characters! It is called Huzzah!, and he started with one of my favorites! Be sure to follow it!

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Plok, SNES
“Hey! This isn’t my flag!”
(Woah, lots of red guys this week! Totally unintentional!)
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Plok, SNES

Hey! This isn’t my flag!”

(Woah, lots of red guys this week! Totally unintentional!)

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