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

Hammer, Fable II, Xbox 360
As one of maybe five people who thinks Fable II is one of the best games ever made, I’m also pretty alone in thinking that Hammer is one of the best characters ever made. She is such a badass ally to have!
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Hammer, Fable II, Xbox 360

As one of maybe five people who thinks Fable II is one of the best games ever made, I’m also pretty alone in thinking that Hammer is one of the best characters ever made. She is such a badass ally to have!

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Gomez, Fez, XBLA
Another great recent game that deserves the nomarios treatment! I promise I will get back to the queue again after this…
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Gomez, Fez, XBLA

Another great recent game that deserves the nomarios treatment! I promise I will get back to the queue again after this…

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Ms. Fortune, Skullgirls, PSN & XBLA
Happy Skullgirls Day!
A ton of people that I really admire worked on this game! Congratulations on the launch, guys!
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Ms. Fortune, Skullgirls, PSN & XBLA

Happy Skullgirls Day!

A ton of people that I really admire worked on this game! Congratulations on the launch, guys!

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

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!

Quackberry and Pretztail, Viva Piñata, Xbox 360
Pretztails have to eat a Quackberry in order to mate. But I could never make myself give them the command to make it happen. So my two childless and hungry Pretztails were forced to coexist with a dozen of those cute little duckies just because I liked them best. I can only assume was a massive exercise in restraint for them.
My piñata garden never got that far.
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Quackberry and Pretztail, Viva Piñata, Xbox 360

Pretztails have to eat a Quackberry in order to mate. But I could never make myself give them the command to make it happen. So my two childless and hungry Pretztails were forced to coexist with a dozen of those cute little duckies just because I liked them best. I can only assume was a massive exercise in restraint for them.

My piñata garden never got that far.

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Bomberman, various platforms
I imagine that Bomberman’s line of work would be pretty nerve wracking! The continuous, loud explosions, the maze-like arenas, unexpected bombs falling from the sky from opponents who got to the Power Glove powerup before you could…
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Bomberman, various platforms

I imagine that Bomberman’s line of work would be pretty nerve wracking! The continuous, loud explosions, the maze-like arenas, unexpected bombs falling from the sky from opponents who got to the Power Glove powerup before you could…

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!