Retro Gamer Recreates Super Mario Bros 3 Overworld Map As Crocheted Rug

Crocheted-Super-Mario-Bros-3-Overworld-MapOne of the greatest aspects of the retro gaming community is seeing the various projects and creations its members undertake. From gender-balancing console variations (such as the Nintendo Virtual Girl) to even unofficial sequels to games like Donkey Kong Country, each and every week brings along a newly threaded mix of nostalgia and love for the hobby. The latest of these is a crocheted rug sporting the opening world map from the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros 3 - something which has taken a massive 800 hours to complete.

With such a large undertaking and time consuming task, you can almost guarantee that the end result is nothing short of fantastic. Roughly measuring around four to six feet, the vibrant colours of the Super Nintendo title are given an all new depth through the rug's fabric weaves. With Mario present on the opening tile and the hammer brothers exactly where you'd expect them to be, each and every pixel from the game's overworld map is there to see on this perfect accompaniment to any games room.

While this rug will no doubt end up as a one of a kind item we all admire from afar, it's definitely something many of us would be happy to pay handsomely for. After all, imagine the floor of your very own gaming den covered by your favourite 16-bit scene or video game world.

Link: Crocheted Super Mario Bros 3 Overworld Map Rug (Gallery)

Last Updated ( 22 June 2015 )  


Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

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(Link to this comment) Flozem 2015-06-23 17:13
Cool - I want one... 8)

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