‘Like eating one of Mario’s magic mushrooms’: inside California’s new Super Nintendo World

‘Like eating one of Mario’s magic mushrooms’: inside California’s new Super Nintendo World

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https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/jan/20/super-mario-comes-to-california-super-nintendo-world

Bringing the iconic video games into reality, Super Nintendo World is a spectacular feat of design that will overload your senses faster than it empties your wallet

A chubby red toadstool glides back and forth on a mountain ledge while a row of spinning golden coins levitate nearby, hovering above a line of brick blocks. Turtles waddle along the surrounding clifftops, like lookout guards patrolling the valley below, while a tower of angry brown blobs with big frowns teeters to and fro on another precipitous ledge. Elsewhere, gigantic red plants snap their hungry jaws at passersby, a serrated stone block slams down with a great “thwomp!” and a big castle crowned with horns looms on a hilltop, providing a menacing backdrop to the trippy scene.