The Mario Bros. Get a Drug-Fuelled Goodfellas Treatment

By Bryan Menegus on at

Plumbers can only climb so high in Brooklyn — and Mario and Luigi are looking to fly.

In this fan film by Nick Gregorio, Nintendo’s platforming heroes are given the violent, drug-fuelled Scorsese overhaul, with Luigi assuming the role of Ray Liota’s Henry Hill. Toad is a coke-snorting kingpin; bob-ombs become Bobby Bombs; Bullet Bill didn’t exactly need renaming, but now he’s a person instead of an anthropomorphic projectile.

Has Goodfellas been done to death? A little. But the execution on this short is so on-point it’s hard not to love.