See Mario Football Game Dreamed Up by Fan in Impressive Images

The images show what a Mario American football game would look like.

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Mario has played a lot of sports in his life, but American football is not one of them. Now, one fan has dreamed up a football game starring the Italian plumber and has created some impressive images to go along with it.

Reddit user SyBro posted in the Nintendo subreddit about their idea for a "Super Mario Football" game, and they've put some serious thought into it. The fictional game's name is Super Mario Huddle and would feature gameplay similar to NFL Blitz and the Madden games on Wii.

Image Credit: SyBro on Reddit
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Star characters like Mario, Peach, and Donkey Kong would fill the role of quarterback. SyBro says they'd each have a "unique skillshot" with limited uses like in Mario Power Tennis, and it would be activated in a similar way to Super Mario Strikers. The Reddit user imagines Mario having a Burning Bullet Pass, Bowser Jr. with a Clown Car ejection, and Wario passing gas.

SyBro mentions that they think the GameCube controller would work the best, as each button is easily identifiable by size and color, making it easy to know where you want to throw it. They added there could be a classic 11-versus-11 mode, alongside an item-based 6v6 mode, while a cooperative mode could put the second player in control of the tight end.

You can read more about SyBro's fictional football game on the Reddit thread here or the Imgur link here.

Other Mario fan creations includes a video that features Mario characters driving iconic Star Wars spacecrafts in a race across a galaxy far, far away.

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that would be great.

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i love how we are doing "Fictional fan game ideas" as "news" lately.

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@Evenios: It's pretty interesting, and the images are well-made.

Is that seriously somehow a problem for you?

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Probably more simulation style then madden

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Nintendo needs to put all their Mario sports games into one fully worth it full priced game. It would put Mario Sports right up there with Smash Bros. Oh and off topic a fully invested and dedicated Mario Party REBOOT would be great too.

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This isn't football!

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Looks pretty fun to play, now if only (American) football was more popular outside of the US so NIntendo could consider making this. And on that note, I'd also like to see a Mario Rugby too.

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@ixilion: The American market is the biggest in the world so they will make a lot of money regardless if is only done and release in America only. Clearly that's not the reason they haven't make the game, the haven't done it because there is no one screaming for a football Mario game.

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I'd buy that.

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This looks pretty good and the idea doesn't sound bad at all...sadly i don't know if Nintendo ever do it since Football is mostly popular in America and just a few other regions outherel, but still, very cool idea.

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Would love some Mario football.

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Whoa.

You could just throw these images at me and tell me it's a legit game, and I'd believe you

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If memory serves me correctly, there was once a Mario Football game being developed on the Gamecube either by Rare or Retro before it was cancelled. Wonder what would have come of it had it been finished.

Also... whatever became of Nintendo Pennant Chase Baseball?

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@deadpen: There is Mario Boxing, it's called Punchout, Mario serves as referee......you the player take control of Little Mac, Doc is your corner man/trainer......they're good games....

I'm not a big sports fan but yeah, why haven't they hit every sport at least once??? Football, Soccer, Baseball, chasing.....I mean Golf, BOWLING, tennis and well they got auto racing with Mario Kart.....what'd be next? shoting a guy in the ass with a dart gun??? I'm pretty sure that's a sport in some parts......lolz partly joking there to be clear....

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@darthrevenx: They did soccer and baseball already, they even had a basketball game on DS.

Then there were a bunch of mini sports games in Mario Sports Mix, where they had hockey, volleyball and dodgeball. Those got old quick though, as they were very shallow.

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@Tiwill44: also a non Nintendo thing, it's too bad EA never did more Mutant League games.....

I guarantee you if there was a Mutant League game say every 4 years or so I'd grab em cus if they were smart they'd go with a different sport each time and focus more on the brutality of it over the actual rules of the game.....

and if there was a team editor build up your team of freaks and battle other teams to rise to the top i'd be game.....I'm not a big fan of sports but I would like that style game.....I played Mutant League Football back in the day and it was badass....just like Madden but bloodier....

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@deadpen: They had a Mario Baseball on Wii.

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Nintendo...make this a reality PLEASE!!!

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I would play the hell out of this.

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@omgrawr2540: Me too. Reminds me of Tecmo Bowl except 3D and with Mario characters

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@louixiii: So absolutely nothing like tecmo bowl:)

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@muppetbabymastr: It does to me :)

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One mistake he made was that the Nintendo controller B button is yellow not red like the Xbox controllers. Looks great overall. I think it would sell like crazy here in the states, but I don't see Nintendo making a game that could really only sell well in America. I mean almost no one else worldwide plays american style football. Canada does although the rules are slightly different.

I sound like I'm really crapping on the guy for doing all this but I think the screenshots look fantastic.

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@Jedilink109: It's pretty funny how the B button has been yellow on SNES, green on N64, and then red on GameCube. And now they're just all black or white. I kinda miss colorful buttons.

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@Tiwill44: I was glad when they showed off the New 3DS and it had the SNES colored buttons.

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@Jedilink109: Oh yeah, I had forgotten about that. That was cool.

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@Jedilink109: The B button is red not yellow.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/GameCube_controller.png

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@milk: Yellow on 3DS

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6qcIj9QgZeC57oJjWsauosIiiqU=/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/676038/new_nintendo_3ds_reg.0.png

Yellow on SNES

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Wikipedia_SNES_PAL.jpg

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@Jedilink109: Those don't matter since SyBro said this was designed with the Gamecube controller in mind. It's red on that controller.

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Would never happen. I know everyone's going to point to Smash Bros as an example but that's a different demographic. They wouldn't have characters from Mario tackling each other like that. The demographic for a game like this would have to be kids because why would anybody else pick this over Madden? Therefore, if it's going to be something that targets kids, how would you get around the violence?

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@jinzo9988: Eh, they had pretty brutal tackles in Mario Strikers Charged, and that was on the Wii.

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Nintendo has got to stop putting Mario in everything, and they should not be encouraged further to do so. Splatoon was a step in the right direction. Going to make a gridiron or other sports game? Make a new IP with new characters. Seriously. One of the reasons Nintendo is losing prominence is because of their over reliance on the mushroom kingdom. It puts off all but diehard fans.

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@DocSanchez: You do realize that every Nintendo game with Mario in it tends to sell extremely well right? Games involving Mario whether they're Mario titles, Smash Bros, Party, Olympics, or Sports titles are always some of the highest selling games on their respective systems. Not to mention the fact that games involving Mario tend to be extremely good and incredibly fun all around.

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@Jedilink109: who with? The Nintendo die hards. The people Nintendo need to woo are put off. They have become niche. Popular only with their most loyal fanbase. This effect worsens every gen.

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@Jedilink109: SSB is not a Mario game.

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@93BlackHawk93: I didn't say it was a Mario game I said it was a game involving Mario. Read the post.

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@DocSanchez: A reddit user made these images... this is not something Nintendo is doing

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@andfx8: I know. That's why I said "encouraged further to do so". This is what someone thinks Nintendo should do next. I disagree.

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@DocSanchez: Ahh

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Then Mario throws Peach onto a couch covered with koopa shells while threatening her life and is arrested for having Chain Chomp fights in the castle basement.

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@catsimboy: Eeeeks! Too real lol

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I think I want this, if NX doesn't get the new Madden maybe Nintendo will have Mario 17 at launch?

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@fanboyman: This is not actually happening. Read article

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@andfx8: I know it was a joke, why would you take what I said so seriously?

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@fanboyman: Yeah okay cuz your (apparent) sarcasm is very obvious

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Five different button prompts on the screen at once? Yeah no. Mario Sports games are accessible.

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@Tiwill44: IF nintendo ever actually did a football game, I'd imagine the controls would be more similar to the old blitz games, where you have one highlighted receiver you can pass to or cycle through.

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