Super Mario Bros. on a Sidewalk

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This video was part of my Bachelor thesis at the University of Applied
science and art Hannover. The Super Mario Bros. game, released on the
Nintendo Entertainment System, is not longer bound to the television size
and get interactive with a new environment. The emphasis of my thesis is
on the matchmoving work. It is the process of matching CG elements
into live-action footage.

One day the kingdom of the peaceful mushroom people was invaded by the
Koopa, a tribe of turtles famous for their black magic. The quiet, peace-loving Mushroom People were turned into mere stones, bricks and even field
horse-hair plants, and the Mushroom Kingdom fell into ruin.

The only one who can undo the magic spell on the Mushroom People and
return them to their normal selves is the Princess Toadstool, the daughter of the Mushroom King. Unfortunately, she is presently in the hands of the great
Koopa turtle king.

Mario, the hero of this story (maybe) hears about the Mushroom People’s
plight and sets out on a quest to free the Mushroom Princess from the evil
Koopa and restore the fallen kingdom of the Mushroom People. You are Mario!
It’s up to you to save the Mushroom People from the black magic of the Koopa!

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