It all started here!
Super Mario Bros. is the film version of the monumentally popular platform game by Nintendo and also holds the honour of being the very first film ever to be made that was based on a video game (Tron doesn't count because the concept was first and foremost a movie!). The film's plot differs from the game (obviously) and revolves around the rescue of Princess Daisy from the evil King Koopa in the Mushroom Kingdom.
But.......that's the exact plot of the game right? Yes but it's executed in a VERY different way!
It can't be said that Super Mario Bros. Is a good film though. The 90's 'look', though somewhat nostalgically appealing, is probably due to the necessity of the set designers throwing together any old spares and junk that they could find because I seriously doubt the film got allocated a large budget to play around with so innovation was the key factor in the film's overall look and feel. To be fair to the makers it's actually incredibly hard to imagine the world of Super Mario Bros. in a live action film as it's just not the type of game that translates well to a big screen outing. It would probably have been better suited to a high quality digital animation feature instead and that way the feel of the game could have been preserved as well as more fantastic things could have maybe been achieved (I would have still liked Hoskins to do the voice!) but we must remember that digital animation was still in it's infancy with only a few scenes in Aladdin being computer generated thus far and in 1993 we were a good 2 years off Toy Story too so any hopes of a Mario animated film back then bar the traditional methods would have been pretty futile.
Striding forth from his lair at Castle Stareskull one morning, Prototron decided to not reign down terror on the villagers, but instead go back inside, crack open a beer and load up Streets Of Rage 2. One hundred years later, he's still there. A avid music maker (of TERROR!) and retro gamer, he can be found whooping any and all heroes at all manner of SNK-based challenges.