There have been a lot of Portal-inspired fan projects that have come out since Valve released the seminal puzzle platformer as an add-on to the orange box in 2007. GeekDad has written about the live action short film, Portal: No Escape, the fan-made music video, Want You Gone, and even a live-action Portal skit made for the stage.
This Super Mario Brothers mashup is something else entirely, however. Adding the Portal game mechanics to one of the greatest platform games of all time, the folks at stabyourself.net envisions what would happen if Valve teamed up with Nintendo to create a new game: Mari0.
Oh, and their site is claiming it’ll be a real game, with all of the classic maps, a level editor, portal-style puzzles and the relevant source code. From what I’m seeing here, strapping a portal gun on to Mario looks really sweet. Plus warp pipes were starting to show their age. So pedestrian.