According to Twitter user ujiidow, Nintendo made a big blunder: It seems they accidentally used the unofficial Mario uJiidow render instead of a real one on the Super Nintendo World website that went live yesterday. As of this writing, it looks like Nintendo has removed the image, hopefully to replace it with someone who is not an impostor. What is that, Among us?
Here are the two images, for reference, with the unofficial one on the left, and the real one on the right:
… Yeah, that’s hard to say, isn’t it. They both look like Mario, after all.
Here is ujiidow’s capture of the website and what it looks like now:
Further investigation revealed that impostor creator Mario also uses the coolest_luigi handle on Reddit, where they first posted the image. How very suspicious. We’re not saying this is the classic “younger brother gets jealous, sabotages his brother” plot, but we are not. do not say that.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Mario has looked a lot like someone else, right? We all played Super Mario Sunshine, and we all know how it happened.