Super Mario Galaxy modder RiazorMC has recreated a map of the Sinnoh region from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl in the Nintendo Wii game. While the card is recreated from the classic top-down perspective that existed in Pokemon games at the time, Mario’s movements still reflect those of the Wii game. The 17-minute video shows Mario traveling across the region and ending up with a mustachioed plumber who grabs Staryu instead of a traditional star. This is a strange confusion, but given the fact that both games released in North America in 2007, it seems somewhat appropriate to see the two franchises combined this way!
The full video can be found embedded below.
Pokemon fans have asked for a remake of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl from a long time. Game Freak and The Pokemon Company have a habit of remaking earlier games in the franchise and Diamond and Pearl the next games that will receive the treatment next Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphirereleased in 2014. So far, Game Freak is silent on the possibility, but does not stop fans to ask for an update on the titles of the twins.
While Diamond and Pearl fans are hoping for an update to the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Galaxy was recently reissued on the platform as part of Super Mario 3D stars compilation. Galaxy is one of the three games in the collection together Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Technically, the game is not a remake, but it allowed new players to discover Nintendo classics!
Mario and Pokemon are two of the biggest franchises associated with Nintendo, but the two have not seen much in the way of official crossovers. Both franchises have several representatives in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and a line for crossover goods was produced for Pokemon Center stores back in 2016. The line included a Pikachu wearing a jumpsuit and a Mario hat, and included items such as plush, playing cards and more. Unfortunately, this didn’t lead to a real mix of video games, so for now, fans will just have to settle for mods like RiazorMC!
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