Modders have been creating amazing video game mashups for years, but putting Mario in GTA is quite possibly the greatest idea for a mashup… ever. The two groundbreaking franchises couldn’t be any different, but somehow, when merged together, the resulting product is a perfect fit. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see Mario wreak havoc in the mean streets of Liberty City? Needless to say, it’s awesome… and absolutely hilarious.
YouTuber CrowbCat used GTA IV mods to create the mashup, which inserts Mario directly into the wildly violent world of Grand Theft Auto. The project was created in response to the upcoming Nintendo Switch game Super Mario Odyssey, which finds Mario exploring a semi-realistic version of New York City1. I guess CrowbCat wanted to give us his take on the whole “Mario in the real world” idea before the official Nintendo version debuts.
Nintendo Switch hits shelves next month and Super Mario Odyssey launches in December. Until then, this Mario in GTA mashup will have to hold you over. Will Odyssey live up to this completely insane crossover? We’ll have to wait and see.
You can pre-order Super Mario Odyssey right here. Take a look at the trailer below: