Mario has been the world consensus favorite video game character for years now, because historically, he's had almost everything: Great games, the ability to play every sport at a world-class level, and killer overalls. We say "almost everything," though, because since his introduction all these years ago, there's one area in which Nintendo's hero has been lacking: Sex appeal.
That recently changed in a HUGE way, though, when he was seen running around the beach topless in a trailer for Super Mario Odyssey. Mario's nipples quickly became a sensation, and now he's perhaps the sexiest plumber around (or rather, former plumber). We still have some time to kill before Super Mario Odyssey is released, but one fan didn't want to wait a second longer to control half-birthday-suited Mario, so he did what any good modder would and created a Super Smash Bros. Wii U mod that introduces Shirtless Mario to the fight (via Kotaku).
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As seen in both the photos above an the video below, the results are pretty seamless. He looks great in his swim trunks, and the new skin doesn't seem to have any noticeable impact on Mario's movements and attacks. And also, of course, he looks amazing. If you know how to implement mods like this, head over here to find the resources you'll need to make it happen on your own console.
What do you think of Shirtless Mario? Do you dig it, or are you really just waiting for Shirtless Luigi? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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