VIDEO: 40 sad, hilarious death scenes from 25 years of Super Mario

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Dec 16, 2012

It's hard to believe Nintendo's beloved videogame mascot Mario has been around for 31 years, ever since his debut as Jumpman in the original 1981 Donkey Kong. What is not so hard to believe is the 40 different ways game designers have devised to kill off the little Italian plumber if you fall off a platform, or get popped by a turtle shell.

One ambitious YouTube user has taken the time and put together a hilarious video that shows all 40 ways that Mario has bit the dust over the years, from the original Nintendo Entertainment System all the way to the Wii.

The poor guy goes to hell and back for that princess.

You've got to admit—X-eyed Mario looks pretty creepy.

(via GameTyrant)