'Fire Flower' Brings the Power-Up from Super Mario Bros

By: Michael Hines - Published: Feb 5, 2012 • References: youtube & neatorama
I suddenly have a burning desire to play ‘Super Mario Bros.’ after checking out Freddie Wong’s ‘Fire Flower.’ ‘Fire Flower’ is inspired by the flaming power-up found throughout the Mario game series. The fire flower grants Mario the power to shoot flaming balls of fire out of his stomach.

In the video, the real-world version of the fire flower is discovered on top of a mountain. The power-up is tested for its real-world effectiveness with some disastrous results. Fire Flower is one of Wong’s simpler videos, with nearly no special effects whatsoever. Although viewers have come to expect a ton of gunplay and explosions from Wong, it is nice to see him take a simpler (and geekier) route with his latest release. The video is still a great watch though, especially for Mario fans. Stats for Flaming Gamer Virals Trending: Older & Chilly
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