A New Way to Play Super Mario Bros. [Video]

Can you play the Super Mario Bros. game by Nintendo on the street side instead of a gadget screen? Andreas Heikaus did some technological magic and made it possible in the video below.

This video was part of his Bachelor thesis at the University of Applied science and Art, Hannover. The secret behind this video is MatchMoving work, a visual-effects technique that allows the insertion of computer graphics into live-action footage with correct position, scale, orientation, and motion relative to the photographed objects in the shot.

Its a long video, but you can skip to different parts quickly and see Mario Bros. speeding across the road and side walk, under trees and shadows too. Isn’t it amazing?