This video by game video YouTube user NicksplosionFX is perhaps the most awesome thing you’re going to see all day.
It’s a shot by shot recreation of the stunningly fantastic Game of Thrones television show introduction sequence done in the style of Nintendo’s classic Super Mario Brothers video game.
Whether your a Game of Thrones fan, a classic Nintendo nerd, or a combination of the two, you’ll love that the video maker also has a side by side comparison of the two videos (below) so you can critique his recreation with all your righteous nerd fervor.
Flakes of snow and lens flare in every shot? Check. Buildings rising from the world map with place names written in thematically appropriate script? Check.
Seriously, this video has it all. There’s King’s Landing as Yoshi’s Den, Winterfell as Vanilla Fortress, and Ludwig’s Castle standing in for Game of Throne’s Wall.
Enjoy the videos and remember: if it’s nerdy, there will be a YouTube video of it.