Real Life Arcade

Super Mario Real Life Arcade T-Shirt
Super Mario Real Life Arcade T-Shirt

It had been a tough day in the Mushroom Kingdom and Mario was looking for an escape. He casually slid a quarter into the new machine that had just been installed, “Real Life!,” it was called. The game was tough at first, but pretty soon he was shaving smoothly and swiftly dodging cars on his morning commute. Mario was kicking ass on the work screens too. He was up to 62 WPM on the keyboard, got to decorate the walls of his cubicle with pictures of his cat, and even earned some bonus points for getting a promotion before Level 5. Yes, things were looking good.

As the levels wore on, Mario realized something. They weren’t changing. They were exactly the same; only harder because he was slower, filled with stress, and getting a little absent-minded. Bills to pay, kids screaming, car in the shop, hair falling out… everything. Make it stop! This-a-game-a-sucks!!

“This Game Sucks” by WanderingBert shows some classic video game characters at the arcade watching Mario play an awful game, the game of real life.