10 Amazing Mario Propaganda Posters

By on April 26, 2013

Enough cannot be said about the ridiculously cool design work of Fernando Reza, a graphic artist from Los Angeles. Just taking a look at his site, you will notice a variety of posters and other illustrations on the subject of various movies, television shows, video games and everything else related to pop culture.

This particular set of Mario Propaganda illustrations highlights the patriotism being promoted to residents of the Mushroom Kingdom, mainly a call to action to fight the dangerous menace known as Mario. You will see Goombas, Bullet Bill, Boo and a variety of other Super Mario enemies portrayed as heroes as they continue to battle the evil mustachioed plumber.

King Koopa must have his hands full cranking the propaganda machine in order to keep the Mushroom Kingdom united against Mario. Reza’s work was also used within the popular First Person Goomba video that details the typical life span of a Goomba.

Check out the full set of Reza’s Mario Propaganda Posters below:











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  1. Joe Warner

    April 27, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Metroid, FTW!

  2. Eric Cain

    April 27, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Zelda. felt my grades slipping when I got it.

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    April 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm

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  4. Chris Poirier

    April 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Gargoyle’s Quest II is one of my all time favorites. After all these years, it is one of the few NES games that I still come back to, even now.

  5. Erik

    April 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Has to be super Mario, it helped pass the time during the NW winter days.

  6. Jim

    April 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    The Goonies game on NES was fun

  7. Gerardo

    April 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    My favorite NES game is Metroid because it was one of the first games to break gender norms.

  8. Dan

    April 26, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Always like river raid, fly the plane and blow stuff up!

  9. cathy m

    April 26, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Original Mario! And Mario is my favorite character because he’s just so cool!

  10. Valerie L

    April 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Mario will always be my favorite no matter the platform

  11. Eric Burns

    April 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Strider was probably my favorite NES game, serious sci-fi action when side scrollers was where it was at. Later I found out that this was the worst version, but it seemed great to me at the time.

  12. Laura Workman

    April 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    It was Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. King Hippo was the toughest one to beat. 🙂

  13. Josh (@MrNerveDamage)

    April 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. Played as a kid, in college, and as an adult!

  14. Gary

    April 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Dragon Warrior, I loved playing that game but my NES always reset (Had to Blow in the catridge or use alcohol-dipped cotton swaps)and it never saved. I played the beginning part I don’t know how many times. That’s dedication.

  15. Mike

    April 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    It’s all about the Mario.

  16. Ferdie Acosta

    April 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    My favorite NES game was Lifeforce. I liked the side scrolling shooters in outer space. I think it also used the same code as Contra to get 30 ships.

  17. hector pellot

    April 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    as BO Jackson was the bomb

  18. Darrell W

    April 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm


  19. Linda L Nichols

    April 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    The original Mario of course, love the levels of challenges.

  20. Peter Nims

    April 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    This one is a tough one. I would say the original Mario Bros. game, but… I think I’ll have to go with Gyromite because it involved the physical computer robot named R.O.B. as referenced here:


  21. Gina Rock

    April 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I liked the original Mario. It was fun as a kid.

  22. lisa mcfarland

    April 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    original mario – it was the one i did the best at

  23. jenh

    April 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Super Mario Bros. Only thing of theirs my boys will let me touch!

  24. James Mcgough

    April 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Mario bros. 3

  25. Bill

    April 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Final Fantasy

    • Bill

      April 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Forgot to say why. Final Fantasy because of its party system and depth of plotline.

  26. rachel

    April 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    duck hunt.

  27. eric

    April 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    My favorite game was Duck Hunt but only because I LOVED playing with the zapper. I felt like a cop or something whenever I played with it, shooting all the baddies (ducks)!

  28. David Ulloa

    April 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Super Mario Bros. It’s a game that I can always go back to. It just feels so amazing to play after playing all these newer games that have been coming out recently. To me, it’s the perfect game.

  29. Nosrepmodnar

    April 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Super Mario Bros all the way. And none of that wimpy I will save now and finish later stuff they get away with nowadays.

  30. Carrie Conley

    April 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Mario….brings back memories of pac man…

  31. Tommy Do

    April 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    the original zelda!

  32. sillyxone

    April 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Master Fighter 2, countless hours of trying to beat Bison, then trying to reach 3-second match (by having two players, Ryu keeps throwing Zangief while he’s doing the A+B spin).

  33. Drew Hobson

    April 26, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Duck Hunt because there was always that hope in my heart that I could shoot that smug smile off the dog, snickering at me after every missed opportunity…

  34. jeannette

    April 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    my favorite game was super mario played it over and over still have the system and the game and play it.

  35. Kelly D

    April 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    My favorite was Super Mario Bros because I could actually figure out to play.

  36. Sarah H

    April 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I had a Super NES, I’m not that old. Really liked ActRaiser. It was the early version of civilization mixed with fighting. Though I preferred the city building portion.

  37. German Lopez

    April 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Super Mario Bros. of course. Awesome childhood memories stomping on all those Koopa Trooapas and Goombas.

  38. Celena M

    April 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Its a toss up between the legend of Zelda and Mario 3 because I have such good memories playing both of them during my childhood!

  39. Stephen Wong

    April 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally. Such a trippy game, even as a kid. Stage progression was denoted by a palette swap. Very trippy.

  40. Edythe Frazier

    April 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm


  41. Rellikeht

    April 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    My favorite NES game was and is Baseball Stars. I loved this game because it was one of the few to feature a memory chip and you could spend all summer building the ultimate team just to have your brother unplug your console and erase the memory. As close runners-up I would have to mention River City Ransom, Tecmo Super Bowl, RC Pro Am and Mike Tyson’s Punchout.

  42. Kay Moser

    April 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    My favorite was Super Mario. I still enjoy playing it.

  43. Jennie Sanderson

    April 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    zelda! Because it is the best game ever, it was so fun, I still play it sometimes.

  44. Matt

    April 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    The Legend of Zelda. The Overworld music still whips ass

  45. Andrew Grojean

    April 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Super Mario Bros 3. Mario dressed so snazzy in his racoon suit! Plus jumping on turtles was a good way to relieve all the stresses of being a kid back in the day. 🙂

  46. Joe Nawapol

    April 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Duck Hunt, the first gun shooting game I ever played.

  47. antley

    April 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    supermario world… first mario game i ever played.. on the first system i ever owned the snes

  48. Donna K

    April 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    original Mario is very fun

  49. Lenny

    April 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I was a fan of many NES games. But as a gamer who was born at the perfect time to be part of the video game generation (Atari 2600 came out when I was 7), my peek was in the early years. Excitebike came out when I was 13, still very ripe for gaming. I played that game like it was never going out of style. It was my addictive drug of choice. It was simple, yet tons of fun. And, while I will never compare it to Super Mario Brothers, I beat that game a thousand times over in the arcade before getting my NES. Sure, I still liked the game, and it was largely a reason why I got the NES, but the specialness of something new was in a small arcade room in a Santa Monica California Shakey’s Pizza. Excitebike, on the other hand, was the one I met at Toys R Us and brought home to be shinny new NES console and never stopped playing, despite the fact I hot to blow my hot breath on it for the last couple of years.


    April 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    SUPER MARIO 3 is the BEST !!

  51. Debbie

    April 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Donkey Kong! Coz I love monkeys!


    April 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I only have 3 NES games & I like Super Mario 3 the best

  53. albert orchard

    April 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    mine was Zelda you can play that game for hours and after winning you were ready to start over again

  54. Lily Kwan

    April 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Bubble Bobble because it was so cute and fun!

  55. Stephanie

    April 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    It’s a tie between the original Mario, Super Mario 3, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They were all so addictive and fun!

  56. Eustacia Miliusis

    April 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    My brother got the NES in about 1987 or 88 and he built up a huge collection of game cartridges over time. I would go over to his apartment and play and drink beer (we were in our 20’s)… Super Mario Bros. 3 was a favorite when it was released, it was the best thing when Mario could fly when he put on the raccoon suit!

  57. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames)

    April 26, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Zelda forever.

  58. Joseph A. Cruz Jr.

    April 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I like Castlevania as for my NES choice.

  59. Victoria Pagac

    April 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm


  60. nathan

    April 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    my first favorite game was Mario like everyone else. it is just a timeless classic that everyone can enjoy. the story is simple and the world is not to complicated and no matter who you are you can pick it up and play it. Mario has evolved a lot and is now a recognizable icon for video games. Mario is neutral and everyone enjoys it.

  61. cal

    April 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Contra!! why?? up up down down left right left right B A start

  62. James

    April 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    My favorite NES game to play was Super Mario Bros. of course. Who doesn’t like collecting mushrooms to get bigger or stomping out some turtles. Mainly, it was to save a princess and that’s always fun.

  63. joli

    April 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I gotta stick with the classic super Mario bros. i love it because i can play it today and still have as much fun as i did when i played it when i was younger.

  64. RaMMaR

    April 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    “The Legend of Zelda.” A friend and i would play this for hours, until his mom would basically kick me out. Good times….

  65. George

    April 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I always did…and still to this day play Pro Wrestling for NES. That was my favorite game. The Amazon is the best because he could bite your face and the “blood” would come out. Classic violence at it’s best.

  66. Tara

    April 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm


  67. Jeff

    April 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    River City Ransom for two reasons: you could earn money to buy your powerups from stores and co-op in a time when most games were turn based. Loved it!

  68. Joey

    April 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Contra because without it we would have ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A Start

  69. ANdrew le

    April 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Duck hunt, what is there NOT to like

  70. Theresa Clift

    April 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Tetris, great game, keeps your mind working and hey its OLD school just like me.

  71. Dawn Rios

    April 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Haha…remember Paperboy? Ahhh, the memories. And the guy on the sidewalk, maybe he was breakdancing or was he having a siesure? I don’t even know why that was my favorite, but it is!

  72. ANdrew le

    April 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Duck hunt, Love shooting at the TV. best game ever

  73. Rob

    April 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Ducktales because of the awesome theme song

  74. Allen

    April 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    River City Ransom, because when you beat up enemies they yell “BARF!” and turn into money.

  75. Todd Volante

    April 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Mike Tyson’s Punchout, still the champ!

  76. Brian

    April 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Zelda because the worlds keep changing.

  77. Jorge T.

    April 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Defiantly had to be super Mario i mean it was a big step up from the previous games and it introduced many new ideas that eventually got implemented in other Mario games. I mean it introduced the frog suit the super leaf, and not to mention the mother flipping tanooki suit! Something that most people dont know is that but in the game the koopalings came out, they are the sons and daughter of bowser before bowser jr got introduced….

  78. R Porter

    April 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    ZELDA its all about adventure

  79. Jennifer Hansen

    April 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    We never had many games with our NES, but did play a lot of Mario Bros!

  80. Chris Barrett

    April 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Favorite game for NES has to be streets of rage. What a great game to play with your friends and kill time.

  81. quyen

    April 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Super Mario Brothers…many a rainy weekend was spent on this game!

  82. Lyndi Malarchuk

    April 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Definitely the original… Super Mario Bros.!! It’s the standard by which all subsequent games have been measured. It was THE original.

  83. michael m

    April 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I loved to play Tecmo bowl and Super Mario Bros. with my friends.I would beat them all the time on the tecmo bowl game

  84. Kerry B

    April 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I didn’t play NES too much. I tried, but I sucked. But my kids loved all the Super Mario games. They always wanted the next one that was coming out. They still play all the newest versions and still love it. If I won, I’d give the prize to my sons.

  85. Richard J. Gronlie

    April 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Definitely between Mike Tyson’s Punchout and Mega Man. I guess I would have to say Mega Man.

  86. Robert Mushet

    April 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    ZELDA because of the adventure elements.

  87. Paula Standley

    April 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    My favorite was always the original Pac Man! So much fun!

  88. Brian

    April 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    The Legend of Zelda… it was the best babysitter ever.

  89. Stephanie Rollman

    April 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Mario has always been my man!!! he does what i want…without question. hop plumber boy hop hop hop… lol. absolutely love mario in our house. my daughters are watchin one of the mario cartoon dvds right now actually.

  90. c. busby

    April 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Mario 3, its Mario what more can you say.

  91. stephen freuler

    April 26, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Captain Sky Hawk. 3rd person flying game, easy to control. the story went back and forth between space and earth. had awesome guns.

  92. Jennifer B.

    April 26, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Zelda because I love the adventure.

  93. Matt

    April 26, 2013 at 11:58 am

    ZELDA!!! Why not? 😀
    First game I ever played on the NES, plus the golden cartridge.
    How can you go wrong? Gave me MANY hours of fun!

  94. Ben

    April 26, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Gotta be the original Zelda. Such a classic game that spawned an entire genre.

  95. Mathew

    April 26, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I have tons of games that I’d like to think were my favorite, but in looking back I remember spending a ton of time playing a puzzle game called Solomon’s Key. It was challenging, but I kept at it which was a surprise for my age at the time. I don’t even think I ever beat it.

  96. Scott Foster

    April 26, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I would have to say Kid Icarus. My brothers and I played lots of games and they were always better than me at just about every one of them. Kid Icarus was the first game I put the time in and beat on my own without help from my brothers.

  97. tom sides

    April 26, 2013 at 11:56 am

    i loved donkey kong because it loved the sound effects

  98. Sue Barney

    April 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Legend of Zelda n my hubbies is Techmobowl 🙂

  99. Travis Dillard

    April 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

    For the NES Zelda is my fave and for SNES its Super Mario RPG


    April 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Best game ever is the original Mario Bros!! 1. who didnt love the music 2. its original a classic 3. ITS THE ONLY GAME EVER I MADE IT TO THE END!! WHOOOOOT TY

  101. Angela Amenta

    April 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Duck Hunt-

  102. Leigh Nichols

    April 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Legend of Zelda- because it was so addictive

  103. Jared

    April 26, 2013 at 11:54 am


  104. Chris L

    April 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I loved playing Duck Hunt – I have always loved the shooting sports.

  105. Colleen Schilinski

    April 26, 2013 at 11:53 am

    My favorite NES Game to play is Mario – because it reminds me of being a kid again.

  106. janissa

    April 26, 2013 at 11:53 am


  107. erica osborne

    April 26, 2013 at 11:53 am

    mario bros has always been my fav!!!

  108. jeannine s

    April 26, 2013 at 11:52 am

    legend of zelda, we would stay up all night playing that

  109. Tai

    April 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

    The Legend of Zelda. Just an awesome game and still one of my favorite franchises.

  110. HenryZ

    April 26, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Ah the memories. Reminds of the good old days of Mario 3. It redefined Mario with more levels, powerups, flying, flips, tail whips, frog suits and the ever abundant hidden goodies. I could go on…

  111. Daniel M

    April 26, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Super Contra. Because of the infamous konami code not working on it. Until someone passed around the Right, Left, Down, Up,A, B, Start…

  112. tony

    April 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

    mario 3

  113. chuck

    April 26, 2013 at 11:29 am


  114. Sabrina

    April 26, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Ooh, NES games! NES was my first video game system, and Super Mario Bros. 3 was probably my favorite. It was much better in quality/colors than Super Mario Bros. 2 AND you got cool suits like the raccoon and frog ones!

  115. cesar

    April 26, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Original NES PACMAN, Classic!

  116. Joe F

    April 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

    North vs. South.

  117. Waxoctopus

    April 26, 2013 at 11:14 am

    crystalis, because it was the best ever, and zelda for snes copied it!

  118. David

    April 26, 2013 at 10:48 am

    My favorite game to play was Zelda 2 because it was hard as hell and very creepy. Fighting the knights made my heart race.

  119. Frank

    April 26, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Contra up,up,down,down,left,right,left,right,B,A,select,start
    “Select” because 2 player with your brother is the best.

  120. Eric Lipkind

    April 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Of course my favorite was Super Mario Brothers. Loved finding the cheats. Love that you can play the original on the Wii.

  121. Jimmy Arcade

    April 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    My favorite NES game to play is Super Mario Bros. For such a small bit game, for it’s time, it had a number of levels to reach and kept you entertained for hours! Plus, if you could figure out how to get to minus world, you could swim, indefinitely…

  122. Donna

    April 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I love Mario. Since I started playing the game, I’ve gotten just about every version of Mario that exist, regardless of platforms.

  123. Kari Judd

    April 26, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Super Mario 3!!

  124. Brady Wallace

    April 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

    My favorite NES game would have to be Super Contra because killing aliens was fun at the age of 8-12 lol.

  125. Geo

    April 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

    hands down best NES game ever… ZELDA.

  126. Kelly

    April 26, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Contra… the first time using up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, select, start.

  127. roger C

    April 26, 2013 at 9:31 am

    best game ever was mega man, still one of the best today, no charge no slide? no e tanks? you needed skills to play this one.

  128. Rajiv K

    April 26, 2013 at 9:25 am

    River City Ransom. That game was way ahead of it’s time. Pretty much every action game out there today borrows game play mechanics from it.

  129. Justin Miner

    April 26, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Favorite NES Super Mario 3. That game was SO ahead of its time. Great graphics, great game play and come on, it is Mario!


  130. Greg Pugh

    April 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Tough one…I’ll have to say The Legend of Zelda. It was just the right blend of adventure and action and it had replay value.

  131. Lyman

    April 26, 2013 at 9:21 am

    My favorite NES game is Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers because only one of my cousins had it and when we played it it meant all my cousins were in the same house so it brought a lot of good memories.

  132. Daniel G

    April 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Duck Hunt, it allowed you to use the NES Zapper.

  133. Jesse

    April 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

    In the words of Po (Kung Fu Panda): I love “Kung Fu”!

  134. JASON

    April 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Mario 3 — So many hidden goodies!

  135. Henry m.

    April 26, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Ducktales, a fun platformer. The moon level song is still awesome.

  136. Kevin

    April 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Original Mario, the one w/ the POW in the middle. Gets harder every level!

  137. Dan H.

    April 26, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Mike Tyson’s punchout. There’s no ear biting here!

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