Not sure who made this nifty little picture, but it depicts the history of Mario power-ups throughout the years. Sure it doesn't show all of the newer ones, but it's still pretty awesome, huh? Yeah it is. It sort of reminds me of my history of power-ups, otherwise known as the list of drinks I had on New Year's. It started simple enough, with a beer I drank in the shower, but quickly escalated to one of the more potent power-ups known to man, a handle of Jagermeister I drank on the bus ride to my friend's party. Unfortunately it turned out to be less the "get laid" power-up I expected and more of a "get arrested" variety. Stupid unpredictable power-ups.
A video after the jump that shows the evolution of Mario from Donkey Kong to Super Mario Galaxy. And as if that wasn't cool enough, it's set to the Zelda theme, which totally made me want to do it.
Mario - The Power-Ups [techeblog]