Nintendo’s jump into the world of mobile gaming was taken to the next level with the launch of Super Mario Run last year, and everybody’s favorite plumber appears to have inspired a new ballpark fad. The Memphis Redbirds hosted a video game-themed night that featured a custom version of Super Mario Bros. on the outfield scoreboard.

A fan ran alongside the scoreboard and worked their way through the classic Super Mario Bros. level, jumping for hidden coins in blocks and finding their way to the flag pole and castle at the end of the stage. It’s primitive in nature, but still enjoyable as a between-innings gimmick.

You may remember a similar gimmick seen earlier this season from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rather than a straight Mario game, the Pirates created a custom version of a game that looks eerily similar to Super Mario Bros. and titled it Super Bucco Run. In it, fans run through a SMB-themed level on the board with Pittsburgh attractions and references in the background.

Nintendo recently brought Super Mario Run to Android devices and will be releasing an all-new 3D adventure on the Nintendo Switch later this year with Super Mario Odyssey, which is expected to be featured heavily at E3 next month,.


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