New York isn't like other cities. It's confined to a limited space, has clearly-defined areas and a multitude of rich and varied cultures. So saying it's like a video game world isn't drawing too long a bow.
Neither is drawing the city in the style of Super Mario World, as Jesse Eisemann has done here. Aside from Queens and Midtown, it's a green-and-blue delight, just the kind of place you'd want to wander around in a weird suit and jump on the locals' heads.
The pic above is just part of the complete image; to see the whole thing (it's an animated piece) hit the link below.
Mario NYC [Jesse Eisemann, thanks Steve!]