Now all Mario needs is a gun—then this would be truly modern.
No but seriously though: take a look at this awesome rendition of a Mario level by freddiew, which shows us what playing the franchise in first person could look like. Well, if Mario was a little grittier. You might remember freddiew from this first person Mario last year?
Would you play a Mario like this? I'm not sure I would—but it still looks neat!
First Person Mario: Endgame [freddiew]