Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners

In our latest Photoshop contest I asked for images of Sonic and Mario characters at the real Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Our contestants either ignored that request completely, or went way dark. This was not entirely unexpected.

I figured that the much-publicized poor quality of Rio’s water-like substance would steal the show, one way or another, and it certainly did. Billysan’s winning entry, seen in its entirety below, pretty much captured the overall sentiment.

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Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners

Bad water took the gold, followed closely by horrific injuries and folks who actually followed directions.

Warning: Some of the entries this time around were a little gruesome. Proceed with caution.

Almost Everybody Wins

Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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At Risk Asterisk took things just a little too obscure.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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Also_Ran hammers on French gymnast Samir Aït Saïd’s horrible leg injury.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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MrDeadScott recruits Dr. Mario to analyze Rio water samples.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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Kurohei highlights one of Sonic’s biggest weaknesses.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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I think Zipster’s Mario might be cheating.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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Pretty sure that is not an officially sanctioned event, Cartoonivore.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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I’ll never forget Peach’s cold, dead eyes, Iharm.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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Doctor Nein explains why we don’t have many quality images freely available to work with.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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Mrichston makes the Olympic mascots one percent more lovable, for a total of two percent.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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FIVE GOLDEN RINGS. Thanks, Sciteach.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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LupusVerdi adds urgency and danger to the proceedings.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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Slide’s entry may be small, but it’s big on pain.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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Chrury Sanson loses points for not using Shadow.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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Arch Duke Maxyenko transforms Sonic into a real estate agent for some reason.


Illustration for article titled iKotaku/i Shop Contest: iMario And Sonic/i At The Real Olympic Gamesem/em: The Winners
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Cecil_Banon has a better explanation for the submerged couch incident.


And that’s it for what very well might be my final ‘Shop Contest, as I transition back to a Monday through Friday work schedule. It’s been very, very odd.

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, keyboards, toys, snacks, and other unsavory things.

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