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Who knew toothpicks could be such a good substitute for 8-bit graphics? I sure didn’t.

Twitter user BitBlt Korry recreated the Super Mario Bros. start screen with painted toothpicks. As you can see, some of the toothpicks stick out further, giving the tableau’s front some cool depth.

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[Photos: BitBlt_Korry]

This little hidden Mario is a neat touch.

[Photo: BitBlt_Korry]

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[Photo: BitBlt_Korry]

In the video below, check out all the hard work and attention to detail that went into this 5-day project.

According to BitBlt Korry, the total cost of all the materials used was 10,000 yen (US$84). Good mental note, in case you are ever planning on buying a lot of toothpicks.

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