Stars of the 8-bit era turn to life of crime, prostitution, middle management

Though they don’t do much to enrich the world of videogames journalism, posts about the random appearance of games references make me smile.

Case in point: from advertising agency Grupo Novel’s print campaign for Capitulo VII, a Dominican Republic radio station, come these clever “Where Are They Now?” inspired images depicting Donkey Kong as a gangbanger, Pauline as a prostitute, and Mario as just another balding, bitter corporate drone, his former goomba-bashing bravado only making an appearance after too many trips to the open bar at the annual office Christmas party. So, what do 80’s-era Nintendo game icons have to do with a Dominican Republic radio station? I think I feel that smile coming on.