So, this was actually a comic idea I briefly entertained in 2001. I even played around a little bit with it in 2004 (which is when the Mario and Donkey Kong panels were actually drawn). I
love arcade games, almost to the point of obsession, but I was convinced this would be a horrible idea. Over six years later, people still occasionally bring this strip up to me at
conventions and tell me they wish I'd done something with it.