Earlier this week, Sega unveiled the next entry in the Sonic franchise, Sonic Boom. It offers one of the most substantial redesigns the blue blur has ever experienced, and an artist decided to see how Mario and friends would look with a similar redesign.

The piece comes from artist Andrew Dickman who posts sketches on his Tumblr blog The AWD Place. Dickman posted this piece yesterday with the caption, "So I heard Nintendo was going to be more open about third party ideas…"

For more on Sonic Boom, head here. To learn about Boom's shared roots with Jak and Daxter, head here.

[Source: AWD Place, via Reddit]