The proceeding pictures will leave anyone speechless. It's classic Mario, redone with HD "graphics". The artist is "Orioto" on deviantART. Hit the jump for some more breathtaking samples.
Most of these, especially the Super Metroid picture, bring back memories. What's the next step for Nintendo, and other developers when they're done bringing their classic games to handhelds and digital console stores? When the market for these retro remakes saturates, why not make HD versions? If an HD remake of Super Mario World came out, I'm sure it would sell even more Wiis. Nintendo has no reason to do this for many years, but the prospect is wonderous.