We've never seen a more intriguing case for VR than being able to turn New York City into the landscape from your favorite 1980s Nintendo game (that isn't Zelda). Developer and NYU grad student Abhishek Singh has done just that, transforming Central Park (the best park in New Donk City) into a Super Mario Bros. video game via augmented reality. Singh told Upload VR that the project took about one month, and "the most time was probably spent on tweaking the game to work in a large outdoor environment." To show how playable it is, Singh dressed up as Mario and filmed this video:

We've come a long way, baby.