Incredible internet artist RocuArt (no, seriously, his stuff is amazing - check it out RIGHT NOW) has come up with a brilliant idea that seems basically untouched - what if Super Mario Bros. was an old school, high-fantasy RPG? Not like the Paper Mario games or the SNES Mario RPG - but a legit Final Fantasy-style one, with mages and paladins and all that?

He's already got a title - "The Castle Kingdom", and the first piece of concept art - Luigi the Mage. Hopefully more will come of this.