Our parents might have kept telling us that video games are violent and although that is true, one particular artist has a different opinion. Artist Chris G. (also known as paperbeatsscissors) created a collection of video-game inspired illustrations that gave the gaming geek a life lesson and surprisingly they are very true if you recall playing these video games.

Games like Mario, Pokemon, Sonic, etc and though we never thought Mario the Italian plumber had a moral lesson to teach us, he apparently does. Anyway, onto the actual illustrations, all I can say is that they are drop down gorgeous, very simple and ridiculously cute, I almost like them more than the originals and that does not come easy.

Each of the characters has a great resemblance of the original but has a different art style one which I wish I could do the same. For more interesting art from Chris, check out his DeviantART gallery.