Mario Tanooki by Mac McRae September 4, 2018 in People mario in a tanooki suit with a rainbow following him Mario is the coolest and most psychedelic Nintendo mascot ever. If you haven’t played Mario 3 — you are missing out on one of the best 2-D platform games ever made. About the Artist: I am a designer and illustrator who specializes in pop art and postmodernism. I also design athletic sneakers. Follow me on Twitter here.