Art File

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Art File
Art File in the PC release of Mario's Time Machine
First appearance Mario's Time Machine (1993)

The Art File is an item in the PC release of Mario's Time Machine. It is an art asset for the game itself obtained within the game, whose icon depicts the Mona Lisa with a red-and-black palette that is not used in-game. Mario receives it after traveling in time to Novato in 1993 (1994 in the Deluxe re-release) from the game's lead artist, Jeff Griffeath, who hands it out as an example of his work. Meanwhile, programmer Don Lloyd is waiting on some new artwork that he needs to implement into the game. Mario gives the Art File to Lloyd, who says that it was exactly what he was waiting for, though he wonders out loud why Griffeath did not post it on their bulletin board system.