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So, where does the picture come from? Now I know this one is off. A similar picture is right there in my manual, but the key difference is the coloring, position, the Albatoss' head and body, and the fact that the Bob-omb has an entirely different design from any artwork. This is incredibly iffy. Is it from Advance? It looks somewhat new. If so, why would they go out of their way to FURTHER themselves from the sprites? This looks like fan-art. LinkTheLefty 12:24, 28 August 2009 (EDT)

It is from this art gallery at Gamekult, it is promotional artwork for Super Mario Advance. Indeed, the newer artwork pieces notably differ from the original ones in the NES manual (e.g. Ostro was once black and looked more like an ostrich). --Grandy02 12:46, 28 August 2009 (EDT)
Ah, I see. So it's Advance artwork. That's very strange since the Bob-omb looks off on all accounts, but then again, I'm not Nintendo. I can see why they'd want to update some of the designs like Shy Guys' weird symbol and I guess Ostra and Porcupo. Did they still not update Phanto, though? Twenty years later, and he hasn't had non-DDP artwork... LinkTheLefty 11:39, 20 September 2009 (EDT)