That has got to be one of the coolest things ive ever seen. Its low quality CAUSE IS MARIO. Not only is it Marion BUT ITS THE FIRST MARIO. So lower quality is expected. I wanna see you guys find a high quality none blurry pic of Mario from SMB 1. And that bevel effect thing on Mario makes him stand out more which is a good thing.
Mario is just a 3-D sprite, like the goomba's, and such. The clounds and bushes are totally 2-D, though. I don't understand how he looks any different than the goombas, unless I made him FAR more thick(which I doubt).