From a bedroom built inside of a shark tank to an elaborate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lair, it's safe to say Airbnb offers more than a few bizarre -- and often spectacular -- places to stay. But if you're a huge fan of Super Mario Bros., then look no further than this spectacular Mario-themed "gaming room" currently available in Lisbon, Portugal. Thankfully, though, it doesn't include those hazardous green Warp Pipes.
As the Airbnb listing explains, the Super Mario Bros. gaming suite comes equipped with a Wii U complete with a collection of more than 20 games, two Nintendo 3DS devices, and an LCD TV with Netflix and cable. But as you can see in the photos (check out more on the listing page), the main attraction is the room's Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo game-themed decor, including various Mario memorabilia, a color scheme to match the classic game, and even what appears to be a Mario costume laid out on the bed. Even the bathroom is completely decked out to continue the theme. In fact, another gaming device is pictured in the bathroom, presumably for a quick game or two while on the toilet. If you're into that sort of thing.
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Andre Farinha, a self-described movie and video game "nerd," said the suite is the result of a geeky interior decorating transformation to create a room for the ultimate Super Mario Bros. fan, according to a report by The Huffington Post. Farinha's apartment also includes two other rooms listed on Airbnb, so there's a chance you'd have to share the place when you fulfill your gaming fantasy in the Mario room. Additionally, the listing claims the apartment is centrally located in the city near shopping and public transportation, but then again, you'll probably be busy playing video games in your insane gaming room all day.
A three-day weekend stay in the room this month will set you back £41 (about $52) per night, which incidentally, is pretty close to the $60 suggested retail price of Nintendo's forthcoming NES Classic Edition that comes loaded with 30 classic Nintento games like -- you guessed it -- Super Mario Bros. So, if you can't make it to Lisbon for the full experience, at least you have plenty of Mario to look forward to.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is holding out for the inevitable Donkey Kong Airbnb suite. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.