Many people would do almost anything to prove their love for a video game, from buying t-shirts, to collecting official merchandise, and even getting a tattoo of that specific game or series they love. But just how far would some go to prove it?

Residents of a new Spanish neighborhood are the first in the world to name a street after a video game, specifically “Super Mario Bros Street”. the suburb in northeast Spain, Zaragoza, unveiled “Avenida de Super Mario Bros” in the Arcosur neighborhood last Saturday. It is nearly a kilometer long and will have hundreds of homes on it.

Many people who were wearing fake black mustaches cheered as a Mario mascot danced, while the catchy theme song we all know was performed as a violin and cello duet.

As we all know, Mario turns 25 this year, and he isn’t the only character that will be honored by residents of Arcosur, which is still under construction. Other planned roads in the neighborhood are in development, taking names from popular video games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, and even our own beloved The Legend of Zelda street!

At Saturday’s festivities, many representatives from Nintendo handed out prizes in honor of Super Mario’s 25th anniversary and celebrated the opening of the street. The government-sponsored Arcosur project is said to build over 21,000 houses for people ages 20 to 35 who are buying their first homes. Construction began last year, and once it’s finished, more than 60,000 people are expected to live in the neighborhood.

The residents are very proud to have Super Mario represented in the neighborhood. A resident who will be living on the street commented,

We wanted to make noise and show that there are a lot of us who are in this neighborhood, we want our homes now, because we are many young people and we have been waiting.

When asked what they would consider naming their streets, 80% of the residents w voted in favor of videogame names.

Construction on the neighborhood is expected to be finished by June of 2012.

Source: CNN
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  • Raspoutin

    Talk about hilarious, we need to do that up here in Canada.

  • Naokohiro

    Who translates 'avenida' to 'street?'
    >.> It's obviously 'avenue.'
    'Callé' means 'street,' not 'avenida.'

  • Awesome! It's nice to see Mario regarded again, but even nicer that these people are getting a place to live.

    • Joko tree

      Plus how cool would it be to say I live in super mario bros avenue or The Legend of Zelda street.

  • Merkku

    This is so cool. I'd move there if I could.

  • ChainofTermina

    the Sonic The Hedgehog one should be a highway.

    • Elf Link

      Hell yeah! I want to live there! Hahahahaha!

    • Joko tree

      And the space invaders one should be constantly filmed for the proof that aliens exist.

  • Anomynous

    In My Mind I Can See A Legend of Zelda Street Right Next To Hedgehog Highway And Next to Super Mario Bros Street

  • Keith

    Where is my Pokemon street? ><

    • kirby_freak

      Has to be a Route, not a street! 😛

  • ILiekZelda

    "Nintendo Town" I can totally see that………….

  • Headphoneguy

    "Can you come and pick me up? Yeah, I'm at Super Mario Avenue, right outside Bowsermart".

  • TrustMe101

    They should name the Zelda street "Milk Road". 😀

  • QueenxLink

    Sweet, I wish my street was named The Legend of Zelda Street! 😀

  • mcdude910

    Creating an island is a lot harder than a neighborhood, lol

    • Foh

      But it would totally be worth it, don't ya think? I suggest Koholint, since it's me favorite.

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  • zoraluigi

    You know, I've been wanting to move to Spain in old age (which is a LONG ways off- I'm still a teenager) and I think I just decided to move to the Arcosur neighbourhood in Zaragoza. I'll build my own house fashioned to look like Impa's in Ocarina of Time. It would be awesome.

    • Joko tree

      England sucks thats why I will make a new island and turn it into a country and call it, Hyrule if I can get Nintendo's permision.

  • Ryu-Gi

    Um, not the first actually. There's a town in Britain that got one of their streets named after Lara Croft a few months ago.

  • Sofi

    Omg! So cool! The spanish are allways the first to do really stupid but hilarious stuff!!! xD

    solo los gallegos jaja