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Talk about a creature feature: Joining Luigi and Mario on the streets of Dinohattan in the new film Super Mario Bros. is a whole crew of creepy characters steeped in special effects. Herewith, our picks for the creepiest: *The Pizza-Face Award To the 15 Goombas, whose foam-latex skin had to be baked for five hours at 200 degrees to achieve that lovely reptilian effect. Solarcaine, anyone?

*The There's-Got- to-Be-a-Better-Mousetrap Award To the allosaurus rats, 28- inch-long varmints named for the dinosaurs they resemble. You won't see these guys dating Minnie Mouse anytime soon.

*The Not-Enough-Mustard-in-the-World Award To the street vendors. No, those aren't hot dogs they're hawking; they're bugs and lizards.

Originally posted Jun 18, 1993 Published in issue #175 Jun 18, 1993 Order article reprints

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