© Matt McManis

Your kid probably has no idea who Mario, Luigi, Link or Pac Man are, but the mere mention of these names is likely to make you happily reminisce about the sweaty palms you earned trying to maneuver these legendary video game icons to victory in their respective pixilated lands. Artist Matt McManis has deftly brought this trove of heros to life using only Skittles candy. And quite frankly, we’re glad he didn’t listen to the advice: “Don’t play with your food.”

Love this clever, colorful art? Re-visit our post on iconic characters made with Legos for more fun flashbacks!

+ Matt McManis