Whenever the heroes of 8-bit video games "killed" an enemy, it was usually done by stomping, kicking, eating or shooting them--with no gore to be seen. Your combatants would simply disappear from the screen without a scratch.
Surely a Goomba facing 200-pounds of plumber would feel the pain, right?
Flickr user Tastypaints.com has remedied the problem by creating 8-Bit Fatality, a picture pool filled with the macabre deaths of yesterday's villains by the hands of our favorite heroes. You'll never look at Kirby the same way again.