Super Mario Bros. celebrates its thirtieth anniversary




Super Mario Bros. Sunday is thirty years old. On September 13 1985 the game came out for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game received a warm reception from critics and is considered to this day as one of the best and most important games of all time.

Super Mario Bros. box art According to figures from the French newspaper Le Monde is the original Mario game is still the best-selling; slightly more than 40 million times, the platform game about the digital and physical counter gone. Other Mario games coming up here and there around 20 million, including Super Mario Land for the Game Boy, Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo and New Super Mario Bros. for the Wii.

Depending on which measure is maintained, Mario can be seen as even older. In the arcade game Donkey Kong in 1981 the eponymous Nintendo character has kidnapped a lady named Pauline. It is a male called Jumpman to save her from the gorilla. Jumpman was later renamed Mario for the next arcade game, Donkey Kong Junior, in 1982. Also notable is that Jumpman was a carpenter, and that the move to plumbing came only in the arcade game Mario Bros. in 1983. This was also the first game with Mario as the title character. If the first appearance of Jumpman is maintained, Mario is a little older than 34, and based on the first appearance of Mario as Mario, he is 32 years old.

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