Twenty-five years ago today, Nintendoâ€™s original Super Mario Bros.â„¢ video game made its debut in Japan and changed the world of video games forever. Since then, Marioâ„¢ has become one of the most renowned and beloved video game characters around the globe.
Mario is all but synonymous with Nintendo. Itâ€™s difficult to think of one without thinking of the other. Super Mario Bros. contains a magical blend of characters, graphics, challenges, music and action that still captivates players today. The original game sold 40.24 million units worldwide, and remains one of the best-known, best-loved video games in the world. It popularized the side-scrolling format and established elements of the Mushroom Kingdom that are still used in todayâ€™s Mario games. Super Mario Bros. frequently appears on lists of the best games of all time.
â€œStimulated by advancements in technologies, we have always enjoyed developing the Super Mario Bros. series,â€ said Nintendo designer and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. â€œThe Super Mario Bros. series has always taken advantage of the latest technologies and is the fruit of the creativity of a number of my hard-working friends working as a team.â€
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., fans can visit http://mario25th.nintendo.com to see a special video that shows game-play footage from Super Mario Bros. all the way through Super Mario Galaxyâ„¢ 2. This site will be the hub of the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Make sure to celebrate with Nintendo by checking back in on this site in weeks ahead.