Super Mario is 25 Years Old Today

Posted by at 11:50 pm on September 12, 2010

Today marks a  quarter of a century since legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto’s team put the finishing touches to his first major adventure, Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Mario has become one of the most globally recognised characters in the world of entertainment.

Today, the Super Mario Bros. series is the best-selling video game series of all time, with more than 240 million units sold globally.

“Stimulated by advancements in technologies, we have always enjoyed creating the Super Mario Bros. games. The series has always taken advantage of the latest technological advancements and is the fruit of creativity of many of my hard-working friends working closely as a team”, Shigeru Miyamoto, General Manager of Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis and Development division.

We have seen tech updates to the franchise over the years. It was the 2D side scrolling adventure Super Mario Bros. on the NES that took platform gaming a leap further than it had gone before. We freely explored a 3D gaming world for the first time in Super Mario 64. And in Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, we’ve seen 3D gaming extend into mind-boggling gravity-defying adventures.

To celebrate the occasion Mario fans in the UK  will be invited to share their love for Mario with the rest of the world in a special video competition in the UK vist http://www.nintendo.co.uk/mario  for full details.

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