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Old September 15 2010, 05:30 AM   #1
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25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

Yep, 25 years. The original Super Mario Brothers was first released in Japan on September 13, 1985.

Special anniversary page on Nintendo's website
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Old September 15 2010, 05:41 AM   #2
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That video was neat. The NES games had a charm the new ones don't have...even though the game play & graphics are a zillion times better.
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Old September 15 2010, 07:37 AM   #3
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

I was born in 1987, but had an NES and must have played SMB through to the end at least a hundred times growing up.
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Old September 15 2010, 01:15 PM   #4
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

Virtually the same formula pumped out for 25 years and we love it still, Shiggi must of sold his soul to the devil . I am waiting for a Super Mario Bros Wii 4 player sequel and I want a 2D galaxy while your at it
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Old September 15 2010, 06:24 PM   #5
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

They forgot the Gameboy games...
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Old September 16 2010, 01:03 AM   #6
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

I don't know what it was about Super Mario Bros., but it was a huge hit back then. They had one in the corner store down the street from my middle school around 1987 and there would be mad foot race when school got out, and the game would be tied up for hours.
That place had quite a string of classic coin-op games: Super Mario, Star Wars, Temple of Doom. There was a Gauntlet at the nearby supermarket. Good times.
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Old September 16 2010, 01:20 AM   #7
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

Why are they starting with Super Mario Bros.? What about Donkey Kong in 1981 and Mario Bros. in 1983. Mario is actually a year away from his 30th anniversary.
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Old September 16 2010, 01:29 AM   #8
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

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Why are they starting with Super Mario Bros.? What about Donkey Kong in 1981 and Mario Bros. in 1983. Mario is actually a year away from his 30th anniversary.
Those are both classics, but Super Mario was, I think, a MUCH bigger hit than those games. It was ridiculous. The NES was launched with Super Mario and I don't think the console would have been half as succesful if not for that one title.
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Old September 16 2010, 06:44 PM   #9
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

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They forgot the Gameboy games...
They forgot a lot more than that. I think a bunch were just left out on purpose, focusing only on the "highlights." But yeah, they omitted the Super Mario Land series, Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario, Dr. Mario, Super Mario World 2, MarioKart, and others I am probably forgetting. Let's face it, there are just too many Mario games to cover in one brief video!
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Old September 16 2010, 08:12 PM   #10
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

^ I think they were going for the games that make up the "core" of the Super Mario Bros. series. So, on a major console, and a straightforward platformer starring Mario.

Nintendo tends to do that with most of their franchises—look at Zelda, where the portable games are essentially side stories, and the console games are considered the "main" story.

EDIT: And then I realize that New Super Mario Bros. is in there. Nevermind.
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Old September 16 2010, 08:31 PM   #11
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

Well, New Super Mario Bros. is in the same vein as the original, that's probably why it was included. "Franchise" games that aren't straight platformers didn't make the cut, though I'm baffled as to why Super Mario World 2 didn't make it in.

It's also a US-centric video since the original Super Mario Bros. 2 (released in the US as The Lost Levels) doesn't even bear a mention despite being huge in Japan.
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Old September 16 2010, 09:50 PM   #12
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

Mario World 2 didn't make it because it was Yoshi centric. It was a prelude to the Yoshi games (like Yoshi's Story). The gameplay style was quite different too.
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Old September 16 2010, 11:39 PM   #13
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Re: 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Brothers

It looks like Nintendo are re-releasing Mario All-Stars on a Wii disc to celebrate.

Surely a virtual console release would have been more logical...?
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Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post
Mario World 2 didn't make it because it was Yoshi centric. It was a prelude to the Yoshi games (like Yoshi's Story). The gameplay style was quite different too.
Sure, be all logical about it.

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It looks like Nintendo are re-releasing Mario All-Stars on a Wii disc to celebrate.

Surely a virtual console release would have been more logical...?
People will pay more for a disc!
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Old September 17 2010, 08:48 PM   #15
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Also, all of the games in SMAS are on VC already. The new disc will appeal to the window-shopping crowd or those who prefer physical media.
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