Get ready to feel old: Super Mario turns 25 this year! That’s right, the little plumber that could has been around now for a quarter of a century. Who knew that the slightly chubby “Jumpman” character from the Donkey Kong arcade game would find such popularity that it would become a cultural icon?
Nintendo knows a good thing when it sees it – and more importantly, knows how to market it! This year Nintendo has put together a nifty little advertising campaign to remind everyone of their love for Mario, including adding an anniversary celebration page to their website. You can have a look at it here: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/mario25th/index.html
So pull out your old copies of Mario Bros for the Atari 2600 or Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System, give a quick thanks to Shigeru Miyamoto for his imagination, and let the retrogaming commence!