Shigeru Miyamoto – the man behind the virtual creation of some of the most beloved video game characters – gave the world Mario. Who would have thought a mustached Italian plumber would save the video game market? Super Mario Bros. creation was the saving grace of video game consoles and the rise of Nintendo. And the brought a beloved franchise to past, present, and future gamers.
Super Mario Bros. originally intended to be a shooter, but eventually the jump mechanics took over and became the game everyone recognizes today. The colorful 8-bit graphics and tunes delivered something new and unique to gamers worldwide and became a pop culture phenomenon.