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(Really, REALLY) Old Video Game Review: Super Mario Bros.

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.

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