The most famous moustached plumber in video games is celebrating his birthday, celebrating the anniversary since he made the jump to fame and began to build a multidisciplinary empire that still continues to make parents and children enjoy today.
It is 35 years since the mustachioed plumber made the leap to fame. To celebrate this anniversary, the Nintendo Co., based in Kyoto, Japan, launched several surprises online, including some reissues of the video game.
The platform game “Super Mario Bros.” went on sale in Japan on September 13, 1985 and revolutionized the industry with its “side scrolling”, an innovative device previously introduced without much impact by “Jump Bug” (1981), created by Alpha Densi (ADK) for recreational, and “Mappy” (1983), by Namco.
Since then, the Kyoto company has made the iconic plumber in a red cap its emblem and built a millionaire franchise that addresses genres as diverse as platforms, puzzles, car racing, sports or role-playing games.
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Mario and company have published a new game from their main series on almost all Nintendo consoles (with the exception of the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance portable), in which they always tried to introduce innovative mechanics, without forgetting their origins.
ANNIVERSARY BY DOUBLE GAME
By surprise and ten days before the event, the Japanese company announced a set of launches on the occasion of the anniversary, including several reissues, a “battle royale” with up to 35 players and a peripheral for kart racing through augmented reality.
One of the most nostalgic products is a special edition of the iconic Game & Watch handheld consoles , created by the late Gunpei Yokoi (1941-1997) -the mind behind the Game Boy-, which included a single game and also celebrate his 40th. birthday.
The first devices were launched in Japan in 1980 and the release of the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros commemorative model decades after it ceased production caused the Japanese to wipe out the company’s “online” stock in one day.
The console, which will be released on November 13, includes the title “Super Mario Bros.”, released in 1985 for the Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System, NES, outside of Japan), and “Super Mario Bros .: The Lost Levels “, Released in Japan as” Super Mario Bros. 2 “a year later for the same system.
The terminal, which will be sold until March 31, 2021, also includes a special edition of the game “Ball” (also known as “Toss Up”) with Mario as the protagonist and a digital clock function that includes animations of characters from the Serie.