Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Milestone

The date has already passed here, and possibly where you are to, but just in case I didn't want to let this pass without notice here: "Super Mario Bros." is 25 years old today.

The original SMB was released on the Nintendo Famicom in Japan on 9/13/85. The game, alongside the NES, would arrive in the United States in limited release one Month later before a full roll-out in February '86.

4 comments:

Clayton said...

and they're re-releasing Super Mario All-Stars on the Wii in commemoration of the event. No word on a US release date though

Timothy said...

They really are? Any word if they took Bob's advice from his new year's special about including the level editor?

Personally I can't wait for the next paper mario, you get a Chain Chomp partner! Awesome!

Clayton said...

It seems like it'll be a straight port, minus Super Mario World. It will include a CD containing music from the series and a booklet detailing Mario's history and artwork. Looks like Bob's level editor dream is sadly unfulfilled. Maybe they could do that with the next New Super Mario Bros or something.

Dav3 said...

Thanks for mentioning this, Bob.

I'm pretty sure that was the first video game I ever played. I was about 5-6 years old and visiting my cousin for thanksgiving. I can distinctly remember the feeling of being handed a controller for the first time.

I also remember playing some game based on "Empire Strikes Back", wandering around an ice cave and picking up a lightsaber and whatnot...

Seems like a really long time ago