Super Mario Bros. is a 1985 platform video game internally developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo as a pseudo-sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros. It was originally released in Japan for the Family Computer on 13 September 1985, and later for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in 1985, Europe on 15 May 1987 and Australia in 1987. It is the first of the Super Mario series of games. In Super Mario Bros, the player controls Mario and in a two-player game, a second player controls Mario’s brother Luigi as he travels through the Mushroom Kingdom in order to rescue Princess Toadstool from the antagonist Bowser.
With over 40 million copies sold, ports to numerous systems and countless homages on TV, in movies and in other video games, Super Mario Bros. maybe the most iconic video game of all time. As a platformer it has a simple premise:
- Run to the right
- Save princess
Now before you go waiting your 3 lives trying to save this princess you must ask yourself, ‘whats really going on?’
Think about it: The princess get’s abducted by a fire breathing demon and what does her father, the king, do? Does he send 10,000 of his most loyal toadstools to save her?
No. He sends a Italian plumber from Brooklyn to save her.
Food for thought.