How do you introduce a game that has been a centrifuge to your entire history in gaming, but also one of the very first games you were introduced to thanks to the Nintendo Entertainment System? When I was almost one years old, my father handed me one of the greatest single games of all times, and this is simply one that would become a significant name in the history of gaming. As of this past week a committee of journalists, scholars, and even video game industry members have inducted this long running series into the new World Video Game Hall of Fame in the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. The original game for the Nintendo Entertainment System is one of six inductees in this inaugural class.
With this induction, The World Video Game Hall of Fame has recognized electronic games that meet their criteria’s based on icon-status, longevity, geographical reach and influence within the industry. Starting in 1985, Super Mario Bros. has become one of the most well known, and most recognized as well as best-selling games of all time. Super Mario Bros. has sold more than 40 million units worldwide and has become one of the most recognizable titles thanks to its casts such as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Toad and more. As of this year, 30 years Nintendo has begun to celebrate the games 30th anniversary of their longest running franchise next to “The Legend of Zelda”. To evolve the series like never before, Nintendo is launching Mario Maker, which will feature layouts using the first four games, and will allow players to make their own variations of each or a completely new game they wish to craft based upon their own experience.
About the Writer:
Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter @GamingAnomaly, Google+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.