By Harry McCracken | Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 11:00 pm
In the beginning, there was Mario. Just Mario–the humble handyman who chased after Donkey Kong. But on September 13th, 1985, he appeared in a blockbuster game whose title gave him an honorific he’s proudly kept ever since: Super Mario.
Technologizer’s resident game historian, Benj Edwards, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nintendo megafranchise Super Mario Bros. with a look at some of the weirdest Super Mario variations, spinoffs, and tributes. May the little guy continue to inspire us all for at least another quarter century.