Super-Strange Mario Bros.

By  |  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.

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. SirFatty Says:

    A plumber, not a handyman if I'm not mistaken.

  2. Harry McCracken Says:

    A plumber for sure–but that fact wasn't established when Donkey Kong came out.


  3. Paul Says:

    In fact I believe Mario was first conceived as a "carpenter". He wasn't defined as a plumber until Mario Bros (1983) which was the first Mario game to feature pipes (it took place in a sewer) a full two years after Donkey Kong.

  4. Internetador Says:

    Muito estranho mesmo ..