When thinking of dynamic duos, many icons come to mind, but none are as epic as Mario and Luigi, AKA the Super Mario Bros. September 13 will mark 30 years since the Japanese release of the game for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
With the anniversary coming around the corner, Nintendo has big plans to show their appreciation to fans and to celebrate. To get your adrenaline pumping, click here to view videos from Nintendo, as well as from fans around the world including the U.S., Japan, France, Finland and Germany.
There’s a compilation of fans creating dances, stop-motion animated films, and even their own renditions of the game’s theme song. Not to mention, the featured post is Pharell, Justin Timberlake, Cara Delevingne and Scott Vener beatboxing. *mic drop*
You too can create a video and submit it in hopes of getting noticed by the world. While on the website, also take a gander at the history tab where you can find snippets of each Super Mario Bros. game from 1985 to 2013, with Super Mario 3D World for Wii U.
While celebrating Nintendo’s success, we should also celebrate the life of Satoru Iwata, the company’s president who passed away July 12. The cause of death was a bile duct tumor at the age of 55.
“’On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer,’ [Iwata] said at a conference for game developers in 2005,” according to CNN.
Iwata became the fourth president of Nintendo in 2002, after Hiroshi Yamauchi – being the first president outside of the Yamauchi family. During his reign the Nintendo DS and Wii were both released and added to Nintendo’s legacy.
After visiting memory lane I am itching to pick up a classic Nintendo Entertainment System Console to hear Mario’s well-known catch phrase, “Let’s go.” Princess Peach, don’t worry we’re coming to save you!