For the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo set some of the top designers in the industry the task of giving Mario’s iconic dungarees a style makeover in aid of the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Each designer had a different take on how Mario’s dungarees should look and here’s how they turned out:
Designer Henry Holland – who created the ‘Mushroom’ dungarees – said: “The inspiration behind the dungarees is Mario himself and my personal memories of playing Mario non-stop as a kid! I was obsessed with finding out all the new cheats and secret levels. I spent several years of my life trying to get as many mushroom lives as I could so I covered my dungarees with the very same emblem!”
Each set of dungarees will be available in the eBay charity auction on September 24th. You can check out Nintendo’s article in full here.
Mashable has dedicated an entire discover story on Snapchat to the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., which is officially three decades old as of yesterday, September 13. The Mario-edition story can be viewed on the Snapchat application and includes a bunch of jokes and videos featuring Nintendo’s gaming icon. In one portion, Mario even does his own rendition of the popular ‘Whip & Nae Nae’ dance. Super Mario Maker is also in there, and Mashable demonstrates how the newly-released game can change gaming forever.
Super Mario Bros. is officially 30 years old. The platforming classic was originally released three decades ago in Japan on September 13, 1985, for the Famicom. Interestingly, the North American release date for the game is still a mystery, but at least we know 1985 was the year it came out. Europe and Australia didn’t get the game until 1987. Nintendo is celebrating the beloved franchise with a range of special products, including the new Super Mario Maker, which allows players to create their very own Mario levels.
Nintendo has announced that the newest batch of concerts, Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Live, will be going on tour… only in Japan. The concert will feature the Super Mario Special Band as well as people who have worked on the series throughout the 30 year history. Chances are Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka will be making an appearance. Tickets will cost somewhere between $70.52 for the better seats to $61.71 for the “lawn seats.”
Would you like to see a similar concert make it’s way by you?
A committee of journalists, scholars and video game industry members has inducted Super Mario Bros. 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.
The World Video Game Hall of Fame recognizes electronic games that meet the following criteria: icon-status, longevity, geographical reach and influence. Launching in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Mario Bros. is one of the most well-known and best-selling games of all time, selling more than 40 million units worldwide and starring instantly recognizable characters like Mario, Luigi and Bowser. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the long-running franchise. To evolve the series like never before, Nintendo is launching Mario Maker, a game for the Wii U console that lets players play, create and share their own Super Mario Bros. levels using four Super Mario Bros. game themes – from the 8-bit pixel art of the original game to the world and characters of New Super Mario Bros. U.
Time flies when you’re having fun! Super Mario Bros was first released on Nintendo’s NES system in 1985, 30 years ago. As part of the celebration, Nintendo has pulled the curtains on their Super Mario Bros 30th Anniversary website.
“Thanks to all the love and support from fans, Mario has been in many more games since that release,” a welcome message reads. “We’re making big plans to show our appreciation and celebrate the 30th anniversary. Stay tuned to the site for information and announcements.”
Besides that message, the website offers a visual history of Mario’s journeys through the Mushroom Kingdom, showcases the upcoming Mario Maker for Wii U, and presents a special movie many have already seen last year. E3 is still weeks away, and there’s already been a ton of good stuff revealed! Let’s keep the momentum going!
Thanks to the programming brilliance of Aaron Randall, you can turn your computer’s screen into a level from the original Super Mario Bros. using his new program, Screentendo. The desktop app essentially allows you to place a resizable, semi-transparent window over an area on your computer screen. And whatever text or content you have in the window will then become a playable Mario level.
If you check out Randall’s blog, you’ll see that he gives a step-by-step guide on how to install Screentendo on your computer. But make sure to grab the required code from GitHub right here in order to do so. While the game is indeed playable, Randall has admitted that it’s not quite perfect yet, and that a few things need additional tweaking. For many Nintendo fans, though, it’s a neat coding trick to lighten up any day – with or without the Tanooki suit.