10 Ways to Celebrate Super Mario Bros’ 25th BirthdayBy Jared Newman
Super Mario Bros. is now a 25-year-old video game. Released in Japan on September 23, 1985, the Famicom classic made its way to the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America the following year, and quickly began working kids who didn’t have the NES into an envious lather. Even though Mario appeared in Donkey Kong and Mario Bros in previosu years, video games were never the same after the iconic plumber starred in his first scrolling platformer. Read on for 10 ways to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Supe Mario Bros.
- Try to beat the game without warp zones, then have your parents make a bumper sticker in your honor.
- Visit the Negative World, see how long you can survive.
- Send someone you love a Thank You Mario card.
- Knit yourself the map of a Super Mario Bros. level on a scarf. Get the maps here and turn them into patterns.
- Procure the hacked version of Super Mario Bros. Special, or at least read about this oddity of Mario history.
- Curl up and watch the Super Mario Bros. Super Show on Netflix.
- Chill out with the OneUps’ treatment of the Super Mario Bros. theme song for keyboard and guitar.
- Look at this awfully detailed write-up on the evolution of Mario, as a sprite.
- Play Super Mario Bros. Crossover. Just play it.
- Someone explain to me how to do the Super Mario Bros. infinite lives trick. Seriously, I’ve never been able to get that down.