Super Mario Bros. | Twitch Gameplay Thursday | NES Classic Edition
IGL Podcast hosts, AJ, Justin and Kyle, play as Mario, make Mushroom Kingdom Great Again in NEW Twitch Gameplay Thursday of Super Mario Bros. for the NES Classic Edition.
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About the Game:
Super Mario Bros. is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System home console. It is the fifth-best-selling video game with a whopping 40.24 million copies sold/paid downloads.
The 1985 classic for the Nintendo Entertainment System has recently been revived for a new generation of gamers in the NES Classic Edition along with 29 other time-honored NES hits. In the 30+ years since its release, Super Mario Bros has evolved into a franchise with over 24 sequels and numerous spin-off games, a television series, an anime, and a full-length feature film. With the release of the NES Classic Edition we were treated to an interview with the original Super Mario Bros 1+3 game developers, Shigeru Miyamoto, Takeshi Tezuka, and Koji Kondo.
In 2005, a poll by IGN named the “pioneering” and “highly influential” title as the “greatest game of all time”, considering it to have aided in resurrecting the crashed American video game market of the 1980s. The commercial success of Super Mario Bros. has caused it to be ported to almost every one of Nintendo’s major gaming consoles.
Super Mario Bros.‘s plot is told in the game’s instruction manual. The peaceful people of the Mushroom Kingdom are suddenly attacked by a tribe of turtles called the Koopa Army, led by the villainous King Bowser. Using Bowser’s signature “black magic”, the army leaves waste to the kingdom and turns its inhabitants into objects such as bricks and stones. The tribe also kidnaps Princess Toadstool, the daughter of the Mushroom King and the only one with the ability to reverse Bowser’s spell. After hearing the story, the plumber Mario sets out on a quest to save the princess and free the kingdom from the Koopa. Traveling through eight worlds and fighting Bowser’s forces along the way, Mario finally reaches the army’s stronghold, where he defeats Bowser by using an axe to knock down a bridge and send him falling into a pool of lava. Mario then enters a room and frees the princess, and the Mushroom Kingdom is let free of the Koopa’s reign.
Super Mario Bros. is the fifth-best-selling video games of all time and that means you’ve likely played it – let us know your best memories playing Super Mario Bros. in the comments below!
The game was released in September 1985 for Nintendo Entertainment System and can now be found on NES Classic Edition, Wii, Android.
Super Mario Bros.
Initial Release Date: September 13, 1985
Series: Mario Series
Genre: Platform Game
Composer: Koji Kondo
Mode: Single Player, Multiplayer
Developers: Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development, Systems Research & Development Co., Ltd.
Designers: Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Takashi Tezuka
Platforms: Wii, Nintendo Entertainment System, Android, More
Kyle Duncan Graham