Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. franchise is one of the most well-known video game series in history. At times, this revolutionary series starring the one and only mustachioed plumber has shaken up the video game industry with its magical and creative adventures.
September 13, 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. From 1985 to 2015, Mario has seen numerous installments — from Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System to Super Mario Maker on Wii U. In whatever form the franchise takes, Super Mario continues to fill the hearts of millions with its charm and inspiring gameplay; Yoshi probably has a factor in that too, because he is quite irresistible.
Let’s walk down memory lane to remember the 30 years of this monumental franchise, while learning some exciting facts about this juggernaut along the way. What Super Mario Bros. game did the series’ father Shigeru Miyamoto have no involvement with? What Super Mario games have broken sales records? Find out the answers to these intriguing questions, and more, as we recount 30 years of Super Mario’s history in just fifteen minutes.