Super Mario Bros. Inducted Into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

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    [​IMG] 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.
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Discussion in 'Articles' started by Shiny Ablico, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. CROWley
    I wonder if they're counting in the ones packed in with NES systems because that just seems cheap. Most of the people who play and talk about that shit do it out of nostalgia, not because it's some great game.
  2. Shiny Ablico
    It's possible, but they see it as playing the game not the reasons why.
  3. Sykikal
    I think it's more news worthy that a video game hall of fame exists. This is the first I'm hearing about this. I think Mario Bros. being in is sort of a given.
  4. CROWley
    I was getting ready to like that comment and then saw the Mario part. Why should any game be a given? They should all stand the test of time and it's just a basic platformer.

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