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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:10pm 14/09/10 | 12 Comments
Yesterday marked the 25th birthday of Nintendo's iconic Mario, but we were en-route to his homeland of Japan (or is that the Mushroom Kingdom), so haven't had a chance until now to let you know about it.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate. Put down the Wii controller and dust off your NES and plug it in to see if it works, watch the awful Bob Hoskins-starring Mario movie, read the awesome "Game Over" by David Sheff, watch the somewhat jarring (and stereotyped) Mario cartoon series ("Hey Paisano!"), or run through a well-presented history of the mustached platforming hero as supplied by Nintendo of Australia.

Click here to check out Mario through the years.

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Posted 01:22pm 14/9/10
happy birthday mario, thanks for all the super fun happy times!
Posted 01:25pm 14/9/10
I thought Donkey Kong was older than that?
Posted 01:48pm 14/9/10
I thought Donkey Kong was older than that?
He wasn't called Mario in Donkey Kong.
Posted 02:04pm 14/9/10
It's still not right though.
Posted 04:41pm 14/9/10
Maybe it's only the super mario who's 25. regular mario sucked anyway.
Posted 07:44pm 14/9/10
It's still not right though.

wait so would you believe a wiki page, or a video created by the owners of mario?
Posted 08:38pm 14/9/10
would of been cool if they went into all the mario games and spin offs.

joshi's island ftw.
Posted 08:46pm 14/9/10
Well according to the logo, it's the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. not Mario's 25th birthday.
Posted 09:34pm 14/9/10
That wiki link is to the arcade game.

As it says on the website, the anniversary is 25 years of "Super Mario Bros", which started on September 13, 1985 (almost exactly 25 years ago) with Super Mario Bros on the NES.
Posted 09:47pm 14/9/10
So what you're saying is that this thread should be nuked for a bad title?
Posted 10:51pm 14/9/10
So what you're saying is that this thread should be nuked for a bad title?

Posted 10:55pm 14/9/10
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