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Vintage Games by Matt Barton, Bill Loguidice

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SUPER MARIO BROS. (1985): HOW HIGH CAN JUMPMAN GET?

Mario. This mustachioed Italian plumber from Super Mario Bros., a 1985 run-and-jump platform game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), is one of the most recognizable videogame characters of all time. Indeed, his fame is rivaled only by Pac-Man. His humble, even comical image is the face of Nintendo and the unlikely hero of generations of American and Japanese videogamers. If any videogame character is truly worthy of the epithet “super,” it's Mario.

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Screenshot from the famous World 1-1 in Super Mario Bros.

Mario made his debut in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong, in which he was ...

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