Super Mario Bros.

Original version: Super Mario Bros., released on 1985/09/13 for Nintendo Famicom

Recommended version: Super Mario Bros., released on 1986/02/21 for Nintendo Famicom Disk System

I’m pretty sure you already heard that music in your head before playing the audio file. It is burned into all our brains! The impact that Super Mario Bros. has had on modern culture is astounding. And why shouldn’t it be? SMB defined the platformer genre and inspired generations of games. Although not the first platformer, it stands in history as the iconic grandfather of modern platformers and is the earliest memory I have from my childhood. Before I could even speak full sentences I was already defeating Bowser.

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