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Happy 25th Birthday Super Mario Brothers.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Sunshine was pretty awesome, all things considered

    It's no Super Mario Galaxy 1 or 2, but really, I don't think any other platformer even comes close to either of those games

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Galaxy brought back the powerups which I think was the main thing missing from the 3d Marios up till then. I mean, Mario 64 had the Wing Cap + two other useless caps, Sunshine had Hover Nozzle + two other useless nozzles, Galaxy finally brought back the Super Mushroom, Fireflower, Starman (turtle shell doesn't count!), and added all the suits which for the most part were pretty great (Boo and Spring Mario were somewhat restrictive in their usefulness but were at least ok)

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  • Rex DartRex Dart Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    If that anniversary collection comes out in the US, I'll buy it.

    And if I buy it, it will be the first Mario game I've bought ever.

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Also, looking at that History of Mario video, it's stunning to me how they made the jump from 2D to 3D with Mario 64

    I never really thought about it, but that game is so different from the 2D games it's actually pretty mind blowing how they made it work, let alone as well as they did

    That thing is the standard for all 3D platformers for a reason

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Sunshine was pretty awesome, all things considered

    It's no Super Mario Galaxy 1 or 2, but really, I don't think any other platformer even comes close to either of those games
    SMB3? SMW? Yoshi's Island? ;-)

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  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    gonna celebrate by playing Halo: Reach all night

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Chen wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Sunshine was pretty awesome, all things considered

    It's no Super Mario Galaxy 1 or 2, but really, I don't think any other platformer even comes close to either of those games
    SMB3? SMW? Yoshi's Island? ;-)

    2D platformers are not the same!

    But even if they were?

    Nah

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    gonna celebrate by playing Halo: Reach all night

    And trying to jump on Elites' heads?

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hmmm...I think Galaxy 2 is just as good as those 3.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Something about Galaxy 2 just never clicked with me. I don't know what it is, because by all accounts it is an excellent game. Maybe it just felt too similar to Galaxy 1 for me, I dunno.

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  • GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    gonna celebrate by playing Halo: Reach all night
    Cool story bro

    I myself am more a fan of the 3D Mario games, especially the Galaxies. I would say both of those are just about perfect platformers.

    But Yoshi's Island is pretty incredible, too.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I just recently found a copy of Yoshi's Island at a small gaming shop in my town for 12 bucks and it's in fantastic condition.

    Haven't had the time to play it yet though. :(

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  • RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mario is my favorite character of all time, and I wish I had all his main games (no sports or racing, I'd be ruined if I tried that), but the ones I'm missing are SMB1, Lost Levels, NSMBWii and Mario Galaxy 2. Here's hoping I get a job soon so I can buy those and have my collection complete to accompany my complete Zelda collection.

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Lost Levels? As in SMB2j? Good luck trying to find an original cart.

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  • Mr.SunshineMr.Sunshine Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I've yet to see a plumbing game starring Mario... I'm sure there's one out there though.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I've yet to see a plumbing game starring Mario... I'm sure there's one out there though.

    Mario Bros?

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  • Mr.SunshineMr.Sunshine Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I was thinking on the lines of something like Bioshocks hacking thing. Fixing drains and whatnot with pipes and wrenches.

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  • OmeksOmeks Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Super Mario Bros. is 25 years old?

    I'm gonna be 24 years old on Wednesday. I'm almost as old as Mario.

    Holy shit that's a weird thought.

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  • EnigEnig a.k.a. Ansatz Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Huh, it took this thread to make me realise I am almost exactly the same age as SMB. :?

    8-)

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  • RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Omeks wrote: »
    Super Mario Bros. is 25 years old?

    I'm gonna be 24 years old on Wednesday. I'm almost as old as Mario.

    Holy shit that's a weird thought.

    Heh, I'm 25, and Zelda 1 was released on my first birthday!

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  • DipKnockerDipKnocker Registered User
    edited September 2010
    If I had the cash would be a good day to finally grab galaxy2. Oh wells...sooon..

  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So I was five when Super Mario Bros was released. Whoo!

    I was six the first time I beat not-Bowser on world 1-4. Good memories. :D

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  • JeanJean Lord of the loot Gatineau, QuébecRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The original Super Mario Bros is the first game I ever played. It's only fitting than it's almost as old as me (I'm 26).

    Mario always has been and always will be my favourite serie. It's not just out of sheer sentimentality too since they keep makling great Mario games to this day.

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  • Cameron_TalleyCameron_Talley Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Omeks wrote: »
    Super Mario Bros. is 25 years old?

    I'm gonna be 24 years old on Wednesday. I'm almost as old as Mario.

    Holy shit that's a weird thought.

    I'm 27. Same age as the Famicom.

    Someone mentioned trying to find a Cart of SMB2 ("lost Levels"). However, I think that was a Famicom Disk System game. So it's a disk.

    Our Super Mario Bros 2 was actually released in Japan as "Super Mario USA"

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 I believe they disproved that on Mythbusters... Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I was thinking on the lines of something like Bioshocks hacking thing. Fixing drains and whatnot with pipes and wrenches.

    One of the Mario & Luigi games (I think the first one) had a brief segment where you actually do some form of plumbing (as in just fixing up leaks), which I found amusing.

  • DourinDourin Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    SMB was the first video game I played. It was released the year I was born, but we didn't get our NES until I was 2 years old. I'm told that was the first time I beat a game too. When I was 2 years old. Took me 2 weeks, according to my mom.

    Now I can barely get to world 8. What the hell has happened to me? :(

    Also, where was Youtube when I was 2 years old beating SMB? Had to have been some kind of record.

    Nowadays I just celebrate if I actually stick with a game long enough to actually beat it.

  • RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Omeks wrote: »
    Super Mario Bros. is 25 years old?

    I'm gonna be 24 years old on Wednesday. I'm almost as old as Mario.

    Holy shit that's a weird thought.

    I'm 27. Same age as the Famicom.

    Someone mentioned trying to find a Cart of SMB2 ("lost Levels"). However, I think that was a Famicom Disk System game. So it's a disk.

    Our Super Mario Bros 2 was actually released in Japan as "Super Mario USA"

    Some pirates ported Lost Levels to carts. They were bad hack jobs, though, because they didn't have any of the extra levels IIRC. Super Mario USA was released in cartridge form, BTW.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Some of the Famicom Disk games were later re-released on carts (I'm specifically refering to Japan here btw). I know Legend of Zelda started as a FDS game and was later put on a cart (like in 1987 or something?). I think a few years into the Famicom's life they were just able to fit more data on the carts, so it only made sense to sell some of the more popular titles to those who didn't buy a FDS.

    Honestly couldn't say whether this was the case with SMB2 or not. But I could certainly see them fitting it on a cart - the game isn't *that* big.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • T-DangerT-Danger Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I played some of the 2D Marios when I was a child, but the first Mario game I truly enjoyed was Mario 64. At the time, it was one of the hardest games I'd ever played, but by god it was an awesome ride. Exploring the castle, finding all these hidden rooms and discovering the secrets within them.. Just magical. I wonder if we'll ever get a world hub as amazing as that one in any other game.

    I've been a fervent Mario fan ever since. Every one of his games (except those damn party ones) oozes with quaility.

  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So I was about to boot the Wii to get my nostalgia on...but then I realized that I have the goddamn NES hook up in the other room, so I'm gonna go play on that instead. :P

    (Man I need to get a S-Video for my SNES)

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    One of the greatest games ever made

    First game I ever beat

    The first game to ever get player control right as far as I'm concerned

    Such an important game in so many ways

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    20th Happy?

    Also he's holding up three fingers LEARN TO COUNT SONIC

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    20th Happy?

    Also he's holding up three fingers LEARN TO COUNT SONIC

    A thumb isn't a finger LEARN TO BIOLOGY UNBREAKABLEVOW

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hedgehogs don't have thumbs LEARN TO PHYSIOLOGY TSR

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Don't gimme that science bullshit

    Thumb is totally a finger

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Don't gimme that science bullshit

    Thumb is totally a finger

    elementary school playground discussions around the nation disagree

  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So mario

    what a completely fun series of games.

    I wouldn't be named what I am on these boards, doing what I'm doing professionally if it wasn't for mario

    I think I'm gonna go boot up mario land 2 on my brick gameboy to celebrate

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Don't gimme that science bullshit

    Thumb is totally a finger

    elementary school playground discussions around the nation disagree

    But we learn to count using our fingers and our thumbs

    Ipso ergo procter thumb is a finger

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