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Saturday, February 4, 2012
3. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
Ah, the first Super Mario Bros. game. This game
single-handedly saved the video game industry. Before Mario Bros. came out in
1985, no store would even sell video games. This is because of the Video Game
Crash of 1983. You see, due to the glut of all too similar titles on the Atari
2600, people had just stopped caring about video games. To most folks, it was a
worn out fad. This is understandable given the mostly awful games they were
saddled with. From E.T. to the worst version of Pac-Man to ever see the light
of day, people were just sick of Atari putting out crappy games. Come Nintendo.
Once people saw Mario Bros. in action, all the bad blood faded away,
kids and adults just wanted to play Mario and his brother Luigi in their wild
adventures. Never before in a game did you actually discover secrets in a
magical fantasy world, or have the screen scroll to reveal more of the level,
or hear catchy music, or see colorful 8 bit graphics. Mario Bros. was a game of
firsts, and it rekindled many a person’s love for video games.