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One of the most treasured and popular games of all-time, Super Mario Bros., released 36 years ago today in Japan. It goes without saying that the title launched Nintendo into a new territory that revolutionized the gaming industry in a truly remarkable way. And with it came dozens of popular characters, memorable and timeless worlds, unique concepts and designs, and a plethora of game-changing mechanics that were introduced throughout the Super Mario series and a variety of spinoff titles.

On a more personal level, Mario and friends have affected the lives of millions around the world — for nearly four decades. Everyone here at Nintendo Wire can attest to that too, as I’m pretty sure that this team of writers and content creators wouldn’t be here today without the push that the red-clad plumber gave Nintendo all those years ago. A lot of content has come out of our collective here, and one of my favorites has to be Tom Brown‘s de-make series, a collection of videos that reimagine Nintendo games on retro systems. Three videos in particular feature Mario — perfect for this spectacular occasion!

Without further ado, I’d like to invite you to view our trio of Mario-themed de-makes so you, too, can take a nostalgic trip back to a time when pixels reigned supreme in honor of today’s anniversary.





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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.