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Happy Birthday Super Mario Bros.

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Today, September 13, 2010, marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of the original Super Mario Bros. game in Japan. The famous plumber has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember; from the original 2D side scrolling adventure, to the vast array of Super Mario Galaxy, I’ve always been down to help Mario save that lovely Princess Peach. Although today is a celebration focused primarily on Mario, let us not forget the plethora of unforgettable characters that have been born from the series – Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, koopas, goombas, bomb-ombs, Luigi, etc. The list could go own, but I think you get the point. Twenty five years of Super Mario Bros. means much more than just a birthday for our favorite mustache, it is a celebration of the best video game series ever.

Twenty five years ago today, a star was born that forever changed the lives of many. I would personally like to thank Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo, and all the wonderful people at Nintendo for creating the most beloved game character ever and for continuing to be the best video game company around. Thanks Nintendo!

I’ll leave you with the two of the best Super Mario Bros. Theme remixes out there. First we have Aphex Twin. While keeping it very true to original, they’ve added an extra sense of eeriness that makes it seem like you traveled way beyond the depths of level 1-2. On the other hand, we have the pumped up, hyper remix by RAC. The famous theme is overhauled and given an extra thump and a whole lot more energy. Both remixes are perfect.

Koji Kondo – Super Mario Bros. Theme (Aphex Twin Remix)

Koji Kondo – Super Mario Bros. Theme (RAC Remix)

Happy Birthday Super Mario Bros.

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

September 13, 2010 at 7:36 am