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Nintendo's Mario
Mario games are typically of the higest quality and usually feature some intense platform jumping action. The first Mario game appeared in 1981 and was the work of Shigeru Miyamoto. Since then mario games have appeared on all of Nintendo's systems and the latest version of Mario is always a highly anticiapted event. The following list is not a complete list of mario games but shows some of the ones which have helped make him such a popular character and one of Nintendo's best assests.

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Donkey Kong 1981- Arcade
Mario Arcade
In his first appearance Mario is simply known as Jumpman. His first appearance typecast him forever as the guy that has to resuce the princess by jumping around a lot.
Donkey Kong Jnr 1982 - Arcade
Mario Donkey Kong Jnr
In a rare exception to Mario as hero rule in this games the player controls a Donkey Kong Jnr who must leap platforms to rescue Donkey Kong from Mario :-S
Mario Bros 1983 - Arcade
Mario Bros
Featured the first outing for both brothers Mario Mario and Luigi Mario (the Mario Brothers). Two player simultaneous platforming. More turtles get the mario treatment.
Super Mario Bros NES 1985 - NES

Super Mario Bros NES
The game that helped sell millions of NES systems.
Super Mario 1986 - G&W
Super Mario
A platform jumping G&W version. Features scrolling platforms.
Donkey Kong & Mario Bros 1986 - NES

Donkey Kong & Mario Bros
Donkey Kong and Mario join up again. Mario jump's and hammer's his way through construction zones from the original arcade game as girlfriend gets captured by big ape.
Super Mario Bros 2 1988 - NES

Super Mario Bros 2
The US / UK version of this game was a conversion of a game called Doki Doki Panic with mario and friends replacing the main characters. This helps explain while it has a different feel to the previous Mario games and has different enimies. Lets you play as Princess, Mario, Luigi or Mushroom.
Super Mario Land 1989 - GB
Super Mario Land
Portable mario on the GB was always going to be a sucess. There are loads of mario games on the Gameboy and of course now the gba to.
Super Mario Bros 3 1989 - NES

Super Mario Bros 3
Bowser has kidnapped Peach yet again and to stop Mario from reaching his castle he sends his seven kids to get in his way. Power-ups include a Raccoon, Near, Frog and Hammer suits.
Super Mario World 1991 - SNES

Super Mario World
The snes system was packed with Super Mario World. Another Mario sidescroller which made good use of the snes's mode 7 and included some complex platform action. Also notable for being the first Mario game to feature Yoshi, the dinosaur. Made good use of all the controller buttons which made it too tricky for some to control.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 1995 - SNES
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Yoshi was the star of this game and feature Mario as a Baby. One of the last games to come out on the SNES and showed just what could still be done with the snes's mode 7.
Super Mario 64 1996 - N64
Super Mario 64
First 3D version and first game with variable caps for Mario. Mario 64 was the definitive 3D platform game which has helped define an era. Best game ever according to some.
Super Mario Sunshine 2002 - GC
Super Mario Sunshine
Mario's never looked better and he has also aquired a talking hose come jetpack. Despite this he still spends his time running / jumping around for Princess Peach.
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Mario Facts

Other platforms Mario has appeared on include the Sinclair Spectrum, Philips CD-i, Vic-20, Commodore 64, Coleco Adam and the most Atari systems.

Mario was created by Shigeru Miyamoto who also made the Zelda Series of games.

One of the fist video game characters to have a film version made. Starred Bob Hoskins, not the best film ever :-S

If your buying an old Nintendo System a Mario game is a must. We typicaly have several for sale.

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