Super Mario Brothers Trading Cards Checklist

One of the most popular video games of all time is Mario. People all over the world are familiar with this name, and thousands of people a year purchase Mario memorabilia. But what exactly makes this video game character unique? He’s an overweight plumber who’s taken up the task to free Princess Peach from the clutches of Bowser. Can he survive to World 8 and retrieve his princess?

Some of the most popular Mario items available today are Super Mario Brothers Trading Cards. These cards come in over one hundred different colors and types, which makes collecting them part of [...]

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Valiant’s Super Mario Brothers Comics Extravaganza

The Super Mario Brothers, namely Mario and Luigi themselves, have been a staple of the video game industry for decades now. Ever since the introduction of the Nintendo gaming system in the 80s, they have dominated the video game culture with their popularity. Now, even as we move into a new era of video game technology with gaming consoles such as the Nintendo Wii, the Super Mario Brothers characters and their corresponding games do not show any signs of fading in popularity any time soon.

So if you are the type who loves Mario and [...]

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A Look Back at The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

“Hey, Pizanos!”

Anyone who grew up in the 80s and had an NES will recognize that greeting as the opening to The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, a television show that combined cartoons based on Nintendo properties with live action versions of Mario and Luigi, played by the late Captain Lou Albano of wrestling fame and Danny Wells, respectively.

These live action segments bookended each episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and were known for their assortment of guest stars, [...]

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Mario’s Metamorphosis: A Look at Mario From the 80′s to Today

When Mario first appeared in “Donkey Kong” in 1981, his name was simply Jumpman. Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto nicknamed the chubby carpenter “Mr. Video” and planned to include the character in all of his future games. The staff of Nintendo of America changed Jumpman’s name to Mario for the American release, in honor of the landlord who paid them a fateful visit for an overdue rent payment during their brainstorming session. The name Mario had a good ring [...]

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Favorite Mario Games: Why We Still Love Mario

Mario has not only conquered King Bowser countless times, he has conquered the turning times and trends. Mario remains to be a fan favorite character for two generations. When Mario made his first appearance in the 80s, kids loved him. Those same kids grew up and still admit to playing Mario games.

Today, kids are still fascinated with the franchise. They play the new Galaxy titles and even the old titles from the NES. Why do we still love Mario?

Obviously, the creators of [...]

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Pixel Posh: The Game Scenery that Makes Mario’s World More Memorable

Ever since Mario’s 1985 NES release, “Super Mario Bros.” the most cutting edge technology has created the detailed elements of Mario’s world. Even the 8-Bit graphics of the 1980′s were clear, detailed pixels in comparison to the other games that were released in that time period. Mario is the star of Nintendo not only for its excellent plots, entertaining qualities, and high replay value but its detailed imagery as well.

Each game in the Mario franchise is [...]

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The Super-Cool, Totally Mario, Must-Have Game Checklist

With so many Mario games available, it can be difficult to choose between which ones are the coolest and most fun. Playability, story line, and multiplayer interactions should be considered when choosing a game. Super Mario Bros. for the NES has always been a top seller that remains cherished by many fans despite its age. With current platforms in mind, here is a list of must-haves in the Mario franchise.

“Paper Mario: Sticker Star” for the Nintendo 3DS follows the popular “Paper Mario” RPG style. The game is similar to the [...]

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Did You Know? Ten Amazing Lesser-Known Facts About Mario

10) He was initially a carpenter in Donkey Kong. It was not until Mario Bros. that he became a plumber.

9) Mario and archenemy Bowser actually work together in the games Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Super Paper Mario.

8) Gamestop made a mistake and claimed that Super Mario Galaxy was rated M.

7) Santa Claus appears in the Mario game Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

6) Nintendo Power magazines have stated that Mario’s human enemy, Wario, [...]

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