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Video games are synonymous with Mario. Rather Mario was the much needed revolution that the video gaming industry was in dire need of. Using 8 bit graphics, Mario has still managed to retain its charm among the Nintendo fans and gamers across the globe.

With the ease in plot and game’s simplicity, Mario has not only attracted gamers but also creators from the gaming and the film industry. It is the first video game to be ever made in a movie, Super Mario Brothers.

The Mario franchise is one of the most popular, successful, best selling and highest earning video game franchises of all times. The franchise has over 200 games with the most popular being the Super Mario Bros series.

Though started as a video game franchise, Mario has spread its wings in different domains as well. Mario has also gained popularity in the cartoon series, comic books, TV series and the animation and film industry as well. Its popularity even earned it a name in the Guinness Book of Records.

Super Mario

Mario Bros.: Reviving The Video Game Industry!

Mario was first introduced in the year 1981 by the Japanese video game company, Nintendo, reviving and changing the fate of the drooping video game industry.

However, the first Mario Bros. game was introduced after a couple of years in 1983. The plot of the game series is set in sewers and revolves around twin plumber brothers, Mario and Luigi, who fight and defeat the sewer creatures that include flipping turtles, the Shellcreeper, the Fighter Fly, Sidestepper and the Slipice. .

The basic highlights of the first installment of the Mario Bros. includes:

  • Release Date: 4thApril 1983
  • Developer: Nintendo R&D 1 andNintendo R&D 2
  • Creator: Shigeru Miyamoto, Gunpei Yokoi
  • Series: Mario
  • Genres: Platform
  • Available Platforms:

        Arcade
        Atari 2600/ Atari 5200/ Atari 7800/ Atari 8-bit
        PC- 88
        FM- 7
        Commodore 64
        Amstrad CPC
        Nintendo Entertainment System
        ZX Spectrum
        Game and Watch
        Game Boy Advance

  • Player Modes:

        Single Player
        Multi Player

Super Mario Bros: A Revolutionary Mario Gaming!

Super Mario Bros is a successor to the Arcade game, Mario Bros. released in 1983. It is the original Super Mario Bros. video game. It is one of the most popular and successful Mario Brothers’ game amongst all the Mario Bros. games in the Mario franchise.

The major highlights of Super Mario Bros video game includes:

  • Release Date: 13th September 1985
  • Developer: Nintendo R&D 4
  • Creator: Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka
  • Genre: Platform and adventure game
  • Available Platform:

        Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
        Arcade

  • Player Modes:

        Single Player
        Multi Player

  • Levels: 8 worlds with 4 sub levels

Plot of Super Mario Bros Video Game

The plot of the Super Mario Bros video game revolves around the two plumber brothers, Mario and Luigi, who hail from Brooklyn travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to set free the Princess Toadstool, held captive by the evil King, Bowser Koopa.

The game includes coins, bricks, super mushrooms and a bouncing Super star to help Mario Bros along the game. The Koopa troopa and other Koopa forces including the Birdos, fire bar and Piranha plant, etc. try their best to challenge the Mario Bros. at each level causing hindrances to fail their mission.

Each level comes to an end when Mario Bros. reaches the flagpole.

Super Mario Brothers 3

Super Mario Brothers 3 revolves around the Mushroom World where Mario and Luigi visit 8 kingdoms, seven of which are now ruled by Bowser’s children, Koopalings.. While Princess Toadstool is under Bowser’s control.

Now the Mario Brothers set out to release the Princess Toadstool and the king who is now transformed into an animal restoring his original form and retrieving his stolen magical wand..

The basic highlights of Super Mario Brothers 3 includes:

  • Release Date: 23rd October 1988
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD andNintendo R&D 4
  • Creator: Shigeru Miyamoto,Takashi Tezuka, Katsuya Eguchi
  • Series: Super Mario Bros.
  • Genres: Platform
  • Available Platform:

        Nintendo Entertainment System
        Arcade (PlayChoice-10)
        Game Boy Advance

  • Highlights:

        Koopalings
        Flight and sliding down slopes
        Pick up and throw special blocks
        Climb vines
        Fly and float with Super Leaf and Tanooki Suit
        Frog Suit
        Hammer suit
        World map

  • Player Modes:

        Single player
        Multi player

  • Levels: 8 kingdoms further subdivided in levels

Super Mario World

Super Mario world is a 2D platform game the plot of which revolves around the Dinosaur Land with Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess Toadstool. Princess gets captured by Bowser. Mario, Luigi and Yoshi set out to release the Princess and other imprisoned dinos from Koopalings and Bowser.

The major highlights of Super Mario world includes:

  • Release Date: 21st November 1990
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD
  • Creator: Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo, Katsuya Eguchi
  • Series: Super Mario Bros.
  • Genres: Platform
  • Available Platform:

        Super Nintendo Entertainment System
        Game Boy Advance
        Wii/ Wii U
        Arcade video game

  • Player Modes:

        Single player
        Multi player

  • Highlights:

        Cape Feathers
        P- Balloons
        Spin jump
        Dashing and jumping
        Fly and float

  • Level Exits: 96 level exits

Game and Watch: Super Mario Bros.: Celebration of 35 Years of Super Mario!

Game and Watch: Super Mario Bros. is a limited edition game created and released to celebrate 35 years of the Super Mario series. It packs in 3 Nintendo games in its small box with a digital clock:

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
  • Ball

The main highlights of the Game and Watch: Super Mario Bros. game includes:

  • Release Date: 13th November 2020
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Height: 6 inches
  • Width: 4 inches
  • Color: Red and gold
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Franchises: Mario, Game and Watch
  • Genres: Platform and productivity
  • Price: $ 50
  • Platform: LCD game
  • Player Modes: Single player

Super Mario Brothers Movie: A Mario Film Worth The Wait!?

With the immense popularity of the most famous American video game ever, many Super Mario brothers movies have been released in the past.

  • Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach!: 1986
  • Super Mario Bros.: 1993

Initially released in 1993 by the married couple, Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, Super Mario Brothers was the first live-action film based on the video game Mario by Nintendo.

The Super Mario Brothers movie starred Bob Haskins as Mario and John Leguizamo as Luigi. But the movie turned out to be a serious disaster and failed miserably at the box-office. Though you can still watch it on the OTT platform: Netflix.

Now in 2023, after 30 years of the release of the first Super Mario Brothers movie, Nintendo is again coming up with its third Mario movie installment and an all new animated Mario movie. This time Nintendo is pretty geared up with its game and has teamed up with the Illumination Studios to make Mario Magic happen.

Here is all the latest updates of the upcoming Super Mario Brothers movie:

  • Movie Name: Super Mario Bros.: The Movie
  • Release Date:
  • United States: 7th April 2023
  • Japan: 28th April 2023
  • Directors: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
  • Producers: Chris Meledandri, Shigeru Miyamoto
  • Genre:

        Animation
        Adventure
        Comedy
        Fantasy
        Sci-fi
        Romance

  • Star Casts:
  • Chris Pratt:Mario
  • Charlie Day:Luigi
  • Anya Taylor Joy: Princess Peach
  • Jack Black:Bowser
  • Seth Rogen:Donkey Kong
  • Fred Amisen:Cranky Kong
  • Keegan Michael Key:Toad
  • Kevin Michael Richardson:Kamek
  • Sebastian Maniscalco:Foreman Spike
  • Charles Martinet: Cameo role
  • Production Company: Illumination Mac Guff and Nintendo
  • Distributors: Universal Pictures
  • Available Platform:Peacock (after 45 days of theatrical release)

Plot of Super Mario Brothers Movie

The plot is set on the same story as that of the classic video game, Super Mario Brothers. A plumber, Mario, along with his brother, Luigi, sets out to release the captured Princess Peach from the evil Bowser and his minions. The brothers travel through a Labyrinth stated underground passing through the spooky dungeons and challenges along their way.

Previously the movie was scheduled to release in December 2022, but now it is set to release in the Easter weekend of 2023, Nintendo intends to attract the family audience to the theaters making their holidays worth the enjoyment.  

Super Mario Bros Papercraft: A Fan-Created PaperCraft Game

Taking Paper Mario quite seriously, Super Mario Bros Papercraft is a fan-created free and independent adaptation of Nintendo's original Super Mario Bros. video game in a papercraft art style. Made of cut-out paper the game is in 2.5D format.

Created in a week, the game offers the first world of the original title for a light and fun gaming experience. It covers the players with Mario navigating World 1 and includes some fight scenes with Bowser and some secret areas as well.

Though the graphic style is incredibly unique, but the game has a lot of bugs. The game is available for Windows and can be downloaded for free from itch.io

  • Creator: Boo3
  • Status: Prototype
  • Genre: Platform and adventure gaming
  • File Size: 526 MB
  • Control System:
  • Space Key: Jump
  • Left Mouse: Run and shoot
  • Esc key: Pause
  • Available Platforms: Windows only

Super Mario Brothers Papercraft Templates

Now you can create a Super Mario papercraft with Mario Origami easily. You can indulge in some fun gaming activities with your kids and can create some 3D Mario games and characters.

Some cool gaming and crafting ideas include:

1. Mario Game Watch:

Items required:

  • A white paper sheet
  • A pair of scissors
  • Stationery
  • Coloring pencils
  • Colored papers
  • Thermocol cutter
  • Glue stick
  • Toothpicks
  • Cello tape
  • White Thread
  • A paper punching machine

2. Mario Dice Game:

Items Required:

  • A plain paper sheet
  • Stationery
  • A pair of scissors
  • Coloring pencils
  • A pair of dice

3. Super Mario Cardboard Game:

Items Required:

  • A plain paper sheet
  • Cardboard
  • Stationery
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Coloring pencils
  • Cello Tape
  • Stapler
  • Wooden sticks
  • Bottle caps

4. Mario Puzzle Game:

Items Required:

  • Plain paper sheet
  • Cardboard
  • Stationery
  • Coloring pencils
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue stick

Super Mario papercraft templates are also available in PDF formats to help you ease with your assembling.

There are many websites to assist you with the Super Mario Brothers Papercraft templates. Some of them includes:

  • Pinterest
  • Mario Mayhem
  • Super Coloring
  • Nintendo
  • Kamibox
  • Gulin
  • Alpha beta gamer
  • Dribble
  • Etsy

You can get PDF Readers to open and print these templates and design ideas, such as SwifDoo PDF software. You can also use SwifDoo PDF Reader to customize your designs and share it with people online anytime.

A Quick Wrap Up!

The amount of fun and craze that Super Mario has bestowed upon along the years is unmatchable. Super Mario Brothers have kept us hooked to our gaming home consoles since the 1980s. They were amongst the many reasons to keep us hooked to our video games.

With other games taking over our gaming consoles, Nintendo is reintroducing the Mario fun by releasing an animated Super Mario Brothers movie in the theater screens in April 2023. Though it's quite a long wait for the ardent Mario fans but surely it will be worth it giving a nostalgic vibe to the adults and an animated adventure sci-fi drama to the kids.

Instead of waiting until next year, you can enjoy playing the Super Mario games on your consoles with your friends and family. You can also try the fan created Super Mario Bros Papercraft for an all new gaming fun.

Indulge in fun gaming activities with your kids by helping them create DIY paper Mario games and characters to help them learn and sharpen their minds for their mindful growth.

After all, the Mario franchise is the magic that introduced us to video gaming before advanced technology took over the gaming industry.

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