Interesting facts about the game Super Mario
The first Super Mario game was developed and released by the Japanese company Nintendo in September 1985.
The character Mario himself is older than the game: he was created by Japanese designer Shigeru Miyamoto and first appeared in the arcade of Donkey Kong in 1981.
The character Mario is an Italian plumber in the Mushroom Kingdom, and his mission is to save the princess. He is often helped by his younger brother Luigi.
Super Mario Bros is the best-selling video game in history: it sold about 300 million game cartridges around the world.
The character of the game was not always called Mario. Initially, he was called Ossan, which in Japanese means “middle-aged man”. Then his name changed to Mr. Video, Jumping Man, and finally came to Mario.
In Super Mario Bros 3, the action takes place on islands that resemble Japan. The castle is located on the site of Kyoto, Nintendo's hometown.
Initially, Super Mario was an action-game in which the character flew a rocket, fired a laser cannon and a gun.
Mushrooms in the game were copied from Amanita Muscaria, and simply from the mushroom, which, among other things, can have a psychotropic effect on a person.
Some elements from another popular Nintendo action - Legend of Zelda - were transferred to Super Mario Bros. Both games were developed by Miyamoto himself and have quite similar motifs (for example, fire sticks appear in both games).
It is possible that the name for brother Mario Miyamoto took from the name of the pizzeria "At Mario and Luigi", located next to the Nintendo office in Redmond, Washington.
In addition to the well-known additional locations, for example, under water, there are more than 256 hidden levels in the game.
Another unknown secret of the game: the flagpole completing each level can be jumped. To do this, hit the tortoise falling into a hole and jump away from it. Then Mario will receive a special bonus that will help him jump over the flagpole.
The idea of playing Sonic the Hedgehog of Sonic Team came to mind of its creator while playing Super Mario, when he tried to complete the first level as quickly as possible.
In 2000, Nintendo was sued because the lengthened joystick of the Mario Party mini-game injured the hands of children. During the trial, the company agreed to spend $ 80 million on protective gloves for players.
Before the release of Super Nintendo, Mario was wearing a blue shirt and a red jumpsuit, and after all releases, Mario’s clothes changed colors: now the shirt has turned red and the jumpsuit is blue.
The original game Super Mario Bros is a little like the modern version. The whole game fit on 256 kilobits cartridge, it is about 32 kilobytes - the size of a small avatar for the forum.
At the time of the loss of Mario Super Mode (Super Mario or Mario Fiery), the same music is played as when going down the pipes, but during the game it seems that these are different melodies.
Mario was originally a carpenter, not a plumber. And in 1990 a puzzle was released, where Mario turned into a doctor.
The devouring chains resemble an evil dog on a chain that once frightened Miyamoto as a child.
By the way, if you tease these devouring chains 49 times, they will break free and attack Mario.
The soundtrack to the game, also known as Ground Theme, is one of the most recognizable melodies in the history of computer games. This simple theme, written by Koji Kondo, remained in the ringtone charts for 125 weeks.
A sociological survey of children of the early nineties in the United States showed that Mario was more recognizable to them than Mickey Mouse.
Bowser, the main villain of the series, once became a good character. He helps Mario in the Super Mario RPG game released in 1996: Legend of the Seven Stars.
The story of the villains in Super Mario Bros is much more serious than you might think.The Bowser and the Coopes are in fact black magicians who have turned all the inhabitants of the kingdom into bushes, blocks and various evil mushrooms.
Bullet Bill and Ted Torpedo hint at the 1989 1989 American fantasy comedy The Incredible Adventures of Bill and Ted.