you know: Way back in the Mid-1980's, there was a cartridge
released in the European Market that featured Nintendo World Cup, Tetris and
Super Mario Bros. all on the same cartridge?
you know: The first appearance of Luigi was -not- Super Mario
Bros., but an arcade game called Mario Bros., in which Mario enlisted his
brother Luigi's aid in cleaning the sewer pipes? They didn't call them
plumbers for nothing!
you know: The failed successor to the original Game Boy was this
"interesting" contraption called the Virtual
Boy? You had to put your head against the machine, to see the screen,
and all the games displayed in only two colors: Red and Black. The machine
was an utter failure, as most everyone who played it, got splitting
migraines. And the games sucked to boot.
you know: The American version of Super Mario Bros. 2, was -not-
the Japanese version? In Japan, Super Mario Bros. 2
was a continuation of the original game, and there was no 2 player mode.
Instead, you played either a Mario game or a Luigi game. Check out a screenshot.
you know: Nintendo
has been around for nearly one hundred years? It's true; however before they
made a plumber famous, they were famous for making Playing Cards, and if I'm
not mistaken, slot machines.
you know: Nintendo,
the name, translated loosely means "from the heavens" in Japanese.
Alot of fans would probably agree.
you know: Mario
was created by a man named Shigeru Mayamoto, whose name is now legendary,
who was ordered to come up with a hit game, in a very small amount of time
(by himself). The game became Donkey Kong.
you know: In
the original Donkey Kong, the character we know as Mario was simply called
"Jumpman" (because that's what he did. Jump).
you know: There
was a line of comic books based on the Nintendo universe, with Mario as the
star of the line-up. The Mario comic featured the characters from Super
Mario Land, who came into the real world via a malfunctioning GameBoy, and
helped two brothers save the day from Tatanga.
you know: There
once was a Mario Bros. afternoon television show. It was called The Super
Mario Bros. Super Show and starred Captain Lou Albano, a popular wrestler,
you know: Mario's
outfit is by accident. Originally, it wasn't in the design for Mario to have
overalls, a hat or even a mustache! Mayamoto said he added these, as a means
to separate Mario's different body parts onscreen, as otherwise you couldn't
tell his neck from his hand. As technology improved though, this was no
longer the case; but by then everyone knew Mario as he was, so the design