文章主講 Bruce, Angela, Wesley
Nintendo has been entertaining people with their video games and game consoles for decades. Today, kids are happy to get their hands on the Nintendo Switch, which was released in 2017. If you don’t have this newest system, perhaps you are playing on a Wii. Launched in 2006, this is Nintendo’s best-selling home console. Before the Wii, that honor was held by the original Nintendo Entertainment System, or the NES, which was released as the Famicom in Japan in 1983. This record-breaking console came with the now iconic game, Super Mario Bros. （感謝讀者留言指正，橘色字標示處，是編輯經再次查證，發現原文在描述上的確不夠精準，應加上 as the Famicon。故在雜誌上看不到這句是正常的喔!）
Released in September 1985, Super Mario Bros. was a successor to the arcade game Mario Bros. The sequel expanded the world of Mario and his brother, Luigi. Super Mario Bros. is set in the Mushroom Kingdom, which King Bowser Koopa and his tribe of turtles have seized. They not only magically turned the subjects into inanimate objects but also kidnapped Princess Peach Toadstool, who is the only one capable of reversing the king’s evil curse. Provided with this backstory, users worked their way through 32 levels set in various environments in order to save the princess and restore the Mushroom Kingdom to a state of peace and tranquility.
Even now, more than 35 years after the debut of Super Mario Bros., it is recognized as one of the best video games of all time. Its phenomenal success at the time of its release helped restart the North American video game market and made Nintendo the renowned global video game company that it is today. After 1985, Super Mario Bros. was re-released countless times on Nintendo’s evolving consoles and inspired numerous sequels. Though the graphics, controllers, and stories have changed, fans are always up for joining Mario on his newest mission.
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