Thats right were starting this of with a look back at Super Mario Brothers. And why shouldnt we? After the Video Game Crash of 1983 that took the industry down it was SMB that helped bring it back !
Super Mario Bros also brought about a new era of teaching you how to play and establishing the game parameters from the minute we started playing, for example as soon as you discover bricks on first screen can be hit with your head and the first mushroom comes out it is programed to be almost impossible to avoid so you learn that these are Power Ups and are not dangerous unlike the enemies you encounter next.
SMB introduced us to the in game shortcuts of warp zones and even glitches like warping to the negative worlds.
And who could forget the first Final Boss many of us faced. Level after level Mushroom Retainers told us they were sorry the Princess was in another castle but when we hit that last grey interior castle and heard the growing growl we knew this time it was THE FINAL BOSS .....King of the Koopas himself Bowser ! Imposing and paralyzing we didnt know what to do .....
Do you stomp on him like the others ? HELL NO !! How can you ? LOOK at the size of him and are those spikes?!?! SH*T!! Damn he's spitting flames and are those hammers?? Fu*k ! .... jump wait ..no high ..low... high low sh*t do we run under him? I mean he's jumping and it looks like i can go under him ...across that bridge, .....is that an axe ? Another weapon sh*t I gotta get it.... wait no... go back no forward !!! aghhhh runnnn jump !!
HOLY SH*T !! I DID IT!!! I DID IT !!!!! RIGHT ? WAIT ! Whats happening the screens moving .....Oh wait thats her right ?!! Yes !! SWEET A ENDING !?!? GAMES HAVE ENDINGS NOW?!?!?! GAMES HAVE ENDINGS NOW !!!!!!!!!!
MA !!! GAMES HAVE ENDINGS NOW !! What? No. Never mind, can i call tony on the phone and can he come over ? PLEASE!!