How Super Mario Bros. was made

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How did we get Super Mario Bros? Where did this plumber and all those turtles come from? And what makes him ‘super’ anyways? Let’s take a look back at Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. Originally for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)… but before that the Arcade with Donkey Kong



Donkey Kong was created and released in 1981 so that Nintendo (and Miyamoto) could save some face from their not very good game, Radar Scope.

The task at hand was to find a way to ‘convert’ Radar Scope cabinets into a new game altogether. The resulting game was nothing like the original, but did aLOT better in the arcades.

The not-as-good Radar Scope:

 Read more about this game and great article over at – Video Game Break: