Items tagged with Super Mario Bros

For most people, the thought of playing Super Mario Bros. on a Commodore 64 probably never occurred to them, for a number of reasons. The biggest one, of course, is that Super Mario Bros. was never made available for the best selling PC of all time—it's an NES game. However, the thought did occur to developer ZeroPaige, who made a ROM of the classic game, but unfortunately Nintendo is shutting down the party. ZeroPaige spent the better part of a decade—seven years, to be exact—developing a nifty port of Super Mario Bros., in the form of a ROM that is playable through C64 emulation software on a modern PC. While the gameplay appears to stay true to the original, however, it's... Read more...
Way back in the day all anyone wanted for Christmas was a Nintendo Entertainment System. If you were lucky enough to get that NES, you undoubtedly wanted the Super Mario Bros. cartridge to go with it. Hoards of those video games were sold, and while we didn't know it at the time, the game would go on to be one of the most beloved video games ever made. While you could find the standard retail boxed version of Super Mario Bros. in just about any store that sold video games, there were a pair of incredibly rare versions of the game made. These versions are so rare because instead of being sealed in shrink wrap as the games usually were, there were sold in boxes sealed with a sticker. Only two of... Read more...
The original Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System, released in 1985, is about as iconic as a video game could possibly get. The history of Mario has been retold a countless number of times, but when you sit back and look at the past 33 years of the mustached character, the amount of progress we've made is really breathtaking. Today, games are hyper-realistic at times, and the capabilities are only going to improve as time goes on. New games obviously stomp older ones when it comes to the graphics department, but not always where gameplay is concerned. Sometimes, simpler is best, and that's exactly why a game like Super Mario Bros. continues to be so admired, despite being well... Read more...
Records are meant to be broken, shattered even, and can happen at any time and place, even in an unassuming bedroom underneath the yellowish glow of the lights. That's where clutch gamer Kosmic decided to livestream what would turn out be a record speedrun in Super Mario Bros., as he completed the game in 4 minutes 55.96 seconds. That is the fastest time ever recorded in Super Mario Bros., one of the most popular video games of all time. It debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System on September 13, 1985, over three decades ago, long before livestreaming speedruns was a thing. The game is filled with tricks and secrets, some of which are critical to pull off when attempting to beat it in record... Read more...
Researchers are doing some wonderful things with machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies—gaining a better understanding of weather patterns, creating safer and more efficient transportation, predicting heart attacks, and even helping save a princess. Not just any princess, mind you, but Princess Peach. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Interactive Computing have harnessed these awesome technologies to give AI a better understanding of how video games work, and they used Super Mario Bros. to do it.Granting, teaching an AI to watch a video game and learn the mechanics sounds comparatively silly to some of the other things that are going on in the field,... Read more...
  If you are of a certain age, hearing the theme music for Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 will send you into an instant state of nostalgia. Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. was an iconic masterpiece in gaming history and still delights players to this day. So, imagine our surprise to see the game’s first level recreated for a life-sized augmented reality gaming experience using Microsoft HoloLens. A HoloLens developer by the name of Abhishek Singh took his love of the game to the extreme by painstakingly recreating the objects, surrounding environment, enemies and power-ups from the game. To demonstrate his creation for an audience, Singh donned a Mario-style outfit (because, why not) and his HoloLens... Read more...
Pac-Man has officially been recognized as one of the most important video games of all time. Such is the insinuation from being one of only half a dozen titles inducted into The Strong's inaugural World Video Game Hall of Fame, which includes a collection of titles that span multiple decades, countries of origin, and gaming platforms.What they all have in common is that they each "significantly affected the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general." Based on those merits, it's hard to argue against the inclusion of Pac-Man, a game that debuted 35 years ago and is one of the stars in the upcoming Pixels movie starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James.The other four inductees include... Read more...
Nintendo is refreshing its Wii console in time for the holiday shopping season -- Huzzah! It's going to sport a slimmer, sleeker design and be part of a holiday bundle that includes the New Super Bros. Wii game, a special Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack CD that isn't available anywhere else, a black Wii Remote Plus controller, and black Nunchuk controller -- double huzzah! It will be stripped of its ability to play Gamecube games, and it won't come with any kind of price cut to make up for it -- triple huzza... wait, what? Nintendo says the refreshed Wii console will no longer be compatible with Gamecube software and accessories, so take that into consideration if you're sitting on a library of... Read more...