Happy Birthday Mario!

Super Mario’s 30th Birthday celebrated by Nintendo. Super Mario first hit screens on September 13, 1985 and since then more than 300 million copies of the game have been...
Nintendo's game creator Shigeru Miyamoto poses with his character in Tokyo. Picture: Toshifumi Kitamua/AFP Source: AFP
Nintendo's game creator Shigeru Miyamoto poses with his character in Tokyo. Picture: Toshifumi Kitamua/AFP Source: AFP

Super Mario’s 30th Birthday celebrated by Nintendo. Super Mario first hit screens on September 13, 1985 and since then more than 300 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide. Festivities were held in Tokyo on Sunday celebrating Mario’s 30th.  Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto and video game music composer Koji Kondo joined the celebrations.

To mark the Mario milestone Nintendo is releasing Super Mario Maker on the Wii U console, allowing players to create their own worlds for Mario.

Did you know?
A Super Marios Film was also released in 1993 depicting the energetic mustachioed plumber on his quest to rescue Princess Peach.

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