Sunday, 17 October 2010

Top Five Mario Games

Author: Kara Sherma

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These series first started with Donkey Kong in which Mario played jump man character, how ever it was later on changed to Mario in the American version of the game and it turned out to be surprisingly successful, which prompted the designers at Nintendo to come up with a series with him playing as the leading character. The character was inspired from the owner of Nintendo's American premises who had a similar look to the original character of Jump man and hence fell the name Mario.
The initial eight bit graphic system meant that he could not be animated with out having his arms disappeared and to solve this technical error, a solid colored shirt was designed along with moustaches, cap and an adorable sideburn. After a great success the character Mario has been used in various other games such as sports, puzzles, educational games etc. Mario's first puzzle game was in the now famous Dr. Mario series. This game was much similar to Tetris. In this game Dr. Mario throws vitamins that the player has to use to kill the viruses that populate the playing field, but at the same time another multiplayer game such as the Mario Kart series had brought up even more money to Nintendo coffers. He has also been involved in other popular games like the Paper Mario, Mario and Luigi and Super Paper. Super Mario has been very successful by selling 285 million copies in a very short time. With the advent of emulators that can be used in computer and cell phones, free Mario games are available which has become very popular in recent times. The top five games are
1. Super Mario Galaxy
2. Super Mario Bros
3. Super Mario 64
4. Mario Kart Super Circuit
5. Paper Mario
Another game has been released this year (2010) which has been titled as Super Mario Galaxy 2, marking the first time that a 3D sequel has arrived on the same console as its predecessor. However all games have the same stories of saving the princess and finding Bowser. The new features include barrier destroying, Rock mushroom and the Cloud flower which creates mid air cloud platforms to help you reach new areas while riding Yoshi. The Super series have had their success for nearly four decades and also with every other console gamer having played the game at some point of time or the other. He was also included in other games such as Pinball Land, a pinball game for the Game boy Advance. He was also used in sports games like Tennis, Baseball and golf. In 1999 the Hudson developed Mario Party series began on the Nintendo 64 the game revolves around a set of mini-games and are playable with up to 4 players. Another great achievement was the production of a Mario game based on the 24 Olympic events. For some people the Super Mario is more than just a game.

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