Mario Games

Mario Games

The Mario franchise is a media franchise consisting of video games published and produced by Nintendo starring the fictional character, Mario. The franchise also includes other forms of media including several television series and a feature film. It was originally created by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto with the video game Donkey Kong in July 9, 1981. The games have been developed by a variety of developers including Nintendo, Hudson Soft, and AlphaDream. Most Mario games have either been released for the arcade or Nintendo video game consoles and handhelds dating from the Nintendo Entertainment System to the current generation of video game consoles.

The main series in the franchise is the Super Mario platform series, which mostly follows Mario's adventures in the fictional world of the Mushroom Kingdom. These games typically rely on Mario's jumping ability to allow him to progress through levels. Analysts suggest that by 2012, the Mario franchise will be valued at over $10 billion. The franchise has spawned over 200 games of various genres along with being the best-selling video game franchise of all time.

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Mario Games - Impact
... Mario has been featured in 200 games of various genres, and the Mario franchise is the best-selling video game franchise of all time ... At least 31 different Mario games have sold more than a million copies each since 1995 ... This includes the core Super Mario series, which alone has sold over 262 million units worldwide, as well as the Mario Kart series which sold 78 million units, the Mario Party series which sold over 32 million units ...
Mario Franchise - In Other Media - Comics and Manga
... The Mario franchise has spawned several comic books and manga since its creation ... Super Mario-kun (スーパーマリオくん, Sūpā Mario-kun?) is a manga series written by Yukio Sawada (沢田ユキオ) and published by Shogakukan ... It contains many characters and scenarios from Mario games, such as Super Mario World and Paper Mario ...
New Super Mario Bros. - Reception - Critics
... The game was praised by numerous reviews, several of which noted that New Super Mario Bros ... was one of the best games available for the Nintendo DS ... GameZone believed that it was the "hot game" to purchase for any DS owner, noting its "huge exploration potential" and reinvention of the platform game genre ...
Super Mario Bros. 2 - Reception - Legacy
... Many elements in Super Mario Bros. 2 stayed for the game's sequels and related games in the series ... The game added the ability to pick up and toss enemies and objects, a move that has become part of Mario's permanent repertoire, appearing in other Mario games including Super Mario Bros ...

Famous quotes containing the word games:

    At the age of twelve I was finding the world too small: it appeared to me like a dull, trim back garden, in which only trivial games could be played.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)