Sunday, 20 March 2011

The FUSION of Super and Mario

Who doesn't remember when the Mario Bros. first came out in arcade low-res 2D graphics in 1983? Wait a sec ... probably quite a few people now ;-) ...

It's all about the plumbers Mario and Luigi who have to fight of abdominal creatures crawling out of New York's sewers. The game was well received and has evolved considerably over time. The sequel called Super Mario Bros. came out in 1985 as a two player game for Nintendo gaming consoles. It remained one of the best selling video games of all time until it was outsold by Wii Sports, a sports game (and another Nintendo marketing masterpiece) for this increasing number of people who want peace of mind without actually doing sports.

Anyways, may I now present you the next generation of the game: Super Fusion Mario Bros.

Photo by MAT on Flickr, March 2011.

The boys did an awesome dance show at FUSION of York 2011, a charity fashion & dance performance that takes place every year around March time. I quite like the event as it is always an excellent excuse for taking pictures as you can see here.

For the keen folks, here are some more sources of information about the bros.

Mario Bros. at Nintendo.

Mario Bros. on Wikipedia.

Super Mario Bros. on Wikipedia.

Super Fusion Mario Bros. at York.


Mic said...

Nice photo. I do wonder what a comupter is though ;)

Gordana said...

Mic, me too. I know a Mario but I'm not sure if his last name is Bros.


MAT said...

The thing that nobody knows it that Bros has actually composed the soundtrack for the very first Mario game. Because they did such a remarkable, magnificent job and their sound just sounds so radically never-heard-before (thanks to their super secret comupter synthesiser, of course), they were honoured by the creators of Mario by adding the band name to the game title!