that started it all for the NES. The Year: 1985. The
Subject: the Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo is
about to attempt to enter the video game market with
their revolutionary new video game console. Many were
worried, as Nintendo was attempting to enter a dead
market. But they had a secret weapon: Super Mario Bros.
The very first NES game ever was about to revolutionize
the industry. This was the first game of its kind. An 8-bit
sidescrolling adventure, featuring the notorious plumber
of Donkey Kong and Mario Bros. This game was hugely
popular, selling more copies than any other Mario game in
history except SMB3. No game had ever had such a great
combination of graphics, gameplay, and storyline in
history. The goal of this game
is to control Mario through various levels and avoid or
destroy enemies and obstacles that come along, using
assorted items such as Mushrooms and Fire Flowers. You
must eventually fight and defeat Bowser, the boss, at the
end of each level, towards the ultimate goal of rescuing
the Princess. Or play with another person and see who can
get there first.
Sound in this game is also nice. From the sound of the mushrooms popping out of the blocks, to kicking the turtle shells, to the bridge falling out beneath Bowser. The ever so famous music was also done nicely. It was simple and easily humable.
The gameplay, too, was very well done. Mario runs, jumps, kicks, and throws fireballs to defeat his enemies and avoid obstacles. The enemies were many, and all had varying weaknesses. The whole concept of a boss character was new and successful. And after saving the Princess, you can go on to a more difficult quest.