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The History of Super Mario Bros Computer Game: How It Became a Classic
Super Mario Bros is a classic game that has been enjoyed by millions of players around the world. It was first released in 1985 by Nintendo and quickly became one of the most popular video games of all time. The game follows Mario, a plumber from Brooklyn, who must rescue Princess Toadstool from the evil Bowser. In this article, we will explore the history of Super Mario Bros computer game and how it became a classic.
The Origins of Super Mario Bros
The origins of Super Mario Bros can be traced back to 1983 when Nintendo released Donkey Kong. The game featured a character named Jumpman who would later become known as Mario. In 1985, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The game was an instant success and helped to revitalize the video game industry, which had suffered from a market crash in 1983.
Gameplay and Features
Super Mario Bros is a side-scrolling platformer where players must navigate through various levels while avoiding obstacles and enemies. The game features power-ups such as mushrooms that make Mario larger or flowers that give him fireballs to defeat enemies. Players can also collect coins throughout each level to earn extra lives.
One of the unique features of Super Mario Bros is its hidden secrets and warp zones. By finding hidden blocks or jumping in certain locations, players can skip entire levels or go to secret areas with extra lives or power-ups.
Legacy and Impact on Gaming
Super Mario Bros has had an enormous impact on gaming since its release in 1985. It helped to establish Nintendo as a major player in the video game industry and sparked a renewed interest in home console gaming.
The success of Super Mario Bros also led to numerous sequels, spin-offs, and merchandise featuring the iconic character. Mario has become one of the most recognizable video game characters in the world and has appeared in over 200 video games.
Super Mario Bros computer game is a classic that has stood the test of time. Its engaging gameplay, unique features, and lasting legacy have made it one of the most beloved video games of all time. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to the series, Super Mario Bros is a game that is sure to provide hours of fun and entertainment.
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Ghosts 'R' Us
" Ghosts 'R' Us " is the fourth episode of the Super Mario World animated series. The episode is erroneously spelled " Ghosts Are Us " on MRA Entertainment's DVDs. This episode's name is a pun on the name of the store Toys "R" Us . This is also the second episode of a Super Mario cartoon to have a title be a pun on the name Toys "R" Us, the first being " Crimes R Us " of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 .
This is the only episode that did not appear in the single-disc DVDs of the series ( Yoshi the Superstar or Koopa's Stone Age Quests ), but instead being released as part of the Mario Bros. Mix DVD.
- 3 Animation and continuity errors
- 4 Names in other languages
- 5 References
Plot [ edit ]
Mario , Yoshi , Luigi , and Princess Toadstool are searching the Enchanted Forest for the missing Oogtar the cave boy . As the group searches, Yoshi becomes increasingly uneasy in the haunted forest. After reassuring Yoshi that there are no ghosts in the forest, Luigi bumps into a robed being.
Apologizing to the figure for bumping into him, Luigi is warned by Princess Toadstool that the figure is "the most terrible Koopa Wizard in the entire Dino World , Wisenheimer". Yelling that his name is really Wizenheimer , the Koopa Wizard ends up scaring Luigi and Yoshi, causing the latter to run away panicking.
After frightening Yoshi away, Wizenheimer demands that Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool jump into a nearby Warp Pipe . Princess Toadstool refuses to enter the pipe, stating that it leads to a haunted house . Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool are subsequently forced into the tube when Wizenheimer conjures-up a Bob-omb and threatens to blow up the group. After Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool jump into the tube, Wizenheimer follows them in.
Eventually, Yoshi stops running and begins to worry about his friends and the trees and bushes roar and grab at him. Before Yoshi can track them down, though, a large Tarzan-like holler scares the dinosaur. Terrified, Yoshi runs off, only to be chased by a "monster" who was, in actuality, the missing caveboy, Oogtar.
While running away from Oogtar, Yoshi nearly bumps into a wall of Piranha Plants sticking out of Warp Pipes. Yoshi easily jumps over these Piranha Plants; unfortunately, Oogtar is not as lucky and ends up becoming stuck in a Piranha Plant's mouth. After begging for help, Oogtar is saved when Yoshi slurps up the Piranha Plant chewing on Oogtar.
After Oogtar thanks Yoshi for saving him, Yoshi explains to him that Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool have been kidnapped by a Koopa Wizard. Hearing Yoshi's story, Oogtar decides to aid him in his search for their friends.
In the basement of the haunted house, Wizenheimer begins to taunt the now shackled Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool. After Princess Toadstool asks Wizenheimer why he is holding them captive, the Koopa Wizard's only response is, "Because I'm an evil Koopa Wizard, I don't need a reason to be mean and nasty. It's my nature!". Wizenheimer then leaves his prisoners, whose only hope of escape are Yoshi and Oogtar.
While looking for their friends in the forest, Oogtar and Yoshi are attacked by an angry Caterpillar . A panicking Oogtar is forced to drag Yoshi away, the latter having gone into shock due to the caterpillar's monstrous roars. While fleeing from the caterpillar, Yoshi comes across a ? Block , which he hits, causing a pair of Magic Wings to pop out of the box; leaping into these wings, Yoshi gains the power of flight. With Oogtar on his back, Yoshi flutters up into the air and swoops down on the attacking caterpillar and with his sticky tongue, gobbles it up.
With the ability to fly on his side, Yoshi easily finds the Warp Pipe his friends were forced down and with Oogtar, he ventures down it. Coming out of the other end of the Warp Pipe, Yoshi is horrified to discover that Wizenheimer lives in a haunted house. Deciding to leave Yoshi behind, the overconfident Oogtar begins pounding on the door of Wizenheimer's haunted house. Coming to see what the commotion was, Wizenheimer is met with Oogtar, who demands to be brought to the house's dungeon to see his friends. An amused Wizenheimer agrees to take Oogtar to the dungeon, then subsequently zaps the caveboy into chains in the dungeon.
Realizing it is up to him to save his friends, Yoshi, with the use of a Triangle Block , barges into the house. Inside the house, Yoshi is attacked and chased by a gang of ghosts . After a long chase, Yoshi finds himself in Wizenheimer's basement, face-to-face with the Koopa Wizard himself.
After almost being blasted by Wizenheimer, Yoshi, after getting some advice from Oogtar, uses his tongue to slurp up Wizenheimer's wand, leaving the Koopa Wizard powerless. Yoshi's subsequent belch from eating the wand shoots out a magical blast that frees his friends. The now free Mario defeats Wizenheimer by jumping on his head and sending him tumbling into the bowels of his basement.
Even with Wizenheimer defeated, Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, Yoshi, and Oogtar are still trapped in his haunted house. It is only after a failed attempt by Oogtar to break down the basement door that a magic key is found. Using this magic key, the gang are transported back to Dome City , safe and sound.
Cast [ edit ]
- Andrew Sabiston — Yoshi
- John Stocker — Oogtar the caveboy, Wizenheimer , Caterpillar, singer #2
- Walker Boone — Mario
- Tony Rosato — Luigi
- Tracey Moore — Princess Toadstool
- Michael Stark — Singer #1
Animation and continuity errors [ edit ]
- When Mario tells Yoshi to not be afraid, he has four fingers on each hand instead of five.
- When Luigi bumps into Wizenheimer , his right hand overlaps on him.
- When Oogtar is impressed after Yoshi eats the Piranha Plant , Yoshi's right eye is closed as opposed to his open left eye.
- In several scenes of the episode, various objects, such as ? Blocks and doors disappear, only to reappear later.
- At one point, Luigi's gloves are missing while only the stripes are visible.
- Additionally, the letter L on Luigi's cap is missing.
- When Wizenheimer says he likes to have people captive, he has five fingers on his right hand.
- In several scenes, the "L" on Luigi's hat turns white on a black background.
- When Luigi says that he and his friends are trapped, Princess Toadtstool 's eyebrows are black instead of orange.
- When Yoshi runs over to the ? Block, Oogtar is layered over him.
- When Yoshi and Oogtar are flying in the air, a Block in the background can be seen to be moving with the screen.
- When Oogtar is impressed after Yoshi eats the caterpillar , his hair is layered over his left hand.
- When Oogtar says that the Warp Pipe leads to the haunted house , his eyebrows disappear briefly.
- When Yoshi hides behind a tree, he is layered in front of and behind it.
- When Toadstool questions Oogtar's disappearance, Mario and Luigi's gloves are the same color as their skin. This also happens near the end of the episode when they congratulate him for finding a magic key , although the stripes on their gloves appear to be the same color as their shirts.
- When Luigi says, " Great! But who's gonna rescue you? ", both Bros.' letters on their caps are missing.
- When Yoshi finds the Triangle block and when he jumps it, it overlaps on the house.
- When Yoshi opens a window, part of the background is colored in like his body.
- While running from the Big Boo , Yoshi's saddle colors are reversed.
Names in other languages [ edit ]
References [ edit ].
- ^ May 20, 2015. "Ghosts 'R' Us", dubbed in Romanian by KidsCo . Odnoklassniki (OK.ru). Retrieved January 4, 2016.
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Ghosts 'R' Us
- Episode aired Oct 5, 1991
Mario and the crew enter into the enchanted forest. They then are held as prisoners in a haunted house. Oogtar and Yoshi then try to rescue Mario, Luigi and the Princess. Mario and the crew enter into the enchanted forest. They then are held as prisoners in a haunted house. Oogtar and Yoshi then try to rescue Mario, Luigi and the Princess. Mario and the crew enter into the enchanted forest. They then are held as prisoners in a haunted house. Oogtar and Yoshi then try to rescue Mario, Luigi and the Princess.
- Perry Martin
- Shigeru Miyamoto
- Harvey Atkin
- Walker Boone
- Tara Strong
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- (credit only)
- (as Tara Charendoff)
- Additional Voices
- Kootie Pie Koopa
- (as Paulina Gillis)
- Bully Koopa
- Big Mouth Koopa
- Princess Toadstool
- Cheatsy Koopa
- Kooky von Koopa
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- Trivia Although hadn't detected in decades, there is a subliminal messaging where MagiKoopa held his magic wand (booms "That's Wizenheimer!" as lightening flashes in the background) as his thumb bares a striking resemblance of a penis.
- Goofs In one scene before being captured, Princess Toadstool's eyebrows were single lined. But in all other scenes, her eyebrows are back to normal.
Princess Toadstool : Oogtar! Oogtar! Where could that lost cave kid be? It seems that we've been searching the enchanting forest for hours.
Mario : Err... Don't worry princess, we'll find little Oogtar soon, it's almost past his bed time.
- Alternate versions The version shown in the Super Mario All-Stars package is missing the ghost house chase sequence when Yoshi first enters the haunted house.
- Connections Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Super Mario Bros Super Show: Koopenstein & Mario World: Ghosts 'R' Us (2018)
- October 5, 1991 (United States)
- DIC Entertainment
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- Runtime 21 minutes
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Ghosts 'R' Us
Our heroes have been sent on a mission to the Enchanted Forest to search for Oogtar, a little cave kid who's gotten lost, apparently. Yoshi adds another fear to his list, and this time it's ghosts, but Mario and Luigi console him that there aren't any in the forest. That is, until they bump into Wizardheimer, the most evil Koopa wizard of them all, whose lightning conjuring tricks frighten Yoshi to run miles away, and tells those still with him that he's the owner of the forest, and anyone inside is his prisoner. So he tells them to enter his warp pipe.
"Oh yeah, make us!"
"We're not afraid of you!"
"How do you feel about Bob-Ombs? Bob-Omb!"
"Those we're not so crazy about!"
For being the number one heroes of Dinosaur Land and the Mushroom Kingdom, the Mario brothers are very submissive.
Meanwhile, Yoshi laments on his cowardliness, wishing he hadn't ditched his friends at the sight of danger and had people to give him company. After an evil tree and a boulder with a mouth try to do so, he changes his mind, and after hearing a blood curdling scream, decides to leg it. But the silly goose doesn't know it's Oogtar, pretending to be the king of the jungle by wielding a rope, and ends up getting munched on by a Piranha Plant while trying to be cool, so after apologising , is saved by the ravenous reptile. After asking questions, Oogtar explains that "Oogtar not lost, Oogtar just not know where he is," and Yoshi remains relatively calm for the fact the cave kid's idiocy got the Marios and Princess captured.
We return briefly to the haunted house, Wizardheimer locks his prisoners, has his name forgotten, and explains why he's holding them prisoner in a sequence involving everyone getting in on the comedic act. Yoshi and Oogtar, however, encounter a Cave Caterpillar/Wiggler on their journey, and decide not to run, but "jog for health" away from it. Conveniently, they come across a block containing a pair of wings, which gives them enough confidence to merely turn around and eat the caterpillar.
Thus ensues a minute of Yoshi and Oogtar talking, the former being afraid of the haunted house and the latter proving he really is worthless.
"Whaddaya want, you prehistoric punk!?"
"Oogtar come to rescue Princess and plumbers. Get Oogtar to dungeon!"
"Whatever you say, cave rat!"
"Ooga bummer, man."
After finding a way into the haunted house via triangle block, it's awkward song time ! Is it wrong that the thing that interests me isn't how awkwardly drawn the Boos are or how comically dusty the floors are, but the fact there's a Question Block just blocking above a table in the hallway? Seriously, that could be the next step in home decoration.
After the physics of ghosts are brought up by the fact a Boo slams straight into a door, Yoshi comes face to face with Wizardheimer, who tries blasting him with magic but is promptly defeated by his wand being munched on and spat out, unlocking the chains on the prisoners and allowing the plumbers to jump on his head. With one problem out of the way, Peach unnecessarily brings up another in the form of how they escape, despite the fact the door wasn't locked when Yoshi entered. Oogtar quickly solves it by accidentally hitting a block, revealing the key and opening the door. The Marios seem a bit too surprised . Probably why their gloves became skin coloured. Must be of those materials that change material depending on mood.
They arrive back at Dome City, where Oogtar apologises, and Yoshi states that although he's still scared of ghosts, he got by them "no problemo, plumber dudes," and hides his lying by whistling. HILARITY!
Gotta love how Wizardheimer threatens them in the beginning of the episode with Bob-Ombs, but never actually uses them, ever, even when his wand is chewed and exploded.
Super Mario World : Ghosts R Us
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"Ghost R Us" is the fourth episode of the animated series based on the video game of the same name, Super Mario World . It originally aired on NBC on October 5, 1991.
Mario , Luigi , Yoshi , and Princess Toadstool look for a cave kid named Oog Tar, while looking in an enchanted forest, everyone but Yoshi gets captured by a Magikoopa named Wizard Harmer, who hates it when people call him "Wizen Harmer"
Yoshi finds and saves Oog Tar from a Pirahna Plant, and the two team up to rescue Mario, Luigi, and The Princess, on the way, they encounter a Wiggler, which Yoshi eats, they find the warp pipe to the Ghost House where Wizard Harmer has the Mario Bros. Captured, Oog Tar also gets captured by him, now only Yoshi can save them.
Inside the Ghost House, Yoshi encounters many Boo Buddies , but he manages to defeat Wizard Harmer and rescue Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Oog Tar, and they thank Yoshi.
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- Super Mario World : "Ghosts R Us" on the Internet Movie Database.
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