trenchant.org

by adam mathes
archive · subscribe

Lost Levels in History

This isn’t Amelia Earhart or the Bermuda Triangle we’re talking about here: this is one of the highest grossing consumer entertainment products in history, introduced less than 30 years ago, and we can’t seem to get the date right. I decided recently to try to set this right. I wanted to prove, once and for all, exactly when Super Mario Bros. invaded North America.

Frank Cifaldi, Sad But True: We Can’t Prove When Super Mario Bros. Came Out

Fascinating look at the introduction of the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US, and just how scarcely documented a critical event in video game history is.

· · ·

If you enjoyed this post, please join my mailing list