What follows is a rather nice infographic for Nintendo’s iconic Mario, courtesy of HalloweenCostumes.com. Personally, I’ve always found classic pixel art far more beautiful than most rendered or polygonal images, and I think this particular infographic is a great illustration of that.
I particularly love the personality found in the 1983 Mario from one of my favorite two player simultaneous games, Mario Bros. In contrast, I find the 2002 – NOW image rather sterile. This infographic is no doubt in celebration of the imminent release of the amazing looking Wii U title, Super Mario Maker, one of the few games on the platform I’m genuinely looking forward to.
Finally, if you’d like, you can read more about Mario and the classic Nintendo platforms in a couple of my books, Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time, and Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time. Of course, we also talk about Mario and Nintendo in our film, Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution (Website and DVD). Enjoy!
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