harrymcc writes "On September 13th 1985, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. for the Famicom (NES) in Japan. It went on to become the best-selling video game of all time, a title it only recently lost. Over at Technologizer, Benj Edwards is celebrating the anniversary with a look at some of the weirdest variations, spinoffs, and tributes the game has inspired over the years, from edibles to art projects."
The Guardian's games blog adds a bunch of Mario-related trivia
, and CVG attempts to explain the history of Mario games
. Nintendo is capitalizing on the anniversary by announcing an upcoming collection of classic Mario games
(Japanese site, English explanation
) that have been ported to the Wii.