Super Mario Bros.

by Larry Frum

Spoiler: You Mean… She’s Not Here?!

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Family Computer Disk System, Game Watch, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console

You’ve broken bricks, dodged hammers, tossed fireballs and defeated the big boss battle at the end—all in the quest of saving a princess. Guess what? Rinse and repeat because… “Thank you Mario! But our Princess is in another castle!”

Super Mario Bros. puts Mario through quite a lot to save a bunch of handmaidens before finally rescuing the Princess. Don’t get used to that feeling. She never really stays rescued for long. Maybe Mario should just stay home.