A Special Happy Birthday
Today, on September 13, the first Mario game was released in Japan, which means he is now 25 years old. Happy birthday, Super Mario. (And Luigi.)
Mario is the face of video games, he has been around for 25 years, which makes him older than most of us. He is without a doubt the most recognizable and profitable face the gaming industry has ever had. While other companies and characters vanish into history or undergo horrible changes as they try to cling to existence(I'm looking at you Sonic), Mario remains the same.
Red overalls. Check.
Goofy mustache. Check.
Goofy hat. Check.
Risking his life rescue the Princess. Check.
Here's to the finest plumber in the world, Mario. May his next 25 years be as great as his first.