'30 Years of Super Mario' Follows the Journey from 8-Bit to 3D

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Feb 20, 2012 • References: tuppencemagazine and onlyinfographic
The world's most famous pixelated plumber has been tearing up the video game world for over three decades, and as the '30 Years of Super Mario' infographic explains, the gaming hero underwent several transformations along the way.

From his humble beginnings in 1981, appearing as 'Jumpman' in the Donkey Kong game, to his first 3D adventure in 2011's 'Super Mario 3D Land,' Mario has always been a recognizable and significant symbol in the gaming world. Serving as both a nostalgic reminder of Nintendo's early beginnings and as a gateway into the gaming world for today's youth, Mario's fanbase continues to grow.

As a long-time fan of Mario, the '30 Years of Super Mario' infographic came as a real treat. Whether you're just getting into the game, or you're a devoted Mario enthusiast, this is one guide you don't want to miss.