Super Mario Bros. Added to Video Game Hall of Fame
The Strong's World Video Game Hall of Fame recognizes some of the most influential titles of all time. For those who don't know, The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY is an interactive and collection-based museum that's dedicated to preserving the history and spreading the knowledge of play, which includes all kinds of entertainment and fun ranging from toys to electronic games. The 1985 Super Mario Bros. NES game will be inaugurated into The Strong's first Video Game Hall of Fame class.
Here's what The Strong's committee had to say about inducting Mario into its first Video Game Hall of Fame:
The World Video Game Hall of Fame recognizes electronic games that meet the following criteria: icon-status, longevity, geographical reach and influence. Launching in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Mario Bros. is one of the most well-known and best-selling games of all time, selling more than 40 million units worldwide and starring instantly recognizable characters like Mario, Luigi and Bowser. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the long-running franchise.
While it's a no-brainer that this era-defining, revolutionary and timeless classic should be included in the Hall of Fame, we're still glad to see our favorite pair of plumbers get the praise that they deserve. For more information about The Strong National Museum of Play, please visit its official website.