Why Mario is Still the Most Important Video Game Franchise

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Mario has sustained his popularity for a long time

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Mar. 10 is Mario Day and in honor of his day, lets all get reminded on the many reasons why Mario’s franchise is still the most important video game franchise in history.

Back in 1985, when Super Mario Bros. first debuted on the NES and Famicom systems, Mario began to become a household name. Since then he has remained a pop culture icon that both parents and children can easily recognize. He is not some lost pop culture icon that “kids these days will never know” because he is just as popular as he was then as he is now.

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