Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. revolutionized platformers, offering fantastic controls, fun, whimsical worlds to leap through, and a memorable cast of heroes and villains. The game quickly became a classic, standing out as one of Nintendo’s flagship series, but it didn’t take long for imitators to show themselves.
Super Mario Bros. was released in 1985 and by 1978, the Great Giana Sisters was released. It was essentially a pallet swap of the Mario Bros. games, replacing the plumbers with a pair of blond sisters journeying through a mystical land. Other rip-offs have sprung up as mobile games became popular, too. The app store is littered with knock-off Mario titles, trying to cut in on the success of Nintendo’s famous mascot.