30 years old – and still going strong.
Everyone has a different take on turning 30. For many it’s that age when you finally start to be taken seriously as an adult. That’s certainly the case for Mario, who made his debut as the eponymous hero of the Super Mario Bros.™ game for the Nintendo Entertainment System™ (NES) back in 1985. Over the past 30 years, Mario™ has become a global gaming icon, whose popularity spans generations, with fans young and old. For many gamers he’s a constant who has been there since their childhood, and not just in Mario’s traditional platforming genre. The fun racing series Mario Kart™ is among his biggest hits and as he tackles the twists and turns, it’s clear that Mario has something of a penchant for a powerful set of wheels.