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Unofficial Holiday of March 10: Mario Day


If you look at the abbreviated spelling of March 10 (Mar10) and the name of one of the most recognized video game characters of all time (Mario), you can see why March 10th is unofficially Mario Day!

The box art for Super Mario Galaxy for the Nintendo Wii, the first Mario game to take the iconic plumber into outer space. (Nintendo)

If you look at the abbreviated spelling of March 10 (Mar10) and the name of one of the most recognized video game characters of all time (Mario), you can see why March 10th is unofficially Mario Day!

Mario was originally just known as Jumpman when he debuted in the 1981 smash-hit arcade game, Donkey Kong, created by Shigeru Miyamoto. Many of Mario's trademark features date back to this original appearance, such as his red-and-blue overalls. In Mario Bros. In 1983, he was made a plumber.

One of the most successful games of all times was Super Mario Bros. For the original Nintendo Entertainment System. The revolutionary platformer game would become one of the most successful of all time and continues to be sold on Nintendo platforms to this day. From that day in 1985, Mario has appeared in dozens and dozens of games—not just platformers either. There have been role playing games, sports games, racing games and much more.

News 4 This Morning asked its viewers and followers to pick their favorite Mario games. You can see those picks in the video above!


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