Monday, May 10, 2010
Top 50 Games - 48. Super Mario Bros.
Well isn't this ironic? Super Mario Bros. is the game I would, without hesitation, nominate for the position of Greatest Game of All Time, and here it is at #48 on my silly list. The cold, hard fact is that I didn't grow up in the 80's and so I'm a generation removed from the bright-eyed kids who popped this masterpiece into their new NES machines that fateful Christmas morning. And that does truly make me sad. However, playing this game decades later is consolation enough. In fact, I feel like jumping on a Goomba's head while listening to that inescapable World 1-1 theme could convince any disillusioned cubicle-dweller to step down from the edge. Super Mario Bros. is joy incarnate, the defining work of an eternal child, and the game we should thank daily for turning a technological novelty into a timeless source of happiness. For gracing us with your magic and defining my life's path, passion, and purpose, I thank you Miyamoto-san, from the bottom of my heart.