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On This Day in Nintendo History: Mario Bros.; Fire Emblem Gaiden; Mario’s Picross; Doshin the Giant; Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

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On this day (March 14) in Nintendo history…

  • Mario Bros. was released in 1983 for the Game & Watch Multi Screen in Japan. In this action game, developed by Nintendo R&D1, Mario and Luigi have a job in a bottling factory. Move them independently between the three levels of conveyor belts to catch the boxes of bottles and move them to a higher conveyor. When the boxes reach the top-left then they are loaded onto a truck. You score 1 point for every box caught by a brother, and 10 points for every truck loaded with 8 cases.

  • Fire Emblem Gaiden was released in 1992 for the Family Computer in Japan. In this tactical role-playing game, developed by Intelligent Systems, legends tell of a great battle waged between Mira the Goddess and Doma the Demon God on the continent of Valencia thousands of years ago. After the battle, the continent was divided into Sophia in the south and Rigel in the north. But now, Emperor Rudolf of Rigel has put in motion his plans to rule over all of Valencia.

  • Mario's Picross was released in 1995 for the Game Boy in Japan. In this puzzle game, developed by Jupiter with Ape, logic is required to reveal mysterious hidden pictures! Help Mario to unlock the mystery of Picross. The secrets lie in the numeric codes at the top and on the left side of each window. Decipher these numbers and uncover a hidden picture in every mind-bending puzzle. It will take quick wits and a speedy pace to solve the clues before the clock runs out.

  • Doshin the Giant was released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube in Japan. In this god game, developed by Param with Nintendo, Nintendo's newest, biggest and yellowest star begins his career by rising from the ocean and stepping onto a sparsely-inhabited group of tropical islands. The wide-eyed locals name their new friend Doshin – after the sound his size 368 feet make as he plods around – and from then it's your job to control the big guy's every move, and help (or hinder) the villagers using your unique giant-sized powers.

  • Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 was released in 2007 for the arcade in Japan. This racing game, developed by Namco, has custom karts for characters, similar to Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart DS. It contains virtually all the content of the original, but greatly expands it with the addition of several new courses, items and racers. Like the predecessor, Pac-Man characters appear as playable in this game. The game also introduces Mametchi as a playable character.

What are you favourite memories of these games? How do you think they hold up today? Hash it out in the comments.

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