National Mario Day is here, and if you’ve ever wondered why it’s celebrated, wonder no more. This geeky occasion is celebrated on March 10 because Mar 10 resembles the name MARIO, and it’s been officially recognized by Nintendo since 2016. While they do not hold any massive worldwide events, they do have plenty of Mario game sales going on. Level UP has created a version of Pong with Super Mario Bros. physics, or what it could have been like if Nintendo released their own version back in the day. Read more to see how it plays.
Nintendo’s Mario video game series has sold over 510 million copies, making it the best-selling video game franchise. Mario was also one of the first video game characters inducted into the Walk of Game in 2005, alongside Link and Sonic the Hedgehog. You’ll also find wax figure of the famous plumber in the Hollywood Wax Museum.