Monday, August 30, 2010

Mario Bros ‘Greatest Video Game Ever’

LONDON - Super Mario Bros has been named the ‘Greatest Video Game Ever’.
In the game, Italian plumber Mario and brother Luigi must negotiate the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue Princess Toadstool from the clutches of evil Bowser.
The game topped a top-20 list compiled by a poll of 2,000 gamers.
More than 40 million copies have been sold since it was first released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985.
Pac-Man, which was released in 1980, landed the second spot.
“Games which were invented years ago, like Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Super Mario and Pac Man, all appear in the top ten,” the Sun quoted John Sewell, spokesman for OnePoll, as saying.
“This shows that classic games will live on forever in the hearts of computer game fans.
“The gaming industry is getting more and more competitive, releasing more and more innovative games by the minute - but this survey proves that sometimes the most simple formats work well to keep game players hooked,” Sewell added.
The Top 20 Video Games, as voted for in the OnePoll survey:
1. Super Mario Bros.
2. Pac-Man
3. Tetris
4. The Sims
5. Sonic the Hedgehog
6. Space Invaders
7. Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas
8. Donkey Kong
9. Mario Kart 64
10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
11. Tomb Raider
12. Wii Sports
13. Final Fantasy
14. Gran Turismo
15. Lemmings
16. Frogger
17. Pokemon, Red, Blue and Green
18. Street Fighter II
19. Wii Play
20. Guitar Hero (ANI)


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