Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Aper 156 & Azek
Mario Bros. (マリオブラザーズ Mario Burazāzu?)
is an arcade game published and developed by Nintendo in 1983.
It was developed by Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Mario franchise.
It is a follow-up to Donkey Kong and stars Mario,
a plumber who was previously named "Jumpman".
It has been commonly featured as a minigame in the
Super Mario Advance series and other games.
Mario Bros. has been re-released for the
Wii's Virtual Console service in Japan,
North America and some PAL regions.
In this game, Mario is portrayed as an
Italian-American plumber who, along with his brother Luigi,
has to defeat creatures that have
been coming from the sewers below New York.
The gameplay focuses on Mario's extermination
of pests in the sewers by flipping them on
their backs and kicking them away.
The original versions of Mario Bros.,
the arcade version and the
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version,
received positive reception.
Street Fighter (ストリートファイター Sutorīto Faitā?),
commonly abbreviated as SF, is a series of fighting games
developed in Japan in which the players pit the video games'
competitive fighters from around the world,
each with his or her own unique fighting style, against one another.
Capcom released the first game in August 1987,
and with total home sales of 29 million units,
the series qualifies for the list of best-selling video game franchises.
The franchise has enjoyed significant success all around the world.
Bomberman is a strategic,
maze-based computer and video game
franchise originally developed by Hudson Soft.
The original game was published in 1983 and new games
in the series are still being published to this day.
Today, Bomberman is featured in over 70 different games.
Being commercially successful,
with over 10 million units of games sold,
the series "has since become known as
the first name in multiplayer games",
despite older games being capable of holding
more than two players at the same time
(like Atari 2600's Warlords, released on 1980,
that features 4-players gameplay).
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Tetris (Russian: Те́трис)
is a puzzle video game originally designed and programmed
by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union.
It was released on June 6, 1984,
while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre
of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow.
He derived its name from the Greek numerical
prefix tetra- (all of the game's pieces,
known as Tetrominoes, contain four segments)
and tennis, Pajitnov's favorite sport.
Pac-Man (Japanese: パックマン Pakkuman)
is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed
for distribution in the United States by Midway,
first released in Japan on May 22, 1980.
Immensely popular from its original release
to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one
of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games,
and an icon of 1980s popular culture.
Upon its release, the game—and, subsequently,
Pac-Man derivatives—became a social phenomenon
that sold a bevy of merchandise and also inspired,
among other things,
an animated television series and a top-ten hit single.
Donkey Kong (ドンキーコング Donkī Kongu?)
is an arcade game developed by Nintendo, released in 1981.
It is an early example of the platform genre,
as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character
across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.
In it, Jumpman (now known as Mario) must rescue a damsel in distress,
Lady (now known as Pauline), from a giant ape named Donkey Kong.
The hero and ape later became two of Nintendo's most popular characters.
Mario Bros graffiti
All In One crew presents Pac-Man Mania
Zelda; Spirit tracks (Goal AIO/KD/COD & Kid THP)
Video game icons graffiti juxtapoz (Toulouse, France 2010)