Super Mario Galaxy, but not as you remember.
I have never lived on a planet without Mario.
The star of the Super Mario series turns 35 this year. I am 31.
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That makes him — and the dozens of Super Mario games he stars in — convenient checkpoints for my life. When I was 5 years old, I pissed my pants playing Super Mario World. Super Mario 64 was shared between my brother and an unexpected new challenger vying for valuable play time: a step-brother. Super Mario Sunshine, on the GameCube, was something I played when my friends couldn’t come over after school for rounds of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Mario is so persistent across my 31 years that I have, worryingly, dreamed of his moustache on other people’s faces.
On Friday, Nintendo is releasing a new Super Mario game that’s not really a new Super Mario game at all: Super Mario 3D All-Stars.