The fourteenth game for the 2-Bit Game Club will be Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
In 1988 the Super Mario Bros. series reunited to see the era of the NES out. Widely recognized as one of the best game of its time, and best platformers of all time, SMB still has a dear place in the hearts of gamers being a favourite game for speed runners. SMB3 is colourful, full of variety and novelty, recognizable as a Mario game but still full of fresh ideas. As successful a follow up title as there might ever be Super Mario Bros. 3 remains a joy to play.
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Blockbuster video game exhibitions rarely inspire me to think critically about games. My opinion was confirmed upon visiting the Ontario Science Centre in 2013 to see Game On 2.0. Especially in respect to how the Pokémon franchise was incorporated into an exhibition covering over 60 years of gaming history. This logistically complex touring exhibition was organized by the Barbican Centre and perhaps is still the world’s largest touring exhibition on the evolution of video games.
Laid out in a loose chronological order and organized into 14 distinct sections, the expansive exhibit features more than 150 playable games. Game On 2.0 tracks the development of video games from the earliest computer games to arcade-era hits – including pinball games – as well as rarely-seen consoles, controllers and collectables.