PBS Game/Show Explains How Mario’s Awesome Jump in ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Had Such an Effect on Future Video Games

PBS Game/Show (see previously) host Jamin Warren explains how Mario’s awesome jump in Super Mario Bros. had such an effect on the future development of video games.

Mario jumps. This may seem insanely obvious, but it’s more significant than you may know. For such a ubiquitous game mechanic, it’s not such an obvious movement to include. Humans, for instance, are TERRIBLE at jumping. But Mario is, like, CRAZY good at it. So what is it about Mario’s jump that inspired hundreds of games to follow?

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