Nostalgia game: A look at Mario through the ages

30 : 10 : 2013 Gaming : Interactive Museum : San Francisco

San Francisco – IGN Entertainment has created an online interactive museum displaying the generations of the Super Mario video game franchise.

The website, built by Intel’s HTML5 Hub in collaboration with IGN, explores the history of Mario with a compilation of the most important evolutionary upgrades of the game franchise. The digital exhibit gives different generations a chance to look back at their experience with the Italian plumber character.

As visitors scroll through the site in chronological order, from Mario’s first appearance in the 1980s to his latest adventures in 2013, they discover the multi-faceted evolution of the character, from his companions’ roles to the idea behind spin-offs such as Mario Kart.

In a rejection of today’s pristine internet, people are increasingly nostalgic for the rough and lo-fi aesthetic of the 1990s. For more, read our Netstalgia macrotrend.

You have 1 free News articles remaining. Sign up to one of our membership packages from just £100 a month.
View Subscription Offers Sign in

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to enable the use of our platform’s paid features and to analyse our traffic. No personal data, including your IP address, is stored and we do not sell data to third parties.

Learn more