15It's A Sequel To Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. is the most famous game in the Mario series and perhaps the most well known video game of all time. It however wasn't the first time Mario appeared. He first appeared in 1981's Donkey Kong under the name "Jumpman." More importantly there was an arcade title in
1983 simply tiled "Mario Bros," predating Super Mario Bros. by two years.
Though Donkey Kong marks Mario's foray into gaming history, Mario Bros. is the first game with the actual "Mario" title. It was the first to introduce characters and concepts that Super Mario Bros. and later games would expand on. It featured the very first appearance of Luigi, as well as turtle enemies (in this game they are called Shellcreepers, and according to their Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description, they evolved into the well known Koopa Troopas that we see today). The pipes even shoot out coins. This game is also the one where Mario is portrayed as a plumber. The setting is the sewers of Brooklyn, which gave the idea in popular culture that Mario found his way into the Mushroom Kingdom via a Brooklyn pipe.