During the recent Ottumwa Trading Card Ceremonies, Super Mario Bros. was among an elite group of video game luminaries who were inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF) Class of 2016, and were also honored on trading cards for their important contributions to the global gaming culture. Presented by Billy MItchell and Walter Day, the trading card was unveiled -- along with an AWARD CERTIFICATE shown herein -- on Saturday, November 11, 2017, during the Ottumwa Old School Arcade Galaxies of Gaming Festival, at the Quincy Place Mall, in Ottumwa, Iowa. To see the other trading cards unveiled during this ceremony -- or to see the long chronological history of the TRADING CARDS AWARDS TRADITION, go to this link: Chronological History of the Trading Card Awards Ceremonies
On November 11, 2017, Super Mario Bros. was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame as a member of the IVGHOF Class of 2016. Super Mario Bros. is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System home console. Released as a sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. was released in Japan and North America in 1985, and in Europe and Australia two years later. Super Mario Bros. was critically acclaimed and, in 2005, a poll by IGN named the "pioneering" and "highly influential" title as the "greatest game of all time," considering it to have aided in resurrecting the crashed American video game market of the 1980s. The game's mid-1980s release served to further popularize the side-scrolling subgenre of the already popular platform video game genre of the early 1980s. In addition to its definitive features, the game has also sold well, and was the best-selling game of all time for a single platform for approximately three decades at over 40 million units, until Nintendo's Wii Sports took that title in the late 2000s. Text from Wikipedia • Trading Card artwork by Caerwyn Akiwumi-Jones. NOTE: Because this card was created under deadline before Nintendo could officially authorize its printing, only 40 copies of the card were created for the ceremonies. Further copies may be printed when and if Nintendo autorizes production of such further copies.