In the mid-1980s, the Super Mario Brothers video game made a splash on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) platform, racking up sales of over 40 million games. Super Mario Brothers has even been credited with helping to revitalize the then-stagnant video game market.
As an homage to the iconic video game, Nintendo has created a limited-edition set of retro playing cards. Now, old-school gamers can bring Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool et al. to their weekly poker nights. The cards’ “8-bit” design has a retro feel and reminds us that HD hasn’t really been around for too long.
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