Release Date: December 18th, 2019

After the huge success of my previous video, “The Story of Super Mario Bros. 2”, making this episode was inevitable. Not only that, but this is probably my favorite Mario game. Because this was going to be my big video for 2019, I wanted to up my game even more. I purchased tons of magazines / books from Japan. I got several interviews translated. I purchased a high quality scanner and scanned in rare photos. I licensed footage from the BBC. This is also the first episode featuring a new camera, the Sony FS5 Mark II!

Making this video was proof, once again, that I enjoy big projects the most. But I also learned that I need to take care of myself. The long, sit-down editing sessions brought on some nerve pain in my left leg. My doctor told me to move around more!

This episode was the premiere of our new branding. It’s also the fastest to reach 1 million views! It hit that milestone in 12 days.



  • Family Computer 1983-1994
  • Game Over by David Sheff
  • The History of Mario by William Audureau
  • Mario Mania
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 by Alyse Knorr


  • Vending Times, Volume 29 No. 10, August 1989
  • MicomBASIC, February 1989 (translated by Arc Hound)
  • Nintendo Power, Volume 10

Newspaper Articles

  • “Beeping invasion” by Willie Ehrlich, Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, January 06th, 1991
  • “Can challengers zap Nintendo?”, Daily News, January 20th, 1991
  • “Heavyweight Nintendo Takes On Angry Contenders In Video Game Marketplace” by Carla Lazzareschi, Albuquerque Journal, December 26th, 1988
  • “Move To Level Two – Ho A Hurdle, Dodge A Fireball On The Way To Finding The Spirit Of America’s Favorite Toy” by O. Casey Corr, Seattle Times, December 16th, 1990
  • “Nintendo’s challenge: Keep fans happy” by George Tibbits, December 26th, 1989
  • “Nintendo games zapping all competition this Christmas” by Frank Ruiz, Tampa Tribune, December 12th, 1988
  • “Nintendo Rules Home Video Games” by Daniel Golden, Boston Globe, December 20th, 1988
  • “Nintendo Scores Big” by Douglas C. McGill, New York Times, December 4th, 1988
  • “Shortage of Memory Chips Hurting Video Game Makers”, Los Angeles Times, May 26th, 1988
  • “Super News For Those Starved For Nintendo”, USA Today, March 24th, 1989
  • “Tracking the Elusive Nintendos” by Dennis Lynch, Chicago Tribune, March 31st, 1989
  • “U.S. parents! Get ready for the 3rd invasion of Super Mario Bros.” by Gary Dretzka, Chicago Tribune, March 29th, 1990
  • “Video games becoming popular now in Japan”, St. Joseph News-Press, June 14th, 1986
  • “Video game offers fistful of adventure” by Paul Franklin, The Courier-News, March 28th, 1990
  • “Where every home game turns out to be a winner”, The Guardian, March 06th, 1986