Watch me play super mario land on Gameboy!
At Nintendo CEO Hiroshi Yamauchi's request, Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi's Nintendo R&D1 developed a Mario game to sell the new console. It was the first portable version of Mario and the first to be made without Mario creator and Yokoi protégé Shigeru Miyamoto. Accordingly, the development team shrunk Mario gameplay elements for the device and used some elements inconsistently from the series. Super Mario Land was expected to showcase the console until Nintendo of America bundled Tetris with new Game Boys. The game launched alongside the Game Boy first in Japan (April 1989) and later worldwide. Super Mario Land was later rereleased for the Nintendo 3DS via Virtual Console in 2011 again as a launch title, which featured some tweaks to the game's presentation.
in the early 90's, electronic music was hitting big across the world. The music industry was making barrels of cash on hits like "What is Love", "Be My Lover" and other Bar Mitzvah classics. Under the incredibly ballsy psuedonym "Ambassadors of Funk", a DJ by the name of Simon Harris made it to #8 on the UK singles chart in 1992 with a sample-heavy remix he called "Supermarioland ft. MC Mario". What's weird is that the track wasn't cashing in on the entire Mario franchise, but was specifically tied to the spinach-green dot matrix adventure for the burgeoning portable market.
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