(July 9) 1981 – Nintendo released the arcade game Donkey Kong (pictured), which featured the debut of Mario, “one of the most famous characters in video game history”
He wasn’t the headliner; that honor would go to the orange, barrel throwing, ape on the top girder.
Nevertheless, his sheer pluck and determination, to say nothing of his hammer wielding hi-jumping hi-jinks, would see him through to get the girl (Pauline), movie deals, and several several successive video-game variations.
Proving once again that if you want to succeed, jump softly and carry a big hammer.
Way to go Donkī Kongu!
(oh, you too Mario!)
now whatever happened to Pauline?