Super Mario (series)
The Super Mario series, also called the main series or main games, is the biggest and most important sub-series of the Mario franchise. It started in 1985 with the creation of Super Mario Bros. on the Family Computer and subsequently the Nintendo Entertainment System. It has been followed by many sequels released in almost every Nintendo video game console to date, except the Game Boy, the Game Boy Color, and the Game Boy Advance, where only remakes, ports, or other spin-offs games where released.
Most of these games, notably excluding Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and the Super Mario Land series, follow the story of Mario and, usually, his brother Luigi and sometimes his best friend Yoshi, in their quest to search for and rescue Princess Peach from the clutches of Bowser, who wants to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom, or another location, depending on the game. The Mario brothers' adventure is not easy, however, as they must face Bowser's troops throughout, who attempt to thwart the brothers' attempts to rescue the princess.
All the games, and even some remakes, have been developed exclusively by the Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (also known as Nintendo EAD) branch but not by the same sub-division.
In 2010, the series celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros.. The celebration involved a series of videos showing various tricks throughout the series' games on the Wii's Nintendo Channel, as well as releasing a Wii port of Super Mario All-Stars, which included a history booklet of the Super Mario series and a CD containing several songs from games in the series.
Ports, remakes, and downloadable content