If there’s one thing in this world that will appease the inner-child in me, it’s the Super Mario video game series. There is just something about these games that make them so brilliant that it makes me giddy every time I see those little plumbers jumping about. It’s pretty crazy that a concept as simple as getting from point A to point B via hopping on monsters heads, gaining different power-ups, and coin collecting makes for compelling gameplay even to this day. What’s even more remarkable, there have been 20 plus Mario games released and they haven’t missed a step along the way! Each of these games is worth playing (some more than others) countless times with friends or by yourself.
This infographic not only goes through the history of the various games that Mario and his friends have undergone, but also shows some of the various flower power-ups throughout the series (makes sense once you realize that a florist company sponsors the infographic). Most of the flowers listed here are from the past 10 years, so it’s not really a good representation of power ups throughout the lineage; but it’s whatever. It’s still a cool timeline of an incredible series of games that I hope continues with excellence in the future. Now someone buy me a Wii U so I can play Super Mario 3D World!