Last updated: 13 september, 2010 - 17:00 GMT

Super Mario: plucky plumber celebrates 25 years of gaming success

Super Mario through the ages (1985-2010)

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The computer game Super Mario Bros is celebrating its twenty-fifth birthday today.

More than 240 million Super Mario games have been sold over the past quarter of a century, and his makers Nintendo claim he is more widely recognised than Mickey Mouse.

James Binns is from the international computer games magazine, Edge.

First broadcast 13 September 2010

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