Mario has been a staple of Nintendo systems for many generations. His first outing rocked the arcade market. When he made his debut appearance on the console scene, he almost single-handedly led Nintendo, and, indeed, the entire video game industry, through the Video Game Crash of 1983. When the Nintendo 64 was released, Mario was one of the brands that led the way into the third dimension. Recently, for his first outing on the 3DS, he proved that the system’s auto-stereoscopic visuals were more than just a fancy gimmick.