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Guinness Crowns Mario 'Godfather of Gaming'

Cnet writes: "In a run-up to Sunday's release of Super Mario Galaxy 2, Guinness World Records has published a list of the franchise's achievements."

"All told, Mario's success can't be beaten. According to Guinness, Mario's nearly 30 years of existence has helped him acquire more gaming records than any other character or franchise in the industry."

"The world of gaming was forever changed when Mario made his first appearance in 'Donkey Kong,'" Guinness wrote in a blog post. "Mario is still 'The Godfather' of gaming as the most successful and enduring character in an industry which is constantly evolving."

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eagle212709d ago

True greatness...earned and paid dues to be the boss. :)

SprSynJn2709d ago

No matter how much you may dislike Nintendo and their mascots, there is no denying the success the industry has achieved mainly due to that little plummer. Cheers to him.

turok2709d ago

More accurate than that earlier "Top 50 franchises".