In the history of computer games some games have created and carried whole companies on their shoulders. One of those games is certainly Mario Bros. The Mario character first appeared in the game Donkey Kong and become very famous within its own game series starting with the original Mario Bros. in 1983. Nowadays a lot of spin-offs and 3D jump and runs are being produced centering the Mario character. In the article on CodeProject I am developing a very simple Super Mario clone, which is easily extendible with new items, enemies, heros and of course levels.
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