In 1990, Nintendo released Super Mario World, which would become the best selling game of its generation. In this game, Mario and his brother Luigi must travel to Dinosaur Land to save Princess Toadstool from Bowser and his evil children. Along the way Mario meets a dinosaur who becomes his friend and helps them on the mission to save the Princess, you may recognize the character as Yoshi.
Everyone, even people who have never played a video game, know tales of a little red plumber named Mario. He has been etched in the Mt. Rushmore of video game history and likely will be for the rest of time. But where did he come from and how did he evolve into the hero we know today?