While I did not play all the Mario games in the article: EVolution of Mario – I played most, and still enjoy some Mario 2 or Mario 3 weekly.
Makes me even more excited for the upcoming Mario game:
I have been reliving life as an 8th grader in 1990-1991 again the last few days by playing my once/once again favorite game: Super Mario 3. I picked up Super Mario 3 for the Wii via the Virtual games and have been loving every second of my game play. It is amazing how much I remembered (secret areas, etc) and I just checked out a site that lists some goodies that I had forgotten about (coin ship, warp from world 1, etc). I always had fond memories of this game – and spent a lot of late nights with friends playing this – and even 18 years later – I find this game incredibly fun. Gotta love playing these classics on a huge TV 😉