the original Super Mario Brothers is one of the most popular games that every child has had the pleasure to play. Although there have been many sequels, side games, characters, journeys, and brands made off Mario, you will not find a game more original and fun tahn You will find that many college students and teenagers who have grown out of video gaming still enjoy the games that include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, Wario, Toad etc. These games have become part of our culture and allows us to have a connection to our childhood when many of the elements of our extreme youth have faded. My hypothesis for this blog is that Mario is meant to be the ultimate love story. When most people think of old love stories, they require some elements to make it a love story. In it, you need a hero, a heroine, a villain, the hero symbolizing something larger than the game, and many times one other side character that usually helps the hero, as well as a journey to get to the heroine. In these old stories, the heroine is often shown as a helpless lass who has been kidnapped by the overpowering villain, who often is a King who feels he can do whatever he wants, basically being almost the exact opposite of the hero. In these stories, the hero is often either a prince, or a poverty stricken man who has a golden heart, who completes his mission against all odds. In Super Mario Brothers, the game’s hero is obviously Mario, with his helper being Luigi. Luigi is considered a helper because he obviously isn’t the main hero, but he is still important because without him, the mission can’t be completed. obviously, the evil leader is Bowser, with the heroine being Princess Peach. Bowser, in contrast to Mario, is a king, while Mario is shown as part of the lower part of society, he is a giant, strong king, while Mario is a tiny, skinny, worker. The symbol of Mario that I noticed first hand was that Mario wears the color red, which is supposed to be a color of life, symbolizing the blood that flows through every LIVING creature’s body. The journey that Mario takes is what is most known, as his journey is the game itself. The mission is complicated, so getting through it is considered a challenge, but also because Mario and Luigi are small and thin characters who manage to defeat many enemies against all odds. Luigi, at least in the original games, is shown as a character who has no personality and is meant to be the sidekick to Mario who’s only purpose is to help Mario. All of these attributes combine to create what in my eyes is a representation of the most classic love story apart from Romeo and Juliet. The characters, themes, journey and joy of playing the game make Super Mario Brothers still one of the greatest games every created.