When putting this stuff together, I realized I needed to get a copy of the Japanese Super Mario Bros. manual. I looked for scans online to no avail, so I wound up buying an instruction booklet by itself off of eBay for $9. I really don’t think I’ll be able to sell it and get any money back, so I thought I’d do a little contest with it instead.
Since I already explained my first encounters with Super Mario Bros., I’d love to hear how all you readers out there first experienced the game too. So if you got a story of your own, post it in the comments below. Sometime in mid-October 2011 I’ll choose one random one and mail that person the Japanese instruction booklet!
As you can tell, the booklet’s in pretty bad shape, but hey, it’s a piece of gaming history most people probably don’t have. And it’s free! So if you got a Super Mario Bros. 1 story of your own, share it with your fellow fans!
(note: be sure to include your Twitter name or e-mail address or whatever else so I can contact you if you win)
Also, if you’re reading this after the contest ended, then it’d still be awesome if you share your story too 😀
Update: Contest drawing is over! The winner is Zack 😀