Gamers Celebrate National Mario Day

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Don’t tell Bowser, but today is National Mario Day!

Not only is Mario the most famous video game character in history, the day also happens to coincide with his name.

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The abbreviated date — M-A-R-1-0 — looks like the name Mario.

The day of Nintendo nostalgia is a time to pay tribute to Mario in all his incarnations, including his early appearance in Donkey Kong.

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