Donkey Kong was Mario's first game.

1981 is an important date in Nintendo's history. This year Nintendo's classic Donkey Kong was released which marked the first appearances of Mario (initially known as Jumpman) and Donkey Kong. At the time it was Nintendo's most successful video game.


Character debuts


These people, if alive, are either 39 or 40.


No significant Nintendo-related deaths occurred.


  1. Mikael Söderlind (23 June 2013). "Så kom Nintendo till Sverige" (in Swedish). Tech World. Retrieved on 16 April 2020. 

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