On this day, 1/1/1981 the game, "Donkey Kong" for the Arcade was released in Japan and North America. Obviously, Donkey Kong and Pauline were in it, but they weren't as successful as the the plumber himself, Mario. So everyone! Play a Mario game today! Whether it's a Yoshi game, a Donkey Kong game, or even a Wario game! Also, I have a question for you all: What was the very first Mario game you've ever played? Mine was Super Mario Bros.