To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

Yep, that’s 365 facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

February 12th – On this day in 1990, Super Mario Bros. 3 is released in North America. The game – the second sequel to Super Mario Bros. is available on the Nintendo Entertainment System and is instantly a hit with critics and gamers alike.

More tomorrow…