Super Mario Bros. is one of the most popular and successful video game franchises in history. The loveable Mario is perhaps more recognizable than most cartoon characters today. We’ve grown up with him and gone on his adventures, hopping from Goomba to green pipe in an effort to save the princess. Despite being in countless numbers of video games, Mario refuses to lose appeal with players and only seems to grow in popularity with each new release. So, what’s so great about this Mario world and his friends? Here are 25 Crazy Facts About Mario Characters You Probably Didn’t Know
Wart showed up in a Zelda game.
Wart first appeared in the video game Super Mario Bros. 2 as the main antagonist. He makes a few casual cameos in some other Mario games but not many. Surprisingly, he shows up in the Game Boy game, Zelda: Link’s Awakening. However, he’s not an antagonist.
Princess Daisy is princess of Sarasaland.
While Princess Peach rules over the Mushroom Kingdom, Sarasaland is ruled by Princess Daisy and makes her first appearance in Super Mario Land.
Mario is dying on the Super Mario Bros. cover.
If you take a second look at the original cover for Super Mario Bros., you might notice that Mario actually is dying. The lava is below him and the bricks are in his way. He’s tumbling to his death. Game over.
Peach has appeared in more games than any female in video game history.
Being in the Mario world since 1985, Princess Peach has continued to show up time and again becoming a staple for the Mario universe. She has appeared in over sixty titles.
Peach was also on Forbes wealthiest fictional people list.
Not only has she been in a ton of video games, she made the Forbes list of wealthiest fictional people. They estimated her overall wealth at $1.3 billion.