25 Super Mario Facts Nintendo Gamers Might Have Missed

Do you remember Super Mario Brothers? If you grew up in the late 1980s or early 1990s, there is no way the Super Mario Bros mania could have passed you by. The little pudgy man with his iconic black mustache is arguably the most famous video game character ever. If you are one of those who spent countless hours and days playing video games featuring this legendary character, enjoy these 25 Super Mario Facts Nintendo Gamers Might Have Missed.

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Developed by Nintendo, a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company, the first Super Mario video game was released 30 years ago, in September 1985.

Super Mario BrosSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: gamesdbase.com
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However, the character of Mario is even older. Created by Japanese designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario first appeared in Donkey Kong, an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981.

Donkey KongSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: www.bitrebels.com
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In the Super Mario Bros game, Mario is an Italian plumber who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom and his mission is to save the Princes Peach. He is often helped by his younger and taller brother Luigi.

Mario and LuigiSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: www.themushroomkingdom.net
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In total, about 300 million copies of games in the Super Mario series have been sold worldwide, making it the best-selling video game series in history.

Super Mario BrosSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: allyoucanlove.com
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Mario was not always Mario. Originally, he was called “Ossan” which translates to middle-aged guy. Then his name changed to Mr. Video, Jumpman, and ultimately Mario.

JumpmanSource: nintendo.com, image: vgboxart.com


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