It's-a me, Mario!—Mario, Super Mario 64
Mario (マリオ) is a fictional character created by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Serving as Nintendo's mascot, Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation. Though originally only appearing in platform games, starting with Donkey Kong Arcade, currently Mario appears in many genres of games, such as racing, puzzle, role-playing, fighting, and sports games, and many others.
Mario is depicted as a short, pudgy, Italian-American plumber who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom, having originated from New York. He is best known for repeatedly stopping the plans of Bowser to kidnap Princess Peach and subjugate the Mushroom Kingdom. He also has other enemies and rivals, including Donkey Kong and Wario.
As Nintendo's mascot, Mario is one of the most famous characters in video game history, and his image has become synonymous with video games. Mario games, as a whole, have sold more than 285 million units, making the Mario series the best-selling video game series of all time. Outside the platform games he is traditionally associated with, Mario has appeared in video games in other genres, including the Mario Kart racing series, Nintendo's arcade sports games (such as the Mario Tennis and Mario Golf series), and Nintendo's series of Mario role-playing games. Outside the original games, television shows, film, and comics, he spawned a line of licensed merchandise.
Concept and creationEdit
Mario first appeared in the arcade game Donkey Kong as a carpenter whose name was "Jumpman", according to Nintendo of America. In Japan, he was known as "Mr. Video Game". Since the Japanese name was not properly communicated to the American branch, Nintendo of America named him "Mario", after Mario Segali, who closely resembled the character. Segali was the landlord of Nintendo of America's office and once barged in on a meeting to demand an overdue rent payment.
The name stuck, and the game was successful. Mario later appeared with his brother Luigi in another arcade game titled Mario Bros. When the Nintendo Entertainment System was released, Super Mario Bros. was the launch title for it with Mario as the protagonist.
With the limited pixels and colors of arcade technology at the time of Mario's conception, the games' programmers could not animate Mario's movement without making his arms "disappear". Making his shirt a solid color and giving him overalls fixed this. They also did not have the space to give him a mouth or ears, and they could not animate hair, which resulted in Mario getting a mustache, sideburns, and a cap to bypass these problems. Mario's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, has stated when interviewed that Mario wears a cap because he finds it difficult to draw hair. Mario is currently voiced by Charles Martinet, who also voices Luigi, their counterparts (Wario and Waluigi, respectively), and other characters such as Toadsworth.
Mario has taken on the role of Nintendo's mascot and has since been extensively merchandised. Mario's major rival was Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog who debuted in 1991. The two mascots competed head-to-head for nearly a decade afterwards, until around 2001 when Sonic Adventure 2: Battle showed up on a Nintendo console due to Sega's new third party status, ending a lengthy rivalry. Mario and Sonic officially appeared together in a crossover sports game, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, and again in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's IslandEdit
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Baby Mario and his brother, Baby Luigi, were flown to Mushroom World by the stork. However, Kamek, fearing the Star Children would ruin the plans of the Koopa Troop, attacked the stork and managed to kidnap Luigi but left Mario to plummet towards Yoshi's Island in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. By chance, Yoshi was walking below and cushioned Mario's fall. Confused at the baby's presence, Yoshi consulted his fellow Yoshis and they worked out a plan to trek across the island in an effort to save Luigi and return the babies to their parents.
However, the Koopa Troop soon realized that they had only stolen one of the babies and set out to procure the second one. Mario and the Yoshis were forced to contend not only with the harsh terrain of the island, but also with Kamek's forces, including the Toadies. These minions attempted to steal Baby Mario whenever he fell off of a Yoshi's back. However, thanks to the power of the Stars Yoshi and his friends collected throughout their adventures, Mario was kept safe inside of a bubble until rescued by one of the Yoshis. Baby Mario was able to help in the fight when Yoshi or one of his friends collected a Super Star, turning Mario into Super Baby Mario for a short time.
Finally, the Yoshis confronted Kamek and faced off against his leader, Baby Bowser. Defeating him, the Yoshis discovered Baby Luigi and the Stork and rescued them. The Stork took both babies up into the air and delivered them to their mother and father, who were completely unaware of their babies' status as Star Children or the trials that awaited them.
Yoshi Touch & GoEdit
These events formed the premise for Yoshi Touch & Go. How the events of the video game factor into the story is unconfirmed.
In "Plumbers Academy," Mario claimed that he was born with a plunger in his hand. Luigi stated that it was hard on their mother. Mario proved to be a hassle for his parents, as described in "Family Album "The Early Years"." Among the issues his parents had with him, Mario once broke the sink with a wrench while his mother was giving him a bath. Mario's hair grew out to its adult length very quickly.
Yoshi's Island DSEdit
When Mario was a little older, Kamek and his Toadies made a second attempt to ensure a safe future for the Koopa Troop in Yoshi's Island DS. They kidnapped countless babies, searching for all of the Star Children. Mario and Luigi were taken from their home in the night as their parents cried out for them, unable to stop the kidnapping. However, the Stork noticed Kamek and his Toadies taking away several babies. He attacked the Toady holding Mario. The Toady panicked and dropped Mario, who fell again towards Yoshi's Island. Yoshi and his friends again found the baby and sought to defeat the Koopa Troop one more time. In the process, they learned to utilize the abilities Mario granted to the Yoshi he rode on. They found Baby Peach, Baby Donkey Kong, Baby Wario, and Baby Bowser along the way, all of whom worked with the Yoshis to defeat the Koopa Troop. As they progressed, Bowser traveled from the future to assist his Koopa Troop of the past. The Yoshis were able to defeat him with the help of the babies. Mario was returned to his parents alongside his brother and the family was reunited.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in TimeEdit
Later in Mario's early life, after he had outgrown his diaper, he and his brother came to know Baby Peach. The three became good friends and playmates. One day, Toadsworth the Younger requested the Mario Bros. presence at Princess Peach's Castle in order to calm one of Baby Peach's fits. However, shortly after they arrived at the castle, Baby Bowser made a second attempt to kidnap the princess. Baby Mario attacked and defeated him. Coincidentally, the Shroobs began their attack on the Mushroom Kingdom chronicled in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time immediately after. The extraterrestrials made an assault on Princess Peach's Castle. Baby Bowser called for Kamek to send the Koopa Cruiser and when it arrived, he gathered Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toadsworth onto it and flew them away from Toad Town and towards Bowser's Castle.
As they passed over Hollijolli Village, they noticed that it was under Shroob attack, and two humans were under attack. Princess Peach bawled until Bowser defeated the Shroobs with cannonballs and landed. Baby Mario and Luigi approached the figures, who looked as though they were older versions of themselves. They were Mario and Luigi of the future, traveling back to rescue Princess Peach, who had time traveled in E. Gadd's Time Machine and not come back when the machine returned. However, their meeting was cut short by a second wave of Shroobs. The four entered the Koopa Cruiser and Baby Bowser continued the journey towards his castle. The Shroobs pursued until the airship made a crash-landing into the castle.
Baby Mario was thrown from the wreckage alongside his brother. Their older selves encountered them shortly thereafter, taking the babies with them on their backs. Eventually, they came to a Time Hole to the future, and the four traveled to Princess Peach's Castle through it, followed by Toadsworth and Peach.
Baby Mario continued his adventure with his older self and the two versions of his brother, challenging the reign of the Shroobs by traveling back and forth from the present, where the Shroobs ruled, and the future, where the Shroobs had been defeated. After collecting all of the Cobalt Star shards, the Mario Bros. made an assault on Shroob Castle, the Shroobified Princess Peach's Castle. Defeating both Princess Shroob and Elder Princess Shroob and securing a future safe from the Shroobs, the four returned to the future, where the babies and Toadstworth the Younger bid farewell to their older selves and returned to the present, where Baby Mario and Luigi were reunited with their parents.
Growing up in BrooklynEdit
At some point before he reached maturity, Mario's parents moved the family to Brooklyn, NY.Template:Fact The reason for this was unknown.
As Mario grew older, he continued to be mischievous with his parents as shown in "Family Album "The Early Years"." He pulled tricks on his father, such as filling his pipe with bubbly soap. However, Mario began showing signs of his now famous skills. His strength was demonstrated when he played on the neighborhood softball league, leading in home runs even though he played using his "lucky bat," a plunger. Additionally, his pranks were frequently related to plumbing, and Mario early on showed his affinity for and his ability to use tools. Mario and Luigi eventually make their own family plumbing business, Mario Brothers Plumbing Services before accidentally falling into the Mushroom Kingdom.
Donkey Kong SeriesEdit
After he became an adult, Mario worked as a carpenter. He began a romantic relationship with a young woman named Pauline and came to own Cranky Kong (then known as Donkey Kong), a Kong kidnapped from his jungle home. Mario opened a small circus act featuring the ape during the events of Donkey Kong Circus.
Mario mistreated DK, and one night while Mario was out on a date with Pauline, Donkey Kong escaped from his cage and kidnapped Pauline in front of Mario in Donkey Kong. Slinging Pauline across his back, DK ascended the metal girders of a construction site in Big Ape City on Donkey Kong Island. When Mario pursued, the ape began throwing barrels at him and rolling them down the structure. Mario jumped over and dodged the barrels and other hazards of the structure as he approached, picking up the umbrella and purse Pauline had dropped along the way.
Each time Mario reached Donkey Kong, he would sling Pauline across his shoulders once more and climb higher. After he had done this three times, Mario cornered Donkey Kong at the top of the structure. Donkey Kong fell, and it appeared that Pauline was safe. However, the ape quickly recovered in Donkey Kong, kidnapped Pauline once more, and fled to a variety of locations around Earth. During the flight, Donkey Kong Jr., the modern-day Donkey Kong, attempted to stop Mario. However, Jr. failed. Donkey Kong was defeated by Mario on the top of another tower. Eventually, Mario and Pauline then found themselves in the Mushroom Kingdom, where Pauline introduced him to a Super Mushroom. Suddenly, Donkey Kong fell from the sky and landed on Mario, but Super Mario emerged, kidnapping Donkey Kong. Rather than continue he and DK's circus act, Mario instead only wished to ensure that Donkey Kong would not return to kidnap Pauline. Mario took him to a deep and dangerous jungle and imprisoned him in a cage, as seen in Donkey Kong Jr.. Seeing his chance to rescue his father, Donkey Kong Jr. challenged Mario and unlocked the cage. Each time this happened, Mario fled with Donkey Kong to a new location, locking the ape up once again. Eventually, in Donkey Kong II, Mario began using chains to lock up the ape. Eventually, Jr. was able to free his father and Mario fled from the angry Donkey Kong, leaving him in the jungle.
The game itself has no real story, but it shows Mario and Luigi working as plumbers after the events of "Donkey Kong". It takes place in a dark, underground sewer in New York. As they enter the sewer, they are immediately attacked by a variety of enemies, including Shellcreepers, Spinies, Sidesteppers, Fighter Flies, and Freezies. They fought through phase after phase of these creatures, finally emerging in the Mushroom Kingdom. In the Super Mario Advance remake, they narrowly avoided Bowser in the sewers. While in the sewers, Mario and Luigi encountered a variety of objects as well, including Starmen and Hearts.
The Super Mario Bros. Super ShowEdit
Abandoning carpentry and leaving Donkey Kong to his own devices, Mario entered the plumbing business with Luigi and formed Mario Brothers Plumbing as revealed in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. The pair worked on plumbing from the business's headquarters, performed house calls, and also released a line of products. As the years passed, they remained financially unsuccessful, but gained a reputation for their plumbing skills and were recognized by the Grand Order of Plumbers as Plumbers of the Year in "Plumbers of the Year" despite an embarrassing appearance on David Horowitz's worldwide television show that ruined the reputation of their product line in "The Marios Fight Back"
Mario and Luigi had a variety of mainly benign adventures. For example, in "Texas Tea" the brothers became rich from an oil well in their tomato garden. However, they were endangered on several occasions, such as in "Slime Busters" when the brothers were attacked by Slime Ghosts. Despite their adventures, Mario confided to Luigi in "Baby Mario Love" that he was dissatisfied with his current life, complaining it lacked glitz and glamor.
Two conflicting stories of how the Mario Bros. returned to Mushroom World exist. The first originates from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! introduction and later expanded on in "Toddler Terrors of Time Travel." Mario and Luigi were performing a house call for a slightly daft lady who hired them to fix her bathtub drain. Unknown to them, the drain was a Warp Zone connected to the Mushroom World. After Luigi cleared it, Mario and Luigi were sucked towards the drain. Mario grabbed onto the shower curtain bar, but Luigi was already in the drain's suction. Grabbing unto Mario, Luigi ended up pulling both of them down. Later, Mario and Luigi were forced to relive this event due to Kooky von Koopa's Time Travel Tube. The events were slightly altered. Instead of struggling against the drain, Mario and Luigi openly jump through the pipe. The two were warped from the past Earth to the present Mushroom World, ending the process of overwritting past events.
The second was invented for "The Legend." While Mario ate lunch one day in Mario Brothers Plumbing, the brothers heard a cry for help through a very small pipe. Springing into action, they grabbed their plungers and followed the voice, which they later learned belonged to Princess Toadstool.
Super Mario Bros.Edit
The Mario Bros. found the Mushroom Kingdom in a state of despair in Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. Special. Koopa Troop soldiers, such as Goombas, Koopa Troopas, and Hammer Bros. patrolled the streets and immediately began to attack them. Most of the kingdom's inhabitants had been transformed into ? Blocks, weeds, and, as revealed in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, stone. Mario and Luigi discovered that Princess Peach Castle and the Mushroom King had been locked away by Bowser, and that the kingdom's only hope for redemption was to restore Peach to her reign. This would enable her to use her magic to restore her people.
Mario and Luigi fought through the eight worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom in an attempt to reach her. At the end of each world they entered the castle from which the Koopa Troop was controlling it and defeated a False Bowser with Fireballs or by cutting the bridge it was standing on with an ax. Each time they did so, one of the seven Mushroom Retainers informed them that Peach was in another castle. Finally, Mario and Luigi entered Bowser's Castle in World 8. After navigating the mazes and traps, the brothers defeated Bowser and rescued Princess Peach.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost LevelsEdit
However, the brothers were unable to restore Peach to her throne according to The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!!. When Bowser and the Koopa Troop gave chase, they were forced to abandon World 8 and flee with the princess. They were joined by Princess Peach's longtime friend and protector, Toad. With their new friends, the Mario Bros. searched many locations in the Mushroom World for a power that would free the Mushroom Kingdom from afar while evading Bowser and his troops. The last episode of the show, "Robo Koopa," ends without revealing whether the Mushroom Kingdom was freed of Bowser's spell before Bowser's next invasion.
In Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Bowser kidnapped the princess again. Mario and Luigi once again came to her aid, traversing eight new worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue her. The brothers' adventure was much more difficult than their first. Not only were enemies more powerful, but there were strong gusts of wind to deal with. Additionally, Poison Mushrooms were now present in ? Blocks, hindering their progress. Eventually, after defeating seven more False Bowsers, Mario and Luigi found the real Bowser in World 8-4. Defeating him, they rescued the princess and finally returned peace to the Mushroom Kingdom.
Super Mario Bros. 2Edit
One evening, during the events of Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario dreamed that he was ascending a staircase leading to a door. The door opened and he looked out upon the land of dreams, Subcon. A faint voice informed him that the tyrant Wart had taken control of the land. Wart had achieved this with the help of the 8 bits and by casting a spell upon the majority of those who lived in Subcon that placed them under Warts control. Additionally, he created the Nightmare Machine, a device that created additional monsters. Just after the voice mentioned that Wart hated Vegetables, a bolt of lightning flashed in front of Mario, and he lost his footing. As Mario fell, he woke up in his bed.
The hero could not clear his head of the dream, so he decided to talk to Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad about it. They decided to go on a picnic together on a nearby mountain. Once there, they discovered a cave and went exploring. Inside the cave was a staircase resembling the one in Mario's dream. The four climbed up to find a door resembling the one in Mario's dream. Fearful, they opened the door and entered Subcon.
Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad set out to free the captive world. Mario was the most balanced of his friends in terms of abilities: he is second most powerful, second fastest, and second highest jumper. Together, the team traversed the seven worlds of Subcon, toppling Wart's generals as they went. Their enemies could not be defeated using their traditional jump. Instead, they had to pick up Vegetables, pieces of the environment, or other enemies and throw them at enemies to defeat them. They encountered Birdo the most of all the generals, as she held the Crystal Balls that could open each of the Hawkmouths, doorways to the next part of each world. The doorway to each new world was protected by one of Warts generals. Mouser, Tryclyde, and Fryguy, members of Bowser's Koopa Pack in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, now worked for Wart. Finally, the four heroes reached the sky, where Wart had built his massive castle. They fought their way to the Nightmare Machine chamber and cornered Wart. There, he fought the heroes. Remembering the faint voice's last words, they tossed Vegetables into Warts mouth, defeating him.
The heroes opened a vase which was being used as a prison for the Subcon and freed Wart's captives. With Wart's reign ended, the spell was broken and peace was restored. A celebration was held in the four heroes honor, and suddenly, Mario woke up. This time, he was not disturbed by his dream, soon went peacefully back to sleep. To this day, the true nature of Mario's dream is a mystery.
Super Mario Bros. 3Edit
With the Mushroom Kingdom now completely free of Bowser's tyrany, the land had now finally returned to peace. However, during the events of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario All Stars, and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, the seven lands in the Mushroom World were being attacked by Bowser's Koopalings. The Koopa king had commanded them to make mischief in the Mushroom World. The seven Koopalings each went to one of the seven lands of the Mushroom Kingdom and attacked their kings. Stealing the kings' royal Magic Wands, they transformed each of the kings into an animal. The king of Grass Land's Toad assistant quickly reported Larry Koopa's attack to Princess Peach.
Hearing of the Mushroom World's dire situation, Mario and Luigi took it upon themselves to recover the magic wands and restore the kings to their original forms. Princess Peach and Toad wished them good luck as the brothers left for their next adventure. Mario and Luigi fought their way through countless enemies in Bowser's army blocking their way to the castles in each country. Each time they reached a castle, the Koopaling controlling it would flee into his or her airship. Mario and Luigi were forced to chase the Koopaling around the world until finally raiding the Airship and defeating Bowser's minions within. After recovering each magic wand and restoring each of the seven kings, Mario and Luigi received a letter from Bowser: while the Mario Bros. were away, Bowser had kidnapped the princess and taken her to Bowser's Castle deep within the Dark Land.
Mario and Luigi met with their toughest challenges yet. Bowser had prepared an expansive, modern military, complete with tanks, airships, and ships capable of withstanding the lava that flowed throughout the world. The brothers were never safe: three Hand Traps were prepared to pull them into dangerous areas where they faced multitudes of enemies and hazards. Finally, they reached Bowser's Castle and cornered Bowser. The king attacked by creating holes in the floor and sending out fireballs. The brothers could defeat him by using Hammers or fireballs if they had the appropriate power-ups. However, Bowser eventually defeated himself by falling into one of his own pits. Mario and Luigi rescued Princess Peach, who joshed them, saying, "Thank you. But our princess is in another castle!... Just kidding. Ha ha ha! Bye bye!"
Super Mario WorldEdit
Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach took a vacation to the strange Dinosaur Land during the events of Super Mario World. As soon as they arrived, they realized nobody was there. Luigi noticed a mysterious feather. After he and Mario touched it, he donned a cape and was able to fly. The brothers experimented with this new ability, but once they returned, Peach was missing. Mario and Luigi went to Yoshi's house and read a letter saying that he and his friends had been kidnapped by Bowser, who also made off with the Princess. The heroic plumbers immediately set out to save them, faced many strange new enemies along with their old foes, including the Koopalings (each of them were guarding a captured Yoshi Egg).
Using the help of the Yoshis and their long enemy-swallowing tongues, Mario finally liberates Dinosaur Land and all those who had been taken captive by Bowser. Mario, Peach, Luigi, and Yoshi celebrated the rest of the vacation at Yoshi's House, watching the seven Yoshi Eggs hatch. It was then the cave people came out of hiding and congratulated the Brothers. However, Bowser was still up to his evil schemes, as seen in the Super Mario World cartoon.
Both Mario and Luigi received an invitation from Princess Peach for a picnic during the events of Hotel Mario. Both went to the Mushroom Kingdom, only to find a note written by Bowser stating that he and the Koopalings had turned the Kingdom into their own personal resorts and retained Peach as a "permanent guest" in one of his seven Koopa Hotels. After destroying most of the Koopaling hotels, Mario fought Bowser in his own hotel and defeated him. He then received a kiss from Princess Peach, then congratulated the player as 'The best ever'.
Mario used an energy gun called a Super Scope during the events of Yoshi's Safari. Bowser takes over the kingdom of Jewelry Land and steals twelve magical gems. This caused a disturbance in the ground and caused Jewelry Land to split into the Light Realm and the Dark Realm. Princess Peach's good friend, Prince Pine and his father, King Fret, are in trouble along with their kingdom. Mario, riding Yoshi, headed for Jewelry Land with the new weapon Princess Peach gave them.
Mario and Yoshi, riding through many unexplored stages, fought Bowser's Koopalings. Mario wasn't the only one with weapons as each of them possessed their own special weapon. Bowser, all geared up, fought Mario using many cheap tricks such as throwing bombs. Nevertheless, Mario and Yoshi beat him and saved another kingdom of the Mushroom World.
Mario is MissingEdit
Mario was the one needing rescue during the events of Mario is Missing!, which strangely takes place in the Real World. Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi went to stop all his Koopalings from stealing valuable landmark artifacts from famous Earth cities, which Bowser needed to fund his plan: he wanted the to buy hair dryers to melt Antarctica and flood the world. The Hafta Havit Mail-Order was his source of hair dryers.
Luigi, scared to go into Bowser's Castle, stayed behind with Yoshi, however Mario then got kidnapped. Using the skills of deduction, Mario was saved and Bowser was launched to the center of Antarctica and split in two (although the game's place in the timeline, if it even happened, is questioned. Also, different versions of the game have different endings, Bowser's death being exclusive to the SNES version).
Mario's Time MachineEdit
Mario went to the Real World back in time during the events of Mario's Time Machine. Note that the game is very different for the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Bowser stole valuable artifacts from the past in the Real World to build a great "Museum". He, however doesn't realize that it might alter the present forever if not returned immediately. Mario had to stop Bowser from stealing more artifacts and returned the ones he already has to their proper locations, using his own Time Machine. In the Nintendo Entertainment System version, Mario was accompanied by Yoshi, but in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Yoshi didn't appear at all.
Mario first went to Bowser's Museum in Bowser's Castle and took back all the artifacts he has stolen. After meeting many historical figures and returning the artifacts to their proper places, Mario went to stop Bowser. Mario ended up victorious and the world is saved by Mario.
Super Mario LandEdit
Mario received a distress signal from the distant land of Sarasaland during the events of Super Mario Land. The princess of Sarasaland, Princess Daisy was captured by the purple alien Tatanga. Tatanga had also taken many of its residents captive. Mario got to use many new vehicles such as the Sky Pop and Marine Pop on his adventure. Mario saved Princess Daisy after defeating Tatanga and returned back to his home in the Mushroom Kingdom. But while he was saving Sarasaland, a doppelgänger of Mario called Wario seized Mario's Castle.
Mario tried to return to his castle (which he doesn't know that it is under Wario's control yet) during the direct sequel, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. He had to travel through many lands and fight many bosses which strangely weren't there on his way to Sarasaland. Mario finally got to his castle and fought Wario. After being defeated, Wario revealed that the events in Super Mario Land and all the bosses in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins were planned and hired by him. Mario then engaged Wario in battle. He defeated the greedy Wario after an intense battle and won back his castle.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven StarsEdit
Mario battled strange machine-like creatures from another dimension during the events of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Many things have changed, Mario even gets his own house. Mario first went to confront Bowser who had again captured Princess Peach (which by now is a recurring event). Mario walked to Bowser's Keep (Bowser's Castle) which is strangely located near Mario's Pad in this game. Mario battles Bowser atop a Kinklink and rescues Peach. Then a huge sword called Exor struck the castle from atop and knocked them all to various spots in the Mushroom Kingdom. Fortunately, Mario fell through the Pipe on top Pipe House (Mario's Pad) and landed right on his bed.
Mario discovered that the Star Piecess that grants dreams had been stolen by a group called the Smithy Gang run by Smithy. These criminals had not only stolen the Star Shards, they had caused much trouble to the Mushroom Kingdom. On this quest Mario was joined by Mallow, Geno, Peach, and even Bowser. They traveled through much of the Mushroom Kingdom in search of the Star Shards protected by the Smithy Gang's strongest members. After all Star Shards were collected, Mario had to go to Smithy's dimension and fight him once and for all. Mario of course had to reach it through Bowser's Keep which was inaccessible when Exor destroyed the bridge. With the help of Mallow's parents, King and Queen Nimbus, Mario had passage through a special cloud bus. When they finally got there, Mario defeated Exor and went to Smithy's dimension via Exor's mouth.
Mario's journey wasn't over as Smithy had even more minions at his disposal. After many grueling battles Mario faced Smithy, who was inevitably defeated and once again the Mushroom Kingdom was saved by Mario.
Super Mario 64Edit
Mario went to Princess Peach's Castle during the events of Super Mario 64. Mario goes to Princess Peach's Castle after he received an invitation to eat cake. Upon entering the door, he heard Bowser's voice and learned that the Princess has been captured again. Mario entered the Painting Worlds created by Bowser's magic and saved some of the Power Stars that he scattered. With the help of the Toads advice, he finally collected enough Power Stars and faced Bowser for the last time. Using his new tail-tossing skill he hurled Bowser into a spiked bomb and ended his terrible reign. Princess Peach thanked him with a kiss and finally bakes him that cake.
Super Mario 64 DSEdit
In the game's remake, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario was joined by Luigi and Wario, instead of traveling to the castle alone. They were invited to the castle for cake and in excitement, they rushed to the castle. Yoshi saw them go inside and wondered why they hadn't come out yet. Yoshi then went inside the castle and searched for keys to the three locked doors holding them captive. He saved Mario, who then eventually saved the other two.
Using their unique abilities, they rescued many Power Stars and defeated Bowser's minions. After they collected enough Power Stars, only Mario could face Bowser for the third last time. Princess Peach kisses Mario and decides give Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, and Wario the cake she had promised them.
Wrecking Crew '98Edit
Mario had to brandish his infamous Hammer during the events of Wrecking Crew '98. Mario came back to the Mushroom Kingdom from one his quests and discovers that it was overrun with many of Bowser's new fortresses. The result of all this construction was a withering Mushroom Kingdom.
Mario decided to stop Bowser by destroying his buildings. Foreman Spike also made a reappearance, this time helping Bowser. His trusty Hammer was a great help on this adventure, as it helped him wreck and destroy Bowser's many new fortresses. The heroic plumber defeated all his foes and the Mushroom Kingdom was saved yet again.
Mario once again is invited to Princess Peach's Castle during the events of Paper Mario. However, this time Mario is invited to a party in the castle. Mario had rushed to the castle, made his way through the bustling party guests, and was chatting with Princess Peach in the throne room. However, Bowser and Kammy Koopa broke in to the castle through the window and using the power of the Star Rod, defeats Mario. He then usurped the castle bringing it high in the air and then tossed Mario out of the shattered window. Mario landed in a small jungle located on the outskirts of Goomba Village. Goombas , being a proficient enemy in many of his quests, surprised Mario with their hospitality. Mario gave his many thanks and headed back to Toad Town via Goomba Road, together with the Goomba's families eldest child, the young adventurer Goombario.
Mario heard a Star Spirit called Eldstar asking for his help. The Star Spirit requested that he speak to him on Shooting Star Summit, in which he had more strength to speak better. Once there, Mario met many other Star Spirits asking for his help. He learned that Bowser had imprisoned them in special cards and has given them to his strongest minions. Mario then set out a quest in search of the Star Spirits. Mario made many new friends and partners on his long grueling journey and eventually collected all seven Star Spirits. Mario returned to Shooting Star Summit where he gained access to Star Way. Mario acquired a new ability called Star Beam and was transported to Bowser's Castle from the Star Shrine. While Mario and his team were at Bowser's Castle, they saved the many prisoners and fought Bowser at the top of the castle.
Using his dirty tactics, Bowser broke all routes of escape and used his Star Rod to fight. Mario and the team could not defeat Bowser while he was using the Star Rod, so they instead used Star Beam to weaken his power. The reluctant Bowser was unaffected by it and shook the beam's power off. Watching the team's defeat, Peach asked the people of the Mushroom Kingdom to help Mario and his friends fight through their wishes. Twink helped her convey this message of hope through her wish and suddenly Mario woke up from his fainted status. He recovered all his health and learned a new upgraded version of the Star Beam called Peach Beam. Mario and company, fresh and ready to go, faced Bowser to round two. Mario shot the Peach Beam at Bowser, leaving him defenseless and ready for a fair fight. Mario and his friends defeated the evil Bowser and once again saved the Mushroom Kingdom. The castle returned to ground from whence it came from and another party is held there later. The power of wishes is restored and once again and the Mushroom Kingdom was saved by Mario and company. After a parade led by Luigi, Mario takes Peach to his place where they watch the fire works.
Mario played his second role as a captive during the events of Luigi's Mansion. Mario went to check out a mansion that Luigi mysteriously won. There, a huge Boo called King Boo overpowered Mario with his many Boos and imprisoned him within a portrait. King Boo was apparently mad at Mario for harassing his kind during his past adventures. Luigi came later to find out why his brother didn't come back. Luigi overcomes his cowardice and finally captured all Boos using his Poltergust 3000. He then faced King Boo, who had possessed a Bowser suit. After he defeated King Boo, Luigi took Mario's portrait and reverted the plumber back to his original form, using Professor Elvin Gadd's Portrificationizer in reverse.
Super Mario SunshineEdit
After Luigi saved him from the painting he was imprisoned in by King Boo, Mario took a well deserved vacation with Peach and Toadsworth during the events of Super Mario Sunshine. Upon arriving on the Pianta populated Isle Delfino however, Mario was branded a criminal. Apparently, an impersonator of Mario called Shadow Mario had been vandalizing Isle Delfino with a strange type of slime called Goop. Confused, Mario took a defensive hearing of his so called "crime". Using a smart portable water pump named FLUDD, Mario had to clean the whole island of Goop and return the Shine Sprites back to the Shine Gate. During this adventure, Mario also saved the many Yoshi sub-species of Isle Delfino. Mario started cleaning up the isle and found out who his impersonator was. It was Bowser Jr., Bowser's youngest son. He kidnapped Princess Peach and took her to the volcanic Corona Mountain. After Mario defeated Shadow Mario in Episode 7 of every level, Bowser Jr. flooded Delfino Square. Mario went to Corona Mountain and discovered Bowser and son, bathing in a tub of hot Slime Goop. When Mario flipped the tub upside down, they fell and Isle Delfino was saved. Mario then was finally able to enjoy his vacation with Peach and the others.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar SagaEdit
After Mario's vacation, Mario ventured with his brother Luigi through strange lands during the events of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. An ambassador from the Beanbean Kingdom came to visit Princess Peach. However, the ambassador was actually a fake and was one of the most wanted criminals in the Beanbean Kingdom. Cackletta was this wicked impersonator who stole Princess Peach's voice during the visit. Toad came running to Mario's Pad warning him about Princess Peach's voice dilemma. As soon as Mario came out of his bathroom, he sped to the castle, dragging Luigi behind him. There they met Bowser, adding more to their troubles. Mario fought Bowser, but Peach spoke and interrupted their fight. As she spoke, explosives dropped from her mouth and shook up the castle. Bowser, outraged that another villain has stolen his spotlight, suggested that they go to the Beanbean Kingdom with his Koopa Cruiser.
Cackletta's apprentice, Fawful caused the Koopa Cruiser to crash causing Mario and Luigi to land on the Beanbean Borderlands. Mario and Luigi went to the Beanbean Castle after rescuing Prince Peasley from his horrible transformation. After saving Queen Bean, they went to the Beanbean International Airport expecting Princess Peach. Clearing the Airport of a few Piranhas, Peach's Plane landed on the runway. Mario, surprised to see Princess Peach talking in her normal voice, asked how she got her voice back. After the Princess's visit, Princess Peach requested to go to Little Fungitown. During their short stay, she got kidnapped. At Beanbean Castle, they heard from Bowletta (Cackletta's possessive body of Bowser), that the Beanstar has been scattered after the second battle with Popple and Rookie (Bowser as Popple's second-hand man). So Mario headed out to find the four scattered Beanstar Pieces. Going through a long journey around the Beanbean Kingdom, they managed to get all Beanstar Pieces. After that, they returned to the castle, and Bowletta again sent a message to deliver the restored Beanstar to Joke's End, with Peach in return. Peasley gave the bros. 99.999.999 Mushroom Coins, which are actually worth 99 Beanbean Coins. Then Mario went to Joke's End to save Peach. They saved her by using a clever trick to let appear a "second" Peach, who actually was Luigi. Bowletta discovered this in her somehow-repaired Koopa Cruiser, but Luigi managed to escape.
However, Bowletta also took over Bowser's Castle and attacked the Beanbean Castle Town. Mario and Luigi asked Blanbladon to take them to the flying fortress in the sky. After defeating many Koopalings and strong enemies, they reached the throne room. When they defeated Bowletta she sucked them into her body where they had to fight Cackletta's Spirit. Mario and Luigi finally finished Cackletta and her spirit. They escaped from the castle (which was set to blow up) in time, saving the Beanbean Kingdom.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in TimeEdit
Mario and his brother Luigi took a trip back in time during the events of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. Mario and Luigi were at Princess Peach's Castle, watching Princess Peach take a trip to the past using Professor E. Gadd's Time Machine powered by the Cobalt Star. Toadsworth got overworried about the princess' return, and fainted. Mario therefore went over to Toadsworth's Room to get the Refreshroom and revived Toadsworth from his fainted state. However a few minutes later the Time Machine returned, but not with Princess Peach. A large green fungus called the Junior Shrooboid attacks Mario and Luigi. They managed to beat the monster. Afterwards, a Time Hole appeared in the center court of the castle.
Mario and Luigi looked at it in awe, when Toadsworth came and accidentally knocked Luigi into the Time Hole. Mario went in to save him and they went back in time. They landed on the starting road to Hollijolli Village, fighting more and more strange creatures. They saw the village damaged and ruined by many Shroobs and Shroob UFOs. Mario and Luigi helped the Hollijolli Mayor out of a chimney he got stuck in while he was trying to escape. They then got assaulted by a wave of Shroobs and Shroob UFOs. They then left the two brothers lying on the ground. Meanwhile, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi came to their rescue and finished the remaining Shroob foes.
Baby Bowser helped them escape for because of Baby Peach's incessant crying. They boarded his Koopa Cruiser and crash landed into Bowser's Castle as a result of the Shroob UFOs aerial attacks. Mario and Luigi looked for their younger selves and headed for Baby Bowser's room. There, a Time Hole was located and the four Mario Bros. headed back to the Princess Peach's Castle of the future. Professor E. Gadd spoke to them and advises that they go find pieces of the Cobalt Star Shards.
Mario and the others noticed the new Time Holes that sprung up around the castle. They met Toadiko and Toadbert who told them about the Shroobs and the Princess Shroob. They finally collected all five Cobalt Star Shards, and broke the barrier of the Shroob Castle (previously Princess Peach's Castle) and went for the Shroob Princess. The Mario Bros. defeated the Shroob Princess and even the Elder Princess Shroob and prevailed. Professor E. Gadd discovered that the chemical makeup of the babies' tears can revert all of the Shroob's Shroobification. Thus, all the victims of the Shroobs were saved by the four Mario Bros.
Mario Pinball LandEdit
Mario became a pinball during the events of Mario Pinball Land. Mario, Princess Peach, and a group of Toads went a fair and were enjoying a day of merriment. Princess Peach rode a special ride, the Air Cannon, made by Professor E. Gadd. The machine turned Princess Peach into a pinball and allowed her play a special pinball game. Two of Bowser's Goombas took advantage of her pinball state and changed direction of the cannon, and shot her to Bowser's Castle.
Mario used the machine to become a pinball and followed Bowser through five different worlds with some Toads trailing behind. The Toads controlled flippers and hit the red-clad hero with them to prevent him from rolling off the course. Mario also had to use the power of the Power Stars to pass each world. Mario used his pinball powers to defeat Bowser and save Princess Peach.
Mario vs. Donkey KongEdit
Mario, the famous superstar of the Mushroom Kingdom, gets his own toy company during the events of Mario vs. Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong was watching television and saw an ad for the super-famous Mini Mario Toys. Donkey went to all stores, but they were all sold out. Ever so furious and frustrated, Donkey Kong stole the Mini Mario Toys from the Mario Toy Company itself.
Mario attempted to chase his old rival down and saved the Mini Mario Toys. After saving all of his toys and putting them in the Toy Chests, Mario taught Donkey Kong a lesson (but out of pity, gave him a Mini Mario of his own). The Mario Toy Company was then saved by the founder himself, Mario.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the MinisEdit
Mario's Mini Mario Toys were so successful that Mario opened a theme park for them during the events of Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. Mario is launching the opening of the Super Mini Mario World Theme Park along with the new Mini Peach, Mini Toad and Mini Donkey Kong toys. Pauline made an appearance, having the honor of cutting the premiere ribbon of the Super Mini Mario World Theme Park. Donkey Kong was immediately smitten with her. Donkey Kong ran up to her and presented her with a Mini Donkey Kong toy. She instead accepted Mario's Mini-Mario Toy and Donkey Kong was left heart broken. Donkey Kong kidnapped her and went up the elevator of the Mario Toy Company. Mario sent the small Mini Mario Toys after him and the march of the minis began.
The Mini Mario Toys cleared the paths for Mario, liberating the elevators and allowing Mario to go up floors. When Mario reached the final floor, he saw Pauline sitting in comfort and drinking tea. Donkey Kong came and instead of fighting Mario, felt guilty. Pauline and Mario felt sorry for Donkey Kong so the three celebrated the opening of Super Mini Mario World Theme Park together.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year DoorEdit
Peach asked Mario to come to a land called Rogueport during the events of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. She found a treasure map leading to powerful artifacts called Crystal Stars. By the time he got there, Peach had been kidnapped by a group known as the Secret Society of X-Nauts. They needed to use her as a vessel for the Shadow Queen so that the leader of the X-Nauts, Sir Grodus, can use her power to aid him in world domination. Mario met an intelligent Goomba called Professor Frankly. He told Mario the history of Rogueport and revealed the secret of The Thousand-Year Door.
The Shadow Queen once took control of Rogueport, enslaving and killing many of its citizens. To achieve this, she created the Crystal Stars and used them to give her great power. The Four Legendary Heroesused the power of the Crystal Stars against her and she was imprisoned in the Thousand Year Door for a millennium. Mario set out to collect all seven Crystal Stars. Gaining many new partners and finding all Crystal Stars, Mario went through the Thousand Year Door. There he found Sir Grodus standing before the Shadow Queen's room. Mario defeated Sir Grodus, but was then ambushed by Bowser and Kammy Koopa. This gave Grodus time to escape with Peach to the Shadow Queen's room. When Mario got there, Grodus had awakened the Shadow Queen herself, taking control of Peach's body. Mario had to fight her possessed form and using the help of the Rogueport citizens' wishes, Mario prevailed.
Super Princess PeachEdit
Mario was once again a Damsel-in-Distress during the events of Super Princess Peach. Bowser sent an army of Hammer Bros. and Goombas to invade Princess Peach's castle. Mario, Luigi, and the Toads, busy defending the castle, were caught by a bunch of Hammer Brothers. Princess Peach and a special umbrella named Perry given to her by Toadsworth, escaped in the nick of time. Mario and the others were sent to Vibe Island, the source of the enemies power. There they had no power to escape so Princess Peach went there to rescue him. Princess Peach defeated Bowser using her new "emotional" powers and this time, was the hero. Towards the end when Mario is rescued, he picks Peach into his arms and gives her some flowers.
New Super Mario Bros.Edit
Mario went back to his side scrolling roots during the events of New Super Mario Bros. Surprisingly, Princess Peach is kidnapped by Bowser Jr., not Bowser. Mario and Princess Peach were taking a stroll around Princess Peach's Castle. On their way back, the castle was struck by lightning, possibly from Lakithunder. Mario rushed to the castle being distracted and forgetting about Princess Peach. Princess Peach was then captured by Bowser Jr. and Mario gave chase.
Mario had his classic battle with Bowser at the end of the first world, dropping him into the lava . The reluctant Bowser Jr., took Princess Peach through eight different worlds. Mario finally confronted the undead King Koopa who had become Dry Bowser, who was then defeated again. Bowser Jr. later tossed his father's skeletal ramins into a cauldron and revived Bowser to his natural self and they both battled Mario together. Mario emerged victorious and received a kiss from Princess Peach.
Super Paper MarioEdit
Mario and Luigi were once again called into action in Super Paper Mario. Mario and Luigi sit in their house one day when they hear the news that Princess Peach has been kidnapped. The Mario Bros. rush to Bowser's Castle, thinking he has the princess, but he didn't. Later, a strange new enemy named Count Bleck shows up and kidnaps Luigi and Bowser. It also turns out Count Bleck has Princess Peach too.
Mario is transported to Flipside, a strange town between dimensions. Mario later finds Bowser and Princess Peach who decide to join with Mario in his quest to stop Count Bleck. Mario must go through eight chapters to get eight Pure Hearts, which can counter the Chaos Heart. Mario also encounters new enemies such as O'Chunks, Dimentio, Brobot, Mimi, Nastasia and even his brother Luigi; now called Mr. L because Nastasia, an assistant of Count Bleck, brainwashed him (however he joined Mario once he was freed by Dimentio and sent to The Underwhere).
After collecting the eight Pure Hearts, Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, Luigi and some Pixls face Count Bleck. After defeating Bleck, Dimentio, a former minion of Bleck, turns on him and teleports him to Dimension D to deal with him later. Then Dimentio, the Chaos Heart and Luigi merge together to form Super Dimentio as the final boss. After defeating Super Dimentio, Count Bleck and Tippi get married to stop the Void.
Super Mario GalaxyEdit
During the night of the Star Festival, Mario receives a letter from Princess Peach telling him that she is waiting for him at the castle and wants to give him something. Suddenly, Bowser invades, turning the festival into chaos. He captures Princess Peach by ripping the castle from it's foundation, lifting it into space. Mario makes to the castle in time as it is lifted up trying to protect Peach. Mario then is blasted off the castle by Magikoopa, and wakes up on the "Gate to the Starry Sky." He meets Princess Rosalina, who lends him a white Luma, who gives him the ability to spin. This was the same Luma Peach was holding at the star festival.
After retrieving the first Grand Star, Mario is transported to the Comet Observatory, which acts as a hub area. After retrieving six Grand Stars, he is able to travel, with the help of Rosalina, to the center of the universe, where Bowser is planning to take over the universe with his Galactic Reactor. Mario and Bowser then battle as Bowser Jr. holds Peach captive. After defeating Bowser, Mario retrieves the seventh and final Grand Star and saves the Princess as she was falling from Bowser Jr.'s airship. Suddenly, the Sun explodes and transforms into a black hole, sucking in everything in the universe including the castle and the observatory. The white Luma is also sucked in, saddening Mario greatly. Fortunately all the Lumas together destroy the black hole, scattering the galaxies and planets to where they were. Soon Mario wakes back up and finds himself back in Mushroom Kingdom with Peach, Bowser, and other characters he had met during his travels. It is showed in the end that Mario's Luma is alive and happy on a planet.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside StoryEdit
Mario & Luigi are back again in their latest appearance, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story! A new disease, the blorbs, which make toads grow to a giant size, has effected the Mushroom Kindgom citizens from a mysterious man in a grey cloak selling Blorb Mushrooms. Mario & Luigi attendant a meeting when a misunderstanding with Bowser entering caused a fight with Mario. After defeated, Bowser gets a lucky mushroom? from the same grey cloak man, who later turns out to be Fawful! The mushroom makes Bowser inhale everything, including Mario, Luigi, Starlow, and the Princess!
Mario & Luigi are found inside Bowser, that is knocked out in Cavi Cape. The Bros. and Starlow help Bowser get his castle back from Fawful. Along the way, Bowser meets Broque and Broggy, gets the ability of the Vacuum block, has Mario & Luigi make him stronger/bigger/faster from his body, and Bowser makes a minion-leader relationship with Chippy (Starlow's nickname for him). When Bowser finally reaches his castle and retakes it, Bowser is grown fat from winning the fight against Midbus, a giant pig.
While Bowser is fat, Mario & Luigi find Peach in the Flab Zone, who is kidnapped in front of them by Alpha Kretin. After a long chase, and learning the Bros. Badges, the Mario's traps and defeats Alpha & Beta Kretin, freeing the Princess. Peach, after the boss battle, tells them that Fawful probaly wants the Dark Star, so he can control the Mushroom Kingdom. And, even worse, needs Princess Peach! As they find an exit, Peach is taken out of Bowser's Body by Fawful and is once again kidnapped! Meanwhile, Midbus gives Bowser a treadmill to lose his extra pounds on.
After the rapid weight lost, with Bowser's calories literally on fire, gets blown by to Cavi Cape by a lot of bob-ombs. Bowser travels the tunnels to find a few monty moles, which he (Mario & Luigi) help dig a route to Toad Town for his secret escape exit for later kidnappings. After the tunnel digging, Bowser is knocked out once again when defense detectors shoots him with electricity. Mario & Luigi find pipes (which is odd) that leads them out of Bowser's Body. So they head to Peach's castle, but is stopped by a barrage that Fawful made to prevent access. In need of help, the Mario's go to Dr. Toadley, who, after another Bowser fight, tells them to find the three star cures to heal the Blorbs and break the barrier.
After the Mario Bros., Starlow, and Bowser (who overheard them talking about the cures) find the three cures, breaks the barrier, and enters Peach's castle. Mario & Luigi travel until they find Bowser knocked out in a island of trash. And, after fighting Junker, go back into Bowser, and wakes him up from his back pain. So, after going through the castle all to finding the Dark Star awakening and Fawful becoming Dark Fawful, who is sent flying by Bowser. Dark Star enters Bowser, who copies his DNA, but is incomplete thanks to the Mario Bros., and combines with Dark Fawful to create Dark Bowser!
Bowser follows Dark Star to a tower top, and an epic battle begins! After Mario & Luigi defeat Dark Star Core and Bowser defeats Dark Bowser, Fawful does a explosion that was suppose to kill the Mario Bros., but only ended up destroying him instead, and expelling everyone else from Bowser's body, freeing them. After realizing that the Mario's were inside Bowser, Bowser and Mario & Luigi fight, which ends the story and starts the usual chaos in the Mushroom Kingdom. At the end, it is revealed that Mario and Luigi win yet again and Bowser is back at his ruined castle, recovering from the injuries he sustained in their fight.
New Super Mario Bros. WiiEdit
Mario returns to his side-scrolling roots once again in the Wii title, New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The story starts with Mario and his friends Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Blue Toad celebrating Princess Peach's Birthday until a giant cake appears beside them. As the group investigates it, Bowser Jr and the Koopalings immediately emerges and throws the giant cake on top of Princess Peach, trapping her. Soon the villains load the cake containing Peach onto their air ship and as they escape Mario, Luigi and the 2 Toads quickly follow on foot. With the help of Toad (who uses a cannon to blast some new power suits), the group (including Mario) are able to access the new suits for their adventure to rescue Princess Peach.
Super Mario Galaxy 2Edit
Mario will be appearing in the sequel of Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2. As of now, there's no information about the game's story, but some of the elements from the game's predecessor do come back.
Mario Kart SeriesEdit
Mario has even started his own series of racing tournaments, starting with Super Mario Kart. Mario is an average weighted driver, making him very versatile and usable in many situations. Mario's stats are very similar to his brother, Luigi. His karts are usually based on his red color and have average stats resembling him. In Mario Kart Arcade GP, Mario had a new look to his kart. He raced with a couple other key Mario Kart characters, plus Pac-Man series characters. In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario was a middleweight, allowing him the option of both middleweight and heavy karts. His partner was Luigi and his item was the Red Fireball. His Kart was called Red Fire.
Mario Party SeriesEdit
Mario is always represented by his trademark red color. The mini-games test Mario's luck, skill, and endurance and reward him with coins. In the first three Mario Party games, Mario aimed to become the superstar. Though Mario doesn't have many distinguishable abilities from the other Mario Party characters, the most notable difference is Mario's ability to use the Fireball Orb in Mario Party 7. Whenever Mario used an Orb on a space, the space would have Mario's "M" insignia. As revealed in the official artwork of Mario Party 4, Mario's item of choice is the Mega Mushroom. Mario's Duel Mode partner is the defensive Koopa Troopa in Mario Party 3. He also challenged the player for the Courage Star Stamp if he was not selected. Throughout the series, Mario's famed jumping ability is also evened out with the other characters, leveling the playing field. This also shows Mario's chemistry between other player when they team up.
Mario Teaches TypingEdit
In games such as Mario Teaches Typing and the Mario's Early Years! series, Mario taught children how to use skills they would normally learn in school such as typing and learning the alphabet. These games had Mario portrayed so children would be more eager to learn and had various Mario elements in them.
Super Smash Bros. SeriesEdit
| Super Smash Bros. Character|
Mario (Super Mario)
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
| Standard: Fireball |
Side: Cape (SSBM), (SSBB)
Up: Super Jump Punch
Down: Mario Tornado (SSB, SSBM); F.L.U.D.D. (SSBB)
Final Smash: Mario Finale (SSBB)
Mario has been playable in every Super Smash Bros. game to date. Mario has retained his balanced abilities even when fighting characters from other series. He brought with him many items, stages, and characters to compete in the tournament. Mario's alter-egos Dr. Mario and Metal Mario followed as well. Mario is usually portrayed as a "main" character alongside Link, Kirby, and Pikachu. He does not need to be unlocked in any Super Smash Bros. and is always playable at the start. Mario's skill is reflected by the player, as mentioned by the Adventure mode Mario trophy.
Solid Snake Codec ConversationEdit
- Colonel: Snake, you know who that is?
- Snake: You're kidding, right? It's Mario.
- Colonel: Mario made his first appearance in 1981, and since then, he's become a worldwide phenomenon. There's probably not a single person who doesn't know Mario. He's that famous.
- Snake: Good thing I survived long enough to meet him on the field of battle, huh.
- Colonel: This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance, Snake. Now get out there and show him what you're made of. No regrets.
- Snake: Got it.
Role in the Subspace EmissaryEdit
In the beginning, a trophy of Mario and Kirby are thrown into an arena. The two come to life and fight. The player chooses the one to play with. If Mario is chosen, the opponent will be Kirby. After the battle between the two, Mario resurrects Kirby. This scenario happens the other way around if the player chooses Kirby instead. The Subspace Army then ambushes the two. Peach and Zelda come to help and they are all confronted by the Ancient Minister. After seeing the two R.O.B.s setting up a Subspace Bomb, Mario runs to try and stop it, only to be blasted away by Petey Piranha. Afterwards, he meets Pit after the latter has descended from Skyworld. They team up and reach land and give chase to the Ancient Minister, but they lose him.
False Peach IncidentEdit
Eventually, Mario sees Peach's trophy form apparently dissolving. Thinking Link and Yoshi have done this, Mario and Pit attack them, only to be defeated and stolen by King Dedede. Kirby, however, saves them both, and Pit shoots an arrow at the Cargo that Dedede was driving, blowing its engine out. Keep note that this only happens if Peach was rescued from Petey Piranha.
False Zelda IncidentEdit
If Zelda is rescued, Mario and Pit end up facing a False Zelda, with Pit destroying her Dark Cannonthat she was about to fire at Link and Yoshi. Link sees the Zelda trophy dissolve, and he and Yoshi attack Mario and Pit. Mario and Pit defeat them, but Mario sees the Peach trophy in the Cargo before Dedede takes Yoshi and Link. When Kirby saves them, Link is the one that blows out the engine.
Regardless, Mario and his team chase Dedede through a cave and into his castle, only to find his throne room a mess and himself and the trophies he had nowhere to be found. They go through a secret passage and see Bowser trying to get away. Mario attacks, only to find that he has the princess not rescued from Petey Piranha. Pit fires an arrow, but Bowser dodges, and the badge that the princess was wearing falls. Bowser gets away, and Kirby eats the badge.
Re-encounter with the Ancient MinisterEdit
Mario and his team encounter the Ancient Minister again later and chase him through the Wilds, but the R.O.B.s stop them and detonate the Subspace Bomb that the Ancient Minister was carrying. Mario and his team escape and end up fighting the Subspace Army at the Canyon where they meet the Ice Climbers, Marth, Lucas, the Pokémon Trainer and Ike.
Eventually, the rest of the heroes join them and they head off into Subspace itself, taking down a Subspace Gunship along the way. In Subspace, they discover that Tabuu was behind the Subspace Army after all. Tabuu fires his Off Waves at them, turning them all into trophies. Mario was then rescued by King Dedede and his team consisting of Luigi and Ness; it turns out that Dedede knew of Tabuu and designed the badges to revive fighters from their trophy forms after a certain amount of time. Luigi and Ness were wearing the badges, and the one Kirby had eaten revived him as well. Everyone else was recovered by either Dedede's team or Kirby, with Bowser, Ganondorf, and Wario, who all had been working with the Subspace Army, joining them after learning about what Tabuu had done. Everyone went to confront Tabuu in the center of the Great Maze. Tabuu attempts to use his Off Waves again, but Sonic the Hedgehog suddenly appears and attacks Tabuu's wings, weakening the Off Waves considerably. Although the Off Waves were still powerful enough to score an instant knock out on someone, Mario and the others were able to defeat Tabuu, restoring most of the world back to normal.
Mario shoots red fireballs while Luigi shoots green ones. It is their normal B move, and it is used by the brothers in all three games. Mario's Fireballs are affected by gravity (meaning they bounce against the ground), while Luigi's shoot straight no matter what, unless it ricochets off something in front of Luigi. Kirby can also use the Fireball move once he has sucked up Mario or Luigi, and the color and performance of the Fireball are according to which Mario Brother he has sucked up.
Mario uses Cape as an attack in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is his Side + B move. While this attack is not particularly powerful, it is useful in that it can reverse the direction of certain projectile attacks. It can also make the foe spin around, and face the other direction. Interestingly enough, it's the only move that can reflect Mario's F.L.U.D.D. move. Also note that when Mario uses his cape it is not actually tied around his neck but held in his hand and swung.
Super Jump PunchEdit
The Super Jump Punch is a jumping move Mario, Luigi, and Dr. Mario can perform in the Super Smash Bros. series. It is executed by pressing B while holding the control stick upwards at the same time. When Mario performs the attack, coins fly out of the enemy, and the foe receives about 10% damage. Mario's Super Jump Punch has not changed at all throughout his appearances.
This move originated from Super Mario Bros., where if Mario jumps under certain blocks, coins will appear from the blocks. Plus, Mario, when using the move, would always be in the pose when he jumps in Super Mario Bros.
Mario Tornado was a special move that Mario could use in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, and again in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as an aerial attack. After pressing B and tilting the control stick in the down position, Mario would spin around, suck the foe in, spin them silly, and then spit them out, damaging opponents, in a similar fashion to Luigi's Luigi Cyclone. The move is powerful, but is best used when surrounded by opponents. Mario Tornado, unlike Luigi Cyclone, cannot move very far. By repeatedly tapping the B Button, Mario will also move vertically while using the attack.
The Mario Tornado is replaced as his down special move by F.L.U.D.D. in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Mario Tornado is still one of his normal attacks, executed by pressing Down A in mid-air. In both games, Mario can use the attack in mid-air.
The attack will have no effect on the opponents' damage percentages whatsoever, however, it can still have a lot of benefit to Mario, as the water can blast foes great distances, possibly resulting in a KO. F.L.U.D.D. can also be charged before use, resulting in a more powerful stream of water. It is best used at enemies near the edges of the battle.
This move originated in Super Mario Sunshine, where the F.L.U.D.D. is a key element in the game. Using F.L.U.D.D., Mario can spray water at enemies, or clean up a part of a level. However, unlike in Sunshine, F.L.U.D.D. has various nozzles that can be used for various purposes, whereas in Brawl, F.L.U.D.D. can only use the spray nozzle.
The Mario Finale is Mario's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and is also the first Final Smash ever shown. As with any Final Smash, Mario must first collect a Smash Ball. Mario unleashes a giant wave of flames, which expands vertically before him. This bursts across the stage in front of him devastating any opponents in front of him by causing damage and pushing them off the screen along with the wave. This is best used on the sides of a stage. This way, enemies will be unable to stand behind Mario and be safe from the blast. This move was the first Final Smash shown in the 2006 E3 trailer. The move is an original one, not based on any specific power in the Mario series other than the traditional Fire Mario.
Mario Golf SeriesEdit
Mario is an all-around golfer in the Mario Golf series. He has played along with many Humans during his many campaigns and games. As the plumber's popularity was greatly rising in the Mario Golf series, he got his own fan club in Mario Golf for the Game Boy Color. After graduating from Caddie Master, the player had the option to face Mario. The plumber could also be challenged near the end of Mario Golf Advance Tour.
Mario Tennis SeriesEdit
The red-clad hero also doubles as a tennis player in the Mario Tennis series. Just as in other Mario sports games, he is an all-around tennis player. The infamous plumber made an appearance at the end of Mario Tennis. In the game, he is considered a "legendary" character and is only playable in Exhibition Mode. After the player had won the Island Open Tournament, the player would have the honor of challenging him. Following the same theme as the Mario Golf series, Mario could be faced at the end of the game. In Mario Power Tennis, Mario was a playable character and when he wins a tournament, he accepts the prize from peach while Wario and Waluigi growl at him. Then Peach kisses him on the cheek and his eyes turn in to hearts. His taunt is that he waves his racket and says: "Come on!"
Mario Baseball SeriesEdit
The multi-talented plumber has also played baseball in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers. Again, Mario is a balanced character although Mario is a bit of a slow runner in the first game. Mario's special ball is the classic Fireball, which dazzles other players with smoky speed. Mario's abilities are very similar to Luigi's. Mario's default team is the Mario Sunshines in Mario Superstar Baseball which mostly consists of the non-playable characters from Super Mario Sunshine. In Mario Super Sluggers, his team is called the Mario Fireballs, which consists of the Mario Bros., the Baby Mario Bros., Piantas, Nokis, and a Blooper.
Mario Hoops 3 on 3Edit
Mario has even ventured onto the world of basketball in Mario Hoops 3 on 3. Fortunately, Mario was a successful basketball player as he had a extraordinary jumping ability. To use his Special Shot, the player had to tap the "M" to shoot a vicious Fire Shot. Once again, Mario is a balanced character.
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario MixEdit
Mario danced to save the Mushroom Kingdom during the events of Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix. Waluigi went to Truffle Tower to gain Music Keys and grant him the power to "hypnotize the rhythm less masses". However, after he opened the door, all but one key flew to various locations in the Mushroom Kingdom. One of the music Keys went down the sea, another one to Mushroom Park and another one to Freeze Mountain. Toad, who saw this occur, rushed to tell Mario. If all keys were not returned, they could fall into the wrong hands.
Ever the hero, Mario set out to find all four Music Keys, along with Toad. Using his S.S. Brass to navigate, Mario challenged the key owners to dance-offs. Mario then faced Waluigi (and other creatures) to a dance-off and got all four Music Keys back.
After getting the keys, Bowser stole them. Bowser went to his castle and Mario followed him with the S.S. Brass. Mario did the "Final Dance Off" with him and got the Music Keys back. They then were all returned to the Truffle Tower.
Mario Strikers SeriesEdit
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic GamesEdit
Mario also appears in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, where he is classified as an "All Around" character, and is well rounded in any event. He makes a return in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
Mario Kart Arcade GPEdit
In Mario Kart Arcade GP, Pac-Man appears as a playable character. It has been stated by Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto that Pac-Man is his favorite video game character, Mario being a close second. Pac-Man is a playable character but clearly shares a rivalry with Mario.
Physical Description and TraitsEdit
Mario's distinctive look is due to technology restrictions in the mid-'80s: with a limited number of pixels and colors, the programmers could not animate Mario's movement without making his arms "disappear" if his shirt was a solid color; they did not have the space to give him a mouth; and they could not animate hair, so Mario got overalls, a mustache, and a cap to bypass these problems. Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto has also stated when interviewed that Mario wears a cap because he finds it difficult to draw hair, the same reason Mario and Luigi have mustaches.
When Mario was first conceived, he looked, more or less, as he does today: a short, plump man with the trademark hat, brown hair, black mustache and overalls. He normally wears blue overalls on top of a red shirt, but such was not always the case. Originally, he wore red overalls on top of a blue shirt – almost exactly the opposite of what he wears now. The Famicom version of Mario Bros. was the first game to depict Mario with blue overalls and a red undershirt (Although on the boxart he was depicted entirely in blue); however, it was Super Mario Bros. 2 that standardized today's blue overalls-on-red shirt outfit. (Incidentally, the original Super Mario Bros. has neither in-game; Mario wears a brown shirt with red overalls). Mario's outfit rarely changes, though he's known to change it on occasion if the situation calls for it. For example, in Super Mario Sunshine, Mario wore short sleeves instead of his usual long sleeved shirt, and could even forgo this entirely in favor of a more tropical shirt design worn over his normal shirt, which he always wore with sunglasses. When Mario appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, his clothing was much more realistic than it was in Super Smash Bros.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Mario's first and trademark ability is his Jump, which allows him to leap high two stories, while doing two flips and a twist. He is the second best jumper in the Mushroom Kingdom, only bested by Luigi. He is also capable of several variations, including the Back Flip and the Spin Jump.
- Mario is always associated with the element of fire. Mario is an excellent driver, and has skills with many sports.
- Mario has very powerful feet, which have trampled innumerable enemies, toppled Fortresses and even crushed spaceships. When timed correctly, he is able to do this 100 times in a row.
- In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario was able to "transform" into other characters, which came in handy, as he is a silent protagonist. This was not one of his attacks, however. He only used it in a few stories.
- Mario can use simple physical attacks, including punching and kicking.
- Mario can perform many standard moves in the Mario series, such as the Ground Pound.
- Mario has been shown to be incredibly powerful and strong, almost comparable to that of super-human strength. In Super Mario 64, he could carry and throw the very large King Bob-omb, despite the king being far larger than him. An even more impressive feat is during the battles with Bowser, Mario can grab him by the tail, spin him around and throw him. Mario spins Bowser around faster the more spins. The more Mario spun, the farther he threw Bowser (he could either throw Bowser a few feet, or well over a hundred feet). His strength was also shown in Super Mario Galaxy, where he could easily stun a Mega Goomba with a Star Spin despite its great size and his ability to knock Bowser around during battles with him. He could also lift Bob-ombs that were his size. In Bowser's Inside Story, he is able to lift and throw a 3 ton, morbidly obese Luigi when using the Sweet Basket move among other fantastic feats.
- Mario has extremely high stamina and can withstand and endure many things such as harsh environments and so on. For instance, in the third Mario and Luigi game, he could withstand the freezing cold within Bowser's stomach or a dark energy blast from the Dark Star when Luigi had a difficult time shaking it off. Mario is very versatile and adapts amazingly fast to his surroundings, being able to go from scorching deserts to freezing snow peaks to the depths of outer-space.
- Mario's first weapons were the Hammer in Donkey Kong and the Fireball in Super Mario Bros. Mario often uses the Hammer as a weapon in Mario RPGs. Mario can, in some games, control fire without a Fire Flower power-up.
- Mario has nine power-ups that allow him to fly; the Raccoon Suit, the Tanooki Suit, the Cape Feather, the Wing Cap, the P-Wing, the P-Balloon, the Bee Mushroom, the Red Star, and the Propeller Mushroom. On The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Mario was able to fly even after powering up with a Fire Flower.
- In Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario had the ability to transform into a Hammer Bro with the ability to throw hammers at his enemies or a Frog which let him swim faster and jump higher.
- Mario has three other caps he can wear, the Metal Cap, Wing Cap and Vanish Cap, which turn him into Metal Mario, make him fly and make him invisible, respectively.
- Mario even has his own fighting style. Although he never really uses it in his games, except the Smash Bros. series, he does use the martial arts in a Super Mario Bros. 3 comic. In the comic, while fighting Lemmy Koopa, Mario says, "Good thing I know karate!" In the following panel, Mario jumps many times in a rapid motion, dodging all of Lemmy's attacks with ease. Mario is also has a black belt in Plumb Fu.
- In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario became more paper-like, and could become Flat Mario, Paper Tube Mario, Paper Airplane Mario, and Paper Boat Mario.
- In Super Paper Mario, Mario was given the ability to flip between dimensions.
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario has a special attack called the Mario Finale, although he requires a Smash Ball in order to execute it.
- Mario is able to hold his breath for a long period of time, as seen in Super Mario Bros. and numerous later games. However, in 3D platformers such as Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, he isn't able to hold his breath for as long.
- Mario seems to not be bothered by certain temperature levels, even in volcanoes and tundras (although in Super Mario Sunshine Mario would take damage without his hat on due to the heat and in Super Mario 64, Mario would shiver when not moving in snow level).
- Mario can endure otherwise lethal hits (i.e. Burning, Electrocution, Freezing) several times before dying
- Mario is very strong. In Super Mario World, he is seen lifting a fortress out of the ground and then throwing it. Also, in various games, he is able to battle brutes such as Donkey Kong and Bowser with ease.
- In the 2-D games, Mario is shown to run at a fast pace, even fast enough to run up walls. In the opening to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Mario is shown to run as fast as Sonic the Hedgehog.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Special MovesEdit
Mario, just as all his partners, gains a new special attack when he rises up a level. Here is a list of them:
- Jump – Starting Attack
- Fire Orb – Level 3
- Super Jump – Level 6
- Super Flame – Level 10
- Ultra Jump – Level 15
- Ultra Flame – Level 18
Mario's Various PowerupsEdit
Despite his lengthy history, Mario is, in many ways, an undeveloped character, with many details of his accepted biography having been created through complex lore spawned from the imaginations of comic book artists, cartoon writers, and fans. In most media and some games, Mario is depicted as an Italian plumber from Brooklyn  who stands for what is right and has a love for Italian food. He is also bilingual, as he can speak both Italian and English. Mario has proven himself to be an excellent fighter, all-around sports player, and party lover in Mario spin-off titles.
Officially, Nintendo producers have stated that Mario's biography is kept simple in order to make the character versatile and reusable in many different games and situations. Mario is indeed one of the most underdeveloped characters in the Mario series, with characters such as Bowser and Princess Peach having more complex, consistent, and unique back stories. In fact, his brother Luigi has even gained more of a personality in recent games, while Mario has stayed "flat".
Over the course of his many games, Mario has rescued a number of people from captivity (including Pauline, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, and Prince Pine) and has become regarded as a great hero in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario is actually a famous personality across the world, and is a recognized celebrity inside and outside the Mushroom Kingdom. On the popular level, Mario is seen as the sole savior of the Mushroom Kingdom, while the contributions of others, including his own brother Luigi, have been forgotten or ignored. While not necessarily Mario's fault, Mario has remained in the limelight despite Luigi's equal efforts to protect the Mushroom Kingdom.
Additionally, Mario is much more impulsive and aggressive than his brother Luigi, and is willing to enter dangerous situations all alone. Unlike Luigi, Mario will often attempt to quickly solve a problem with his actions instead of sitting back and analyzing the situation. Mallow even had to physically restrain Mario from brawling several times, such as before the battle with Bowyer, so that the heroes could figure out what exactly was happening to their world. While he will accept help and even partners during his adventures, at times he may also resent the implication that he needs the help in the first place.
Despite these potential flaws, Mario is a kind-hearted and brave hero who, more often than not, puts other peoples' problems and needs before his own. This is shown in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door when Doopliss had stolen his indentity, and he was still willing to help Vivian with her problem, despite having his own to deal with. He is willing to risk his life to save the lives of millions from the forces of evil.
Like many other protagonists of Nintendo games, Mario rarely speaks, his dialogue primarily limited to numerous grunts and yells. When he does speak, he is shown to speak English with a heavy Italian accent, sporadically breaking into Italian. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario is completely silent, communicating solely through pantomine. In the Paper Mario titles, he mainly communicates through simple nodding and hand gestures, and in the Mario & Luigi titles, he speaks in unintelligible gibberish that the other characters can understand perfectly. In Super Mario Sunshine, Mario is "heard" speaking in the opening scenes, but his dialogue is completely inaudible. In the Mario vs. Donkey Kong titles, Mario speaks fully, shouting sentences such as "Come back here, you big monkey!", and can be clearly heard shouting, "Welcome! Welcome, new galaxy!" in the ending of Super Mario Galaxy, as well as saying "Thank you so much for playing my game!" after the credits. He has full speech capabilities in the sports games, and also speaks regularly in the DiC cartoon trilogy, though he spoke perfect English with a Brooklyn accent in the latter.
Interactions with Other Characters (ABC Order)Edit
- Main article: Bowser
Bowser is Mario's arch nemesis and main enemy. Bowser and Mario have had a long history of antagonism and rivalry for Princess Peach. However, Mario almost always defeats Bowser one way or another. Bowser always tries to find a way to take Peach from Mario and have her all for himself. Bowser is jealous of Peach's friendship with Mario, as he admits in Super Paper Mario. Occasionally, Bowser is on the same side as Mario when they shared a common enemy, as shown in Super Mario RPG, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Super Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Oddly enough, Bowser has saved Mario from a few obstacles, as shown in the last cinema in Mario Super Sluggers; Bowser stops a Bullet Bill from taking out Mario. Of course, Bowser's only reason for saving Mario is so that he needs a rival and he wants to destroy Mario himself.
- Main article: Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong is the son of Mario's old enemy from the Donkey Kong Jr. era, in which DK's father was just a kid. Despite Mario's old conflicts with DK's grandfather, now known as Cranky Kong, he has developed a friendly and somewhat competitive rivalry with Donkey Kong as witnessed in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. Donkey Kong regularly takes part in numerous sports with Mario and his friends, often bringing along his eager nephew, Diddy Kong.
- Main article: Luigi
Luigi is Mario's younger twin brother. Luigi used to join Mario in missions frequently, but lately Mario has embarked on several adventures without him. Through the years, Mario and Luigi have maintained a brotherly love for each other, but the two are still very competitive. Mario exhibited a level of aggression towards him in Mario Power Tennis when Luigi won a singles trophy. As Luigi celebrated on stage, Mario came over to congratulate him, slapping him on the back until Luigi doubled over and then stepping on his foot, all while maintaining composure.
- Main article: Pauline
Pauline was Mario's first girlfriend and damsel-in-distress. In Donkey Kong, he rescued her from Donkey Kong (or Cranky Kong as Donkey Kong Country indicated). In Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, she was no longer Mario's love interest. Several sources claim that, in an inconsistency of Saturday Supercade, Pauline was portrayed as Mario's niece.
- Main article: Princess Daisy
Daisy was rescued by Mario from the clutches of Tatanga in Super Mario Land, and she rewarded him with a kiss upon her rescue. In Mario Party 5, Mario and Daisy are given the team name "Nice Couple" when paired together, while they do not share player chemistry at all in Mario Superstar Baseball or its sequel, Mario Super Sluggers. Daisy and Mario, though, have been officially stated to be good friends.
- Main article: Princess Peach
Princess Peach is shown to be Mario's close companion since childhood. Mario saves Peach quite often and she usually will bake him a cake or kiss him upon her rescue. Since Peach's debut appearance, the two have been largely speculated to be in a romantic relationship. This is confirmed in the official European Mario website, in which Peach is listed as Mario's girlfriend.
In Luigi's Mansion, she sends Toad to help Luigi search for his brother, and in Mario Party 5, Peach and Mario are called "Cutest Couple". They also share chemistry together in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers, as they are "buddy players". Mario Power Tennis even goes as far as showing Mario himself telling Peach of his love for her in Peach's victory scene. Peach responded with a smile and blew a kiss. Also, in Mario's victory scene in Mario Power Tennis, Peach gives him a small kiss on his cheek. They both show deep devotion to each other as depicted in many of the games, especially in the Paper Mario series. In the comic "Warios Weihnachtsmärchen", published in the German Club Nintendo magazine, it is even revealed that they spent their graduation ball in school together, and that Peach decided in favor of Mario and against Wario. Mario and Peach are the Secret Staff Ghosts for Rainbow Road in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. The official guide describe them at this: Aw, isn’t that cute? Mario and Peach are together again, zipping down the Rainbow Road and leaving the player coughing up their dust.
In the first Paper Mario, one of the Toads tells Mario to take Peach on a date to Shooting Star Summit. For the official guide of Yoshi's Island DS, in the description for the level Baby Mario and Baby Peach: Dynamic Duo, Nintendo mentioned that before the "romantic entanglements" in their adult lives, they teamed up as babies to stop evil. Also the official guide for Mario Party 8 stated that Peach is apple of Mario's eye. Rosalina in Super Mario Galaxy even referred to Peach as Mario's 'Special One'.
- Main article: Rosalina
- Main article: Toad
Toad is shown to be Mario's good friend. Toad usually helps Mario with supporting roles and gives him advice. In the Mario cartoons, Toad was shown to be a close friend of both Mario and Luigi's, as he would commonly be seen assisting them in stopping King Koopa's evil plots. Toad even helped in domestic situations, alongside Princess Peach.
- Main article: Sonic
Mario and Sonic are both the world's top video game heroes. They both seem to have a competitive relationship with each other since Sonic was created, being Sonic Sega's mascot, and therefore, Mario's "rival". Sonic appears to be Mario's friend instead of a complete rival, but they both have issues with ending conflict with each other (show in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic games TV ads). Example: In the first TV spot, Sonic figures out that Mario gets intimidated by him making fun of him on TV. In the second TV spot, Mario tries wetting Sonic with the hose, knowing that Sonic hates water. This still continues on in TV spots 3 through 6. But they still appear to be good friends.
- Main article: Wario
Wario is Mario's rival. Their relationship started out very violent with such acts as Wario stealing Mario's Castle, but their rivalry has settled down. The two even teamed together in Super Mario 64 DS. Nintendo Power has stated that Wario is Mario's cousin, but this is unconfirmed.
Yoshi is one of Mario's oldest friends. They have gone on many adventures together, not to mention he (along with the other Yoshi species) saved and helped Mario when he was a baby. Mario occasionally rides Yoshi, although Yoshi has been known to be as good as Mario on his own two feet.
- Hat – The red hat Mario wears, it is really important for him because if he loses it he takes more damage. He has had the hat since he was born. In Super Mario Sunshine, if he lost the hat he would lose health no matter what due to the extreme heat.
- Mario's Gloves – A pair of white gloves he is rarely seen without.
- Mario's Shoes – A simple pair of brown work shoes. In the Paper Mario series, these are know as the Boots.
- Overalls – Mario wears blue overalls. Mario can change his overalls in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
- Mario's Shirts – Mario has a red shirt that he always wears.
- Badges – In RPG games, Mario wears badges that give him new attacks or abilities.
- Main article: Category:References
Mario has made cameos in many games. In Punch Out!! for the NES, Mario appears in the audience, and in its remake, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, he is the boxing referee. He, Donkey Kong, and Pauline appeared in a bonus stage of Pinball for the NES, snagged a cameo in Alleyway, waved a checkered flag in F-1 Race, and appeared in many other games. He and many other Mario characters can be found in the Legend of Zelda series, and pieces of furniture, outfits, and wallpaper and carpeting devoted to him can be found in Animal Crossing for the Nintendo GameCube.
Mario makes a cameo appearance at the end of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (as well as Donkey Kong Land 2), as the very best of Cranky's top three video game heroes (Yoshi and Link being the other two). However, if Diddy Kong and his girlfriend, Dixie collect enough DK Coins on their adventure, Diddy Kong can steal the top spot.
Mario along with Luigi, Peach, Wario and several Toads also makes a cameo appearance in Kirby: Super Star Ultra in the audience in the fight with King Dedede. Also when Kirby has stone power, he sometimes may change into a gold statue of Mario.
Mario's image and other Nintendo characters also appear in WiiFit during the running exercise; on the side of a house wall, on a bridge and a windmill. They are very fast so one must look closely or may miss them as they run by.
Mario's had many jobs and occupations in the past. Here's a list of them.
- Toy Maker
- Tennis Player
- Construction Site Worker
- Bike Racer
- Basketball Player
- Soccer Player
- Baseball Player
- Cement Factory Worker
- Hockey Player
Throughout his illustrious history, Mario has been refered to as various names besides "Mario". Here is a listing of his aliases from Mario games and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!!.
Names found in Video GamesEdit
|Name||Game(s) that Mario is refered to as such||Who/What refers to Mario as such|
|Bro||Paper Mario series||Luigi|
|Clumsy Crush-a-lot||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Zess T.|
|Dr. Mario||Paper Mario||Whale|
|Hero of Legend||Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door||Black Chest Demon|
|Jumpman||Donkey Kong, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door||Donkey Kong, Audience member in the Glitz Pit|
|Luigi||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Pennington(Mistakenly)|
|Maria||Super Paper Mario||O'Chunks|
|Mariotta||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars||Garro|
|Marty-o||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Puni Elder|
|Mr. Jumpsallthetime||Super Paper Mario||Mr. L|
|Mr. Mustache||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Beldam|
|Mr. Squishy||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Zess T.|
|Master Mario||Super Mario Sunshine||Toadsworth|
|Mister Man||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Goombella|
|Murphy||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Kroop|
|New Bee||Super Mario Galaxy||Queen Bee|
|Old Man; Old 'stache guy||Super Mario Galaxy||Penguin|
|Shortie||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars||Bowser|
|Sir Stomp-on-Stuff||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Zess T.|
|Slick||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Doopliss|
|Stache||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga||Various characters|
|Stompy||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Zess T.|
|Super Coward Bros.||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga||Bowser|
|Super Stupid Bros.||Super Paper Mario||Bowser|
|Thanta Clauthe||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga||Hermie III|
|The Great Gonzales||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Grubba, Yoshi, and other various characters.|
|The Human Blur||Super Mario 64||Koopa the Quick|
|Whiskers||Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time||Kylie Koopa|
|Yeti-lip||Super Paper Mario||Fracktail|
Names Found in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!Edit
|Name||Episode Name(s)||Who/What refers to Mario as such|
|Butch Mario||"Butch Mario & the Luigi Kid"||Episode title|
|Basin Brain||"Jungle Fever", "20,000 Koopas Under the Sea"||Bowser|
|Crocodile Mario||"Crocodile Mario"||Episode title|
|Dumber Plumber||"The Trojan Koopa"||Bowser|
|Drain Brain||"Mario and the Red Baron Koopa", "Princess Toadstool for President"||Bowser|
|Faucet Face||"King Mario of Cramalot", "Star Koopa"||Bowser|
|Faucet Flop||"Crocodile Mario"||Bowser|
|Faucet Freak||"Jungle Fever"||Bowser|
|Lasagna Lovin' Loser||"King Mario of Cramalot"||Bowser|
|Little Lasagna Lover||"Mario Meets Koop-zilla"||Bowser|
|Macaroni Mouth||"Star Koopa"||Bowser|
|Muttonhead||"Pirates of Koopa"||Bowser|
|Nozzle Nose||"The Mark of Zero"||Bowser|
|Pain-in-the-Drain Plumber||"The Ten Koopmandments", "7 Continents for 7 Koopas"||Bowser|
|Parmesan Plumber||"Mario Meets Koop-zilla"||Bowser|
|Pepperoni Plumber||"King Mario of Cramalot"||Bowser|
|Pesky Plumber||Various episodes||Bowser|
|Pinhead Plumber||"The Bird! The Bird!"||Bowser|
|Plumb Bum||"Mario of the Deep"||Bowser|
|Plumb Dumb||"King Scoopa Koopa"||Bowser|
|Plumb Scum||"The Unzappables", "The Ten Koopmandments"||Bowser|
|Provolone Bonehead||"The Provolone Ranger"||Bowser|
|Puny Plumber||"Karate Koopa"||Bowser|
|Royal Mario||"King Mario of Cramalot"||Mervin|
|Scum Scrubber||"The Bird! The Bird!"||Bowser|
|Sherlock Mario||"The Adventures of Sherlock Mario"||Episode title|
|Stupid Mario Bros.||"Crimes R Us"||Kootie Pie Koopa (Refering to both Mario and Luigi)|
|The Provolone Ranger||"The Provolone Ranger"||Episode title|
|Two-bit Tortellini Taster||"Mario Meets Koop-zilla"||Bowser|
Official Profiles and StatisticsEdit
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Writers BibleEdit
- Bio: "Don't let Mario's looks fool you. He may be the shortest, chubbiest, most comedic-looking superhero ever to have his own show, but he always finds an ingenious way to overcome the most overwhelming obstacles in his path, and somehow, save the day. Even if it takes turning into a flying raccoon with superpowers, the irrepressible Mario will cleverly and bravely do his best to outwit the villainous Koopa Clan. He continues the quest when wiser heads would quit. With the spirit of a true plumber, he will show up at any hour of the day or night, to solve a crisis that ordinary men refuse to even touch. No matter how many times he's tricked, trapped, or defeated, Mario bounces back. His greatest strength is his unconquerable spirit and his willingness to fling himself selflessly into any situation if justice is at stake."
- Level 1
- HP: 20
- FP: 10
- Speed: 20
- Attack: 20
- Defense: 0
- Magic Attack: 10
- Magic Defense: 2
- Special Attacks:
- FP Used: 3
- Magic Power: 25
- Description: Mario jumps on one enemy. Right before he stomps, push the "Y" button.
- Speed: *****
- Weight: *****
- Bio: Mario is a well-balanced driver with equal Speed and Weight attributes. He's a great choice for beginning drivers looking to get a feel for the road.
- Type: All-Around
- Bio: "With a bushel basket of power, decent speed and the ability to play effectively anywhere on the court, Mario is indeed a weapon."
- Mario's Room:
- Mario's TV: A blue television.
- How To Unlock: Defeat Toad in Story Mode with Mario
- Mario's Table: A small, round gold table.
- How To Unlock: Defeat Goomba in Story Mode with Mario
- Mario's Sofa: Basically just a pink sofa, nothing really special at all.
- How To Unlock: Defeat Shy Guy in Story Mode with Mario
- Mario's Fridge: A yellow refrigerator with green handles.
- How To Unlock: Defeat Boo in Story Mode with Mario
- Mario Doll: A rather plump doll of Mario.
- How To Unlock: Defeat Koopa in Story Mode with Mario
- Bowser Vase: A vase resembling Bowser's head.
- How To Unlock: Defeat Bowser in Story Mode with Mario
- Mario's TV: A blue television.
- Distance: 212
- Star Distance: 280
- Trajectory: Straight
- Height: 2/5
- Impact: 2.5/5
- Control: 1/5
- Spin: 4/5
- Bio Quote:
- Bio Quote: "Let's a' all have fun!"
- Bio: "The Brooklyn kid who made good is back again for Mario Party 5. Mario's great attitude and luck will do him well in these events. Who knew pumping pipes in New York could lead to a gig like this?"
- Partner: Luigi
- Class: Middleweight
- Personal Kart: Red Fire
- Special Item: Fireball
- Acceleration: ***
- Speed: ***
- Weight: ***
- Bio: "You Know Him, you love him - the one and only Mario! He's returned to the GRAND PRIX with fireballs in mind"
- Bio 2: What's that red and blue streak that just went zooming by? It's Mario, of course. Don't get too close, or you'll end up eating more than just his dust.
- Type: All-Around
- Defensive Power Shot: Spin Jump Return
- Offensive Power Shot: Iron Hammer
- Power: 2.5/5
- Speed: 2.5/5
- Reach: 2.5/5
- Serve: 3/5
- Lunge: 3/5
- Control: 3/5
- Bio: [Booklet]
- Bio 2: [Site]
- Teams: Mario Heroes, Mario Fireballs, Mario Sunshines, Mario All-Stars
- Type: Balanced
- Starting Team Players: Luigi, Monty Mole, Pianta, Noki
- Status: Team Captain
- Batting: 3/5
- Pitching: 3/5
- Fielding: 3/5
- Running: 2.5/5
- Player Profile:
- Strong Point: Might
- Special Talents: Wall Jump, Sliding Catch
- Field: Center
- Height: Normal
- Special Ball: Fireball
- Default Batting Position: Right
- Default Throwing Arm: Right
- Sweet Spot: The "M" on the bat
- Compatible Relationships: Luigi, Peach, Yoshi
- Bio: "Everyone's favorite hero. When Peach is in trouble, he always saves the day! A kart racer, tennis player, golf enthusiast, doctor...the list goes on and on, showing that he's a jack-of-all-trades. His trademark fireball will help him in his first foray into baseball."
- Class: Middleweight
- Default Karts: B Dasher, Standard MR
- Unlockable Kart: Shooting Star
- Bio: "He lent his name to the sport, so it's no surprise that Mario has been at the forefront of the karting scene since it began in 1993. He is the perfect all-rounder; his karts representing the best balance of top speed, acceleration, weight and handling."
- Size: Medium
- Actual Bonuses
- Weight: +2
- Acceleration: +1
- Handling: +1
- Drift: +1
- Type: Balanced
- Super Strike: Fire Strike
- Bio: [Booklet]
- Baller Name: The Jumpman
- Type: All-Around
- Special Shot: Fire Shot
- Letter to Tap: M
- Bio: "A versatile player. Mario's steady performance lets him handle anything."
- Bio:Mario has been Nintendo’s leading man for well over two decades, headlining such seminal adventures as the world’s bestselling video game, Super Mario Bros. for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Mario has been collecting coins for most of his life, so scouring the boards in the Star Carnival for cash shouldn’t be too difficult for this hero.
- Team Names:
- Luigi: Mario Bros.
- Peach: Power Players
- Yoshi: Fan Favorites
- Wario: Big Starrios
- Daisy: Flower Players
- Waluigi: 'Stache Clashers
- Toad: Fungi Fun Guys
- Boo: Soul Bros.
- Toadette: Marionettes
- Birdo: Super Snozzios
- Dry Bones: BBQ Ribs
- Blooper: 'Stache Splashers
- Hammer Bro: Heavy-Blow Bros.
- Character Type: Balanced
- Mega Strike: Mario turns into a fiery Metal Mario before mashing the ball.
- Super Ability: Super Mario!
- Deke: Mario rolls forward a short distance.
- Uniform: Mario wears red armor with blue and white accents.
- Team Emblem: Signature “M” emblem with flames surrounding it.
- Team Number: 1
- Away Entrance: Mario runs up to the opposing sidekicks and tips his hat combatively.
- Home Entrance: Mario falls from the sky, arms outstretched, making a perfect landing when he reaches the field and saying "Come on".
- Theme: Alternative Rock
- Bio: "A mix of fitness, speed and power, Mario brings his heart and determination to every match! His ability to become Super Mario can change the face of any game!"
- Movement: 6
- Shooting: 6
- Passing: 6
- Defense: 6
This persistent little plumber developed his skills chasing down a big ape. Now he's taking his All-Around skills to the Olympic Games, where his running and jumping experience should come in more than handy in events like the high jump and hurdles.
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- Bio: He's back, sporting his red-shirt, blue-overalls look. You simply can't have a Mario Party without Mario!
|A 5-tool player who can hit, run, and pitch!|
|Character||Good Chemistry||Bad Chemistry|
|Mario||Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Pianta, Noki, Red Mii||Bowser, Wario, Bowser Jr, King Boo|
Paper Mario Tattle InformationEdit
"It's Mario, silly! He's here to save Princess Peach, who was kidnapped by Bowser. Remember? He fights until the bitter end, no matter what enemies attack!" -Lee or a Duplighost, when copying Goombario's Tattle ability.
Super Paper Mario Catch CardEdit
Super Smash Bros. SeriesEdit
Super Smash Bros. ProfileEdit
Although best known as the mustachioed plumber who battles the Turtle Tribe with his distinct jumping action, this internationally-famous hero has also acted as a referee, a driver, and even a doctor! He's been linked to Princess Peach of Mushroom Kingdom for years, but to this day their true relationship remains a mystery.
Super Smash Bros. Melee TrophiesEdit
|#||Name||Image||First Game / Move||Description|
|Known worldwide as Mr. Nintendo, Mario uses his incredible jumping ability to thwart the evil Bowser time after time. While he's best known as a hero, Mario has played many roles, including racer, doctor, golfer, and villain. His tastes have changed over 20 years of gaming; he long ago swapped the colors of his shirt and overalls.|
Smash B: Cape
|Mario is a character without any glaring weaknesses and plenty of strong attacks: he's even equipped with a Meteor Smash. He's a straightforward character who'll reflect the actual skills of the player. Mario's Cape will turn other characters in the opposite direction and can also reflect missile weapons.|
|Up & B: Super Jump Punch|
Down & B: Mario Tornado
|Mass determines how easily a character can be sent flying, as well as a character's physical strength: Mario's mass is the standard upon which other Smash fighters are measured. His Super Jump Punch sends foes skyward in a shower of coins, while the Mario Tornado pulls in nearby foes, spins them silly, and scatters them every which way.|
|203||Paper Mario||Paper Mario|
|The Star Rod: Bowser stole it, and Mario wants it back. Bowser vs. Mario is familiar for Mario afficionados, but Paper Mario is novel. What this game brings to the 3D polygon-filled gaming world is its art style: everything is wafer thin! What the visuals lack in realism, they more than make up for in unique artistry.|
|292||Mario and Yoshi||Super Mario World|
|Yoshi was first introduced in Super Mario World, and the sight of Mario riding the helpful character soon became an enduring image. Despite his Cape, Mario can't fly while astride Yoshi. The pair can make huge jumps and drift slowly back to earth, though. As a last resort, Mario could leap off Yoshi's back to safety.|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl TrophiesEdit
|1||Mario||NES Donkey Kong|
NES Super Mario Bros.
|A familiar overall-clad figure who is Nintendo's flagship character. His courage and jumping ability have seen him through countless adventures. He's a multitalented plumber with the knowledge of a physician, a top-notch golfer, and a veteran tennis umpire. Is his jumping prowess a boon from his girder-climbing days?|
|2||Mario Finale||WII Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Mario with a Smash Ball, unleashing his ultimate attack. The twin dragons of flame he releases wallop all characters in range. The flames spread up and down, so it's best to release them from the edge of the screen at an appropriate height. His flaming eyes are proof of his excitement for this explosive attack.|
|146||Striker Mario||GCN Super Mario Strikers|
WII Mario Strikers Charged
|A team captain in Super Mario Strikers, which features combat- style soccer that allows fighting and items. Mario proves to be a great all-around player, well balanced on offense and defense, and he wields a critical shot--the Mega Strike--that can chalk up a maximum of six goals! Mario is easily identified by the "M" marks on his spikes.|
|148||Paper Mario||100px||WII Super Paper Mario||A legendary hero whose adventure unfolds when he sets out to rescue Princess Peach from the nefarious clutches of Count Bleck. He has the ability to flip the world from 2-D to 3-D and back again. If he grabs a Mega Star, he'll transform into a pixelated giant Mario. In this state, he's invulnerable and capable of stomping through enemies and obstacles with ease.|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl StickersEdit
|Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga||[Flame] - Resistance +19|
Usable by: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser
|100x100px||Super Mario Sunshine||[Specials: Indirect] - Attack +13|
Usable by: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser
|Mario Kart DS||[Leg] - Attack +22|
Usable by: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser
|100x100px||Mario Superstar Baseball||Carry Home-Run Bat|
|100x100px||Super Paper Mario||[Electric] - Attack +20|
|Super Mario Bros. 3||Flinch Resistance +112|
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- "Lets-a-play!" - Mario Power Tennis
- "It's-a-me, Mario!" - Super Mario 64
- "Let's-a-go!" - Super Mario 64
- "Thank you so much for-a playing-a my game!" - Super Mario 64/Super Mario Galaxy
- "Welcome to Mario Kart!"- Mario Kart 64
- "Get me outta here!" - Luigi's Mansion
- "Crikey!" - Super Mario Sunshine
- "It's-a Mario Time!" - Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- "Come back here you big-a monkey!" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
- "I love this game!" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
- "So long King Bowser!" - Super Mario 64
- "Yay for me!" - Mario Hoops 3 on 3
- "It's-a me! I've been on fire lately, but I hope you'll challenge me!" - Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
- "Yahoo for-a me, the winner!" - Mario Superstar Baseball
- "Woo-Hoo! Bravo, Mario!" - Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
- "Let's-a go, little guys!" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- "Don't forget Mr. Miyamoto!" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- "Well, that sure was fun, I had a great time!" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- "Ah that Charles Martinet, nice italian boy!" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- "It's OK, don't cry!" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- "Here we go! Again? Again?" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- "Fantastico!" - Mario Hoops 3 on 3
- "Let's-a get-a going!" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- "Here I go!" - New Super Mario Bros.
- "Nice of the Princess to invite us over a picnic, eh, Luigi?" - Hotel Mario
- "Remember. Where there's smoke..." - Hotel Mario
- "If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book." - Hotel Mario
- "You know what they say: All toasters toast toast!" - Hotel Mario
- "Luigi, look! It's from Bowser!" - Hotel Mario
- "Maybe there's a switch in one of the rooms. Remind me to check!" - Hotel Mario
- "We gotta find the Princess!" - Hotel Mario
- "This is it, Luigi!" - Hotel Mario
- "Be careful! When you pinch Wendy's pennies, they pinch back!" - Hotel Mario
- "Hey stinky!" - Mario Party 7
- "Come on!" - Mario Party 8
- "Luigi! What's the hold up!" - Luigi's Mansion
- "Welcome...Welcome new galaxy!!" - Super Mario Galaxy
- "Hey! I'm-a hungry! Have you got any food?" - Mario Teaches Typing 2
- "Welcome to Mario Teaches-a typing!" - Mario Teaches Typing
- "Hello! It's a me, Mario! Thank you for starting me up!" - Mario Teaches Typing 2
- "Mama-mia!" - Various Games
- "Woo-hoo! Just what I needed!" - Super Mario Advance
- "Ooh! Mario's Tunnel of a-Doom! Very scary! - Mario Teaches Typing 2
- "Oh yeah! Heeyaaaa! - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- " *gasps* Hay! Come back here! - Mario Tennis
Quotes in Mario CartoonsEdit
Quotes in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!Edit
- Main article: List of Quotes in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
Quotes in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3Edit
- Main article: List of Quotes in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
Quotes in Super Mario WorldEdit
- Main article: List of Quotes in Super Mario World (TV Series)
Quotes in Mario ComicsEdit
- Main article: List of Quotes in Mario Comics
Appearances outside of electronic mediaEdit
Mario has been featured many times outside of the videogame, television, and film world. For instance, McDonalds released a chain of toys based on the popular Mario videogame Super Mario Bros 3, as seen here. Mario T-shirts, toys and alike have also been produced.
- Mario appeared as the best purchasable character in Nintendo Monopoly. He costs $400, and replaced the Boardwalk.
- Mario's full name is referred to as "Mario Mario", as set forth by the Super Mario Bros. movie. This appears to apply to all continuities in the series, however, because Mario and Luigi are called the "Mario Bros." The box of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show DVD "Mario's Movie Madness" describes Mario as Mario Skywalker when referring to the episode "Star Koopa". This is enfourced by the Prima Edition of the Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga Guide book, where, in the character section, Mario is reffered to as Mario Mario and Luigi as Luigi Mario.
- Mario has also appeared in Tomytec's Dots.
- A Mario statue made out of wax stands in the Hollywood Wax Museum. This is currently the only wax-statue of a video game character.
- In the recent games, Mario's colors are lighter than his colors in 2002 to 2006.
- The Mario Party 3 instruction booklet claims that Mario's favorite item is the Golden Mushroom.
- Mario made the first pitch in a Seattle Mariners' 2008 season game, as publicity for Mario Super Sluggers. Nintendo is the owner of the said ball club.
Names in Other LanguagesEdit
- ↑ http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_0gWtYUVHJA&feature=related
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Mario's Staff. Story (p.5). Super Mario Bros. 3 Instruction Booklet North American English version. Published February 12, 1990. 
- ↑ http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnSi7ihAhsQ Retrieved 28th July 2007
- ↑ Amazon.com (Retrieved on 2008-3-07)
Reception and legacyEdit
As Nintendo's mascot, Mario is considered to be the most famous character in video game history. The Mario series of video games has sold more than 200 million copies, making it the best-selling video game franchise of all time. Mario was one of the first video game character inductees at the Walk of Game in 2005, alongside Link and Sonic the Hedgehog. Mario was the first video game character to be honored with a wax figure in the legendary Hollywood Wax Museum in 2003. In 1990, a national survey found that Mario was more recognizable to children in the world than Mickey Mouse.
Since his creation, Mario has established himself as a pop culture icon having starred in numerous television shows, comic books, and in a feature film. He has appeared on lunch boxes, t-shirts, magazines, commercials, in candy form, on Shampoo bottles, cereal, badges, and as a plush toy. Nintendo of Japan produced a 60-minute anime feature starring Mario and his friends in 1986, although this film has never been released outside of Japan. The animated series The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! featured a live-action series of skits starring former WWF manager Captain Lou Albano as Mario and Danny Wells as Luigi. There was even a book series, the Nintendo Adventure Books. In 2005, Jonathan Mann even wrote an opera based on the character, and performed The Mario Opera at the California Institute of the Arts.
Mario's legacy is recognized by Guinness World Records, who awarded the Nintendo Mascot, and the series of platform games he has appeared in, 7 world records in the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008. These records include, "Best Selling Video Game Series of All Time", "First Movie Based on an Existing Video Game", and "Most Prolific Video Game Character", with Mario appearing in 116 distinct titles (not including remakes or re-releases).
In mass mediaEdit
Mario's theme music in Super Mario Bros., composed by Kōji Kondō, is highly recognizable. Former NHL hockey player, Mario Lemieux was given the nickname "Super Mario" by the media during his career. Mario Williams, the #1 draft pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, was also given the nickname "Super Mario", as was pro-cyclist, Mario Cipollini. German international footballer Mario Basler was affectionately referred to as "Super Mario" by fans and the media. Another sportsman who received this nickname was the Brazilian soccer player Mário Jardel, famous for his jumps and headers.