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Mario
Image:Mario.jpg
For over 25 years, Mario has been
Nintendo's official mascot.
Game series Mario series
First game Donkey Kong (1981) as "Jumpman"
Creator(s) Shigeru Miyamoto
Designed by Shigeru Miyamoto
(Donkey Kong)
Yoichi Kotabe
(Super Mario Bros. series)
Shigefumi Hino
(Super Mario World)
Voice actor(s) (English) Video Games
Mark Graue (1994)
Charles Martinet (1995-present)
Cartoons
Peter Cullen (1983-1985)
Lou Albano (1989-1990)
Walker Boone (1990-1991)
Voice actor(s) (Japanese) Video Games
Charles Martinet (1995-present)
Anime
Toru Furuya (1986)
Live action actor(s) Lou Albano
(The Super Mario Bros. Super Show)
Bob Hoskins
(Super Mario Bros. The Movie)
Takashi Okamura
(Hot Mario Bros.)

Mario (マリオ?) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and the official mascot of Nintendo. He is the older (although shorter) brother of Luigi[1]. Mario was originally portrayed as a two-dimensional sprites, but in later games he is a three-dimensional, polygonal model. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (520x905, 38 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... A video game mascot is usually a specific video game character that is a trademark of a video game company brand and is actively used to promote the company or its products, a symbol of the company, as a face or representative in promotional materials. ... This article is a chronological list of Mario games. ... Donkey Kong ) is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. ... Mario Bros. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ... Yoichi Kotabe is a Japanese mangaka and animator that worked with Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki. ... Shigefumi Hino (born in 1963) is a graphics designer, game director, and planner from Nintendo. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Charles Martinet Charles Martinet (born September 17, 1955, in San Jose, California) is an American voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the star of Nintendos flagship franchise. ... Peter Cullen, born in Montreal, Canada in 1940, is a voice actor who is best known for providing the voices for Optimus Prime, Ironhide, and Slugslinger in the various Transformers television series and the narrator in both United States Voltron series, as well as playing Coran and King Alfor in... Louis Albano (born July 29, 1933 in Carmel, New York), better known as Captain Lou, is an American professional wrestler and manager. ... While Walker Boones only TV starring role was as Nintendos mascot Mario in DiC Entertainments Super Mario Bros. ... Charles Martinet Charles Martinet (born September 17, 1955, in San Jose, California) is an American voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the star of Nintendos flagship franchise. ... Tohru Furuya (古谷 徹 Furuya Toru) is a veteran seiyuu who was born on July 31, 1953. ... Louis Albano (born July 29, 1933 in Carmel, New York), better known as Captain Lou, is an American professional wrestler and manager. ... Various television shows based on Super Mario Bros. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Hot Mario Brothers. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Fictional character. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Luigi ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... In computer graphics, a sprite (also known by other names; see Synonyms below) is a two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene. ... 3D computer graphics are different from 2D computer graphics in that a three-dimensional representation of geometric data is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images. ... In 3D computer graphics, polygonal modeling is an approach for modeling objects by representing or approximating their surfaces using polygons. ...


Mario and Luigi are both Italian plumbers. According to Mario cartoons by DiC Entertainment and the Super Mario Bros. movie, as well as the Super Mario 64 Players Guide written by Nintendo Power, Mario and Luigi are from Brooklyn, New York, and came upon the Mushroom Kingdom by way of a Warp Pipe[2]. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The DiC Incredible World logo used from late 2001 to present. ... Super Mario 64 ) is a top-selling platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... This article is about the Nintendo of America produced publication. ... The Mushroom Kingdom (Japanese:キノコ王国) is a setting in the Super Mario Bros. ... Screenshot of warp pipes in the hidden World 9 (Warp Zone) in the SNES All-Star version of Super Mario Bros. ...


Mario is depicted as a 155 cm[3] (5 ft) portly Italian plumber who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. He is well known for constantly thwarting the plans of the evil King Bowser to kidnap Princess Peach and subjugate the Mushroom Kingdom. He has astonishing physical strength and agility for a man of his stature, and superhuman jumping ability. He has a relationship with Princess Peach whom he has saved on numerous occasions. His complete antithesis is Wario. A plumber at work. ... The Mushroom Kingdom (Japanese:キノコ王国) is a setting in the Super Mario Bros. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... Princess Peach (formerly called Princess Toadstool outside Japan), is a video game character in Nintendos Mario video games series, often playing the damsel in distress character of the adventure series. ... Princess Peach (formerly called Princess Toadstool outside Japan), is a video game character in Nintendos Mario video games series, often playing the damsel in distress character of the adventure series. ... Antithesis (Greek for setting opposite, from against + position) means a direct contrast or exact opposition to something. ... Wario ) is a video game character created by Nintendo. ...


Because of the common reference to Mario and his brother Luigi as the "Mario Brothers," certain non-game sources, such as comic books, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, the Super Mario Bros. film, as well as Nintendo of Europe's Mario Megasite, have suggested that the Mario Brother's full names are "Mario Mario," and "Luigi Mario". [4] Nintendo hasn't ever officially given Mario or Luigi a surname. Luigi ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... A number of television shows based on the Super Mario Bros. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


As Nintendo's mascot, Mario is considered to be the most famous character in video game history.[5] The Mario series of video games has sold more than 193 million units, making the Mario series the best-selling video game series of all time.[6] Outside of the platformers with which he is traditionally associated, Mario has appeared in video games in different genres, including the Mario Kart racing series, Nintendo's arcade sports games (such as the Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, Mario Baseball, and Super Mario Strikers series), and Nintendo's series of Mario role-playing games (including Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, the Paper Mario series, and the Mario & Luigi series). A simple platform sequence from the game Wonder Boy Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. ... A screenshot from Mario Kart Wii. ... Mario Tennis is a video game series that began in 1995 with Marios Tennis for the Game Boy. ... Mario Golf is a sports video game that was developed by Camelot Software Planning (known for the successful PlayStation title Hot Shots Golf) and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color and released in 1999. ... Mario Baseball is a video game being developed exclusively for Nintendos GameCube console. ... Super Mario Strikers , known as Mario Smash Football in Europe and Australia) is a video game based around (association) football/soccer, which was released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. ... Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally use gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (スーパーマリオRPG) was the last Mario game made and released for the Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and was the last Square-produced game for a Nintendo video game console until 2003, with the debut... // This category includes any of the main Mario games: platform games (2D and 3D) that feature Mario as the main player character. ... Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, known in Japan as Mario & Luigi RPG (マリオ&ルイージRPG), is a video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. ...


Mario was featured in a show entitled The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, live-action movie called Super Mario Bros., the Nintendo Comics System (a series of comics featuring Nintendo characters), and the Nintendo Adventure Books. The show starred Captain Lou Albano as Mario, and the movie starred Bob Hoskins. Outside the original games, television shows, film and comics, he has spawned a line of licensed merchandise and made appearances in popular culture. Also, Mario was one of the only three video game characters to be honored with a star in Walk of Game in 2005, alongside Link and Sonic the Hedgehog. [7] A number of television shows based on the Super Mario Bros. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Book #1: Double Trouble The Nintendo Adventure Book series was published from 1991 to 1992 by Archway books. ... -1... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ... In the Metreon complex building in San Francisco there is a Walk of Game, just like Hollywood has a Walk of Fame, honoring great video game achievements. ... Link ) is the protagonist of Nintendos The Legend of Zelda video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ...

Contents

Conception and creation

Mario rescuing Princess Peach in Super Mario Bros..

Mario first appeared in the video game Donkey Kong. The game was surprisingly successful,[8] and when the Nintendo Entertainment System was released, Mario was given the starring role in the revolutionary Super Mario Bros.. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Princess Peach (formerly called Princess Toadstool outside Japan), is a video game character in Nintendos Mario video games series, often playing the damsel in distress character of the adventure series. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Donkey Kong ) is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. ... “NES” redirects here. ... Super Mario Bros. ...


"Jumpman", the protagonist of Donkey Kong, was called "Mario" in certain promotional materials for the game's release overseas.[9][10] His namesake was Mario Segale, the landlord of Nintendo of America, who barged in on a meeting in the company's Redmond, Washington facility to demand an overdue rent payment. [citation needed] In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario is given the stage name of "Great Gonzales" during his battles in Glitzville. Before a battle, one of the audience members refers to Mario as "Jumpman," a joke about Mario's first identity. Mario's nickname in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 is "The Jumpman", again making reference to his original name. Mario is currently voiced by Charles Martinet, who also voices Luigi, both their baby counterparts, Wario, Waluigi, and other characters such as Toadsworth.[11] Nintendo Corporation, Limited (Japanese: 任天堂; Ninten is translated roughly as leave luck to heaven or in heavens hands, do is a common suffix for names of shops or laboratories; TSE: NTDOY) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in... Location of Redmond within King County, and King County within Washington. ... Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is the sequel to the Nintendo 64 video game Paper Mario, and is the fourth in the series of Mario role-playing game titles that includes Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. ... Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (also known as Mario Basket 3-on-3 in Japan and as Mario Slam Basketball in Europe) is a basketball video game developed by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS. This game is the first in which Mario and Final Fantasy characters appear together as... Charles Martinet Charles Martinet (born September 17, 1955, in San Jose, California) is an American voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the star of Nintendos flagship franchise. ... Luigi ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Wario ) is a video game character created by Nintendo. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Mario series enemies. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Mario's distinctive look is due to technology restrictions in the mid-1980s; with limited pixels and colors, the programmers could not animate Mario's movement without making his arms "disappear". Making his shirt a solid color fixed this. They also did not have the space to give him a mouth or ears, and they could not animate hair, so Mario got dungarees, a moustache, 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.[12] Look up overall in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ...


The surname "Mario" (which would make his full name Mario Mario) was first used in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, and then in the 1993 feature film Super Mario Bros. This was meant to explain how both Mario and his brother Luigi could be known as the "Mario brothers". This surname theory has never been employed officially by Nintendo, and it is broadly accepted that Mario and Luigi are collectively called the Mario Bros. simply because Mario is the head-liner of the pair. A number of television programs based on the Super Mario Bros. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


Although Mario is said to be the older of the two brothers, the two have also been referred to as twins (as in "[[Super Mario World: Yoshi's Island]"), which creates a paradox. Another paradox lies in the fact that, in "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island" the Stork who carries Baby Mario and Baby Luigi, appears to be delivering the babies to a house in the Mushroom Kingdom, while Mario is originally from Brooklyn, New York. This could possibly mean that Baby Mario and Mario are not the same person.


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 the early 1990s; the two mascots competed head-to-head for nearly a decade afterwards, until around 2001 when a Sonic game (Sonic Adventure 2: Battle) showed up on a Nintendo console due to Sega's new third party status, ending a lengthy rivalry.[13] Fans have wished that these two characters would appear in an official game together for years, and in 2007, they make history in video gaming, as they will officially appear together in the upcoming crossover sports game, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ... Sonic Adventure 2 is a videogame made by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games , lit. ...


Characteristics

Physical Appearance

Mario, as seen in Super Mario Bros..

Mario's basic appearance has changed little over the years: a short, stubby man with a hat with an 'M' on it, brown hair, black moustache, white gloves, and overalls. He normally wears blue overalls on top of a red shirt, but he originally wore red overalls on top of a blue shirt as in Donkey Kong (this is also how he looks in the three cartoon series). In the original Super Mario Bros video game, Mario wore a brown shirt and red overalls. In Super Mario Bros. 3 Mario wears black overalls over a red shirt. He is sometimes described as being overweight, an instance which once was brought up in Super Mario 64. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Super Mario Bros. ... For the Game Boy game, see Donkey Kong (Game Boy). ... Super Mario 64 ) is a top-selling platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ...


Mario's outfit can change if the situation calls for it. For example, in Super Mario Strikers, (Mario Smash Football) Mario wears an Association Football outfit as opposed to overalls. In Super Mario Sunshine, a red T-shirt replaces Mario's usual long-sleeved shirt, and he could optionally put on sunglasses and a Hawaiian-style Shine Sprite shirt. In some games, Mario can transform into different forms, each with a different costume. In Super Mario Bros., he could collect a 'fire flower' which changed his overall costume into a red shirt and white overalls (although it was orange and red in the original NES version of Super Mario Bros. 3, and now the total opposite). As a baby, Mario wears a simple diaper, rather than overalls. Super Mario Strikers , known as Mario Smash Football in Europe and Australia) is a video game based around (association) football/soccer, which was released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Super Mario Sunshine ) is a 3-D platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. ... In the video game Super Mario Sunshine, Shine Sprites are star-like creatures that inhabit Isle Delfino. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Super Mario Bros. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Training pants. ...


Abilities and techniques

During the development of Donkey Kong, Mario was known simply as "Jumpman", named for his keen ability to jump exceptional heights. Jumping — both to access different areas of a level and as an offensive move — remains a core element of gameplay in most Mario games, especially in the platform games. Mario's most commonly portrayed form of attack is jumping to stomp on the heads of enemies. Beyond stomping, games have elaborated on Mario's jumping-related abilities. In Super Mario 64 Mario displayed super-human strength, being able to lift, carry, and throw the game's first boss, King Bob-Omb, who was much larger than Mario. An even more impressive feat is that during the fights with Bowser, Mario can grab Bowser by the tail, spin him around, and toss him tremendous distances. For the Game Boy game, see Donkey Kong (Game Boy). ... // This category includes any of the main Mario games: platform games (2D and 3D) that feature Mario as the main player character. ... Super Mario 64 ) is a top-selling platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ...

Mario with his Fire Flower ability in Super Mario Bros.

Most of Mario's abilities stem from the collection and usage of items. In the platform genre, the most prominent of these items is the Super Mushroom, which allows Mario to grow to twice his size. In this form he is usually labelled "Super Mario", and receives an additional hit point. Other examples include a Fire Flower, which transforms Mario into Fire Mario (originally called "Fiery Mario") and allows him to throw fireballs at enemies, Starman, which renders Mario temporarily impervious to harm, imbueing him the ability to kill the sun, the Raccoon Leaf, which transforms him into Raccoon Mario and allows him to fly for short distances as well as whip his tail, the Cape Feather, which gave Mario a cape (Cape Mario) that he could use to attack and fly. There are also three Special Suits: the Frog Suit, which turns Mario into Frog Mario, increasing his swimming and jumping abilities, however he is slower on land; the Tanooki Suit turns him into Tanooki Mario, whose abilities are the same as those of Raccoon Mario, but he can also become a statue; and the Hammer Bros. Suit turns Mario into Hammer Mario, allowing him to throw hammers and protect himself against fireball attacks. There's also a Blue Shell in New Super Mario Bros. which turns him into Shell Mario and allows him to perform the Shell Dash and protect himself against some enemies. This game features a Mega Mushroom. With it Mario becomes very huge. As Mega Mario, he can destroy everything on his path, including pipes, bricks and even the end flag. Super Mario World introduced Mario's dinosaur friend Yoshi to the game series, whom Mario can ride when he finds the egg in which Yoshi is hidden. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Like the Starman, Fire Flowers flashing colors were achieved by quickly rotating through several palettes. ... A Super Mushroom as seen in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! The Super Mushroom is a power-up from the Mario series of video games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Like the Starman, Fire Flowers flashing colors were achieved by quickly rotating through several palettes. ... The Starman from the original Super Mario Bros. ... New Super Mario Bros. ... For the cartoon, see Super Mario World (cartoon). ... Yoshi , sometimes Romanized Yossy in Japanese language materials) (IPA: /ˈjəʊ.ʃi/) is a fictional dinosaur who appears in the Mario series of video games by Nintendo. ...


In Super Mario 64, Mario will take twice the normal damage if he is attacked without his hat, as in Super Mario 64 DS he will take twice the normal damage and when he strikes a "?" block, a bomb-omb will be released instead of the normal item. In Super Mario Sunshine, Mario will automatically take damage after a few seconds when his hat is stolen. In addition to this, Super Mario 64 features different boxes with hats inside that, when donned by Mario, offer him different abilities; the Wing Cap, for example, allows him to fly for a limited amount of time (Wing Mario), the Metal Cap transforms him into Metal Mario, and the Vanish Cap into Vanish Mario. Super Mario 64 ) is a top-selling platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... Super Mario 64 DS is an enhanced remake of the 1996 video game Super Mario 64, produced by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It was released in the United States on November 21, 2004, in Japan on December 2, 2004, and in Europe on March 11, 2005 as one of... Super Mario Sunshine ) is a 3-D platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. ...

Mario in the Paper Mario series.
Mario in the Paper Mario series.

Metal Mario first appeared in Super Mario 64. He is completely impervious, and can harm enemies by simply running into them. Along with this, he does not have to breathe, which allows him to walk in noxious gas and water. His heavy weight allows him to be able to sink in water, helping in some missions. He loses the ability to speak (which, while not having significant impact on overall story or gameplay, only serves to show that Mario became composed entirely of metal). In the enhanced remake, Super Mario 64 DS, the ability to turn into a metal being is granted to Wario instead. Metal Mario appeared as a secret unlockable character in Dr. Mario 64 and Mario Golf. In Mario Golf he is very strong, having an even longer drive than Bowser. He is also one of the last enemies in Super Smash Bros. He requires damages of about 300% to be knocked off (regular characters usually need about 100%). He reappears in Super Smash Bros. Melee together with Metal Luigi (if Luigi is unlocked) as well as the metal power being an item any character can use. In the Mario Party series, an Orb containing a mushroom called a Metal Mushroom can be used to make the character utilizing it metal to avoid traps placed on the board. In this case, in the event of Mario using this Orb, Mario can transform into Metal Mario. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Paper Mario, called during production Super Mario RPG 2, known in Japan as Mario Story ), is a role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... Super Mario 64 DS is an enhanced remake of the 1996 video game Super Mario 64, produced by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It was released in the United States on November 21, 2004, in Japan on December 2, 2004, and in Europe on March 11, 2005 as one of... Dr. Mario is a puzzle game based on the original Dr. Mario. ... Mario Golf is a sports video game that was developed by Camelot Software Planning (known for the successful PlayStation title Hot Shots Golf) and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color and released in 1999. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... Super Smash Bros. ... Super Smash Bros. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Although Mario is not usually portrayed using weapons in games, one exception is his use of hammers in certain games. In Super Mario RPG, the Mario & Luigi series, and the Paper Mario series, Mario uses his hammer to hit switches and solve puzzles as well as to hit enemies. In the Wrecking Crew series, Mario wields a hammer to break bricks. The hammer element was first introduced in Donkey Kong. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (スーパーマリオRPG) was the last Mario game made and released for the Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and was the last Square-produced game for a Nintendo video game console until 2003, with the debut of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles for the... Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, known in Japan as Mario & Luigi RPG (マリオ&ルイージRPG), is a video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. ... Paper Mario, called during production Super Mario RPG 2, known in Japan as Mario Story ), is a role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... Wrecking Crew was a game for the Nintendo Family Computer (also known as the Nintendo Entertainment System) starring Mario. ... This article is about the video game character. ...


Mario also has the ability to throw fire or burn objects with fire at will. In older games Mario needed a Fire Flower to turn into Fire Mario, in which form he can throw fireballs. In more recent games, though, he has to learn how to do this, or even has this ability at the beginning.


Personality

Mario is portrayed in games and other media as being a kind-hearted and brave hero. He helps those in need without hesitation. Despite his status as a great hero, Mario is very humble. He has a love of pasta and pizza, as the stereotypical Italian does. This idea was started in the American cartoons, but soon afterwards, Nintendo supported the idea by having Mario dream of pasta (this may also have been influenced by creator Shigeru Miyamoto's favorite food being pasta), as well as a magical gate advising Mario to "cut down on the Alfredo sauce" in Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time. He also loves tropical seafood as can be seen in the intro video of Super Mario Sunshine. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... A pizza with tomatoes, field mushrooms, and onions as toppings. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ...


Mario's cheerful personality is reflected in his voice. Since Mario's Game Gallery, it has been provided by Charles Martinet.[14] In the games, although he largely speaks in English with a thick Italian accent, he has been known to sporadically break into Italian. In other media portrayals, he has carried a more Brooklyn-styled accent. Mario rarely speaks casually. He usually speaks in short phrases like: "Okey dokey!", "Woohoo!", "Let's a-go!", and more. However, in RPGs (such as the Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi series) he and his brother Luigi hardly speak at all - instead their words are usually unintelligible with their speech bubbles containing pictures and diagrams which only other characters can understand, and he is also known to communicate through jumping, miming and even transforming. In the Mario sports titles however, he has full speech capabilities. Also, in Mario vs. Donkey Kong he speaks to Donkey Kong, saying things like "Come back here, you big monkey!". Marios Game Gallery is a PC game developed by Interplay Entertainment Corp. ... Charles Martinet Charles Martinet (born September 17, 1955, in San Jose, California) is an American voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the star of Nintendos flagship franchise. ... // This category includes any of the main Mario games: platform games (2D and 3D) that feature Mario as the main player character. ... Mario vs. ...


Occupation and hobbies

Mario's given occupation is that of being a plumber. With the exceptions of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and the original Mario Bros., he is almost never seen carrying out his occupation in the games. Pipes have, however, remained a mode of transportation. Mario was most often seen plumbing during the animated series. He was very knowledgeable about tools and fixing pipes in the movie. In the original Donkey Kong games however, when Mario was called Jumpman, he was in fact a carpenter. Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga is a video game made for Game Boy Advance. ... Mario Bros. ...


Beginning with the Dr. Mario series of puzzle games, which first debuted in 1990, Mario has been occasionally depicted as a medical physician as well. In 2001, Mario appeared in Dr. Mario 64, an updated version of the original puzzle game. Mario was in doctor form as a secret character in the Nintendo GameCube game Super Smash Bros. Melee. In the Game Boy title Mario's Picross, Mario was even depicted as an archaeologist. Box art of Dr. Mario for the NES. The Dr. Mario series is a series of puzzle video games made by Nintendo, starting with Dr. Mario. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Dr. Mario is a puzzle game based on the original Dr. Mario. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Super Smash Bros. ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo[1], released in 1989 at US$109 ISBN 0-9643848-5-X. The Game Boy was the first successful handheld console, and was the predecessor of all other iterations of the Game Boy line. ... The Marios Picross game for the Game Boy and Super Famicom is a collection of nonogram logic puzzles (also called Paint by Number, Griddlers, etc. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ...


His most time-consuming activity seems to be saving Princess Peach, the Mushroom Kingdom, and surrounding kingdoms from villains such as Bowser. As seen through character interactions in his role-playing games, Mario has achieved a level of fame among the kingdoms' populations due to his heroic deeds, as shown in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, where they are referred to as "superstars", or celebrities.[15] Princess Peach (formerly called Princess Toadstool outside Japan), is a video game character in Nintendos Mario video games series, often playing the damsel in distress character of the adventure series. ... The Mushroom Kingdom (Japanese:キノコ王国) is a setting in the Super Mario Bros. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga is a video game made for Game Boy Advance. ...

Mini Mario, one of the figures produced by Mario's Mario Toy Company. As seen in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.

Mario earns most of his money through the profits from his Mario Toy Company, which produces Mini Mario figures. As of Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, the company has expanded to include similar versions of other characters.[16] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1050x985, 432 KB) Summary Concept art of a Mario toy for Mario vs. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1050x985, 432 KB) Summary Concept art of a Mario toy for Mario vs. ...


The Mario franchise has spun off into games involving Go-kart racing, Football (Soccer), Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, fighting, construction, and dancing. In most of these games where different characters may have varying levels of skill, Mario is typically the most balanced character in classes such as weight, speed, power, or other abilities.


Relations

An appearance by Princess Peach (at the time, called Princess Toadstool) in Super Mario Bros., in which she is rescued by Mario.

Ever since his first game, Mario usually has the role of saving the damsel-in-distress. Originally, he had to rescue his girlfriend Pauline in Donkey Kong from the clutches of DK. Pauline did not last long as a character and was soon replaced by new damsel-in-distress, Princess Peach, in Super Mario Bros. (She was initially referred to as "Princess Toadstool" or simply "the Princess" in English-speaking territories until 1993, when Yoshi's Safari debuted, even though the name was not widely used until Super Mario 64 was released three years later.)[17] Pauline returned in the Game Boy remake of Donkey Kong in 1994, and later Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis in 2006, although the character is now described as "Mario's friend."[18] Image File history File links Princess_peach_(smb1). ... Image File history File links Princess_peach_(smb1). ... Super Mario Bros. ... A poster for The Perils of Pauline (1914). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Donkey Kong characters. ... Donkey Kong ) is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. ... Princess Peach (formerly called Princess Toadstool outside Japan), is a video game character in Nintendos Mario video games series, often playing the damsel in distress character of the adventure series. ... Super Mario Bros. ... The Para-Goomba is a common enemy in most of the courses in Yoshis Safari. ... Super Mario 64 ) is a top-selling platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo[1], released in 1989 at US$109 ISBN 0-9643848-5-X. The Game Boy was the first successful handheld console, and was the predecessor of all other iterations of the Game Boy line. ... Donkey Kong (Also known as Donkey Kong 94) is a platform game developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld video game system, which also contains puzzle elements. ...


Mario has rescued Princess Peach multiple times since Super Mario Bros., often receiving a kiss as a reward. Although the true nature of their relationship is never revealed (as is typical of most characters in the Mario series), there is evidently a mutual affection between the two characters.[19][20] This is a trivia section. ...


Mario rescued Princess Daisy in Super Mario Land for the Game Boy. In sports titles, however, Daisy frequents with Luigi more often. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the text explaining Princess Daisy's trophy states that "after her appearance in Mario Golf, some gossips portrayed her as Luigi's answer to Mario's Peach",[21] although Luigi and Daisy were previously paired as a romantic couple in the live-action Super Mario Bros movie. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Super Mario Land ) is a platforming video game developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy video game console. ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo[1], released in 1989 at US$109 ISBN 0-9643848-5-X. The Game Boy was the first successful handheld console, and was the predecessor of all other iterations of the Game Boy line. ... Super Smash Bros. ... Super Mario Bros. ...


In the Nintendo GameCube game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario is quite popular with the female characters. All of his female partners in the game kiss him at some point. Even Beldam of the Shadow Sirens expresses that she finds Mario attractive as well when she and her two sisters are glancing at the sketch of him that was given to them to find Mario and his friends. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is the sequel to the Nintendo 64 video game Paper Mario, and is the fourth in the series of Mario role-playing game titles that includes Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. ...


Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins for the Game Boy saw the arrival of Wario, Mario's demented and greedy alter ego. Though there is no tangible relationship between the two, Wario was once referred to as Mario's cousin in Nintendo Power. Wario is designed to act, in a way, as an anti-Mario.[22] Screenshot from Super Mario Land 2 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is Marios second adventure for Game Boy. ... Wario ) is a video game character created by Nintendo. ... other usages: Evil twin (wireless networks) Bart and Hugo Simpson, good and evil twins. ... This article is about the Nintendo of America produced publication. ...


Baby Mario

Baby Mario, as depicted in the Yoshi's Island games

Baby Mario is the infant version of Mario. He first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, released in 1995 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and has appeared in several titles since. Although he has oddly appeared alongside his older self in Nintendo sports titles such as Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, these games are generally accepted to be outside the continuity of the main Mario series, and therefore do not suggest that Mario and Baby Mario are separate characters in the main storyline. Baby Marios also starred in the second golf game, Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, but only in Japan. Like the older Mario, Baby Mario is voiced by Charles Martinet.[23] Image File history File links Baby Mario artwork from Yoshi Touch & Go File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Baby Mario artwork from Yoshi Touch & Go File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A human infant In basic English usage, an infant is defined as a human child at the youngest stage of life, especially before they can walk or simply a child before the age of one. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australasia between 1990 and 1992. ... Mario Golf is a sports video game that was developed by Camelot Software Planning (known for the successful PlayStation title Hot Shots Golf) and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color and released in 1999. ... Mario Tennis is a video game series that began in 1995 with Marios Tennis for the Game Boy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is a video game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube video game console. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, plot, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour is video game made for the Nintendo GameCube and a sequel to 1999s Mario Golf. ... Charles Martinet Charles Martinet (born September 17, 1955, in San Jose, California) is an American voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the star of Nintendos flagship franchise. ...


Appearances

Interestingly, the earliest unofficial appearance of a Baby Mario character was not in a game, but rather in the cartoon series The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. In the episode, "Toddler Terrors of Time Travel", Bowser and Ludwig von Koopa (respectively called King Koopa and Kooky von Koopa in this series) attempt to travel to the past to prevent Mario and Luigi from ever coming to the Mushroom Kingdom, but the Mario Bros. and Toad stow away on the Doomship (the Airship's name in the cartoon) in an attempt to stop them. As a result of some turbulence caused by the Koopa King's lack of patience, Kooky's time-travel device reverses the aging of himself, Bowser, Mario, Luigi, and Toad, turning them into babies (their minds are not affected by the change, as evidenced by the fact that they can still speak). Unlike his later Nintendo design, this version of Baby Mario wears a red bonnet in place of his hat and, in spite of the transformation, still sports a mustache. A number of television shows based on the Super Mario Bros. ... Mario, Luigi, and Toad in their infant bodies. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... Larry, the youngest of the brood, shows off the Koopa Kids trademark upright hairdo. ... The Mushroom Kingdom (Japanese:キノコ王国) is a setting in the Super Mario Bros. ...


A one-page short story in the Nintendo Comics System also showed Mario as a baby, this version depicting him as being "born with full head of hair, and a full face too!" This version of Baby Mario also is drawn with a mustache, albeit a much lighter one, which apparently becomes more like the fully-grown Mario's mustache as the character ages, even in his youth. [24] Baby Mario's first official game appearance came in the Super NES game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island where the Yoshis saved his brother Luigi from Kamek. In Yoshi's Island, Baby Mario has a rather passive role, essentialy being carried around by different kinds of Yoshi for most of the game. However, in some levels, a power-up resembling a Starman gives him very high speed, relative invincibility, and the ability to float for short distances.[25] The Nintendo Comics System was a series of comic books published by Valiant Comics in 1990 and 1991. ... The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ... Yoshi , sometimes Romanized Yossy in Japanese language materials) (IPA: /ˈjəʊ.ʃi/) is a fictional dinosaur who appears in the Mario series of video games by Nintendo. ... Luigi ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Kameks main form of transportation is his flying broomstick, although he can also use magic to teleport short distances. ... Power Up, the Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up is an organization with the stated mission to promote the visibility and integration of gay women in entertainment, the arts, and all forms of media. Power Up provided funding and assistance to the 2003 short film . ... The Starman from the original Super Mario Bros. ... Invincible may refer to: Invincible, an album by Michael Jackson Invincible, an album by British pop music group 5ive Invincible, a film by Werner Herzog Invincible, a comic by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and Bill Crabtree HMS Invincible, the name of several ships of the British Royal Navy The Invincible...


On the Nintendo DS, Baby Mario has appeared in Yoshi Touch & Go, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, and Yoshi's Island DS. In Yoshi Touch & Go he reclaims the role he held in Yoshi's Island; Baby Mario falls from the sky, this time held up by balloons, as the player guides him by drawing clouds down to the ground where Yoshi waits to catch him. He then rides on Yoshi's back for the rest of that level of the game. In some game modes, Baby Mario can again find the power-up that turns him into Superstar Mario, making him temporarily invincible. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, he appears alongside his adult counterpart, along with both respective versions of Luigi. In this game, he is faster than his adult counterpart, but has all his other stats lowered. The pair of brothers team up in order to save Princess Peach (the grown-up version) from a group of alien invaders known as the Shroobs. In Yoshi's Island DS, a mysterious floating castle is linked to the disappearance of babies around the world (including Baby Luigi), and Baby Mario teams up with Yoshi, Baby Peach, Baby Bowser, Baby Donkey Kong and Baby Wario to save them. Both Baby Mario and Baby Luigi also appear as a playable characters in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. He is also confirmed to be in Mario Kart Wii, along with Baby Luigi. “NDS” redirects here. ... Yoshi Touch & Go, known in Japan as Catch! Touch! Yoshi! ), is a video game that was developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It debuted in Japan on January 27, 2005, in North America on March 14, 2005, and in Europe on May 6, 2005. ... Yoshis Island DS is a platforming video game developed by Artoon for the Nintendo DS. Published by Nintendo, it was released in North America and Australasia in November 2006,[1] and was released in Europe in December 2006. ... Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island, most commonly referred to as Yoshis Island, is a Super Famicom/Super Nintendo game released in Japan on September 4, 1995. ... Princess Peach (formerly called Princess Toadstool outside Japan), is a video game character in Nintendos Mario video games series, often playing the damsel in distress character of the adventure series. ... Yoshi , sometimes Romanized Yossy in Japanese language materials) (IPA: /ˈjəʊ.ʃi/) is a fictional dinosaur who appears in the Mario series of video games by Nintendo. ... Princess Peach (formerly called Princess Toadstool outside Japan), is a video game character in Nintendos Mario video games series, often playing the damsel in distress character of the adventure series. ... Baby Bowser (or Bowser Junior) is one of 2 things in the Mario series: 1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is a video game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube video game console. ... Mario Kart Wii (working title) is a kart racing video game for the Nintendo Wii console. ... Baby Luigi is Baby Marios brother. ...


Video games

Donkey Kong

The title screen of Donkey Kong

Upon becoming the developer of a retooled Radar Scope, Miyamoto developed the game Donkey Kong, which tells a story of a carpenter whose girlfriend is kidnapped by a gorilla. For the then-nameless carpenter (although he was referred to in the game's promotional material as "Jumpman"), Miyamoto wanted to sketch a simple character with whom players could easily identify.[citation needed] The result was an early Mario, with a tubular nose, red pair of dungarees, blue shirt, and red cap. The design was strongly affected by the technical limitations of the hardware, which permitted only 16x16 pixels for the main character. The moustache was easier to represent than a mouth, and formed the image of a large nose. The multicoloured clothes provided contrast with the black background, and the overalls served as a distinction between the body and the arms, so that one recognized their movement. Because of the cap, it was not necessary to represent the movement of Mario's hair if he jumped.[12] Image File history File links Dkong_title. ... Image File history File links Dkong_title. ... Donkey Kong ) is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. ... Radar Scope is an early arcade game designed by Nintendo, developed by Ikegami Tsushinki and released by Nintendo in November, 1980. ... Donkey Kong ) is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. ... Type species Troglodytes gorilla Savage, 1847 distribution of Gorilla Species Gorilla gorilla Gorilla beringei The gorilla, the largest of the living primates, is a ground-dwelling omnivore that inhabits the forests of Africa. ...


The character, named "Jumpman" by Miyamoto, was renamed by Minoru Arakawa due to his physical similarity to Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segale. The character was also identified as Italian.[citation needed] Along with the name change came an occupational change, as a colleague suggested that Mario looked more like a plumber than a carpenter. The colour combination of the shirt and dungarees was modified in later games from a blue shirt and red dungarees to a brown shirt and red dungarees, and finally to Mario's 'standard' appearance, a red shirt and blue dungarees. Despite more efficient video game hardware and the improved possibilities of realistic graphics, Mario has kept his iconic appearance as it remains even today.


Mario Bros.

After his appearance in Donkey Kong Junior, Mario appeared again in 1983 in Mario Bros., Mario's first appearance as the titular hero. In this game, which was originally called Pipe Jump, Mario and his brother Luigi must exterminate Shellcreepers (the origin of Koopa Troopas) and other pests that entered from the underground pipes by jumping up against the platform where the creature was. It has been suggested that Donkey Kong 2 be merged into this article or section. ... Luigi ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Mario series enemies. ...


Super Mario Bros. series

In Super Mario Bros., Mario and Luigi now live in the Mushroom Kingdom where they must rescue Princess Toadstool from the evil clutches of Bowser, king of the Koopas. By hitting certain blocks, power-ups are released. The Super Mushroom allows Mario to become Super Mario, who is able to destroy certain blocks, but he will shrink back into regular Mario if he is hit by an enemy. In the original SMB, many of Mario's enemies can be defeated only by jumping on top of them, but by collecting the Fire Flower, Mario can throw fireballs, which can be used for the same purpose. The 1-up Mushroom is hidden in diverse locations around the game. If Mario collects this Mushroom he will be granted another life. The Starman makes him temporarily invulnerable. Super Mario Bros. ... Princess Peach (formerly called Princess Toadstool outside Japan), is a video game character in Nintendos Mario video games series, often playing the damsel in distress character of the adventure series. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... 1-up (or 1UP, 1-UP, etc. ...


In Japan, "Mario Boom" developed a strategy guide, which contained exact maps of the game levels and all the hidden extras, quickly became a best-seller.[citation needed] Mario manga and an anime film were produced. In North America, the game helped the Nintendo Entertainment System, the American version of the Famicom, reach a breakthrough in 1986 and resulted in Nintendo mania.[citation needed] This brought the video game crash of 1983 to an end.[citation needed] “NES” redirects here. ... ET for the Atari 2600 is considered by many to be emblematic of the crash along with the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man. ...


Mario later returned in Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3. In Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario and his companions are out to stop Wart. In Super Mario Bros. 3, he and Luigi track down Bowser and the Koopalings to save seven kingdoms and Princess Peach once again. Various suits are available to Mario, which lend him special abilities. For example, the frog suit improves Mario's jumping and swimming capabilities, and the Tanooki suit, which allows Mario to transform temporarily into a statue to hide from enemies and giving him the ability to fly (note that these two abilities are NOT to be used simultaneously). Super Mario Bros. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Wart ) is a fictional character most commonly recognized from the Western version of the video game Super Mario Bros. ... Larry, the youngest of the brood, shows off the Koopa Kids trademark upright hairdo. ... Pottery statue of tanuki Wild Tanuki Mt. ...


In New Super Mario Bros., Mario and Luigi have to save Peach once again from Bowser's youngest child, Bowser Jr.. This reuses elements and power-ups from almost all other platformers in the series, such as the Super Mushroom, while adding new ones like the Mega Mushroom. New Super Mario Bros. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Mario series enemies. ...


Other platformers

Mario reappears in various other platform games. In Super Mario World, Mario and Luigi have to save the princess from Bowser once again with the help of Yoshi, who serves as a dinosaur for Mario and Luigi to ride on. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island shows Mario's beginnings. As a child, he is being brought by a stork to his parents' home, along with Luigi. Kamek, foreseeing that the babies will cause Bowser trouble in the future, tries to kidnap them. He only manages to capture Luigi, forcing the stork to drop Mario towards Yoshi's Island. Mario is found by a group of Yoshi; they keep Mario safe from harm, rescue Luigi from Bowser, and return the two boys home. For the cartoon, see Super Mario World (cartoon). ... Yoshi , sometimes Romanized Yossy in Japanese language materials) (IPA: /ˈjəʊ.ʃi/) is a fictional dinosaur who appears in the Mario series of video games by Nintendo. ... Kameks main form of transportation is his flying broomstick, although he can also use magic to teleport short distances. ...


In Super Mario Land, Mario has to rescue a different princess named Daisy in Sarasaland from Tatanga the Alien. The sequel, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, introduced Mario's rival Wario, who takes over Mario's castle during the events of Super Mario Land and forces Mario to collect the six golden coins to reclaim his castle. Super Mario Land ) is a platforming video game developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy video game console. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Screenshot from Super Mario Land 2 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is Marios second adventure for Game Boy. ... Wario ) is a video game character created by Nintendo. ...

Mario made his 3D debut in Super Mario 64
Mario made his 3D debut in Super Mario 64

A Mario game also accompanied the publication of Nintendo's next home console, the Nintendo 64. Super Mario 64 advanced the plumber into the third dimension and defined the term "3-D platform game". The game was not as linear as the previous installments, and the new Analog Stick made an extensive repertoire of precise movements in all directions possible. Mario could now not only run, jump, swim, and carry certain objects, but he could also punch, perform a Triple Jump, use a Wing Cap, and more. It is also the first game in the main Super Mario series to feature the voice acting of Charles Martinet for Mario. Mario must once again save Princess Peach from Bowser, and collect up to 120 Power Stars from the paintings and return them to her castle. A screenshot of the level Dire, Dire Docks from Super Mario 64, made with the 1964 Nintendo 64 emulator. ... A screenshot of the level Dire, Dire Docks from Super Mario 64, made with the 1964 Nintendo 64 emulator. ... 3D computer graphics are different from 2D computer graphics in that a three-dimensional representation of geometric data is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images. ... Super Mario 64 ) is a top-selling platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... This section needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Joystick elements: 1. ... Charles Martinet Charles Martinet (born September 17, 1955, in San Jose, California) is an American voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the star of Nintendos flagship franchise. ...


In Super Mario Sunshine, Mario and Peach travel to Isle Delfino for a vacation. However, a Mario doppleganger, having no colour and a slight tranparancy, appears and vandalizes the entire island via some sort of magical paintbrush. With the help of FLUDD (and because Mario was sentenced to an indefinite number of hours of community service), it's up to Mario to clean up the entire island. The gameplay here is identical to that of its predecessor: from Delfino Plaza, Mario enters different worlds, in which he must master different tasks in order to receive a Shine Sprite. The largest innovation in this game is the FLUDD: By using different nozzles, Mario can not only spray water forward, but can also spray downward, rocket up into the air, and receive a boost of speed. Super Mario Sunshine ) is a 3-D platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. ...


Super Mario Galaxy, the successor to Super Mario Sunshine, is in development for the Wii. In this video game, Mario must once again rescue the kidnapped princess, this time in the reaches of space. Because of the low gravity in space, it is now possible for Mario to jump higher than ever before, experiment with physics and new locations. This and other new movements are executed by the player with the new Wii Remote. Super Mario Galaxy ) is a forthcoming video game for the Wii developed by Nintendo and will be released on November 12, 2007 in America. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ...


Other gaming styles

Mario using his fireball attack in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Mario has appeared in both installments of the Super Smash Bros. fighting game series, and will appear in the upcoming installment of the series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as well. Mario is classified as one of the games' most balanced characters. Unlockable characters Luigi and Dr. Mario's moves are based on Mario's in Super Smash Bros. Melee, the second game of the series, especially Dr. Mario. Mainly using small-distanced attacks except his Fireball, Mario uses a move called the Mario Tornado again used by Luigi and Dr. Mario (Albeit under the names Luigi Cyclone and Doctor Tornado). Mario spins around in a circle, deflecting enemies in all directions, for about 2 seconds. His third jump is a quick but powerful punch upwards at an angle and falling down. Lastly, his new move, Cape Counter, gives out 12% damage, swinging his Super Mario World cape at the opponent. It also has the ability to deflect projectiles and to turn the opponent around. All his other attacks are kicks and punches as with other characters in this game. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Super Smash Bros. ... Super Smash Bros. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... Super Smash Bros. ... A secret character (not to be confused with an unseen character) is a playable character in a video game that can only be played by completing some task in the game. ... Luigi ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Box art of Dr. Mario for the NES. The Dr. Mario series is a series of puzzle video games made by Nintendo, starting with Dr. Mario. ... Super Smash Bros. ... For the cartoon, see Super Mario World (cartoon). ...


Apart from his platform-game appearances, Mario has appeared in many other games (usually on Nintendo's systems), and has made guest appearances in non-Mario games, such as in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, where he is a referee. Apart from these guest appearances, Mario has appeared in non-platform games as the protagonist of other successful series. Mario's popularity proved helpful in establishing these games and game series at the market. These games are published by Nintendo, but developed by another company, such as Hudson Soft or Camelot Software Planning. Mario has even appeared as a playable character in NBA Street V3 and SSX On Tour, both from Electronic Arts. The starting match in Mike Tysons Punch-Out, against Glass Joe. ... A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ... Hudson Soft is a Japanese publisher and developer, founded on May 18, 1973. ... Camelot Software Planning is a Japanese video game developer established in 1990 best known for partnering with Nintendo on many of Nintendos spin-off franchise games such as Mario Tennis and Mario Golf. ... NBA Street V3 is the third game in the NBA Street series. ... SSX On Tour (working title: SSX 4) is the fourth title in the SSX series of video games for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSP and Xbox. ... It has been suggested that Electronic Arts Square be merged into this article or section. ...

Later games pay tribute to earlier titles in the Mario series, as seen here in Super Paper Mario.

After the relatively unknown Game & Watch title Mario Bombs Away, Mario's first non-platformer game was released in 1990. Dr. Mario's gameplay was similar to Tetris, which was later ported to nearly all of Nintendo's consoles. Mario later explored other genres. Two examples include the educational game Mario Paint, which appeared in 1992 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Mario Pinball Land for the Game Boy Advance. 1996's Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System marked Mario's first role-playing game. Since then, five role-playing games have followed: Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for the Game Boy Advance, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo GameCube, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time for the Nintendo DS, and Super Paper Mario (a game with both role playing and platformer elements) for the Wii. Image File history File links Spmgiantmario. ... Image File history File links Spmgiantmario. ... Super Paper Mario is a platform/role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems, a division of Nintendo. ... Box art of Dr. Mario for the NES. The Dr. Mario series is a series of puzzle video games made by Nintendo, starting with Dr. Mario. ... Tetris (Russian: ) is a falling-blocks puzzle video game, released on a large spectrum of platforms. ... Mario Paint is a video game created by Nintendo for use with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and was released on August 1, 1992[1] along with the SNES Mouse peripheral device. ... Mario Pinball Land, known in Japan and Europe as Super Mario Ball (スーパーマリオボール), is a pinball video game that was developed by Fuse Games and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance and released in 2004. ... Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (スーパーマリオRPG) was the last Mario game made and released for the Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and was the last Square-produced game for a Nintendo video game console until 2003, with the debut... Paper Mario, called during production Super Mario RPG 2, known in Japan as Mario Story ), is a role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga is a video game made for Game Boy Advance. ... Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is the sequel to the Nintendo 64 video game Paper Mario, and is the fourth in the series of Mario role-playing game titles that includes Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. ... Super Paper Mario is a platform/role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems, a division of Nintendo. ...


Mario's multiplayer games represent a more important sub-range of Mario games. The Mario Kart franchise began with 1992's Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and still continues to be the most successful and longest-running kart-racing franchise today.[citation needed] Apart from racing, Mario is also active in the Camelot sports game franchises Mario Golf and Mario Tennis. In 1999, the Hudson game Mario Party was released for the Nintendo 64, a set of mini-games for up to four players, with the most recent incarnation being Mario Party 8, which was released in May 2007 in the U.S. for the Wii. 2005 saw the release of Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix by Konami, the soccer game Super Mario Strikers by Next Level Games, and the baseball game Mario Superstar Baseball by Namco. The basketball game Mario Hoops 3-on-3, published by Square-Enix, was released in 2006. Their multiplayer aspect and gradual learning curve have made each series quite popular.[citation needed] In each game, Mario and other characters play against each other, nearly all of them being playable, including Luigi, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, Toad, Princess Daisy, Wario, Waluigi, and others. Super Mario Kart is the first video game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1992 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Mario Golf is a sports video game that was developed by Camelot Software Planning (known for the successful PlayStation title Hot Shots Golf) and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color and released in 1999. ... Mario Tennis is a video game series that began in 1995 with Marios Tennis for the Game Boy. ... Mario Party ) is the first in a series of board game style video games for Nintendo platforms, featuring popular characters from the Mario series. ... Mario Party 8 ) is a video game for Nintendos Wii. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Super Mario Strikers , known as Mario Smash Football in Europe and Australia) is a video game based around (association) football/soccer, which was released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (also known as Mario Basket 3-on-3 in Japan and as Mario Slam Basketball in Europe) is a basketball video game developed by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS. This game is the first in which Mario and Final Fantasy characters appear together as...


In popular culture

Since his creation, Mario has established himself as a pop culture icon having starred in three television shows, comic books, and in a feature film where he was played by Bob Hoskins. In 1986 Nintendo of Japan produced Sūpā Mario Burazāzu: Pīchi-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, a 60-minute anime never released outside of Japan starring Mario and his friends. He has appeared on lunchboxes, t-shirts, magazines, commercials, in candy form, on Shampoo bottles, cereal, badges, and as a plush toy. 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 1990, a national survey found that Mario was more recognizable to children in the world than Mickey Mouse.[26] In addition, Mario made history in 2003 by becoming the first video game character to be honored with a wax figure in the legendary Hollywood Wax Museum. In 2005, Jonathan Mann even wrote an opera based on the character, and performed The Mario Opera at the California Institute of the Arts. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 888 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (Uploaded using CommonsHelper or PushForCommons) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 888 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (Uploaded using CommonsHelper or PushForCommons) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Kungsbacka is a town in Halland County, south west Sweden, and the seat of Kungsbacka Municipality. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Confectionery. ... Plush toys A plush toy or plushie is a soft, often furry, stuffed toy made of plush. ... Various television shows based on Super Mario Bros. ... -1... Danny Wells - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Book #1: Double Trouble The Nintendo Adventure Book series was published from 1991 to 1992 by Archway books. ... Mickey Mouse headshot Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... The Hollywood Wax Museum is located in Hollywood, California. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ...


Various celebrities figures have been referred to as "Super Mario" by the press or by fans:

Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). ... Mario Ančić (born March 30, 1984) is a professional tennis player from Croatia. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Mario Williams (born January 31, 1985) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans franchise of the National Football League. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a recreation, a sport and a means of transport across land. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Mário Jardel Almeida Ribeiro (born 18 September 1973 in Fortaleza, Brazil) is a professional footballer expected to play for the Newcastle United Jets in the Australian A-League for the 2007/2008 season. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...

See also

Over the years, Mario has appeared in more than 200 video games to date, both with starring and less significant roles. ... // This is a list of characters appearing in the Mario series. ... // Main article: List of Mario series characters Main article: List of Pokémon characters Main article: Characters in The Legend of Zelda series Main article: List of Donkey Kong characters Main article: Characters in the Kirby video game series Adam Malkovich Chozo Kraid Mother Brain Ridley Samus Aran Kanden Noxus... This is the list of all Nintendo games created by Shigeru Miyamoto: ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...

References

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