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Mario, The Legendary Plumber.
Species Human
Role Main protagonist, playable character
Jobs Plumber, carpenter, doctor
Relations Luigi (brother)
First Appearance Donkey Kong
Latest Appearance Super Mario Odyssey
Designer Shigeru Miyamoto

Mario is the main protagonist in the Mario series. His usual goal is to stop Bowser, and save Princess Peach. This is what he does in almost every game, but it is always mixed up.

In a few of the games, Mario is kidnapped by Bowser, and someone has to go rescue him. In Mario is Missing and Luigi's Mansion, it is Luigi. In Super Princess Peach, it is Princess Peach.

Mario was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto, who had joined Nintendo as an artist. In Super Mario 64, he was voiced by Charles Martinet, who is still his voice actor to this day (along with Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, and Baby Mario and Luigi).

Mario is a plumber in every single game except Donkey Kong, where he was a carpenter, and Dr. Mario, where he was (obviously) a doctor.


[edit] Design

Mario wears a red shirt and blue overalls, which have yellow buttons, and brown shoes and white gloves. One of his most recognizable characteristics is his red hat, which has an "M" on it. He has brown hair, brown sideburns, and a black moustache. An oddity of Mario's newer design is that his moustache is differently colored than his hair. In older Mario games, Mario had red overalls and a blue shirt. When Miyamoto designed Mario, he gave him all of his characteristics because of technical limitations. For example, he was given a hat to avoid having to draw eyebrows and hair, as well as to not have to animate hair, overalls and a blue shirt so they'd contrast with each other and the background, and a moustache and a big nose to avoid having to animate a mouth, as well as to make his small-sized sprite seem human.

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Super Mario Series

[edit] Mario Bros.

In this game, Mario, and his brother Luigi are shown as Plumbers for the first time. Their goal is to eliminate monsters coming out of pipes.

[edit] Super Mario Bros.

This game marks the first time Mario appeared in a sidescrolling fashion. It also marks the first time Mario tries to stop Bowser (known then as Koopa) from kidnapping Peach.

[edit] Super Mario Bros. 2

This game had 4 playable characters in it. Mario was the main character, along with Toad, Luigi, and Princess Peach. This was not like the classic Super Mario Bros.

[edit] Super Mario Bros. 3

This game has Mario as a playable character, with many different suits. It went back to the traditional sidescrolling gameplay of Mario Bros., but with different level types.

[edit] Super Mario World

Mario's next appearance brought in a new character to the series, known as Yoshi. This brought forth a new style of map, but still allowed the same sidescrolling gameplay.

[edit] Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 starts with Peach inviting Mario to her castle. She is then kidnapped by Bowser, and Mario has to go through and save her. This was the first 3D movement game.

[edit] Super Mario 64 DS

This was a port of Super Mario 64 to the DS, with more playable characters added, including Yoshi, Luigi, and Wario, and more stars and levels as well.

[edit] Super Mario Sunshine

In this game, Mario is on vacation on Delfino Isle when he is mistaken for a criminal that looks quite a lot like him. It is revealed to be Shadow Mario, or Bowser Jr.

[edit] Super Mario Galaxy 2

In this game, Bowser captures Peach once again, but is now Super Sized and huge. He takes her to outer-space once again to try to build his new army of minions and of course, he takes Peach along for the ride. Mario must try to save Peach and the Galaxy by traveling to different worlds and galaxy's. On the way he runs into many enemies,boss fights and even a few power-ups.

[edit] Super Mario 3D Land

In this game, the leaves are blown all across the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario must stop Bowser and save the princess. Afterwards, Luigi is captured, causing Mario to try to beat Dry Bowser.

[edit] New Super Mario Bros. 2

Mario would return in New Super Mario Bros. 2 as the main protagonist. This game would see the return of Raccooon Mario, as well as the introduction of Gold Mario. This form allows Mario to throw fireballs that will transform objects like blocks, into coins that he is able to collect. The White Raccoon Mario would also be introduced. It can be used after the Assist Blocks block up and when hit, a Invincibility Leaf will pop out. While in the form, Mario will be invincible and has all the abilities of a Raccoon Mario.

The events of this game would see Mario and Luigi visiting Princess Peach at her castle. The Mario Bros. are seen leaving the castle in raccoon forms, while Peach waves them off as they collect coins in the sky. When they land, the Koopalings would appear and slam into the ground with the Koopa Klown Car. This would cause the Mario Bros. to lose their raccoon powers as the Koopalings kidnap Princess Peach and they need to give chase. They would venture through six worlds, secret worlds, fight off Reznors, the Koopalings, and collect coins. When the Mario Bros. face off against Bowser at the end, they will drop Bowser by hitting a switch.

There would be another mode in the game called Coin Rush. In this mode, Mario will need to collect as many coins as possible in three random courses with a given time limit. He cannot be hit once and he can extend time by hitting the + Clocks that are found in the courses. Mario can collect coins by collecting power-ups, defeating enemies and getting on the top of the flagpole.

[edit] New Super Mario Bros. U

Mario would have to defend the Mushroom Kingdom once more from the clutches of Bowser and his soldiers in New Super Mario Bros. U. Alongside his brother Luigi, Blue Toad and Yellow Toad, as well as the Miis, Mario will set out to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. After Bowser kidnaps Peach, Mario and company crash into a tree that releases the Super Acorns that allow him to transform into Flying Squirrel Mario. He is able to glide and cling to walls while in this form. There is also a upgraded P-Acorn that will allow him to fly indefinitely.

Mario can also discover the Baby Yoshis that will aid him by providing him light, emitting bubbles, and as well as floating. He will encounter new and old enemies along his journey in order to save Princess Peach. He will travel to a Koopaling's airship, defeat the Koopaling while Bowser modifies Peaches Castle to his own tastes. Finally when Mario arrives, he will face off against Bowser, defeat him and rescue the Princess.

Unlike in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Mario will keep his hat when he obtains 99 lives.

[edit] Hotel Mario

This game brought forth a new gameplay style, which occurred in a hotel. It kept the traditional damsel-in-distress style though.

[edit] Yoshi's Safari

This game introduced a very new style of gameplay, having Mario ride on Yoshi and shoot his way through the levels. It was a very different way of playing.

[edit] Mario is Missing

This took place in the real world, after Mario was kidnapped and Luigi had to rescue him by going through different locations. Mario was not seen very often in this game.

[edit] Mario's Time Machine

In this, Mario went back in a time machine, and stopped Bowser from stealing important artifacts. Yoshi helped in the NES version, but not the SNES version.

[edit] Super Mario Land

Instead of saving Princess Peach in this game, Mario had to save Princess Daisy of Sarasaland. This continued the sidescrolling gameplay.

[edit] Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

In this game, Mario traveled with Mallow, Geno, Peach, and Bowser to stop Smithy. This is the first RPG in the series.

[edit] Mario Kart Series

This refers to all of the Mario Kart games. Mario has appeared in every one of these games. The Mario Kart Series includes Super Mario Kart for the SNES, Mario Kart 64 for the N64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit for the GBA, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! for the Gamecube, Mario Kart DS for the NDS, Mario Kart Wii for the Nintendo Wii, and Mario Kart 7. He is set to appear in the upcoming Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Wii U.

[edit] Paper Mario

This was another turn-based RPG in the Mario series. It shows Mario trying to stop Bowser and his new-stolen Star Rod, and take Peach back after Bowser kidnapped her.

[edit] Luigi's Mansion

In this game, Mario is not playable, but once again, he needs to be rescued. Luigi plays Mario's usual role in the game by trying to rescue him.

[edit] Mario & Luigi Series

[edit] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

In this game, Mario and Luigi play as the protagonists, trying to stop Cackletta, and her cohort Fawful from taking over the Beanbean Kingdom. This is yet again a turn-based RPG.

[edit] Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Mario and Luigi set off on a new adventure, this time accompanied by Stuffwell and the babies, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi to stop a new race known as the Shroobs. Their leader has kidnapped Princess Peach, and they plan to save her.

[edit] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Mario & Luigi go on another adventure with Luigi taking the reigns here. Some of this game takes place in Luigi's dreams. With Mario having to move through them.

[edit] Super Smash Bros. Series

[edit] Super Smash Bros.

A fighting game were you play as familiar Nintendo characters.

[edit] Super Smash Bros. Melee

A fighting game where you play as familiar Nintendo characters and fight against your friends.

[edit] Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A fighting game were you play as familiar Nintendo characters and brawl against your friends or against people from around the world in Nintendo wi-fi.

[edit] Mario Tennis Open

Mario would appear as a playable character in Mario Tennis Open. He is available from the start and is an all-round character. Mario would have his own court called Mario Stadium as well as have unlockable racket, uniform, wristbands and shoes for the Mii. Mario's costume could also be unlocked after beating the Star Open Tournament in singles.

Last edited by Gotenks on 25 February 2018 at 23:58
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