- "It's-a me, Mario!"
- ― Mario, Super Mario 64
Mario (マリオ Mario?) (originally called Mr. Video and Jumpman and also called Super Mario or Mario Mario) is a  mustached Italian plumber who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario also sometimes rules his own land, Mario Land. As confirmed in DiC Cartoons Mario and his brother, Luigi used to live in Brooklyn as plumbers. He had a hat marked with an M. The hat of Wario is also similar, but the M is reversed to W.
He is the overall protagonist of the long-running and highly successful Nintendo video game franchise series with the same name. Shigeru Miyamoto created Mario, who was based off Popeye. Mario mainly fulfills the role of rescuing Princess Peach from Bowser, the ever-persistent King of the Koopas, in Super Mario games, while in Super Princess Peach, the role is reversed for Mario and Peach, Bowser kidnaps Mario and Peach rescues him. According to a 1993 Nintendo character guide, Mario is classified as "Homo nintendonus", and according to the Insiders' Calendar included in the second issue of Nintendo Power, Mario's birthday is October 11th.
Mario is a twenty-five year old Italian human. Mario has fair skin, is short and stocky in stature, and is a bit portly. He has bright blue eyes, a big nose and a thick dark-brown mustache with six bumps. Mario has short brown hair with two sideburns, three large bangs pointing upwards, four short bangs point upward the back of his neck and a sprout-shaped cowlick.
He wears a red shirt and blue overalls with yellow buttons. He wears a red cap that has the "M" symbol for his name and wears white gloves and brown shoes.
Prior to Super Mario Sunshine, he wore a long-sleeved shirt (In Super Mario Sunshine he wore a short sleeved shirt). In the arcade version of Donkey Kong, He had a blue mustache, hair, and overalls, a red cap and shirt. In Mario Bros.'s arcade version, He had a brown mustache and hair. He wore a red shirt, a blue cap, and overalls. In Super Mario Bros., He had beige eyes, mustache, and shirt, red cap and overalls. In Super Mario Bros. 3, He wore the red cap and shirt, and black overalls.
Mario is known for being kind, cheerful, playful, daredevil, courageous, and headstrong and is also eager and cocky in certain occasions. Officially, however, 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. As such, Mario is considered one of the most underdeveloped characters in the Mario series; in contrast, his brother, Luigi, has gained more of a personality over the years. In most media and some games, though, Mario is depicted as an Italian plumber from Brooklyn who stands for what is right and has a love for Italian food. Mario has proven himself to be a competent fighter, all-around sports player, and party lover in Mario spin-off titles.
Mario shows generally good sportsmanship, even complimenting his opponents, as shown in instances like Mario Kart 8 and Fortune Street, as well as smiling if he loses in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, in other spin-offs, he is usually sad after a loss and sometimes sobs. For example, in Mario Kart 64, if he does not place on the podium, he is shown wiping a tear. In Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, if he attains a Double Bogey, he throws a small fit. Finally, it has been said that Mario loves animals, especially the most unusual ones, and he also enjoys music, particularly opera or new-wave Europop, although there is no further comment for these statements. Mario Strikers Charged gives Mario a rock-n'-roll theme for his entrance and scoring animations and an orchestrated theme for his Super Ability. It is revealed that Mario can play the piano, guitar, synthesizer, timpani, xylophone, saxophone, and trumpet.
Mario has been shown on various occasions to have an almost overbearing attitude towards his brother, as displayed by certain cutscenes in Mario Power Tennis; this is shown most often in Super Mario-Kun. However, this could also just be Mario's outgoing "big brother" personality interacting with Luigi's more introverted nature. Additionally, Mario is much more impulsive and aggressive than his brother, Luigi, and is willing to enter dangerous situations all alone. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, 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.
Mario has occasionally shown aggressive or vulgar tendencies throughout his appearances, albeit in a lighthearted and comic-relief manner; a notable exception is in Super Mario Momotarō, when Mario is shown holding a gun and aiming at Bowser, albeit to intimidate him. In Super Mario-Kun, Mario is short-tempered and resorts to yelling at his friends for failing or taking uncalled-for actions; Mario himself is not above certain vulgar actions, such as farting to taunt his opponents or urinating on Yoshi, and he also cross-dresses several times. The title itself and the art style of the Super Mario-Kun manga also depict Mario with a childish personality. "Kun" is a generally masculine Japanese honorific for juniors such as boys or teenagers.
In a virtual magazine for the Japan-exclusive Satellaview, his vulgar and aggressive tendencies are exaggerated for the purpose of adult-oriented humor. Mario is shown smoking a cigarette and abusing his friends and love interest; he abuses Toad in particular often due to the latter's own perverse behavior in the magazine (or else for no reason at all), stomps on both Toad and Peach repeatedly for having oral sex behind Mario's back, and kills the former character with a gun.
The Super Smash Bros. series makes Mario a much more serious character in comparison to his typical playful depiction, whereas his younger brother is made into somewhat of a "comical and childish, yet depressive" character. This is evident in Mario's actions, since all of his attacks are "straightforward and serious," while his brother looks unwilling, hesitant, or too drowsy to be on the offense. Mario also keeps a straight face or firm expression when battling, unlike Luigi. Mario's other facial expressions are not wild or gloomy like his brother's, since he will appropriately smile during his side taunt and victory poses; appear surprised or shocked when grabbed, pummeled, or launched; or appear angry when hanging on to ledges or attacking. However, Mario's personality does not change drastically, since he is still a person who values fairness. This is evident in his losing animation, where he claps for his opponent with a smile. In The Subspace Emissary, Mario assumes a leadership role, since he makes it his job to unite the playable roster of Brawl to combat the evil Tabuu and the Subspace Army. Mario is friendly, since he is able to bond with most characters, including Kirby and Pit, and is very happy to cooperate with them. However, one of Mario's aggressive tendencies arises, where he and Pit witness Link and Yoshi defeating the False Peach (thinking she is the real Peach), and Mario decides to fight them. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario is more whimsical and lighthearted during battle. One of his new taunts has him flash a thumbs-up.
Mario seems to have a fixation with food. This is most notably seen in the DiC cartoon trilogy, which may also be the origin of this trait, where Mario is almost constantly hungry and fascinated with Italian food (mostly pizza and pasta), typically wanting to stop Bowser's latest scheme simply so he can eat and going to nearly any length to do so. In fact, in the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Koopenstein," when Princess Peach asked him if he ever thought about anything besides food, Mario, with pure honesty, replied, "What else is there?" As in Super Mario 64 and its remake, the original reason Mario came to the castle is that Peach was baking him a cake, which becomes a recurring trend in future games, such as Super Mario Galaxy 2 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, although Mario, as well as his friends, has also fallen for false invitations to a big feast, shown in Mario Party DS. Mario also dreams of pasta when he falls asleep in Super Mario 64, in Super Mario Odyssey, and in the Game Over screen of Mario vs. Donkey Kong. In the opening of Super Mario Sunshine, Mario is apparently daydreaming about seafood. In Fortune Street, he offers Yoshi to help by finding Yoshi's cookies but before playfully saying, "Just give me a second to brush these cookie crumbs out of my mustache!" Quite a few characters in other games also advised Mario to refrain from eating much. For instance, when Mario holds on to Hoot for too long, Hoot may complain about Mario's eating habits before getting exhausted and letting him go. Additionally, the Star Gate from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, while praising Mario for his pure heart, has criticized his diet, advising him to limit the Alfredo sauce and carbonara in tandem with more exercising.
Powers and abilities
- Superhuman Strength - Mario can lift and press objects that are several times his weight. The exact upper limits of his strength are unknown, but in Super Mario World, Mario can easily lift a castle, as shown after defeating Larry Koopa. In Super Mario 64, Mario is shown to lift King Bob-omb. He demonstrates his skill when fighting against Bowser.
- Superhuman Leap and Jumping - Mario's strength also extends to his legs, allowing him to perform his signature jumping. Mario is extremely good at jumping and is capable of leaping two stories high.
- Superhuman Durability - Mario can endure great impacts, such as falling from a height of several stories or being struck by an opponent with superhuman strength. Mario can also endure extreme environments, such as volcanoes and tundras. Also, he can withstand fire, electricity, and ice.
- Superhuman Stamina - Mario can maintain continuous physical activity for an indefinite time.
- Superhuman Speed - Mario is capable of running up walls in Super Mario World, and is capable of outpacing sound in Super Paper Mario. Koopa the Quick has referred to Mario as a "human blur".
- Superhuman Reflexes and Agility - Mario has shown himself time and time again to be very agile and nimble. This power allowed him to survive many dangerous situations that would kill a normal human.
- Enhanced/Master Combatant - Mario has his fighting style as shown in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
- Indomitable Will - Mario is shown to have a powerful force of will, completely free of evil or temptation.
- Weapon Proficiency - Despite not usually using guns, Mario has shown that he is very skilled with weapons. In Yoshi's Safari, Mario has shown he is competent and skilled with guns.
- Expert Vehicular Driver - As shown in the Mario Kart series, Mario is skilled in driving vehicles, such as karts and motorbikes. As shown on Mario and Sonic at the Olympics series, Mario is good in all-around type.
- Dimension Flipping - In Super Paper Mario, Mario can flip 3D after Bestovius grants the ability, but he will slowly lose a life if he stays 3D too long.
- Pyrokinesis - Mario can create and manipulate fire. This ability changes throughout the games he has appeared. In the platform games, such as Super Mario Bros., Mario needs a Fire Flower to obtain this power. But in the RPGs, Super Smash Bros. series, and some of the sports titles, Mario already has this ability. Also, in the Super Smash Bros. series, Mario uses the Mario Finale, in which he unleashes a powerful blast of fire. In spinoffs, Mario is always associated with the element of fire.
- Supernatural Survivability - Mario constantly died in his games. Despite dying from hard injuries, Mario cheated death and returned to where he had left off.
- Leadership - Mario has proven to be a capable leader, inspiring others with his charisma, ardor, and idealism.
- Olympic Competitor - As shown on Mario and Sonic at the Olympics series, Mario is good at all-around type.
Mario can appear in different forms when he uses a power-up. Power-ups grant special abilities to Mario; making his adventures simple. He works as a doctor, referred to as Dr. Mario. In the Super Smash Bros. series, Mario and Dr. Mario are separate characters.
Mario and Luigi were plumbers in Brooklyn before they resided in the Mushroom Kingdom. However, Mario and his brother retained their plumbling talents; they fixed the Beanbean Castle Sewers in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and fixed a clear pipe in Super Mario 3D World.
In Super Mario Maker series, Mario is a builder.
The Stork was carrying Mario and Luigi. Kamek snatched Baby Luigi and the Stork with Mario falling onto Yoshi. Yoshi and his travel companions work together to help Mario save Luigi while the Toadies attempt to chase them. After the defeat of Baby Bowser, Mario reunited with Luigi and Yoshi freed the stork. The stork continued carrying Mario and Luigi to the parents' home and leaves Mario and Luigi by the porch.
Donkey Kong the First (now Cranky Kong in the modern day, with his grandson taking up the mantle) had kidnapped Pauline onto a dangerous construction site. Donkey Kong taunted and teased Mario until the plucky plumber/carpenter defeated Donkey Kong, and rescued Pauline. In order to make sure nothing like that happened ever again, Mario put Donkey Kong inside a cage. He then prevented Donkey Kong Jr. from rescuing Donkey Kong, but Donkey Kong Jr. caught up with Mario, releasing his father in the process.
Mario and Luigi meet each other again, the first documented time since their childhood. They worked as plumbers inside the sewers of New York.
Mario and Luigi heard about Bowser summoning dark magic into the Mushroom World turning Toads into inanimate objects, Princess Peach was also kidnapped by Bowser so that she cannot undo the spell. Mario defeated Bowser and rescued Peach, who assigned him a new quest.
Mario had a strange dream. He saw a staircase leading to a doorway. Mario fell into another world, Subcon. A faint voice told Mario that Wart kidnapped the citizens of Subcon. The voice said that Wart placed a curse on the world, however, the curse will not affect Mario and his friends. The voice hinted Mario that Wart hates vegetables.
Mario woke up from his dream and told Peach, Luigi, and Toad about his strange dream. The group decided to go to the nearby mountain for a picnic. They enjoyed looking at the scenery until they spot a small cave. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad curiously approached the cave finding a long staircase leading to the door. As they opened the door, they fell into Subcon, the land of dreams. Mario remembered the advice from the voice from his dream, Wart hates vegetables. Mario confronted Wart and defeated him with vegetables. He saved the Subcons. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Peach, and the Subcons celebrate their rescue from Wart's evil spell.
Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach learned that Bowser sent his children called Koopalings to Mushroom World to make mischief. The seven Koopalings stole the seven wands from the seven kings of the seven lands and transformed them into animals. Peach and Toad said goodbye to Mario and Luigi, wishing them luck as the two brothers set off on their journey. Peach sent letters to help Mario and Luigi and enclosed jewels. Mario defeated six Koopalings and saved the six kings. After Mario rescued the Pipe Land King from the last Koopaling, Ludwig von Koopa, Mario received a letter from Bowser who had kidnapped Peach when the Brothers were away, and taken her to the Dark Land. Mario ran to Bowser's castle and confronted him. Mario defeated Bowser and saved Peach.
Mario, Luigi, and Peach agreed to have a vacation on Yoshi's Island. Mario and Luigi relaxed on the beach. They realized Princess Toadstool disappeared. Mario and Luigi search for her until they approached an enormous egg, a Yoshi Egg. Yoshi thanked Mario and Luigi for rescuing him. He told Mario and Luigi that "monstrous turtles" sealed his friends inside eggs. Luigi realized Bowser and the Koopalings returned. Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi eventually arrived in the Valley of Bowser. Mario and Luigi fought against Bowser and rescued Peach. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, and the eggs traveled back to Yoshi's Island. The Yoshis hatched from the eggs.
Tatanga brainwashed the people of Sarasaland and conquered the entire land. He kidnapped Daisy, and plotted to marry her, and for her to be his queen. When Mario learned of this incident, he traveled as fast as he could through the four kingdoms and fought Tatanga. Upon his defeat, Mario rescued Daisy, and the people were free from Tatanga's control.
While Mario was rescuing Sarasaland and Daisy, Wario conquered Mario Land and his castle and brainwashed the citizens. Wario scatters the six coins in Mario Land. Mario was determined to take down Wario. After Mario collected the six coins from different areas, Mario proceeded to enter Wario's castle. Mario confronted Wario and defeated him. Wario surrendered and Mario conquered his own castle.
Peach sent an invitation to Mario, mentioning that he is invited to eat cake. Mario headed to Peach's Castle. Upon entering, Mario heard Bowser speaking and learned Bowser held Peach and the Toads captive in paintings. Mario entered different paintings and gathered scattered Power Stars. After saving the Toads, he collected enough Power Stars to enter Bowser’s third and final lair, and faced the Koopa King in combat and ended his terrible reign. Princess Peach was saved, and she thanked him with a kiss and baked him a cake.
Upon arriving on Isle Delfino, inhabitants branded Mario as a criminal. An impersonator of Mario, Shadow Mario, was vandalizing Isle Delfino with goop. Mario denied that he vandalized the island. Security forced Mario to clean the goop and return the Shine Sprites to the Shine Gate. Mario started cleaning up the isle and found out Bowser Jr. was the impersonator. He kidnapped Princess Peach and took her to the Corona Mountain. After Mario defeated Bowser Jr., he flooded Delfino Square. Mario went to Corona Mountain and found Bowser and son, bathing in a tub of hot slime goop. When Mario flipped the tub upside down, Bowser and Bowser Jr. fell onto an isolated island, saving Isle Delfino. Mario, Peach, and F.L.U.D.D. landed onto the beach. Inhabitants apologized for accusing Mario. Mario continued enjoying his vacation.
Bowser ordered his minions to kidnap Mario, Luigi, and the Toads in Peach's castle while Princess Peach, Toadsworth, and Toad were strolling in the Mushroom Kingdom. Army Hammer Bro held Mario captive in the cage. Upon Peach, Toadsworth, and Toad's arrival, they witnessed Toads with different emotions and found out Bowser kidnapped the target victims. Peach was determined to rescue the brothers and Toads. Toadsworth gave Peach an extraordinary talking umbrella named Perry. Peach and Perry headed off to Vibe Island. After rescuing Toads and Luigi, the duo went to Bowser's villa and confronted Army Hammer Bro and Bowser. Defeating both of them, Perry freed Mario. Peach, Perry, Toads, Mario, and Luigi left the island and returned to the Mushroom Kingdom.
Mario was sent a letter by Peach inviting him to celebrate the Star Festival, telling him there was something she wanted to give him. Unable to resist, Mario immediately left for the castle. However, Bowser and the Koopa Troop once again attack, lifting Peach's Castle into space via a huge spaceship, seemingly of alien origin, when Mario was about to get in. He is blasted into space by Kamek before he reaches Peach and is left for dead. He is found by the Lumas, who make him play a game of tag before explaining what is going on to him. Mario also meets the Luma's "mother" Rosalina, who agrees to help him fight Bowser and rescue Peach, whom she calls Mario's "special one". She reveals that Bowser attacked her Comet Observatory and stole all their Power Stars, leaving the Observatory in a state of darkness. Mario, being paired with a Luma that gives him a powerful spin attack, is tasked with getting all of the stars to get the ship moving. Along the way, he meets several monsters, other weird characters (including a cosmic doppelgänger), and meets up with a ragtag group of Toads and his brother Luigi. After successfully getting the Power Stars, the Observatory is able to get moving to Bowser's galaxy reactor where Bowser plans to create his own galaxy and rule "every pitiful corner of the universe". The two enemies fight in a massive battle (fittingly named "The Fate of the Universe"), and Mario wins, sending Bowser plummeting into the sun, saving Peach and taking his Grand Star. However, without the grand star powering up the sun, it causes an explosion leading to a massive black hole that pulls in everything and kills nearly everyone in its vicinity. All of the Lumas, including the one who accompanied Mario throughout his journey, are forced to sacrifice themselves to contain the black hole and recreate the universe, but not before the Luma waves goodbye to the plumber. After the massive explosion, Mario is protected by Rosalina, being the only one who survived it. She tells him that new baby stars are being born as a result. Afterward, Mario wakes up in the Mushroom Kingdom, only it is now a combination of all the worlds he visited. Additionally, everyone survived the black hole, though several of them do not remember anything.
Peach invited Mario to her castle for the cake. When Mario arrived, Bowser, who had grown to massive proportions, kidnapped Peach and took her away to the center of the universe. Mario, after another long space journey, defeated Bowser's Galaxy Generator. Peach then appeared with the Grand Star and landed on the garden planet with Mario. The Comet Observatory was then set free from Bowser's fortress, and Rosalina was pleased to know that Luma is safe. Luma also takes Mario's cap as a souvenir. Mario and Peach rode on Starship Mario and returned to the Mushroom Kingdom.
Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Blue Toad were enjoying the fireworks on a walk one peaceful night in the Mushroom Kingdom. On their path, they found a slanted Clear Pipe. After Mario and Luigi used their plumbing skills to fix the pipe, a green Sprixie Princess escaped in a panic, and told them that she escaped Bowser, but he kidnapped the other Sprixie Princesses. Bowser came out of the pipe and trapped the green Sprixie Princess in the jar and went to the plains area. Peach checked for Bowser inside the pipe but fell into the pipe. Mario and company caught up to her and fell into the plains area where they found the green Sprixie Princess trapped inside a jar.
After Mario and the others rescued the green Sprixie Princess, they continued to save more Sprixie Princesses in other areas. Rescuing the last Sprixie Princess, Bowser kidnapped all the Sprixie Princesses in a large jar and ran to the amusement area.
The foursome rescued the Sprixie Princesses again from Bowser as Meowser. Bowser was trapped in the jar as Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad returned to the Mushroom Kingdom.
Mario discovered much to his dismay that Peach was once again kidnapped by Bowser. This time, however, Bowser did not do it to spite Mario; instead, he planned on forcing Peach to marry him. Furious, Mario intercepted the Koopa King in his sparsely-decorated airship but was quickly defeated thanks to Bowser's large mechanical hat outfitted with boxing gloves. Knocking Mario off the airship with extreme force, Bowser mocked the plumber and destroyed his beloved red cap.
Crashing into the Cap Kingdom, Mario met a sentient hat ghost named Cappy, who revealed he was also chasing Bowser. Apparently, Bowser had recently attacked the kingdom (wrecking several of the local Bonneter's airships) and took his sister Tiara, using her as Peach's new headwear for the wedding. Realizing they share a common goal, Cappy offers to work with Mario, using what remained of Mario's cap to transform into it. This gave Mario the ability to throw Cappy and make him come back like a boomerang, as well as the "CAPture" ability, allowing the plumber to take control of living creatures and inanimate objects. After defeating the Broodals, Bowser's newest minions, and making their way to the Cascade Kingdom, they discover an old airship known as the Odyssey and empower it using Power Moons, allowing them to travel to new kingdoms.
Despite all his new abilities at his disposal, Mario fails to prevent Bowser from escaping to other kingdoms and taking each kingdom's precious artifacts, such as the Lake Kingdom's Lochlady Dress. After numerous run-ins with the Broodals and other monsters, Mario and Cappy confront Bowser in his kingdom and find out that Bowser plans not to marry Peach on his kingdom, but literally on the Moon. He smacks the two away with his mechanical hat and leaves them at the mercy of the Broodals, who came back with a gigantic robot dubbed "RoboBrood". After destroying the robot, the two make their way to the moon. Cappy gives Mario a flashy new white tuxedo before arriving at Bowser and Peach's wedding.
Intercepting the "royal wedding", Mario finally defeats Bowser and frees Peach, only for the platform they were standing on to fall away, causing them to fall to the Underground Moon Caverns. With no other way to escape, Mario is forced to use Cappy to hijack Bowser's body, using the Koopa King's brute strength to get himself and everyone else out of the caverns, conveniently landing next to the Odyssey. After reuniting Cappy and Tiara, Mario attempts to propose to Peach, but the now-conscious Bowser ruins everything by smacking him out of the way and proposing himself. Outraged, the two fight over their proposals, but Peach, angered at their immaturity, refuses both advances, leading to Bowser crying and the equally sad Mario having to comfort him. Peach then calls them to come back home on the Odyssey with Cappy and Tiara. However, only Mario makes it to the ship, kicking Bowser away and stranding him on the moon.
Returning to the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario and Cappy continue looking for Power Moons. After grabbing numerous Power Moons, visiting Peach and Tiara in other kingdoms (they apparently wanted to visit said kingdom on their own terms), fighting the Broodals again (they are mad at the plumber for driving them out of a job), and fighting a harder version of Bowser in the Moon Kingdom, they are able to fully power up the Odyssey. After that, Mario, along with everyone else, takes a photo in front of Peach's Castle and gets a replacement cap from Cappy.
Super Mario series
Mario made his debut in Donkey Kong and was originally called Mr. Video and Jumpman. As a playable character, Mario must avoid touching the barrels and collect items. He can jump over obstacles such as the barrels Donkey Kong throws, or Mario can use hammers to destroy the barrels and defeat other enemies.
Mario is a playable character in Mario Bros.. Only Mario's physical appearance was used from earlier games. Luigi is portrayed as the green palette swap of Mario.
Super Princess Peach
Mario made his non-playable appearance in Super Princess Peach. Notably, the roles are reversed with Bowser imprisoning Mario, while Peach must rescue him, the Toads and Luigi. Mario is present in the opening cutscene and after defeating Bowser in the second round.
Super Mario Bros./The Lost Levels
Mario appeared in Super Mario Bros. as a playable character. He can run, jump, crouch and swim. He can also warp pipes. Mario can defeat enemies by punching, stomping, knocking a moving object, and using special abilities (Fire Flower, Super Star).
Mario appeared in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. As a playable character, he does not have any mechanic changes from Super Mario Bros..
Super Mario Bros. 2
Mario is a playable character in Super Mario Bros. 2. He has balanced statistics and no special abilities. As a playable character, he can run and jump. Additionally, he can pick up enemies and items beneath him (i.e. vegetable, Mushroom Block). Mario can also attack enemies and bosses by throwing items.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
Mario and Luigi appear as playable characters in Super Mario World. As a playable character, Mario has no advantages and disadvantages. He can transform with power-ups and ride on Yoshis.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Mario appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as Baby Mario. Baby Mario cannot be controlled, but Yoshi must avoid touching hazards and enemies. Baby Mario will be trapped in the bubble if Yoshi touches the enemy or hazard. If Yoshi does not catch Baby Mario, Toadies will take Baby Mario.
Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS
Mario marked his appearance in his 3D video game debut, Super Mario 64. The game also marked Charles Martinet's first time to voice as Mario. As a playable character, Mario can enter paintings and collect Power Stars.
Mario can perform new abilities. He can also perform a triple jump, wall jump, long jump, side somersault and backward somersault. Mario can pick up and swing enemies and bosses. Additionally, Mario can also punch, kick, and jump kick. Mario can slide attack, slide kick, ground-pound, body slam, and trip enemies. However, Mario will lose lives when falling from extreme heights.
Mario returns in the remake Super Mario 64 DS. Mario has been trapped by Goomboss and Yoshi is the only character that can rescue him. In addition, Mario is required to unlock Luigi who has been trapped by King Boo. Mario is the most balanced of the four characters and plays the same way very much as he did in the original game.
Super Mario Sunshine
As a Super Mario Sunshine playable character, Mario can perform new moves via F.L.U.D.D.. He can use it to clean up the goop all over the island, as well as attacking enemies. Additionally, he can now sidestep and spin jump. In this game, Mario cannot perform some of the moves from previous installments.
New Super Mario Bros.
As a playable character in New Super Mario Bros., Mario can now climb fences and hang on ledges. This game marked Mario first appearance in a 2.5 side-scrolling platform video game. The traditional Super Mushroom and Fire Flower return, but power-ups also include further size-changing effects induced by the Mega Mushroom and the Mini Mushroom. The Mega Mushroom lets Mario grow to a giant size, allowing him to crush all enemies and obstacles such as pipes, while the Mini Mushroom has Mario shrink to a tiny size, which gives him access to small pipes.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
As a playable character, Mario can perform basic moves from previous games.
New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Galaxy
As a playable character, Mario can perform many of the same moves from the previous installments. However, in this game, Luma assists Mario, allowing him to perform a spin-jump. Mario can perform various moves from previous installments.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario appeared in the sequel of Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2. As a playable character, he can do all the same moves from Galaxy. Additionally, he can now ride on Yoshi and Fluzzard. Mario can also obtain new power-ups: Cloud Flower and Rock Mushroom.
Super Mario 3D Land
Mario appears in Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS. Mario and Luigi are playable characters. As a playable character, Mario can store power-ups (i.e. Super Leaf). Mario can now roll and perform a rolling jump.
Super Mario 3D World
Mario appeared in Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U. Mario is an optional playable character along with Luigi, Peach, Blue Toad and Rosalina who is available after completing the game. Mario is represented with his trademark color, red. As a playable character, he has no special abilities. However, he can perform various moves from the previous video games.
Super Mario Odyssey
Mario and Cappy are the protagonists of Super Mario Odyssey. As a playable character, Mario can perform all of the moves from past games, with the exception of the abilities granted to him via other characters. He can also perform special moves with Cappy. Mario can throw Cappy to reach objects. Additionally, Cappy can capture enemies; Mario can control the captured enemy's body. Mario can choose different costumes from different stores; many of the clothes reference Mario's previous installments.
Mario Party series
Mario Party 2
Mario is playable character in Mario Party 2. Mario aims to become the Super Star.
Mario Party 3
Mario is playable character in Mario Party 3. In Story Mode, Mario will compete against the player in Mr. Mover unless the player chooses Mario. In Duel Mode, Koopa Troopa is Mario's default partner. Along with other characters, Mario aims to become the Super Star.
Mario Party 4
In the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario and the other characters were in Peach's Castle Garden when they saw something big landing in the garden. They found out that Toad, Goomba, Boo, Shy Guy and Koopa Troopa discovered a mysterious Party Cube.
Mario Party 5
Mario appeared in Mario Party 5 as a default playable character.
One day, in the Dream Depot, the Star Guards invited Mario and other people to a party. The Stat Guards allowed them to visit the world of dreams. Bowser planned to invade Dream Depot and destroy everyone's dreams. However, Mario and the others fought Bowser and defeated him. While the two people were floating, Bowser sulked for his loss and realized his dream came true. Bowser told Mario his dream that he wished for a strong opponent; despite his loss in the battle, he won his dream and Bowser farewelled Mario.
Mario Party 6
Mario is a default playable character in Mario Party 6.
During the story, Brighton and Twila fought to know who is the more impressive. Mario and the others tried to get them to make up, but Brighton and Twilight continued. The group decided to throw a Mario Party and gather the power of the Star and to use their power to calm down the arguing beings.
Mario Party 7
Mario is a default playable character in Mario Party 7.
Mario and his friends received an invitation from Toadsworth to go on a luxury cruise. Bowser wanted to sabotage Mario's party, so they fought Bowser.
Mario Party DS
Mario is a playable character in Mario Party DS.
Mario and his friends received a letter from Bowser who "apologized" for his behavior and invited them to his place. When they arrived, Bowser and Bowser Jr. locked them in a cage. Bowser used the Minimizer to shrink them to chess piece sizes. Kamek threw the group out from a distance. While travelling, they helped other characters in their quests. Mario and company encountered Bowser in his pinball machine. Mario prepared to fight against Bowser thus ue grew back to her normal size to defeat Bowser. Mario and company tied up Bowser and Bowser Jr.. The Sky Crystals combined into a crystal DS, allowing them to play Triangle Twisters. They included Bowser and Bowser Jr. to play the game too.
Mario Party 8
Mario appeared in Mario Party 8 as a playable character. Mario, MC Ballyhoo and the rest of the crew attend the Star Carnival. MC Ballyhoo hosted an event in the Star Battle Arena. After Mario won the event, Ballyhoo was about to give the Star Rod until Bowser snatched it. Mario chased Bowser to complete the final board in Bowser's Warped Orbit. After Mario triumphed Bowser's minion, Bowser returned the Star Rod, however, he decided to start the final showdown. Mario used the Star Rod and defeated him and returned to the carnival. MC Ballyhoo declared him as the superstar.
Mario Party 9
Mario is a default playable character in Mario Party 9. In Solo Mode, Mario and his friends watched the stars from Peach's Castle. However, Bowser and Bowser Jr. stole the Mini Stars. The crew ran to retrieve the Mini Stars. Mario and his ally retrieved more Mini Stars than Kamek and Shy Guy. The Mini Stars break free from the machines and return to the sky. The crew continued watching the stars.
Mario Party: Island Tour
Mario is a playable character in Mario Party: Island Tour. At the prologue, everyone was roaming around Mushroom Kingdom. Mario received a letter that they were invited to the party. They were trapped in the bubbles carrying them to the sky.
Mario Party 10
Mario Party: Star Rush
In Toad Scramble, Super Dice Block is Mario's personal Dice Block. Mario can stomp on Goombas in the grass to earn coins. Luigi has the same ability as Mario. if the player uses Mario's amiibo, Mario will be the starting player, but the colored Toad is the ally. Additionally, the opponent cannot take Mario to their team if the opponent wins the duel. In Coinathlon, if the player uses Mario's amiibo, Mario will have the Red Coin Bag available at the start of the game. Mario's name is mentioned on Mario Shuffle. In Balloon Bash, if the player uses Mario's amiibo, Mario will grant the Double Dice Block to the player. Like other characters, Mario can be viewed in the Character Museum.
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario is one of the eight playable characters in Mario Party: The Top 100. The Top 100 reused Star Rush's sprites of Mario.
Super Mario Party
Mario is one of the twenty playable characters in Super Mario Party. He is one of the sixteen default playable characters. Super Mario Party reused Mario's Mario Party 10 victory and losing animations. The Mario Dice Block is Mario's personal Dice Block. On boards, Mario and Luigi are the only characters who has Toad speaking for them.
Mario Party Superstars
Dr Mario series
Mario takes in a different alias in the first game of the puzzle subseries, Dr. Mario. Mario works alongside Nurse Toadstool (Princess Peach) at Mushroom Kingdom Hospital to combat three types of viruses: Fever, Chill, and Weird. Here, he must drop Capsules to destroy these viruses.
Dr. Mario 64 features a story behind the gameplay. During a flu outbreak, Dr. Mario attempts to use his Megavitamins to heal the citizens. Wario, however, steals the Megavitamins and wishes to profit from them. Mad Scienstein intervenes and takes the Megavitamins, so after Dr. Mario beats Wario, the two follow Mad Scienstein, defeating enemies from Wario Land 3. Mad Scienstein then reveals himself to be a worker for Rudy, who is afflicted with the cold. Dr. Mario proceeds to cure Rudy after beating him, though. If Dr. Mario has not lost any matches, however, Wario takes the Megavitamins and transforms to Vampire Wario. Or, if the player is using Wario, Dr. Mario becomes Metal Mario after ingesting the pills.
Dr. Mario Online Rx has similar gameplay to the original Dr. Mario, although there is an additional Virus Buster minigame. Dr. Mario Express is similar to Dr. Mario Online Rx but features no Virus Buster minigame.
In Dr. Mario World, Dr. Mario hunts down viruses to save infected Koopa Troopas, Toads, and Shy Guys after a virus outbreak happens in the Mushroom Kingdom. Other Mario characters join him as playable characters.
In Mario Strikers series
Mairo appears as a playable captain. His Super Strike in Super Mario Strikers is the Fire Strike.
Mairo returns as a playable captain again. His Super Ability in Mario Strikers Charged is Super Mario!
Mario is one of the starting characters in Mario Strikers: Battle League.
Mario appears in Mario Sports Mix. He is an All-Rounder type character, and all of his stats are average. His stadium in the game is Mario Stadium. Most of his attacks involve spinning. In Basketball, he spins into his opponent if he is blocking his opponent for too long. In Hockey, his hits involve a two-hit combo followed by a spin. In Dodgeball, he rolls forward to avoid any incoming hit. In Volleyball, he spins when he spikes. In all sports, his special move is a fire blast that is so powerful that opponents have to resist the force while sliding backwards if they do not want Mario to score.
Mario & Luigi series
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga/Bowser's Minions
Mario teams up with his younger brother Luigi in this video game series. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Bowser's Minions. Superstar Saga and Bowser's Minions depicts Mario as a well-known hero while Luigi as Mario's not-as-famous brother. Mario can perform Firebrand after he obtains it at the Oho Oasis.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario and Luigi used E. Gadd's Time Machine to travel to the past and find Princess Peach. The Bros joined forces with their past selves. In the game, Mario and Luigi carry Baby Mario and Baby Luigi respectively. The player can separate the brothers and their younger counterparts to freely control two partners at once, allowing the player to progress through the story.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story/Bowser Jr.'s Journey
In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Fawful gave a Vacuum Mushroom to Bowser, inhaling the citizens in the Mushroom Kingdom and Mario, Luigi and Starlow. The player can control Mario and Luigi, and Bowser separately.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario and Luigi are playable characters. In the Real World, Mario and Luigi can gain access to special attacks. In the Dream World, Dreamy Luigi can fuse Mario, allowing Mario and Dreamy Luigi to access Luiginary attacks. Luigi but Mario can open the Dream Portal.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario are playable characters in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. Out of battle, the player controls Mario with the . The player can control the three characters simultaneously by pressing .
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros.
Mario is one of the playable characters from Super Smash Bros.. He is the first character on the selection screen and is available at the start of the game. Mario and Luigi represent the Mario universe. Mario's pose on the official artwork resembles his Super Mario Bros. 2 artwork. Mario's character selection portrait screen strongly resembles his official artwork from Super Mario 64. While he is the only character who speaks in one of his victory poses, he is also to the first character to do it.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Mario has an alternate costume with a blue shirt and red overalls. In Subspace Emissary, Mario and Luigi never interacted with each other. Mario cannot crawl in Brawl despite his ability to crawl in the Super Mario series. While he does not appear as Dr. Mario, unlike in the previous game, Dr. Mario's name can be found in the files for the game along with 6 other characters. Mario is one of the playable characters in
Mario is the main protagonist and the leader of the army of the heroes in The Subspace Emissary, and he is the first character to be formally introduced. In the beginning, trophies of Mario and Kirby are thrown into the Midair Stadium, where they come to life and have a friendly fight (a reference to the introduction in the first game of the series, where Mario and Kirby prepare to fight each other towards the end). The player chooses the one they want to play as, where the character not chosen is the opponent. After the battle between the two, the winner revives the loser, they shake hands, and wave to the crowd. Suddenly, ominous red clouds appear above the stadium, and the Halberd emerges from them. It releases Shadow Bugs which form into Primids. Peach and Zelda, who were watching the match, come to help, and after defeating all of the enemies, they are all confronted by the Ancient Minister. After seeing two R.O.B.s setting up a Subspace Bomb, Mario runs to try and stop it, only to be blasted out of the stadium and Star KO'd by a cannonball apparently fired by Petey Piranha. During his descent from Skyworld, Pit finds Mario's trophy and revives him. Once Mario recounts what happened, the two proceeded on their journey. When they reach the ground, they fight Primids across the Plain and attempt to stop the Ancient Minister from delivering another Subspace Bomb. Mario attempts to reach the Minister, but falls short; Pit also tries to get him by using a Footstool Jump on Mario, but he also fails. They then continue on their quest. 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 happens only if Peach was rescued from Petey Piranha.
If Zelda is rescued, Mario and Pit end up facing a False Zelda, with Pit destroying her Dark Cannon that 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.
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. The ten of them camp out for a while, until Mario spots an enormous explosion of Subspace Bombs from the Isle of the Ancients. Shortly afterward the Halberd lands, which has been retaken by Meta Knight, Lucario, Snake, Peach, Zelda, Fox, Falco, and Mr. Game & Watch. Next to it is the Falcon Flyer, containing Samus, Pikachu, Olimar, Captain Falcon, Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong, and R.O.B..
Mario and company destroy the Subspace Gunship, enter Subspace itself and eventually reach Tabuu. Unfortunately, Tabuu turns all of the fighters into trophies using his Off Waves. Mario is later resurrected by King Dedede, Ness, and Luigi and helps the other heroes through the Great Maze. In Tabuu's Residence, Tabuu poises to unleash more Off Waves. However, Sonic appears and impedes this by damaging his wings. Mario joins the battle against Tabuu, eventually defeating him and ending the Subspace invasion.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Mario's artwork shows him with a fireball, however, it does not appear in the official game. The fireball does not appear on Mario's alternate costumes too. This game marks the first time Mario has eight alternate costumes. This is also the last game where his Wario-based costume and Fire Flower-based alternate costumes appear. Additionally, Mario appears on five trophies. Mario is a default playable character in
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario is one of the playable characters that reappeared in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Mario is available at the beginning of the game. Additionally, Mario has two alternate costumes: his builder costume based on his appearance in Super Mario Maker and his wedding costume in Super Mario Odyssey. Mario is classified as #1 on the fighter roster. Cappy's eyes appears in Mario's side taunt.
In the World of Light, Mario is one of the three characters' who must be unlocked by fighting them in the Neutral-type Fighter Battle. Unlike most fighters, Mario appeared in every World of Light cutscene. Being the first fighter unlocked, this depicts Mario as the deuteragonist of Ultimate.
Due to the presence of his builder and wedding costumes, he has three Fighter Spirits. In total, Mario appears in twenty different spirits.
Mario's Classic Mode route is based off Super Mario Odyssey, fighting a group of fighters from various universes referencing him travelling different kingdoms. Mario appears in Peach's congratulations screen, it may be based off the scrapped ending of Odyssey. Mario also appears in Bowser's congratulations screen that may be referencing the reversed roles in Super Princess Peach and the events in Odyssey.
The Legend of Zelda series
Mario makes a cameo in the Japanese-only Captain Rainbow as a portrait above Tracy's (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening) throne. An empty portrait and Link are sitting to the left of his picture. The portrait is Mario's Mario Party DS artwork.
In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, he appears in several portraits within NPC homes.
Mario made a cameo in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. A picture of him along with other Mario characters, such as Luigi and Yoshi could be seen outside of a window in Princess Zelda's room in Hyrule Castle.
Mario makes a cameo in Captain Rainbow. He appears as a portrait above Tracy's (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening) throne. An empty portrait and Link are sitting to the left of his picture. The portrait is Mario's artwork from Mario Party DS.
Mario makes a cameo as the referee in Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! and its remake. He also appeared in a new paper cut out. Next to him are two lines of text. One reads "Daddy, come home!" and "I Found a Key!" What one of these lines apply to the Mario photo in unknown.
In other media
The Donkey Kong Show
Mario, Pauline, and Donkey Kong all starred in an animated television show based on Donkey Kong, and Donkey Kong 3.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Mario is a plumber who lives in Brooklyn with Luigi. Mario and Luigi work in a business called Mario Bros. Plumbing. Mario wears a blue shirt and red overalls as depicted with Mario's appearance before Super Mario Bros. 3.
|Donkey Kong||Playable character||1981||Arcade||Game debut|
|Donkey Kong Jr.||Playable character||1982||Arcade|
|Mario's Cement Factory||Playable character||1983||Game & Watch|
|Mario's Bombs Away||Playable character||1983||Game & Watch|
|Mario Bros.||Playable character||1983||Arcade|
|Punch Out!!||Non-playable character||1983||Arcade|
|Mario Bros. Special||Playable character||1984||NEC PC-8801|
|Punch Ball Mario Bros.||Playable character||1984||NEC PC-6001|
|Donkey Kong Circus||Non-playable character||1984||Game & Watch|
|Donkey Kong Hockey||Non-playable character||1984||Game & Watch|
|Wrecking Crew||Playable character||1985||NES|
|Super Mario Bros.||Playable character||1985||NES||First Super Mario Bros. debut|
|Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels||Playable character||1986||NES|
|I am a Teacher: Super Mario Sweater||Playable character||1986||Family Computer Disk System|
|All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros.||Playable character||1986||Family Computer Disk System|
|Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race||Playable character||1987||Family Computer Disk System|
|Super Mario Bros. 2||Playable character||1988||NES|
|Super Mario Bros. 3||Playable character||1988||NES|
|Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally||Playable character||1988||NES|
|Kaettekita Mario Bros.||Playable character||1988||NES|
|Super Mario Land||Playable character||1989||GB|
|Dr. Mario||Playable character||1990||GB|
|F-1 Race||Playable character||1990||GB|
|Super Mario World||Playable character||1990||NES|
|NES Open Tournament Golf||Playable character||1991||NES|
|Mario Teaches Typing||Non-playable character||1991||MS-DOS|
|Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up||Non-playable character||1991||MS-DOS|
|Mario the Juggler||Playable character||1991||Game & Watch|
|Super Scope 6||Playable character||1992||SNES|
|Mario Paint||Non-playable character||1992||SNES|
|Super Mario Kart||Playable character||1992||SNES|
|Yoshi's Cookie||Playable character||1992||SNES|
|Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins||Playable character||1992||GB|
|Mario is Missing!||Non-playable character||1993||SNES|
|Mario's Time Machine||Non-playable character||1993||SNES|
|Mario & Wario||Non-playable character||1993||SNES|
|Super Mario All-Stars||Non-playable character||1993||SNES|
|Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters||Non-playable character||1993||SNES|
|Mario's Early Years: Fun with Numbers||Non-playable character||1993||SNES|
|Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun||Non-playable character||1993||SNES|
|Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun||Non-playable character||1993||SNES|
|Yoshi's Cookie||Non-playable character||1993||NES|
|Yoshi's Safari||Playable character||1993||NES|
|Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3||Non-playable character||1994||GB|
|Mario's Playschool||Non-playable character||1994||SNES|
|Hotel Mario||Playable character||1994||Philips CD-i|
|Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest||Non-playable character||1995||SNES|
|Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island||Non-playable character||1995||SNES|
|Mario's Game Gallery||Non-playable character||1995||SNES|
|Mario's Picross||Non-playable character||1995||GB|
|Mario's Super Picross||Non-playable character||1995||SNES|
|Mario Tennis||Non-playable character||1995||VB|
|Mario Clash||Playable character||1995||VB|
|Mario Teaches Typing 2||Non-playable character||1996||Windows|
|Super Mario 64||Playable character||1996||N64|
|Mario Kart 64||Playable character||1996||N64|
|Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars||Playable character||1996||SNES|
|Mario no Photopi||Non-playable character||1996||N64|
|Game & Watch Gallery||Playable character||1997||GB|
|Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium||Playable character||1997||SNES|
|Game & Watch Gallery 2||Playable character||1997||GB|
|Wrecking Crew '98||Playable character||1998||SNES|
|Mario Party||Playable character||1998||SNES|
|Super Smash Bros.||Playable character||1999||N64|
|Super Mario Bros. Deluxe||Playable character||1999||NES|
|Mario Golf||Playable character||1999||N64|
|Mario Golf||Playable character||1999||GBC|
|Mario Party 2||Playable character||1999||GBC|
|Mario Artist: Paint Studio||Playable character||2000||N64|
|Mario Artist: Talent Studio||Non-playable character||2000||N64|
|Mario Artist: Communication Kit||Non-playable character||2000||N64|
|Mario Artist: Polygon Studio||Non-playable character||2000||N64|
|Mario's Tennis||Playable character||2000||N64|
|Paper Mario||Playable character||2000||N64|
|Mario Party 3||Playable character||2000||N64|
|Dr. Mario 64||Playable character||2001||N64|
|Luigi's Mansion||Non-playable character||2001||GCN|
|Super Smash Bros. Melee||Playable character||2001||GCN|
|Mario Tennis||Playable character||2001||GBC|
|Mario Kart: Super Circuit||Non-playable character||2001||GBA|
|Super Mario Advance||Playable character||2001||GBA|
|Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World||Playable character||2001||GBA|
|Super Mario Sunshine||Playable character||2002||GCN|
|Mario Party 4||Playable character||2002||GCN|
|Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3||Playable character||2002||GBA|
|Game & Watch Gallery 4||Playable character||2002||GBA|
|Mario Party 5||Playable character||2003||GCN|
|Mario Kart: Double Dash!!||Playable character||2003||GCN|
|Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour||Playable character||2003||GCN|
|Nintendo Puzzle Collection||Playable character||2003||GCN|
|Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3||Playable character||2003||GBA|
|Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga||Playable character||2003||GBA|
|Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Playable character||2004||GBA|
|Classic NES Series||Playable character||2004||GBA|
|Mario Party 6||Playable character||2004||GBA|
|Mario Power Tennis||Playable character||2004||GCN|
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong||Playable character||2004||GBA|
|Mario Golf: Advance Tour||Playable character||2004||GBA|
|Mario Pinball Land||Playable character||2004||GBA|
|Super Mario 64 DS||Playable character||2004||DS||First Nintendo DS appearance.|
|Yoshi Touch & Go||Playable character||2005||DS|
|Yakuman DS||Playable character||2005||DS|
|NBA Street V3||Playable character||2005||DS||Guest appearance|
|Mario Superstar Baseball||Playable character||2005||GCN|
|Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix||Playable character||2005||GCN|
|SSX on Tour||Playable character||2005||GCN|
|Mario Kart DS||Playable character||2005||DS|
|Mario Party 7||Playable character||2005||GCN|
|Super Mario Strikers||Playable character||2005||GCN|
|Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time||Playable character||2005||DS|
|Mario Party Advance||Playable character||2005||GBA|
|Mario Tennis: Power Tour||Playable character||2005||GBA|
|Mario Kart Arcade GP||Playable character||2005||Arcade|
|Super Princess Peach||Non-playable character||2005||DS|
|New Super Mario Bros.||Non-playable character||2006||DS|
|Mario Hoops 3-on-3||Non-playable character||2006||DS|
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis||Non-playable character||2006||DS|
|Yoshi's Island DS||Non-playable character||2006||DS||Mario appears as Baby Mario.|
|Tetris DS||Non-playable character||2006||DS|
|Super Paper Mario||Playable character||2007||Wii|
|Mario Party 8||Playable character||2007||Wii|
|Mario Strikers Charged||Playable character||2007||Wii|
|Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games||Playable character||2007||Wii|
|Super Mario Galaxy||Playable character||2007||Wii|
|Mario Party DS||Playable character||2007||Wii|
|Itadaki Street DS||Playable character||2007||DS|
|Mario Kart Arcade GP 2||Playable character||2007||Arcade|
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Playable character||2008||Wii|
|Dr. Mario Express||Playable character||2008||Wii|
|Dr. Mario Online Rx||Playable character||2008||Wii|
|Mario Kart Wii||Playable character||2008||Wii|
|Game & Watch Collection||Playable character||2008||DS|
|Mario Super Sluggers||Playable character||2008||Wii|
|Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games||Playable character||2009||Wii|
|Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games||Playable character||2009||Wii, DS|
|Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story||Playable character||2009||DS|
|Super Mario Galaxy 2||Playable character||2010||DS|
|Game & Watch Collection 2||Playable character||2010||DS|
|Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition||Playable character||2010||Wii|
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!||Playable character||2010||Wii|
|Mario Sports Mix||Playable character||2010||Wii|
|Super Mario 3D Land||Playable character||2011||3DS||First Nintendo 3DS appearance.|
|Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games||Playable character||2011||Wii, 3DS|
|Mario Kart 7||Playable character||2011||Wii, 3DS|
|Fortune Street||Playable character||2011||Wii|
|Mario Party 9||Playable character||2011||Wii||Final Wii appearance.|
|Mario Tennis Open||Playable character||2011||3DS|
|New Super Mario Bros. 2||Playable character||2012||3DS|
|Paper Mario: Sticker Star||Playable character||2012||3DS|
|New Super Mario Bros. U||Playable character||2012||Wii U||First Wii U appearance.|
|Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon||Non-playable character||2013||Wii U|
|Mario Kart Arcade GP DX||Non-playable character||2013||Arcade|
|Mario & Luigi: Dream Team||Playable character||2013||3DS|
|Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move||Playable character||2013||3DS|
|Super Mario 3D World||Playable character||2013||Wii U|
|Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games||Playable character||2013||Wii U|
|Mario Party: Island Tour||Playable character||2013||3DS|
|NES Remix||Playable character||2013||Wii U|
|NES Remix 2||Playable character||2013||Wii U|
|Mario Golf: World Tour||Playable character||2014||3DS|
|Yoshi's New Island||Playable character||2014||3DS||Mario appears as Baby Mario.|
|Mario Kart 8||Playable character||2014||Wii U|
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS||Playable character||2014||3DS|
|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U||Playable character||2014||Wii U|
|Ultimate NES Remix||Playable character||2014||Wii U|
|Mario Party 10||Playable character||2015||Wii U|
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars||Non-playable character||2015||Wii U|
|Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition||Non-playable character||2015||3DS|
|Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure||Playable character||2015||Wii U|
|Super Mario Maker||Playable character||2015||Wii U|
|Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash||Playable character||2015||Wii U|
|Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games||Playable character||2015||Wii U|
|Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge||Playable character||2016||Wii U, 3DS|
|Minecraft: Wii U Edition||Playable character||2016||Wii U|
|Paper Mario: Color Splash||Playable character||2016||Wii U|
|Mario Party: Star Rush||Playable character||2016||3DS|
|Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS||Playable character||2016||3DS|
|Super Mario Run||Playable character||2016||Mobile|
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||Playable character||2017||Switch||First Nintendo Switch appearance.|
|Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition||Playable character||2017||Mobile|
|Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle||Playable character||2017||Switch|
|Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions||Playable character||2017||3DS|
|Super Mario Odyssey||Playable character||2017||Switch|
|Mario Party: The Top 100||Playable character||2017||3DS|
|Mario Tennis Aces||Playable character||2018||3DS|
|WarioWare Gold||Non-playable character||2018||3DS||Mario appeared in several microgames.|
|Super Mario Party||Playable character||2018||Switch|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Playable character||2018||Switch||Mario and Dr. Mario are separate characters.|
|Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey||Playable character||2019||3DS||Final Nintendo 3DS appearance.|
|New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe||Playable character||2019||Switch|
|Super Mario Maker 2||Playable character||2019||Switch|
|Dr. Mario World||Playable character.||2019||Mobile||Mario appears as Dr. Mario.|
|Mario Kart Tour||Playable character||2019||Mobile|
|Luigi's Mansion 3||Non-playable character||2019||Switch|
|Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games||Playable character||2019||Switch|
|Paper Mario: The Origami King||Playable character||2020||Switch|
|Super Mario 3D All-Stars||Playable character||2020||Switch||A playable character in 64, Sunshine and Galaxy.|
|Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury||Playable character||2021||Switch|
|Mario Golf: Super Rush||Playable character||2021||Switch|
|WarioWare: Get It Together!||Microgame cameo||2021||Switch|
|Mario Party Superstars||Playable character||2021||Switch|
|Mario Strikers: Battle League||Playable character||2022||Switch|
|Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope||Playable character||2022||Switch|
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Mario Baseball series
[Mario Kart series ]
|Mario Party series|
Super Smash Bros. series
Behind the scenes
Creation and development
Shigeru Miyamoto was developing a video game called Donkey Kong. Nintendo had to draw Mario as a small character and look human. His developing team needed to draw Mario with distinctive features. Mario was based off Popeye. Fans mistook the gap between his nose and mouth was his mustache. Shigeru Miyamoto drew Mario's mustache that he did not need to draw the mouth.
Mario is an Italian name from the Old Latin name, Marius. The name connects to Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology.
Mario is a famous character in Japan. People dress up as Mario characters and race in go-karts.
There was a family-owned restaurant nearby Nintendo of America called "Mario and Luigi's." "Mario" and "Luigi" was represented with their respective colors. During the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe dressed up as Mario in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Mario has appeared on Death Battle! where he fought Sonic and lost and he fought him in a rematch but this time Mario regained triumph due to his Power, Durability, and Arsenal.
During E3 1996, E3 1997, MLB All Stars 1997, E3 1998 and E3 2001, Mario appeared as a puppet. The Nintendo puppet was being made at the time they asked Michael Curry Design to make the puppets.
Game Savvy ranked Mario as #4 on the "Our 50 Favorite Video Game Characters" blog. Mario was ranked #1 as the best video game character in Nintendo Power's 250th issue.
Willow Green ranked Mario as #2 on "The 50 Greatest Characters", considering Mario as "the most recognisable gaming hero of all time".
- Mario makes more playable appearances than any other character in video game history.
- According to the team name Super Mario Bros., many among the fanbase had inferred that Mario and Luigi's last names were "Mario." Miyamoto states that this information is untrue before eventually going along with it, thus making "Mario" the brothers' canon surnames.
- In the classic games and in the DIC cartoons, Mario's attire consisted of a blue shirt with red overalls; this color scheme would later be inverted. However, the classic blue shirt and red overalls color scheme appears in a number of games as an alternate costume.
- Strangely enough, said color scheme is not available in Super Smash Bros. 4 or Ultimate.
- Mario has always had his signature Cap, ever since he was a baby.
- Mario used to have a very low New York voice.
- Mario is one of the Nintendo characters who talks in sentences.
- In the Mario and Luigi series, neither Mario or Luigi talk with speech bubbles.
- Mario's name before Jumpman was supposed to be Mr. Video.
- Mario, along with Luigi, were intended to have cameo appearances in the 2012 Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph, but Bowser made an appearance instead. But since the producers of the movie were unable to put him into the plot, and they did not want to make him make a cameo, he was not included. However, Mario is mentioned by Fix-It Felix Jr. during the party scene as being "fashionably late as usual." The director had promised that he will return for Wreck-It-Ralph 2, but again he does not.
- In the first appearance from Donkey Kong in 1981, Jumpman was a carpenter. Then in his own game as Mario in 1983, he appears as a plumber throughout the rest of the Super Mario series.
- In a 1993 Nintendo Character Guide, created to ensure that third party companies did not misrepresent the characters, Mario is revealed to be of the species "Homo Nintendonus."
- Through Mario's career, he was a rival of Sonic the Hedgehog from Sega. Their rivalry may have been the "cause of the Console Wars".
- Despite Nintendo being victorious, Sonic and Mario having been to the Olympics together since implies that Sega and Nintendo made up after the long battle.
- Mario was planned to be the character in Wii Sports and Splatoon's development but was scrapped.
- Despite people assuming that Mario says "So long, gay Bowser" when throwing Bowser far in Super Mario 64, Charles Martinet has confirmed that Mario is, in fact, saying "So long, king-a Bowser!."
- Mario is Nintendo's main mascot, and is one of Nintendo's iconic characters, along with Link from the Legend of Zelda and Pikachu from Pokemon
- Mario Was Almost Called Mr Video. Nintendo Life. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
- Michael McWhertor. Before Mario, Before Jumpman, There Was 'Ossan'. Mario Portal. Retrieved on 2015-14-09.
- Super Game Boy Nintendo Player's Guide , Nintendo, 1994, p. 37 - JUNGLE: Donkey Kong and son feel quite at home in this level. The jungle is their natural habitat, after all. Our Brooklyn-born plumber, however, is a bit out of his element. On their home turf, Donkey Kong and Junior will make Mario's life tough.
- 「ニュードンク・シティ」の建物に描かれているグラフィティです。懐かしい人には懐かしい！？街の歴史に関係した絵なんです。Super Mario Odyssey (JP) on Twitter
- Nintendo. Mario (Japanese) (html). Mario Portal. Retrieved on 2015-14-09. “Cheerful and cheerful, everyone's popular person. My twin brother, Luigi, is a great friend and a great combination. It's a sport-l-can-do, and everything from tennis, baseball, soccer to car racing is cool. He is a plumber by profession. However, the place of the activity does not stay in it. I love Princess Peach, and if Princess Peach is in trouble, I'll go to help her at any time. With your favorite jumps and power-ups, you'll be confronted by Bowser who does bad things.”
- Brian. Miyamoto explains why Mario is Italian. Nintendo Everything. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
- Andrew Griffin. Mario is no longer a plumber, Nintendo officially says. Independent. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Coins instruction booklet, page 3-4
- Mario is only 24 years old, creator Shigeru Miyamoto says in unearthed interview. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
- Mario's Creators Answer Burning Questions About The Series (aspx). Game Informer. Retrieved on 2020-05-04.
- Sora Ltd., Bandai NAMCO. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo. Nintendo Switch. 2018-07-12. Speaker: Viridi. “He's a quack. I hear he treats viruses by randomly throwing medication at them. Doesn't seem very safe.”
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island instruction booklet, page 3-6
- Donkey Kong instruction booklet, page 2
- Mario Bros. instruction booklet, page 2
- Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet, page 2
- Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet, page 3-4
- Super Mario World instruction booklet, page 2
- Super Mario Land instruction booklet, page 3
- Super Mario 64 instruction booklet, page 4-5
- Super Mario Sunshine instruction booklet, page 8-9
- Super Princess Peach instruction booklet, page 6-7
- Super Mario Galaxy instruction booklet, page 4
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- Why Does Mario Have A Mustache?. DMACentral (2011-12-09). Retrieved on 2019-07-11.
- Abe Emerges as Super Mario at Rio Closing Ceremony (html). The Wall Street Journal (2016-08-22). Retrieved on 2019-07-11.
- Munish Dabas (2018-03-09). Putting Mario on the Map. Google. Retrieved on 2020-09-30.
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- Screenrant - Real reason why Mario didn't appear in Wreck-It Ralph
- "So Long Kinga Bowser!" Charles Martinet Reveals What Mario Says in Super Mario 64. Retrieved on 4-30-2019.