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Here’s Some Fun Mario Facts For National Video Games Day

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National Video Games day is fast approaching on Sept. 12, and what better way to celebrate than with a day of Mario! He is, after all, one of the most recognized video game characters of all time.

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Super Mario Maker launches exclusively for Wii U on the 11th of September, so it’s the perfect day to play, create and share the Super Mario Bros. levels of your dreams! Mario is one of the most iconic faces in video games, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES.

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To make your celebration of National Video Games Day complete, here are 10 fun facts about Mario and the Super Mario Bros. franchise that you might not know!

  • Fact 1: Mario has appeared in more than 200 video games.
  • Fact 2: Super Mario Bros. launched 30 years ago on Sept. 13, 1985.
  • Fact 3: In Super Mario Land, Mario has to pilot a submarine and an airplane to save Princess Daisy. Who knew he had his pilot license?
  • Fact 4: Nintendo composer Koji Kondo provided the iconic soundtrack to Super Mario Bros.
  • Fact 5: Since 1995, the voice of Mario has been provided by American voice actor Charles Martinet. He also voices Mario’s twin brother, Luigi, and nemesis, Wario.
  • Fact 6: Mario’s first appearance was in the 1981 Donkey Kong arcade game. And he wasn’t trying to rescue Princess Peach like in Super Mario Bros. It was actually his friend Pauline.
  • Fact 7: While the original Super Mario Bros. incorporated classic items like the Super Mushroom and Fire Flower, Super Mario Bros. 3 introduced a host of iconic power-ups for Mario to pick up like the Super Leaf, Tanooki Suit and Goomba’s Shoe. Ever since, creative power-ups and transformations have become a staple of the Super Mario Bros. series.
  • Fact 8: Mario was originally known as “Jumpman” in Donkey Kong.
  • Fact 9: Mario actually didn’t appear in Donkey Kong 3, but he did make his return to the series in Donkey Kong for Game Boy.
  • Fact 10: Some Mario games actually break the space-time continuum by having Mario interact with his younger baby self.

Source: PR

123 comments

    1. To add to the facts, Charles also voices Toadsworth and occasionally Donkey Kong. Fact 12: Mario makes cameo appearances in many of the Zelda games, such as Link’s Awakening, Skyward Sword, Majora’s Mask, and Ocarina of Time.

      1. If you knew all of these then you should have pointed out that: #6 Pauline was Mario’s gf not just his friend.

  1. Fact 23: Mario is the most boring, overrated shit to ever exist. It barely adds anything new in every instalment yet complete retards and nintenslaves eat that fucking dogs hit up!!!!

    WAKE.UP.SLAVES!!!!!!!

      1. ||It’s a frivolous creature just like everyone else, just look at its speech……

          1. He sucks and so do you. A retarded fuck who role plays cause he has no life, and a noob stoner who brags about smoking.

            1. Haha! I bet my cell phone screen is bigger than yours, whip it out come on.

              I bet all three types of my weed are better than yours. : )

              Ffs. Child’s play bro, name calling lol.

              1. I guarantee you have shit weed compared to what I get. And I guarantee I would out smoke the hell out of you

      2. Better than being a corporate slave like you! For your information, I really don’t care about $ony or micro$oft.

  2. @xenoridley 1. I have not defended the game I just said I will try it for myself and that a petition I’d stupid because I’m sure there are other people who would like to play the game whether they are newcomers to the metroid series or veterans like me
    2. If Nintendo does whatever they do then I accept that this is what they are doing whether if it is bad or good it is not like I work at Nintendo and have a position of power to change things lol ya dumb fuck and if it is something going I don’t like then I obviously don’t buy it which I only buy a few things from Nintendo the system a few controllers and games
    3. If things can be changed then you and the other dumb Fuchs who make petitions can do that shot all you want but I’m sure you know for a fact it does little to nothing and when the fans have actually changed something it is few and far between
    4. You must have very short term memory like a lot of people on this website someone from Nintendo said they listen but the fans have little say in what actually happens since Nintendo is obviously a business and will be loved and hated by the fans no matter what they do unless if they appeal to everyone of at least the majority of people and you know that will not happen but it could happen with the nx and the next handheld who knows ya retarded funk
    5. Once again I could care less about what Nintendo does if they have any game in the racing, fighting, rpg, action and or adventure, shooting, strategy and a few other genres games then I will buy the system and that goes for Sony and Microsoft and anybody it is that simple I play games not opinions, not people that bash other people for playing whatever, not petitions, etc etc so once again eat shit ya retarded cunt with down syndrome
    6. Until you have anything intelligent to say to refute my points which you can’t since they are my opinion and besides the fact of the person who works at Nintendo and commented on the fans shut the fuck up and drink cow shut for all I care ya stupid bitch

    1. 1. The hate is justified and people can get a good idea of what the game’s about (multiplayer shooting over exploration and isolation) and most people who signed the petition (like me) joined in because it was the loudest “fuck you nintendo we want a proper metroid” group around, I personally didn’t want the game to be canceled at all and knew that the petition would fail to cancel it anyway….so i signed it.

      2.Fans should’ve just accept whatever nintendo pumps out unless we want to be corporate cattle! We can voice our displeasure, tell them what we really want and not give them money.

      3. Most who sign the petition do it to send a message to nintendo rather than actually cancel the game. That’s idiotic! Also, I love how you call him “dumb Fuchs” X3 delirious irony XD

      4. Fans should continue to voice their opinions and hatred no matter what. Better than just eating it all up!

      5. Some if they have games for their systems (despite whether they’re any good or not) you’ll buy the systems….WARNING!WARNING!FANBOY DETECTED!FANBOY DETECTED!!!

      6. Hypocrite.

      1. But Nintendo needs more multiplayer shooters because they basically have none so I’m glad it’s being made. Sorry for you metroid fans out there though, I hope (and personally I’d like this to) that you get that new prime game you’ve been wanting. I still think the game looks fun on its own though.

          1. Nintendo has stated at various times that their teams are always in development/don’t have enough manpower for such and such situation. That’s why they are licensing out their IPs lately, unfortunately. They are rich as fuck, yet won’t hire more development teams.

      2. 1. Well too bad get the game or don’t get the game it is as simple as that
        2. Then don’t buy the game or games lol Nintendo does whatever Nintendo wants to do I’m sure you know that there are going to be good and bad games regardless whether you want them or not
        3. From what many people have said on many sites cancel the game make a quote on quote proper metroid game but federation force has something to do with the next 3d metroid game
        4. That is what I said
        5. Do you have simple understanding skills at all lol I have a psp and a ps vita and an n64 and will be getting a ds lite maybe sometime soon and I will get a ps and or a ps3 and a ps4 and an X box 360 and an maybe an xbox and xbone and why because they all have games I like whether they are exclusive or not in the wide range of games I play ya fuckin retard and I still need to get a lot of games for the psp and ps vita
        6. This is my opinion beside the fact of the Nintendo representative and you aren’t xenoridley so shut the fuck up you retarded horse shit drinking bitch with down syndrome

        1. Just because you have other systems doesn’t negate the fact you ARE riding Nintendo’s dick every time you defend them. You’re delusional if you think you aren’t defending Nintendo.

          1. Nope I see what they do and I’m like OK and of course I don’t agree with a lot of shit Nintendo does but it is like o well and since I can’t change nothing that is how it is and if it is something I don’t like then I don’t get it or dont pay attention to it but I still get games I like is that simpler for ya ya fuckin retard

            1. The fact you have given up & accept Nintendo’s bullshit is quite pathetic. Thank God every person in history that has changed things for the better didn’t give up like you have.

              In the words of Mumkhar/Metal Face: Weak. Weak & pathetic.

              1. 1. I know I can’t change shift and petitions do very little
                2. People can petition and shit all they want and what Nintendo doesn’t do right there will be other companies that do and I’m not loyal or blind to not play other games on other systems and since I play a wide variety of games it is nice to see how differently the games of the same genres can be done
                3. Once again there are a shit ton of stuff Nintendo need to do go stay up to date with or surpass Sony and microsoft and I and you and a lot of other people can list them but will that change Nintendo will a petition influence them on the nx probably not
                4. Do not compare things that actually made a difference throughout history for people petitioning etc etc over you not getting games etc for a game system lol
                5. You are weak shit because you can’t accept Nintendo for what they are whether if it is good or bad for example federation force you can hate on the game all you want but since I know the game has something to do with the next 3d metroid that peaked my interest and since I am a fan of the metroid series I will give the game a chance and try it for myself fuck everybody else ya fuckin retard

        2. What a shame…I was expecting some actual points to counter…but all I received was petty insults and “y-yeah but what can you do about it? Nothing!” and “m-m-muh opinions”. Completely pathetic. Don’t even bother replying anymore, fantard.

          1. Exactly why I didn’t make my comments toward him lengthy. If he’s just going to insult people, I can do it quicker & more to the point.

            1. Your not saying anything really you and others keep botching about the same shit that is going to happen lol now unless you have some power to immediately change things at Nintendo you can still complain but you will obviously have to accept whatever it is it doesn’t matter how much you dislike it

              1. Actually you’re wrong! Fans DO and CAN affect companies the size of nitnendo. While metroid may not be the best selling franchise int he world, if all nitnendo wants is money then they should only make mobile games. If they want to please their fans and not be seen as a soulless corporation then they’ll finally give fans what we want!

                Personally, I’m doing everything in my power as a consumer to get them to make a proper metroid game. I don’t give a shit that it’s extremely unlikely they’ll listen to me because I want to let them know how they’ve personally fucked me over as a long-time fan.

                Nintendo would be wise to listen to us…if they want their products to actually sell!

                1. 1. How few and far between have ninty fans changed anything at Nintendo pol it is not common
                  2. Ninty does please and displease their fans no one can have everything they want from them
                  3. You can keep trying to change something but I will accept reality about the metroid game and Nintendo as a whole and try the game for myself
                  4. The people on the Web are a very small percentage of the people who buy games I’m sure you know that

                  1. 1. Nintendo HAS given in to fan demand in the past when lots of them banded together (operation rainfall) kinda like what’s happening with the entire metroid fan base ;)

                    2. I’m not asking for everything…I’m asking for metroid!

                    3. Have fun playing with dogshit while Zeus real fans try to get the proper metroid game we deserve! No, Nintendo doesn’t owe us anything and they have no obligation to comply to our demands…but if they want money and fan support then giving in to our pleas is the best course of action for them!

                    4. Wrong again. Before the Wii u came out, basically the entire internet saw it as a joke that would be all but forgotten when the ps4/xb1 came out. Surprise, surprise! It sold like shit. Hopefully federation force is the last Nintendo bitchslap they’ll need before they stop looking at fan reactions on the Internet as “just a minority” when we’re actually representative. But Nintendo doesn’t have to listen…they don’t have to make money.

                    1. And when they bury themselves in the console & handheld market, they have a nice army of casuals to keep them alive as they go all in with mobile bullshit.

                1. Try federation force when it comes out and stop being a bitch because once again as soon as the next 3d metroid game comes out you will be sucking Nintendo ass ya fucktard

                  1. A bitch telling other people to quit being a bitch. Oh the irony! Continue riding that dick of Nintendo’s. ChibiShitForce is trash. The end.

          2. hahaha get that fucker!!!! stupid fucking fanboy just like brandon hardacre or whatever. I support you putting this one in his place thank you good sir for saving me the trouble.

          3. Read what I posted above to xenonridley ya dumb can’t and you can whine and complain all you want all I’m saying is that this is this with this company whatever it may be and I’m like OK whether I like it or not because there is nothing I can do and if it is a game I like then I get it but if it is something else I don’t like I don’t pay attention to it which is really the majority of nintendo

              1. Yes and how long ago was that and how many times have fans changed what Nintendo were going to do throughout their gaming history now maybe I can look it up bug I highly doubt it was a lot of times

            1. And what if fans only care about playing metroid games…and recieve nothing. Unlike you, I’m not going to stop complaining because I’ll literally do everything I can to make Nintendo give us the games we deserve!!!

              1. 1. Those fans will have to play other games until a metroid game comes out or wait until a metroid game comes out and buy the system
                2. I don’t need to complain at all if Nintendo does something I don’t like which are a lot of things then I just accept it for what it is and people like you who think they can constantly change Nintendo will do the whining and petitions and possibly change something but as you should know that is rare
                3. Ninty is making or will make a 3d metroid game so I am more then satisfied and who knows they may come out with a 2d metroid game

                1. 1. Fans will continue fighting Nintendo AND playing other games you massive retard.

                  2. If there’s a chance for change then we’ll take it. Fuck that “accept this accept that” corporate brainwashing!

                  3. And you know this how?

            2. You are so incredibly dumb lol it’s not even funny you keep choking on that dick and trying to get words out it’s pathetic.

              1. Nintendo has broke his spirit. He’s just a mindless slave at this point. He’s apparently accepted being Nintendo’s bitch.

                1. You have a big assumption even though I’m constantly telling yo retarded ass how I feel about Nintendo but keep being retarded with down syndrome it seems to be working for ya ya cunt

                  1. Still insulting people that can’t help what they have. And still being a delusional dick rider, eh. “Oh I don’t defend Nintendo. *goes on to tell people to quit complaining about what Nintendo does*” If that’s not defending, go look in the mirror & you’ll see the real idiot.

    2. 1. Nintendo dick riding. xD

      2. through 5. Look to 1. Oh & quit insulting people with a mental illness, you scum.

      6. Glad you accept the fact you’re opinions are just opinions, not facts.

      1. 1. There is no duck riding lol but you keep saying that ha ha
        2. I already explained why
        3. Shut the fuck up I will make fun of anything nothing is off limits
        4. Duh my opinions are opinions and just like every body else they obviously have to deal with nintendos decisions whether they like it or not games being delayed and not getting the games fans want etc etc o well I just have to wait like everybody else I nor any of the other bitches can change things in Nintendo with petitions as often as they like that’s common sense

        1. 1. What the fuck are you talking about you dickriding slave? “Duck riding”? Are you high?

          2. What was it then?

          3. Just because you’ve been granted freespeach doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to abuse it by bullying others due to…”compensation issues” lol!

          4. At least those fans actually fight to be catered for by Nintendo while you drones continue to bleet “there’s no hope for change don’t even try” lol operation rainfall says hi. Exposed bitch!

          1. 1. My phone messes up it happens ya dumb botch and I type really fast and only sometimes go over to check for spelling mistakes
            2. I accept the reality of the situation whether I like it or not and I only really care about the games they make and the games I like and there are obviously many things Nintendo need to fix the majority of people on this website should know that
            3. Like I said I make fun of anything just like a comedian ya stupid fuck nothing is off limits I don’t care what you or anyone else says
            4. They can keep trying all they want but if it is something that can’t be changed then come to reality and accept it lol and don’t pay attention to it and or don’t buy it like for example I only care for a certain amount of Nintendo games and all the rest of the games I don’t care about and don’t pay attention to at all and I don’t care for awards etc etc
            5. I didn’t say the fans never got anything to change I said how few and far between have the fans got something to change at Nintendo in modern times or throughout their gaming history
            6. Now I don’t know the exact number and I can probably look it up but I would guess not that many times since Nintendo is a business and not my best friend and how long ago was operation rainfall ya shit eating cunt

            1. You wanted examples of the fans winning over nintendo’s efforts and I gave you them…now could you please stop dickriding and cumguzzling Nintendo’s jizz for christ’s sake!

              1. He won’t stop. Like a broken down hentai chick in the horrible NTR genre, the pleasure from getting fucked in the ass over & over is too much to ignore. I bet his eyes are empty & soulless, too, while he begs for more. In fact, I give him a few hours before he’s here again saying “But I’m not a Nintendo defender! I’m not! Please stop calling me one! Waaaaaaaah! You are all just retards with down syndrome! *sniffles* I’m not riding Nintendo’s dick like a good little bitch! Waaaaaah! Shut up & quit complaining, retards! Waaaaaah!”

                If he’s just trolling, he’s doing a horrible job as a very good troll doesn’t reuse the same insults over & over again.

                1. And the fact we know what he’s going to type before he even types it is another thing that shows he’s a pathetic troll if that’s what he’s really doing.

        2. You say there is no dick riding yet here you are defending Nintendo like a good little bitch. You’re delusional, dick rider.

          1. 1. Whatever Nintendo says goes unless if the fans are constantly changing things and everyone knows that is not the case
            2. I don’t like a lot of things about Nintendo and don’t pay attention to all of the things I don’t like so I only pay attention to the games that interest me and that is it why are you so fuckin dumb

      1. Yeah it was but the game is still being made and petitions and whining won’t change anything so accept that the game is being made anf dont buy it and dont pay attention to it lol buf that is to hard for retards to do and look forward to other games and eventually the next 3d metroid game

  3. I’m 99% sure that everyone knew all these facts already, they are the most basic of Mario “facts”

    1. Some of them will be new to kids who don’t know much about Nintendo history. Don’t be hatin.

      It could have been worse, like: Fact #1 Mario is an Italian plumber!

      Here’s a fact, Mario’s original profession wasn’t plumber.

  4. Take notice, young gits, no bowser jr in these pics, but the awesome, TRUE CHILDREN (DESPITE WHAT SHIGSY SAID), the KOOPA KIDS!

    1. Haha Ridley I hope you can tell who I am. A good alley of yours till a little after E3, when I gave up logging in due to the overwhelming amount of fanboyism that shown through after the horse shit they fed us. I’ve been here still but not as much, been trying to drop hints to you.

      1. Is that you, Lord Zedd? Oops, if so. Don’t mean to blow your cover if you’re in hiding. If not Lord Zedd, damn it! I’m out of guesses.

    2. You sure? I thought the relationship between the Koopalings and Bowser was left ambiguous after World.

  5. Uhhh I thought Pauline was Jumpman’s love interest at the time…. Now it’s only a friend.

    1. It must be a typo. Or the original article was done by someone that did all of the facts but didn’t know of the biggest fact involved in Fact 6: that Pauline was Mario’s girlfriend!

    2. You are correct sir, you Ridley and I all knew about the GF status so this article is clearly incorrect.

  6. This article is about facts yet Fact 6 got something wrong: Pauline was Mario’s girlfriend, not simply a friend. xD Fail!

  7. Fact #95 Luigi Rocks highwaters.
    Fact #96 Mario’s mustache never grows.
    Fact #97 Mario has a wordrobe that is jampacked with only overalls of the same color.
    Fact #98 Mario and Luigi once tried human Transmutation and Mario lost both hands
    Fact #99 Master hand and crazy hand are Mario both hands.
    Fact #100 waluigi and Wario are homunculi that were created in the process when Mario and Luigi failed to transmute Mario’s dead GF, Pauline.

    Fact# 101 I’m currently watching Fullmetal Brotherhood. XD

        1. ||Not completely and I’m not this “Commander” drone you all seem to believe I am……

            1. ||I’m a servant of a far greater power, a power that has slept for countless years and is reflected on the very lives you are all connected to……

              ||Not even your precious narrow minded Commander could possibly fathom such intelligent insight into our plans……

                1. ||Not anymore, this site needs a higher class of visitors like me, considering the Master Race will be the only one left when it all comes down again……

                  1. Honestly, I do agree with you there. Mainly because it seems like the PS and XBOX brand are half way PC’s. They’ll eventually accomplish what the Steam Machine should’ve been, which is a living room gaming PC. It’ll be a slow burn but I do see us heading in that direction.

        1. Brotherhood’s final episodes are so much better than the original anime’s as they are more climactic than the original’s final episodes.

          1. So far so good. My only complaint is how little they cared about Tucker and Nina. Them and hueghs. Their stories were so short lived that their deaths didn’t have the same impact as they did in the original. I actually loved the Original FMA ending, it left you with a sense of emptyness, incomplete, sad. Not many shows do that, they always have that sappy, friendship and love win over everything, so that ending was welcomed. The only other Ending I liked more than that one was the Gurran Lagann ending, and the Fate/Stay Night ending.

            Anyways, brotherhood is awesome so far, and I can’t wait to see this ending.

            1. Sadly, the canon uses Tucker, Nina, & Hughes as nothing more than plot devices that move the story forward. The original only did that stuff with those characters because it was simply filler so the manga could have more time to put out more chapters. It’s why Naruto & DBZ were so filler heavy because the animes were being done while the manga was still on-going.

              1. Yeah that’s what I keep hearing. I do wonder how important those characters would be to me had I watched the animes the other way around. Still, Tucker had some of the best lines in the original. That “We do it just prove we can” line is still one of my favorites. Lol oh jeeze, yes, I can’t speak for Naruto since I don’t watch it, but DBZ has so much filler XD I still love it though. I can watch a whole season of Goku screaming trying to achieve his next transformation XD

                1. Naruto was supposed to end with Sasuke leaving Konoha around episode 130-135, probably less if there wasn’t filler before the final canon arc, & the anime kept going after that all the way up to episode 210-215. That’s nothing but filler for over 50-75 episodes straight. Bleach is another anime that’s pretty filler heavy.

                  1. Oh jeeze, that many? I’m not sure how true this is, but I hear there’s an Anime with 600+ episodes. That has got to be an Anime with mostly all filler lol by the way, I finished Brotherhood. Although it concluded, i didn’t like the final episode, the last fight was amazing And the way Edward gave up his *SPOILER* alchemy did surprise me. Great second to last episode, the final one, not so much. Over all though, I did like it better than the original FMA.

    1. Haven’t seen full metal brotherhood but I just have to say your fact number 101 is wonderful. So who likes cheese?

  8. It’s national video game day? First off, I didn’t know that was a thing. Second off, that’s pretty ironic for me since today was the first day of school.

    1. National Video Game day isn’t until the 12th, actually- it’s marked on my schedule at work (no, I didn’t put it there).

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