In a recently unearthed interview with Miyamoto, Nintendo’s Creative Fellow revealed some interesting facts about their mascot. According to Miyamoto, Mario is only 24 years old. Apparently, this is one of the only defined elements of Mario’s character. While Mario’s facial hair may suggest otherwise, the plumber is yet to enter his thirties. What do you think of Mario’s age? Tell us below.
“Aside from the fact that he’s about 24-25 years old, we didn’t define anything else”.
really? Solid mustache for such young guy
I’ve been trying/failing to grow that mustache up until now and I just turned 24 😭 😭 😭
Haha…. yeah, I haven’t had much luck either.
Yeah… he’s lucky to have hair under his cap
I’m Italian too and couldn’t do that :P
Some of us do have some solid facial hair. I’m sure I could have grown one out like that in my early twenties.
I always thought he was middle aged….BUT THINKING THAT I AM ONLY 5 YEARS YOUNGER SCARES THE SHIT OUTTA ME
Sounds about right.
But Myamoto himself said that mario was from brooklyn in an old interview :)
He looks 57! Mushrooms are one hell of a drug…
Explains how he’s so freaking in shape. Why can’t I pull off a triple jump?
Well if you say he was 57? How come he doesn’t have grey hair yet?
What part of “super” you missed?
He wasn’t always Super.
Explains why Peach wants a piece of that cake.
The cake is a lie
Yeah in new super Mario Bros Wii
Peaches love cake.
You know 24 years old is not bad but I thought he would be in his 30s following the his series release date super Mario series. Also I think peach might be 19 or 21 or so?.
game theory is going to make a theory about this probably right?
you kidding? Of course they are! xDDD
I saw him and Luigi without there mustache… It appears so
luigi without mustache for smash!
Finally, well if it is true.
24 × 2 more like it..
Haha wow I always assumed he would’ve had to be in his early to mid 30’s. Welp, i’m gonna feel awkward when i’m older than Mario. I’m sure I’ll still be playing his games though 😂
NEXT YEAR I WILL BE THE SAME AGE AS JUMPMAN MARIO
So that means Luigi is the same age…I bet wario and waluigi are close to their age too.
They have to be, if Yoshi’s Island DS is anything to go by where you have Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Wario, Baby Bowser, AND Baby Donkey Kong.
Question is is it the baby of Donkey Kong Jr or the original Donkey Kong we all know as Cranky Kong now?
OH YEAH, can’t forget that old SNES booklet fact….
Oh, so maybe baby Mario is older and Mario had a kid in 1992 and baby Mario is now Mario and newer games with baby Mario in it are baby marios baby or a time paradox? I don’t know
Nintendo is actually giving us the age of Mario instead of giving us NX-news…
Okey, back form the dead. Saw the Interview was from 2005.
xD That was still funny, though!
No way! He’s well into his thirties and heading to his forties
At least he’s an adult. I’m having a hard time getting rid of mine.
Mario – Age 24
Sonic – Age 15
Hopefully Peach is in her twenties as well.
I’m barely legal ~*wink*~
And regardless of Mario’s age, like any fictional work, they’re under a floating timeline. Simpsons, Pokemon, Sonic (save for at least a year between the classic era and modern era), etc.
If Mario’s that old and Wario is probably the same age, then I guess all the Mona x Wario ships doesn’t fall into the category of severe ephebophilia (the underaged sexual interest in teenagers).
The ignorant would say pedophilia & call it a day. Idiots…
Except for a the fact that Mona is canonically a high schooler. No localization changes involved, that was done to Ashley (not like it stops the lolicons from having their fun).
Wario is more of a “riches over bitches” type of guy. So he wouldn’t pay any mind to Mona’s advances if she think she can get jiggy with the fat man. Which raises the question, how the fuck does a high schooler own a pizza restaurant?
I’m older than him but, at the same time, I’m younger than him! *causes a rift in the space time continuum as the universe is destroyed by this paradox* @.@
I call “no way.” His physiology suggests he is in his late thirties at best, late forties at worst.
Not to mention that in order to become Dr. Mario, he would need to take at least seven years of medical school and intern for one, making the youngest age he could possibly be at 26, which works out considering he debuted in 1981 under the alias of Jumpman and worked as a carpenter and then plumber in order to put himself through med school, allowing his earliest debut into the medical field at 1989, which, if I am not mistaken, was the year Dr. Mario hit the NES.
IT ALL ADDS UP!
Right, because Dr. Mario was SUCH a pivotal cornerstone in Mario/Nintendo history……
It’s actual name is Mario Tetris.
When has that sub series ever had major story, especially one that credits Mario as a licensed official doctor?
Nintendo makes one sub-series, and if it gets decent sales, they won’t let go of it (even if it doesn’t).
Why the hell does he even have his own character slot in SSB in the first place.
He could have been a teenage doctor like Doogie Howser. You never know.
Miyamoto always thinks of everyone in the Mario-Universe as actors on a stage too (if he haven’t changed his mind in recent ears), so even if he’s considerable that he’s 24/25, he might be acting older (and potentially younger) in some games/performances.
Miyamoto always thinks of everyone in the Mario-Universe as actors on a stage too (if he haven’t changed his mind in recent years), so even if he’s considerable that he’s 24/25, he might be acting older (and potentially younger) in some games/performances.
Nope, Mario is in his 30’s. Anything that says otherwise is simply not true.
Does this mean that Link is still 12
If only I can get a mustache like that at 25. The best I can get is a goatee. It’s a damn shame.
I feel like Miyamoto should have given Mario’s age a little more thought. Making him 33 or 35 would have been far more realistic and acceptable to the fans… 24 just sounds wrong. Either way, I feel old as dirt now, thanks Miyamoto.
Actually I don’t care, Haha
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This whole fact is now making me wonder the age of the other characters in the Mario universe. Is Luigi a valedictorian of his college class? Is Peach a cougar? So many unanswered questions!
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I would say that 30-35 would be a fair age. But 24? He was older than that even when he first appeared in Donkey Kong. Back when he looked more like Waluigi (in the artwork). It would be interesting to see Mario and Luigi appear in a game without a mustache. Nintendo should do that some time. Even if it’s only during one particular part of the game.
||I’m 3000 years old, yes it’s very interesting…||
This is bullshit… K? Thx
Umm…Miyamoto you’re a legend and all. But no way is Mario only 24. He’s at least 30
Mama Mia! Now I’ve done seen everything!!!!!
Where do you all live that you don’t see 24-year-olds with facial hair? I was rocking a full beard at 24.
I’m older than Mario?
||Probably pedophiles living near children…||
I’m not liking the fact that I’m older than Mario…
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