Mario games

Group Description

This group contains all games prominently featuring the Italian-American plumber Mario, a fictional character created by Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario is one of the most popular video game characters of all time, serving as the mascot of Nintendo and starring in a vast amount of games.

Creation

Mario is traditionally depicted as a short man with a mustache, dressed in red overalls with a blue shirt (or the other way around) and a red cap. He first appeared in Donkey Kong (1982) and was originally named Jumpman, owing the name to his ability to jump. Miyamoto intended to name him Mr. Video afterwards, but decided to use Mario after an argument between Nintendo employees and their American warehouse landlord, Mario Segale, concerning overdue rent. Mario was made a plumber because of the sewer-like underground settings of Mario Bros. (1983).

Gameplay

Mario games may belong to different genres, but they gained prominence primarily thanks to its platform installments. Super Mario Bros. (1985) became the most influential Mario game, laying the foundation stone for the side-scrolling platform genre. Ever since that game, Mario's trademark ability has become jumping on enemies' heads to defeat or incapacitate them. He can also consume mushrooms to grow in size, and special flowers to be able to throw fireballs at enemies. In later games Mario acquired other power-ups, including some that allowed him to fly and ride a dinosaur.

Besides platformers, Mario games contain many spin-offs, most notably RPGs, sports, and racing games (see the related groups section).

Other recurrent characters

Mario's brother Luigi has appeared in many Mario games, mostly as a secondary character in two-player modes. One of the series' recurrent storylines involves saving the Princess Toadstool from the clutches of the evil turtle-like creature known as Bowser or King Koopa; his minions, the Koopas, are among the most common enemy characters in Mario games. In Super Mario World (1990), the friendly dinosaur Yoshi made an appearance and has since become a playable character in some of the games. A minor antagonist, a pirate named Wario, appeared in a spin-off series of his own.

Related Groups

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Mario Calculator2009Nintendo DSiNintendo Co., Ltd....
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.35
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!2009Nintendo DSiNintendo of America Inc....
Dr. Mario Express2009Nintendo DSiNintendo of America Inc....
New Super Mario Bros. Wii2009Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.12
Dr. Mario Online Rx2008WiiNintendo of America Inc....
Mario Super Sluggers2008Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Mario Kart Wii2008WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.93
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games2008Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.57
Mario Party DS2007Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Super Mario Galaxy2007Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.21
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games2007WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.74
Mario Strikers Charged2007Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.79
Mario Party 82007WiiNintendo of America Inc.2.93
Mario Kart Arcade GP 22007ArcadeNamco Bandai Games Inc....
Super Paper Mario2007Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.91
Itadaki Street DS2007Nintendo DSSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis2006Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.13
Mario Hoops 3 on 32006New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.18
New Super Mario Bros.2006Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.93
Game & Watch Collection2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Superstar Shootout2006BrowserNintendo of America Inc....
Mario Kart Arcade GP2005ArcadeNamco Bandai Games America Inc....
Super Mario Strikers: Heads-Up2005BrowserNintendo of America Inc....
Nintendo DS (Hot Rod Red) (included game)2005Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
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Selected Covers

Dr. Mario Express Nintendo DSi Front Cover
Front cover for Dr. Mario Express
Super Mario Galaxy Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Super Mario Galaxy
Mario Kart Wii Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Mario Kart Wii
Mario Strikers Charged Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Mario Strikers Charged

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Super Mario Galaxy
Title Screen
Screenshot from Mario Kart Wii
Title Screen
Screenshot from Mario Strikers Charged
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