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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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Super Mario Bros. 352020Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit2020Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Paper Mario: The Origami King2020Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Luigi's Mansion 32019Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc.4.50
Mario Kart Tour2019Android, iPad, iPhoneNintendo Co., Ltd....
Dr. Mario World2019Android, iPad, iPhoneNintendo Co., Ltd....
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 20202019Nintendo SwitchSEGA of America, Inc....
Super Mario Maker 22019Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe2019Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Super Mario Party2018Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Mario Tennis Aces2018Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey2018Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Super Mario Odyssey: Starter Pack2018Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions2017Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe2017Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc.4.11
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Gold Edition)2017Nintendo SwitchUbisoft, Inc....
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Collector's Edition)2017Nintendo SwitchUbisoft Entertainment SA...
Nintendo Switch: Super Mario Odyssey Set (included game)2017Nintendo SwitchNintendo of Europe GmbH...
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Super Mario Odyssey2017Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc.4.31
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Selected Covers

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Super Mario Party Nintendo Switch Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Super Mario Party
Dr. Mario World iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Dr. Mario World

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Luigi's Mansion 3
Exploring a sub-area early in the game. Look, frogs!
Screenshot from Super Mario Odyssey
Title screen (one of several).
Screenshot from Super Mario Maker 2
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