Mario

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Mario
DeveloperShigeru Miyamoto
PublisherNintendo
SystemsAs noted below
Released1981-present (video games)
1986-present (films)
1989-present (television)
1990-present (comics)
Added to
museum
As noted below

Mario is a character by Nintendo. He is part of a multimedia series consisting of video games, television shows, films, music, and comic books.

He first featured in the Donkey Kong series, then the Mario Bros. series, followed by the Super Mario series. He also appeared in some games in the Luigi series, some games in the Wario Land series, and some games in the Yoshi series. He also starred in the Mario RPG series, the Mario Kart series, the Mario Party series, the Mario sports series, and the Super Smash Bros. series.

Variations of Mario

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Mario

Mario is an Italian-American plumber, who travels to the Mushroom Kingdom, sometimes bringing his brother Luigi along. The Princess Toadstool of the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach, is repeatedly kidnapped by Bowser, King of the Koopa. Each time Princess Peach is captured, Mario, and sometimes Luigi, have to travel across several different worlds to rescue her.

There are a few exceptions to this. In Super Mario Land, Mario travels to Sarasaland to rescue Princess Daisy from the evil alien Tatanga. In Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins, Mario's evil counterpart Wario steals his castle and seals it shut with six golden coins. Mario has to find and recover the coins so that he can unseal the magic keeping him out of his castle and defeat Wario.

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Baby Mario

Mario was born to Italian-American parents alongside a twin brother named Luigi.

The two babies are being delivered by stork to their parents in New York City, when the stork is attacked by a magikoopa named Kamek.

Baby Luigi is kidnapped, while baby Mario falls down to Yoshi Island.

The Yoshis then set out to defeat Kamek, reunite the twins, and make sure the babies are delivered to their parents.

However, it turns out the babies are delivered to the wrong parents, and the Yoshis have to make sure they are delivered to the correct parents.

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Tanooki Mario

By donning a Tanooki suit in Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario becomes Tanooki Mario.

In all other games where a Tanooki power-up appears, Tanooki Mario is activated by a leaf.

Tanooki Mario is also a costume for Mario that can be earned in some games in the Mario sports series.

As well as a power-up for Mario, Tanooki Mario also was a character of his own on a few occasions.

Tanooki Mario is a kart racer in some games in the Mario Kart series.

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Metal Mario

By donning a metal cap, Mario becomes Metal Mario.

As well as a power-up for Mario, Metal Mario also was a character of his own on a few occasions.

He was a kart racer in some games in the Mario Kart series, and was one of the heavier racers.

He also played in some games in the Mario sports series.

He is also a fighter in some games in the Super Smash Bros. series.

As he is made of metal, he is slow, and not very agile.

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Gold Mario

By grabbing a gold flower, Mario becomes Gold Mario.

He fires gold fireballs, which can defeat enemies that normal fireballs can not.

As well as a power-up for Mario, Gold Mario also was a character of his own on a few occasions.

He was a kart racer in some games in the Mario Kart series, and was one of the heavier racers.

He also played in some games in the Mario sports series.

He is also a leader in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.

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Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario is a doctor that eliminates viruses.

He is a character of his own, appearing in the Dr. Mario series.

To eliminate viruses, he uses four combinations of the same color of viruses and pills. Each pill has two parts, sometimes with the same color and other times with different colors.

He also appeared in some games in the Super Smash Bros. series.

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Paper Mario

Paper Mario is made of paper.

As such, he can fold and crumple himself, and slide under thin spaces.

He is a character of his own, appearing in the Paper Mario series.

He met his main universe counterpart in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.

He also appeared in some games in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Video games wherein Mario is a playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Donkey Kong Nintendo R&D 1 Arcade 1981 GC (Animal Crossing): January 20, 2003
NES CE: June 22, 2017
Famicom Mini: August 10, 2017
GBA (e-Reader): January 20, 2018
Switch (Arcade Archives): August 16, 2018
TI-99/4A: February 3, 2020
Mario rescues Pauline from Donkey Kong.
Donkey Kong Nintendo R&D 1 Game & Watch 1982 3DS: December 4, 2017
Wii U: February 18, 2018
Mario rescues Pauline from Donkey Kong.
Mario Bros. Nintendo R&D 1 Game & Watch 1983 3DS: December 4, 2017 Mario and Luigi work in a factory.
Mario Bros. Nintendo R&D 1 Arcade 1983 GC (Animal Crossing): January 20, 2003
NES CE: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
Switch: September 27, 2017
Mario and Luigi work as plumbers in a sewer.
Donkey Kong Hockey Nintendo R&D1 Game & Watch 1984 Not yet Donkey Kong. and Mario play hockey against each other.
Mario Bros. Special Hudson Soft PC-6001
PC-6601
PC-88
PC-98
FM-7
Sharp X1
Sharp MZ
Hitachi S1
1984 Not yet Mario and Luigi work as plumbers in the sewers.
Punch Ball Mario Bros. Hudson Soft PC-6000
PC-66
PC-88
FM-7
Sharp X1
Sharp MZ
1984 Not yet Mario and Luigi work as plumbers in the sewers.
Super Mario Bros. Nintendo R&D4 NES 1985 GC (Animal Crossing): January 20, 2003
Wii: January 20, 2012
NES CE: August 10, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
SNES: December 19, 2018
Mario and Luigi rescue Peach from Bowser.
VS. Super Mario Bros. Nintendo R&D4 Arcade 1986 Switch: January 3, 2018 Mario and Luigi rescue Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Nintendo R&D4 FDS 1986 Wii: January 20, 2012
SNES: December 19, 2018
Mario and Luigi rescue Peach from Bowser.
All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. Nintendo R&D4 FDS 1986 Not yet Mario and Luigi rescue Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Bros. Special Hudson Soft Sharp X1
PC-8801
SPC-1500
1986 Not yet Mario rescues Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Bros. Nintendo R&D1 Game & Watch 1986 Not yet Mario rescues Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo R&D4 Nintendo Entertainment System 1988 GC: January 20, 2003
Wii: January 20, 2012
NES CE: August 10, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
SNES: December 19, 2018
Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad rescue Subcon from Wart.
Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo R&D4 Nintendo Entertainment System 1988 GC: January 20, 2003
Wii: January 20, 2012
NES CE: August 10, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
SNES: December 19, 2018
Mario and Luigi rescue Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Land Nintendo R&D1 Game Boy 1989 3DS: February 20, 2018 Mario rescues Daisy from Tatanga.
Super Mario World Nintendo EAD Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1990 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES Classic: March 16, 2018
Mario and Luigi rescue Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Nintendo R&D1 Game Boy 1992 3DS: February 20, 2018 Mario rescues his castle from Wario.
BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge Nintendo EAD Super Famicom Satellaview 1996 Not yet Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad rescue Subcon from Wart.
Mario Clash Nintendo R&D 1 Virtual Boy 1996 Not yet Mario works as a plumber in the sewers.
Super Mario 64 Nintendo EAD Nintendo 64 1996 April 1, 2011 Mario rescues Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Sunshine Nintendo EAD GameCube 2002 Not yet Mario rescues Isle Delfino from Bowser and Bowser Jr.
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo EAD Nintendo DS 2006 Not yet Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Blue Toad rescue Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo EAD Wii 2007 Not yet Mario and Luigi rescue Peach from Bowser.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Nintendo EAD Wii 2009 Not yet Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Blue Toad rescue Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo EAD Wii 2010 Not yet Mario rescues Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario 3D Land Nintendo EAD Nintendo 3DS 2011 Not yet Mario rescues Peach and Luigi from Bowser.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo EAD Nintendo 3DS 2012 Not yet Mario and Luigi rescue Peach from Bowser.
New Super Mario Bros. U Nintendo EAD Wii U 2012 Not yet Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Blue Toad (as well as Nabbit and Toadette on Switch) rescue Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario 3D World Nintendo EAD Wii U 2013 November 20, 2017 Mario, Luigi, Peach and Blue Toad rescue Sprixies from Bowser.
Super Mario Maker Nintendo EAD Wii U
Nintendo 3DS
2015
2016
Not yet A Super Mario game creation system.
Super Mario Run Nintendo EPD iOS 2016 iOS (full game): March 31, 2017 Mario, Luigi, Daisy, Toad, Toadette, Yoshi, Red Yoshi, Blue Yoshi, Yellow Yoshi, and Purple Yoshi rescue Peach from Boswer.
Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo EPD Nintendo Switch 2017 November 11, 2017 Mario rescues Peach from Bowser.
Super Mario Bros. 35 Nintendo Nintendo Switch 2020 October 1, 2020 Mario races against 34 other versions of himself.