Best Super Mario Characters : The Super Mario series of games have played an important role in the evolution of platform gaming, whose codes are regularly renewed. Several episodes have had a lasting impact on video games, including the first opus, Super Mario Bros. (NES, 1985), which remained the best-selling game for 23 years, with more than 40 million cartridges sold (dethroned by Wii Sports in 2008), or its first appearance in 3D, Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64, 1996). Let’s discover the best characters of Super Mario collection according to the public !
We want to choose the best character of Super Mario. This list is composed of characters who have appeared on the game saga. Choose your favourite character and vote for her/him.
List : Vote for Best Super Mario Characters
About The List
From December and until February 2020, Awards organizes a public poll to design the three best characters of Super Mario. The competition is public and if your character is missing from the list do not hesitate to write his name in comments section.
- To vote, just click on the character of your choice.
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Mario Game : General information
- Super Mario is a series of platform video games created by Nintendo featuring its mascot Mario and, in many games, his brother Luigi. This is the first series in the Mario franchise. At least one Super Mario game has been released on every major Nintendo system since the first episode, Super Mario Bros. was released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
- Super Mario games feature Mario’s adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario progresses through various levels in which he jumps to defeat enemies. The game usually features simple storylines; the most common being that Bowser, the main enemy, kidnaps Princess Peach, whom Mario must then save.
- Super Mario Bros. has established many of the concepts and gameplay elements that appear in almost every game in the series, including a multitude of power-ups that give Mario special abilities, such as throwing fireballs and other things.
- Super Mario games have sold more than 310 million copies worldwide through September 2015, making it the best-selling video game series of all time.
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Facts & More Informations
- When you think of Mario, you probably have a certain image in your head. If you’re like a lot of folks, you see a cartoony middle-aged plumber with a fungus addiction. But according to Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, you might have been misinterpreting Nintendo’s iconic mascot for decades.
“I think it was fortuitous that we didn’t put any restrictions on Mario as a character (…) Normally when you create a character and present him to the world, all the details get filed in: what’s his favourite colour? what kind of food does he like to eat? But aside from the fact that he’s about 24-25 years old, we didn’t define anything else.”
- Mario was first seen in the video game Donkey Kong, but he was called “Jumpman.” He was also a carpenter then, not a plumber.
- Mario was named after Mario Segale, the landlord of Nintendo of America’s office, who barged in on a company meeting demanding an overdue rent.
- Shigeru Miyamoto drew Mario as wearing a cap because he found drawing hair difficult. He also drew in the moustache, because it was easier to see than a mouth in the crude video game screen resolution back then.
- Mario has appeared in over 200 video games so far, has sold over 193 million units of games (all of the Mario series) and even has his own TV cartoon show. Super Mario Bros. 3 alone grossed over $500 million in USA.
- Excitebike: Mario Battle Stadium is easily one of the most obscure Mario titles. Released on the Super Famicom’s Satellaview, an early experiment in online gaming. Featuring only a few of the usual Mario characters, it was only available for download on the service, though it can still be found through less legal means.
- The Mario cartoons of the 90s may have given the impression that Mario and Luigi are from New York City, but at far as Nintendo is concerned, the brothers were born in the Mushroom Kingdom. As seen at the end of Yoshi’s Island, a stork delivers the newborns to a toadstool house similar to the ones that cover the Princess Peach’s realm. Also, we’d still call Mario the older brother, since he left his bundle first.
- Remember that Super Mario Bros. film in the early 90s that didn’t do so well with audiences? Well, one casting decision maybe might have turned things around. During the casting of the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger was approached to play the main villain, Koopa King. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) the actor declined.
- “The Running Man” character from the Zelda franchise makes a cameo appearance in Super Mario Sunshine as Il Piantissimo, where he challenges Mario to a race. Some people never change.
- Princess Peach is so rich that she was added to Forbes’ list of the most affluent fictional characters; her estimated worth is $1.3 billion, and she shares the list with such venerable characters as Scrooge McDuck, Bruce Wayne, and Willy Wonka.