Nintendo Celebrates National Video Games Day with Fun Mario Facts

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  1. T-hug
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    To make your celebration of National Video Games Day complete, here are 10 fun facts about Mario and the Super Mario Bros. franchise that you might not know!
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    Fact 1: Mario has appeared in more than 200 video games.

    Fact 2: Super Mario Bros. launched 30 years ago on Sept. 13, 1985.

    Fact 3: In Super Mario Land, Mario has to pilot a submarine and an airplane to save Princess Daisy. Who knew he had his pilot license?

    Fact 4: Nintendo composer Koji Kondo provided the iconic soundtrack to Super Mario Bros.

    Fact 5:
    Since 1995, the voice of Mario has been provided by American voice actor Charles Martinet. He also voices Mario's twin brother, Luigi, and nemesis, Wario.

    Fact 6: Mario's first appearance was in the 1981 Donkey Kong arcade game. And he wasn't trying to rescue Princess Peach like in Super Mario Bros. It was actually his friend Pauline.

    Fact 7: While the original Super Mario Bros. incorporated classic items like the Super Mushroom and Fire Flower, Super Mario Bros. 3 introduced a host of iconic power-ups for Mario to pick up like the Super Leaf, Tanooki Suit and Goomba's Shoe. Ever since, creative power-ups and transformations have become a staple of the Super Mario Bros. series.

    Fact 8: Mario was originally known as "Jumpman" in Donkey Kong.

    Fact 9: Mario actually didn't appear inDonkey Kong 3, but he did make his return to the series in Donkey Kong for Game Boy.

    Fact 10: Some Mario games actually break the space-time continuum by having Mario interact with his younger baby self.

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    What is your favorite Mario moment?
     
  2. Meteor7

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    Only one that surprised me was that Pauline is mentioned to be his "friend." Poor Mario, getting friendzoned by nintendo.

    In my headcanon, though, he rammed it like a fortress gate. <3
     
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    Welp, I was gonna spend my day off working ahead on homework. Now I think ill binge through some Mario Games :P
     
  4. HtheB

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    Pauline is Mario's friend?
    Better call it "special" friends....

    (End screen when you save Pauline)
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    Eh Heart doesn't have to mean love as in couple. Besides, doesn't mean Mario shared the same feelings. Want to see Luigi facts.
     
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    Disgusting Mario! Where's your right hand?!
     
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    Turning into paper for the first time in 2001.
     
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    There is such a thing as "friends with benefits" .... ;)

    Note that Peach / Toadstool has brown hair in the early Mario games....When did she start to have blond hair anyway?
     
  9. HtheB

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    Maybe she just dye her hair? :P

    Edit:
    She's even a redhead on Super Mario Bros.
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    (Peach on SMB3 looks almost the same on SMB2)