Mario Bros is very popular. Everybody knows him! He's an Italian plumber, a little chubby, and he lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. Usually in the games he tries to save Princess Peach. Bowser is the crook and Luigi turns out to be his (younger) brother, but I never knew that. The only real computer games we used to play were Mario games. The best known is of course Super Mario, but we also played Mario Kart, on the Wii. With, of course, the plastic handlebars, where you could put the controller in, so that racing what seemed like. There are many games about Mario, such as Mario Golf, Tennis, Paper Mario, etc. The plumber also sports a bit, in all kinds of Olympic Games, he practises all branches of the sport!
By the way, he first appeared in 1981 in a Donkey Kong game, with a red cap and a mustache, then his name was Jumpman. He was a carpenter there, so no plumber. That game was such a success, that soon after a first Mario Bros game appeared (1984). Today's Mario is still recognizable by its red cap with the letter M on it, his everywhere, his white gloves and his high voice. Can you imitate him? Must be well!
There are, of course, regular films by the guy, comic books, toys, and all kinds of items you can think of, because Mario is the best-selling game character in the world. We have and had many games, not only for the NES and Wii game console but also for other consoles, such as the DS, the Gamecube and even for the Game Boy.
These are some (own) pictures of things we had.
Here it is, our moustaremans.
Little dolls of Luigi, his younger brother, recognizable by the L on his green cap.
Toad with a mushroom on his head and Yoshi (a kind of green dino or salamander), are Mario's best friends.
Doll by Luigi, but not original from Nintendo, it is a Chinese fake version. In China, of course, they imitate everything, so also the dolls of Mario.
Yoshi as a cuddle. He can swallow enemies with his tongue, turn them into eggs... you have to figure it out!
We had a Donkey Kong hug too. But it was eventually destroyed by the rough playing with it.
I wonder which games you played by Mario!
Of course, Mario has its own (European) website! And are you a real fan? Then do the (free) Mario Quiz! Nice to do with the family during Christmas!