1) Mario’s Original Name Was Jump-Man.
Mario’s first appearance in a video game was in 1981’s Donkey Kong. We now know of Donkey Kong as a star of his own games, but in the original Donkey Kong game, Donkey Kong was the villain who kidnapped a damsel in distress. Mario, whose name was “Jumpman” back then, had to rescue the damsel by jumping over barrels that Donkey Kong would throw at him.
Back then, not only did Mario have a different name, but a different job as well. “Jumpman” was originally supposed to be a carpenter. Also, Mario’s signature cap and mustache were added in because it made him easier to draw. The original Donkey Kong didn’t have very good graphics, and it was easier forMario (Jumpman) to have a hat and a mustache than have hair and a mouth.
2) Mario Is Actually About To Die On The Cover Of The Original Mario Bros.
You can clearly see Mario is actually about to fall into lava on the cover of Mario Bros.
3) The Creators Of Mario Actually Wanted To Have Yoshi Since The Beginning However It Took Over 6 years For Gaming Technology To Make It Possible.
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto had wanted Mario to ride a dinosaur since just after the completion of the very first Super Mario Bros. game, but it took 6 years due to technology limits.
If you’re a Mario fan, you probably know Yoshi’s first appearance was in Super Mario World, the first Mario game for the Super Nintendo. Unbeknownst to most, though, Yoshi had been around for several years already.
Just after the first game came out in 1985, Miyamoto had wanted Mario to ride a dinosaur in a following game, but as he explained, the technology to have a player be able to activate and hop onto a totally different control scheme just wasn’t there.
The NES wasn’t really powerful enough. But Yoshi finally came around in 1990 (1991 in the US). To date he is one of the more popular Mario characters, and along with Wario and Donkey Kong, has had his own successful franchise.
4) In The Original Mario Game You Can Actually Jump Over The Flag Pole.
I bet you’ve tried multiple times to do it and have wondered what’s on the other side of that flag. Well, wonder no more. Check out the video below… there’s absolutely nothing but an endless wall! And, since you can’t walk back in the original Mario, you just walk and walk until you die!
5) PETA Has Tried Many Times To Target Nintendo Because Mario “Promotes Wearing Animal Skins”
A tanooki is a japanese animal that is a mix between a dog and a raccoon. It’s also one of Mario’s fans favourite power ups. It allows Mario to both fly and turn into stone
PETA thinks Mario must have skinned it for animal fur, and is now targeting Nintendo’s superhero for animal skinning.
Even though no racoons were harmed in the making of Super Mario Brothers 3, PETA believes that Mario is sending the wrong message by saying it’s OK to wear animal fur.
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