Mario is the eponymous main character and protagonist of the long-running and highly successful Mario series. He was created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and also serves as the main mascot of Nintendo. Mario is an italian plummer whos first game was Donkey Kong in arcades. Mario soon got his own Game, Super
Mario Bros. For the Famicom or NES.
- The 1993 Nintendo Character Guide classifies Mario under the species "homo-nintendonus".
- According to the Insiders' Calendar included in the second issue of Nintendo Power, Mario's birthday is October 11th.
- There is a nuclear bunker in Nebraska, called Foxtrot-01, that has murals of Mario, Wario, Bowser, and Princess Peach.