22 Facts About Super Mario


Super Mario is a platform game series created by Nintendo starring their mascot, Mario.

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At least one Super Mario game has been released for every major Nintendo video game console.

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Super Mario games are set primarily in the fictional Mushroom Kingdom, typically with Mario as the player character.

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Super Mario is usually joined by his brother, Luigi, and often by other members of the Mario cast.

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Super Mario series is part of the greater Mario franchise, which includes other video game genres and media such as film, television, printed media, and merchandise.

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Super Mario World was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and consists of nine worlds displayed via a world map.

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Super Mario considered using the Super FX chip to develop a SNES game, Super Mario FX, with gameplay based on "an entire world in miniature, like miniature trains".

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Super Mario eventually reformulated the idea for the Nintendo 64, not for its substantially greater power, but because its controller has more buttons for gameplay.

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Super Mario 64 was developed over approximately three years, with one year spent on the design concept and approximately two years on production.

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Super Mario 64 is the first 3D and open world game in the series, and a launch game for the Nintendo 64 home console.

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The game's power-ups differ from previous games, now being three different hats with temporary powers: the Wing Cap, allowing Super Mario to fly; the Metal Cap, turning him into metal; and the Vanish Cap, allowing him to walk through obstacles.

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Super Mario collects Shine Sprites by completing tasks in the levels, which in return unlock levels in Delfino Plaza by way of abilities and plot-related events.

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Super Mario Maker is a creation tool released for the Wii U in September 2015 which allows players to create their own levels based on the gameplay and style of Super Mario Bros.

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Super Mario Maker 2 is a new version of Super Mario Maker with many new items, themes, and enemies, a world-builder, as well as online multiplayer.

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Super Mario Run is a side-scrolling and auto-scrolling video game released in December 2016 on the iOS platform, then in March 2017 on Android.

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The Super Mario Mushroom is similar in appearance to the Amanita muscaria, with an ivory stalk below a most commonly red and white spotted cap.

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In Odyssey, Super Mario can possess characters, some of which can launch various projectiles.

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Super Mario Maker includes costumes that depict many more characters.

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Super Mario is one of the best-selling video game franchises, having sold more than units worldwide as of 2021.

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Games in the Super Mario series have had consistently strong sales, ranking among the best-selling video games of all time.

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Super Mario series has seen tremendous critical acclaim from both critics and audiences.

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The Super Mario series has changed significantly with each new game.

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