The Mario series is a series of highly popular and acclaimed platform games by Nintendo, featuring Nintendo's mascot Mario and, in most of the games, his brother Luigi. Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Kyoto Japan founded on is a Fictional character created by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. is a Video game character created by Nintendo 's game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Most gameplay in the games centers mainly around jumping and defeating enemies. The games usually feature simple storylines; the most common plot theme in the series being Bowser, the main antagonist, kidnapping Princess Peach, whom the Mario brothers must save. Bowser, also known as King Koopa, is a Video game character and the main antagonist of Nintendo 's ''Mario'' series. This article is about the princess from the Mario series For the video game starring her see Super Princess Peach.
Mario games are platformers. In the games, the player usually kills enemies by jumping on them. In most 2-D games the levels are linear; usually divided into different worlds, each with a certain number of stages. In all 3-D of the series, the game is a non-linear, free-roaming layout; levels are unlocked as the game progress, most require a task to be accomplished such a certain number of Stars or Shines or clearing a certain mission in a level. The games have undergone considerable change as the series has progressed, most notably in Super Mario World on the SNES with the inclusion of levels with multiple exits, and in Super Mario 64, with the introduction of 3D gameplay on the Nintendo 64. is a Platform game developed and published by Nintendo as a pack-in launch title for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit Video game console that was is a Platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. 3D computer graphics (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data that is stored in the computer The, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendo 's third home Video game console for the international market
Question blocks originated as a digital artifact from the game Super Mario Bros.. is a Platform game developed by Nintendo in late 1985 and published for the Nintendo Entertainment System, a sequel to the 1983 game Mario In that game and many of its sequels, question blocks contain either coins or power-ups which can aid the player's progress.
The Super Mushroom is a power-up from the series. A mushroom is the fleshy Spore -bearing Fruiting body of a Fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source It is, traditionally, about the size of Mario, and has an ivory stalk below a red and white (originally red and orange) spotted cap. Originally, it was shaped after a common mushroom, but since Super Mario Bros. 2 it gained a more cartoonish shape, with an almost-spherical cap and a stubby stalk. Super Mario Bros 2 (SMB2 is a platforming Video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System Shigeru Miyamoto stated in an interview that the Super Mushroom was created by chance. is a Japanese Video game designer. He is the creator of the Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, The first sketches of Mario turned out to be too big, and they were forced to shrink them. Then the development team thought it would be interesting to have Mario grow and shrink by eating a magic mushroom. 
1-up Mushrooms are common items that appear in the games, introduced in Super Mario Bros. . These mushrooms have green caps with white spots (originally orange caps with green spots). When Mario picks up one of these mushrooms, he will be given an extra life. In Super Mario Bros. , 1-up Mushrooms as hidden in invisible ? blocks in some levels. Similarly in 3-D along with stationary 1-up Mushrooms, they also include mushrooms that will only appear in Mario walks over a certain spot.
A Fire Flower, introduced in Super Mario Bros. transforms Mario into Fire Mario. Fire Mario has the ability to throw bouncing fireballs at enemies, defeating most enemies. Fire Mario's distinction is his white hat and overalls in many of the Mario games, in all 2-D Fire Mario no height difference from Mario with a Mushroom. Super Mario Galaxy was the first 3-D game to include this power-up.
The Starman is a flashing star in 2-D games and Super Mario Galaxy, introduced in Super Mario Bros. A star is a massive luminous ball of plasma. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is the source of most of the Energy on Earth . When the player touches it, it grants the player invincibility from enemies for a short amount time.
The Mushroom Kingdom (キノコ王国 Kinoko Ōkoku?) is a setting in the Mario series where most of the games take place. It is a monarchy and its heir is Princess Peach. A monarchy is a Form of government in which supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in an individual who is the Head of state, often for life or The Chancellor of the kingdom is its head of government in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, however, he has not appeared since. Chancellor or chancellour (archaic ( Latin: cancellarius) is an official Title used in countries whose civilization has arisen This article focuses on the cases where the Head of Government is a separate office from the Head of State Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars, released as simply in Japan is a hybrid adventure / Console role-playing game developed and published by Its capital, as in Paper Mario, is Toad Town. Paper Mario, known in Japan as is a role-playing (RPG Video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for The Mario series is a series of highly popular and acclaimed Platform games by Nintendo, featuring Nintendo's mascot Mario and in most of the Though Princess Peach and the Mario Brothers are human, the citizens of this area are the mushroom-like Toads, called "Kinopios" in Japan. is an Arcade game published and developed by Nintendo in 1983. Human beings, humans or man (Origin 1590–1600 L homō man OL hemō the earthly one (see Humus A mushroom is the fleshy Spore -bearing Fruiting body of a Fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source is a humanoid Mushroom in games of Nintendo's Mario series Toad is the general collective name of the " Mushroom People " found in the Super Mario Bros. 3 takes place in the Mushroom World, a collection of eight different kingdoms. is the fifth release in the Super Mario Video game series It was first released for the Famicom in Japan and later on the NES Seven of these are "Mushroom Kingdoms", and are ruled by independent Mushroom World kings. (The eighth world is referred to as "Dark Land", and is ruled by Bowser, King of the Koopas). The instruction manual for the game states that Bowser had taken over the Mushroom Kingdom, and that the Mushroom Kingdom is a gateway to the Mushroom World, but this is never elaborated upon in Super Mario Bros. 3 or in any other game.
After the commercial failure of Radar Scope, Nintendo's company president refered to Shigeru Miyamoto to create an arcade game to save the company. Failure ( fail, phail or flop) in general refers to the state or Condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective is an early Arcade game designed by Nintendo, developed by Ikegami Tsushinki and released by Nintendo in November 1980 is a Japanese Video game designer. He is the creator of the Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Miyamoto came up with the idea of a game in in which the playable character has make his way through an obstacle course consisting of sloped platforms, ladders and rolling barrels. Miyamoto named the game Donkey Kong, and its main hero "Jumpman". The game was surprisingly successful.  "Jumpman" was called "Mario" in certain promotional materials for the game's release overseas; his namesake was Mario Segale, the landlord of Nintendo of America's office/warehouse, who barged in on a meeting to demand an overdue rent payment. is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Kyoto Japan founded on  Eventually Jumpman's name was internationally and permanently changed to Mario. The later arcade game called Mario Bros. also introduced Mario's brother, Luigi.
Super Mario Bros. for the NES was the first of Mario's traditional linear 2-D platform games, where gameplay consists of a sidescrolling level. is a Platform game developed by Nintendo in late 1985 and published for the Nintendo Entertainment System, a sequel to the 1983 game Mario In this game, it is established Mario and Luigi live in the Mushroom Kingdom, where they must rescue Princess Toadstool from Bowser.
The brothers later returned in Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. Super Mario Bros 2 (SMB2 is a platforming Video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System is the fifth release in the Super Mario Video game series It was first released for the Famicom in Japan and later on the NES In Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario and his companions are out to stop the evil frog Wart in the dream land of SubCon. This is a list of various fictional and recurring characters who appear in the Mario series of video games created by Nintendo, as well as spin-off media such It should be noted that in Japan, Super Mario Bros. 2 was orginally made as Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, and later converted into a Mario game for the rest of the world. is a Japanese Video game released for the Famicom Disk System about a family who plans to rescue two children In Super Mario Bros. 3, he and Luigi track down Bowser and the Koopalings to save the magic wands for each of the seven kingdoms and Princess Peach once again. This is a list of various fictional and recurring characters who appear in the Mario series of video games created by Nintendo, as well as spin-off media such Like Super Mario Bros. , these games follow traditional linear 2D platform games, however these games introduced new gamplay elements such as new power-ups and doors.
In Super Mario Land on the Gameboy, Mario has to rescue a different princess named Daisy in Sarasaland from Tatanga the Alien. is a platforming Video game developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy Handheld game console. The is a handheld video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. The sequel, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, introduced Mario's rival Wario, who takes over Mario's castle during the events of Super Mario Land and forces Mario to collect the six golden coins to reclaim his castle. is a platforming Video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy. These are also traditional linear 2-D platform games.
In Super Mario World on the SNES, Mario and Luigi must save the princess from Bowser once again. is a Platform game developed and published by Nintendo as a pack-in launch title for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit Video game console that was They receive the help of Yoshi, who serves as a dinosaur for Mario and Luigi to ride on and who needs his own unborn children to be rescued from Bowser's children. (IPA /ˈjəʊʃi/ is a fictional dinosaur-like creature who appears in the Mario series of Video games by Nintendo. This was the first game in the series to have levels with multiple exits, an element that would later become important in 3-dimensional Mario games.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island shows Mario's beginnings. Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island, released in Japan as is a platform Video game developed and published by Nintendo for the As a child, he is being brought by a stork to his parents' home, along with Luigi. Kamek, foreseeing that the babies will cause Bowser trouble in the future, tries to kidnap them. This is a list of various fictional and recurring characters who appear in the Mario series of video games created by Nintendo, as well as spin-off media such He only manages to capture Luigi, forcing the stork to drop Mario towards Yoshi's Island. Mario is found by a group of Yoshi; they keep Mario safe from harm, rescue Luigi from Bowser, and return the two home.
A Mario game also accompanied the publication of Nintendo's next home console, the Nintendo 64. The, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendo 's third home Video game console for the international market Super Mario 64 advanced the plumber into the third dimension and defined the term "3-D platform game". The game was not as linear as the previous installments, and the new analog stick made an extensive repertoire of precise movements in all directions possible. An analog stick, sometimes called a thumbstick, control stick, or occasionally Mario could now not only run, jump, swim, and carry certain objects, but he could also punch, perform a Triple Jump, use a Wing Cap, and more. It is also the first game in the main Mario series to feature the voice acting of Charles Martinet for Mario. Charles Martinet (born September 17 1955, in San Jose California) is a Voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, Mario must once again save Princess Peach from Bowser, and collect up to 120 Power Stars from the paintings and return them to her castle. Each level has several different stars that can be obtained.
In Super Mario Sunshine on the GameCube, Mario and Peach travel to Isle Delfino for a vacation. is a Platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. The, often abbreviated as GCN, is Nintendo 's fourth home Video game console and is part of the sixth generation console era. However, a Mario doppelgänger, appears and vandalizes the entire island. A doppelgänger ( or fetch is the ghostly double of a living person a sinister form of Bilocation. It is up to Mario to clean up the island. From Delfino Plaza, Mario enters different worlds, in which he must master different tasks in order to receive a Shine Sprite. In this game is the FLUDD; by using different nozzles, Mario can not only spray water forward, but can also spray downward, rocket up into the air, and receive a boost of speed. Its gamplay is similar to Super Mario 64, with several levels and multiple Shines to be obtained in each.
In New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS, Mario and Luigi have to save Peach from Bowser's youngest child, Bowser Jr.. is a Side-scrolling platform Video game published and developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld Video game console. The is a dual-screen Handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. This is a list of various fictional and recurring characters who appear in the Mario series of video games created by Nintendo, as well as spin-off media such This reuses elements and power-ups from almost all other platformers in the series, such as the Super Mushroom, while adding new ones like the Mega Mushroom. This was the latest 2-D mario game, like Super Mario World, some levels have multiple exits.
In Super Mario Galaxy on Wii, Mario must once again rescue the kidnapped princess, this time in the reaches of space. He ends up helping a woman named Rosalina, "The Watcher of the Stars", in her mission to stop Bowser from creating his own galaxy founded on stolen "grand stars". Because of the low gravity in space, it is now possible for Mario to jump higher than ever before, experiment with physics and explore new locations. Stars return from Super Mario 64, again each level has multiple stars.
Apart from the platform games, the series has launched other games. After the relatively unknown Game & Watch title Mario Bombs Away, Mario's first non-platformer game was released in 1990. Dr. Mario's gameplay was similar to Tetris, which was later ported to nearly all of Nintendo's consoles. Tetris (Тетрис is a Video puzzle game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in June 1985 while working for the Dorodnicyn Mario later explored other genres. Two examples include the educational game Mario Paint, which appeared in 1992 for the SNES, and Mario Pinball Land for the Game Boy Advance. Mario Paint (マリオペイント Mario Peinto) is a Video game created by Nintendo for use with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Mario Pinball Land, known in Europe as Super Mario Ball, is a Pinball Video game that was developed by Fuse Games 1996's Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the SNES marked Mario's first role-playing game. Since then, five role-playing games have followed: Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for the Game Boy Advance, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo GameCube, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time for the Nintendo DS, and Super Paper Mario for the Wii. Paper Mario, known in Japan as is a role-playing (RPG Video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, known in Japan as, is a role-playing game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Game Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door, released in Japan as, is a Console role-playing game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo Mario & Luigi Partners in Time, known in Japan as, is a Console role-playing game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the is a platform / Console role-playing game (RPG developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo.
The Mario Kart franchise began with 1992's Super Mario Kart for the SNES, and still continues to be the most successful and longest-running kart-racing franchise today, having sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Super Mario Kart is the first Video game in the Mario Kart series released in 1992 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System  Also notable are sports games such as Mario Golf and Mario Tennis. In 1999, the Hudson game Mario Party was released for the Nintendo 64, a set of minigames for up to four players, with the most recent incarnation being Mario Party DS, which was released in November 2007 in the US for the Nintendo DS. is the first in a series of Board game style Video games for Nintendo platforms featuring popular characters from the Mario series is a Party Video game for the Nintendo DS. It is the eleventh title in the series (twelfth in Japan) and was released in Japan on November 8 The is a dual-screen Handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. 2005 saw the release of Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix by Konami, the soccer game Super Mario Strikers by Next Level Games, and the baseball game Mario Superstar Baseball by Namco. Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix ( Dancing Stage Mario Mix in Europe and Dance Dance Revolution with Mario in Japan also Super Mario Strikers (known as Mario Smash Football in Europe and Australia is a Five-a-side football game developed by Next Level Games is a Sports game that was developed by Namco and Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube The basketball game Mario Hoops 3-on-3, published by Square-Enix, was released in 2006. Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (known as Mario Basket 3on3 in Japan and as Mario Slam Basketball in Europe) is a Mario and Luigi appeared in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64 as playable characters, as well as in its sequels. is a crossover Fighting game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. The, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendo 's third home Video game console for the international market Additional Mario characters also appeared in later games of the series.
The Super Mario Bros. Remake of Super Mario games have been released over the years by Nintendo, often with updated graphics and added features series is also noted for having many of its games remade. All four NES games of the series were remade in a 4-in-1 package entitled Super Mario All-Stars, later a Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World package was released. Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island have all been remade separately onto the Gameboy Advance, all four also include the game Mario Bros. The Game Boy Advance (often shortened to GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. . Super Mario 64 has also been remade for the DS. Some games have also been remade in the Classic NES series. The Classic NES Series in North America ( Famicom Mini Series in Japan and NES Classics in Europe In addition, the games of the series have seen re-releases unchanged through Virtual Console. Virtual Console, sometimes abbreviated as VC, is a specialized section of the Wii Shop Channel, an online service that allows players to purchase and download
The Mario series is one of the most popular and enduring series of all time. The game also holds the top spot on EGM's greatest 200 games of their time list and IGN's top 100 games of all time list twice (2005, 2007). IGN (abbreviated and formerly known as I magine G ames N etwork is a multimedia news and reviews Website that focuses heavily on Video 
Super Mario Bros. popularized the side scrolling genre of video games and led to the many sequels in the series that built upon the same basic premise. Super Mario Bros. sold 40. 24 million copies, making it the best selling video game of the series. 
Super Mario Bros. 3 is often regarded as one of the Nintendo Entertainment System's greatest games, Nintendo Power rated the game #6 on their 200 Greatest Nintendo Games list and was #14 on Electronic Gaming Monthly. The Nintendo Entertainment System (often abbreviated as NES or simply Nintendo) is an 8-bit Video game console that was released by Nintendo Power magazine is a monthly news and strategy magazine formerly published in-house by Nintendo. Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is an American Video game magazine. Super Mario World also received very positive scores, with a 97% average from GameRankings and rated the 8th best game made on a Nintendo System in Nintendo Power's Top 200 Games list. Game Rankings is a Website which keeps track of Video game reviews from other sites and combines them to present an average rating for each game Nintendo Power magazine is a monthly news and strategy magazine formerly published in-house by Nintendo.  Super Mario 64, as the first 3D platform game in the Mario series, established a new archetype for the genre, much as Super Mario Bros. 3D computer graphics (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data that is stored in the computer did for 2D sidescrolling platformers. 2D computer graphics is the Computer -based generation of Digital images mdashmostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models text and digital It is acclaimed by many critics and fans as one of the greatest and most revolutionary video games of all time.  Guinness World Records reported sales of 11. Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U 8 million copies for Super Mario 64 at the end of 2007. As of September 25, 2007, it is the seventh best-selling video game in the United States with six million copies sold. Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events March 14: Microsoft announces Games for Windows - Live, a version of Xbox Live for the Windows platform Super Mario Sunshine also received critical acclaim by game reviewers. IGN praised the addition of the water backpack for improving the gameplay, and GameSpy commented on the "wide variety of moves and the beautifully constructed environments". IGN (abbreviated and formerly known as I magine G ames N etwork is a multimedia news and reviews Website that focuses heavily on Video GameSpy, also known as GameSpy Industries, is a division of IGN Entertainment, which operates a network of game websites and provides online video game-related  Also Super Mario Galaxy gained wide commercial and critical success. As of March 31, 2008, Galaxy has sold 6. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 1 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling unbundled Wii game. This is a list of Video games that have sold or shipped at least one million copies including the top ten best-selling franchises. Product bundling is a Marketing strategy that involves offering several products for sale as one combined product GamePro stated that the title "raises the bar in terms of what can be achieved on the Wii. GamePro is an American Video game magazine published monthly The magazine was first established in Redwood City California in 1989 by Pat Ferrell "
The Mario franchise has launched a number of comics, manga, and TV series based on the games of the series. The Super Mario Bros Super Show! The Adventures of Super Mario Bros Most were resealed in the late 1980s to early 1990s, and today are obscure. The series also launched two films, the anime Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen resealed in 1986 and the live-action film Super Mario Bros. in 1993. (anime in Japanese, is an Anime film released in Japan on July 20 1986, and later put for release on VHS only as a rental by VAP Video Super Mario Bros is a 1993 adventure - family comedy based loosely on the popular video game of the same name. The latter was widely considered to be a flop; it lost a large amount of money at the box office. The phrase box office bomb refers to a Film for which the production and Marketing costs greatly exceeded the Revenue retained by the movie