The Evolution of Mario: From Carpenter to Gaming Icon

Mario's Initial Occupation
Mario's Initial Occupation
Before becoming a plumber, Mario originally appeared as a carpenter in the 1981 arcade game 'Donkey Kong'. His character evolved into a plumber by the time 'Mario Bros.' was released in 1983.
The Real 'Super' Debut
The Real 'Super' Debut
Super Mario officially debuted in 'Super Mario Bros.' for the NES in 1985. This game set the standard for platformers and remains one of the best-selling games of all time.
Mario's Mushroom Inspiration
Mario's Mushroom Inspiration
The iconic Super Mushroom power-up was inspired by the fungus Amanita muscaria. Its use in the game to grow in size is a nod to how it's portrayed in folklore and literature.
Voice of a Plumber
Voice of a Plumber
Since 1992, Charles Martinet has voiced Mario, bringing to life the character's iconic catchphrases. He has voiced Mario in over 100 titles, shaping the character's exuberant personality.
Luigi: The Overlooked Brother
Luigi: The Overlooked Brother
Luigi, Mario's brother, was just a palette swap in the original game, but has since developed his unique personality. He starred in 'Luigi's Mansion', showcasing Nintendo's commitment to character depth.
Mario's Name Origin
Mario's Name Origin
Mario was named after Mario Segale, the landlord of Nintendo of America's warehouse, who barged into a company meeting demanding rent, thereby inspiring the character's name.
Multidisciplinary Mario
Multidisciplinary Mario
Mario has been a plumber, doctor, kart racer, and even an Olympic athlete. His versatility has allowed him to appear in over 200 games across various genres, making him a gaming chameleon.
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What was Mario's first job?
Plumber in 'Mario Bros.'
Carpenter in 'Donkey Kong'
Doctor saving patients