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Submitted by Relientk77 630d ago | news

Happy Birthday Mario

Euronews - Mario, Nintendo’s flagship character is celebrating his 32nd birthday. He first appeared in a videogame on July 9 1981, in the original Donkey Kong game, created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.

In his debut appearance Mario’s name was “Jumpman”, a carpenter with a pet ape. Jumpman mistreats the ape, causing Donkey Kong to kidnap Jumpman’s girlfriend, originally known as the Lady, but later renamed Pauline. The player’s goal is to take on the role of Jumpman and rescue his girlfriend.

In 1982, the character was renamed “Mario” in the arcade game Donkey Kong Junior, it is the only game in which Mario is portrayed as a villain. (Culture, Donkey Kong , Donkey Kong Junior, Retro, Super Mario Bros.)

darthv72  +   630d ago
video game characters
never age but it would be funny if nintendo started adding a little gray to the mustachio and wrinkles around the eyes. Maybe give the princess a little sag like women do as they get older.

In all seriousness though...Happy Birthday Wahooo
Pancit_Canton  +   630d ago
He needs to retire.

That's considered pre-historic in video game years.

Let somebody new takeover his legendary status.
Testfire  +   630d ago
No not retire, but Nintendo just needs to take new directions with the series like they did with the Galaxy games, as well as nurture new ips and put out games faster. If they can't rely on 3rd party devs, they need to increase 1st party devs. You can't have so many game droughts and expect to keep consumer interest.
Dj7FairyTail  +   630d ago
so 3D Mario Mulitplayer game is not a new direction okay
kreate  +   630d ago
Mario and peach needs to have a baby.
bullymangLer  +   630d ago
only losers think of retiring . .
Pyro2000x  +   630d ago
MILK MILK MILK MILK MILK MILK
NeXXXuS  +   630d ago
milk milk lemonade.
around the corner fudge is made.
bullymangLer  +   630d ago
surely you got examples to back up your comment?

shame ):

fanboys will always sound confused < (:
Pyro2000x  +   630d ago
32 Years of Milk is a Record no other game will every top
badboy776  +   630d ago
In Honor I woll watch the Mario MOvie Tonight. I remember when I rented it from West Coast Videos.

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