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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.

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darthv721081d ago

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_Canton1081d ago

He needs to retire.

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

Let somebody new takeover his legendary status.

Testfire1081d 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.

Dj7FairyTail1081d ago

so 3D Mario Mulitplayer game is not a new direction okay

kreate1081d ago

Mario and peach needs to have a baby.

bullymangLer1081d ago

only losers think of retiring . .

Pyro2000x1081d ago

MILK MILK MILK MILK MILK MILK

NeXXXuS1081d ago

milk milk lemonade.
around the corner fudge is made.

bullymangLer1081d ago

surely you got examples to back up your comment?

shame ):

fanboys will always sound confused < (:

Pyro2000x1081d ago

32 Years of Milk is a Record no other game will every top

badboy7761081d ago

In Honor I woll watch the Mario MOvie Tonight. I remember when I rented it from West Coast Videos.