CVG writes: "The Mario series has been rebooted more times than a duff computer, so can we ever make sense of the real sequence of events in the Mushroom Kingdom? We dig through 28 years of gaming in an attempt to write the 'true' history of the Artist Formerly Known As Jumpman...
THE EARLY YEARS
Attempting to arrange Mario's convoluted past into a coherent timeline is madness, but here's our take on it. Although Mario likes to present himself as 'one of us' - a bog- (ha!) standard plumber who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, this is, at best, LIES.
As Yoshi's Island (1995) explains, Mario and Luigi were in fact born (and spent their formative years, if Yoshi's Island DS (2006) is to be believed) in the Mushroom World..."