Mario is and will continue to remain the gaming world's most memorable characters. Gaming cannot be spoken of without Mario and neither can Nintendo. 100 games and counting, each game or sub Mario game just makes the entire experience a whole lot of fun, in a world that seems to take itself too seriously.
The gameplay experience remains spot on for any Mario game till date, which shall probably go undisputed till date. Beyond his name, Mario's character seriously remains one of the most under-developed avatar's in gaming history.