Mario - A History of Power-Ups, Fashion and Wardrobe Missteps

With the mascot's 30th Anniversary upon us you can expect to see a lot of words devoted to Mario in the coming days. Of course, for a franchise that's established its reputation on irreverent fun, we can't help but consider some of its sillier features.

Power-ups qualify; yes, they can be integral to gameplay mechanics, absolutely essential to what makes a Mario game tick. In addition, though, they can look utterly bizarre and amazing; Mario's transformations see him take on some awesome forms.

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