Fun Fact: Mario Wasn’t Originally A Plumber

Fun Fact: Mario Wasn’t Originally A Plumber

A recent interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Donkey Kong, reveals all kinds of fun facts about Mario and friends. Among them are the fact that Mario was not originally supposed to be a plumber but rather a construction worker. Also, the created him with a hat to avoid have to animate his hair and forehead. Miyamoto also stated his favorite Mario game was 1991’s Super Mario World. Regardless, the franchise has been a hit with geeks for decades and few video game characters are more recognizable. To read more fun facts, visit this page.

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