15 Facts About Mario That You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

by Maanya Sachdeva8 years ago

6 Mario’s hat was not a fashion choice. Developers worked it in because they found it difficult to create the movement of Mario’s hair when he jumped.

Mario Hat
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In fact, Mario’s entire look was built to accommodate graphical and design limitations. In addition to the hat, Mario sports a mustache to accentuate his nose and wears dungarees so that his arm movements are more noticeable.


7 Major design hack! In ‘Super Mario Bros.’, the bushes are just green-colored clouds. 

Mario bushes and clouds
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8 If ‘Super Mario Bros.’ played out in real life, Mario would have to run (and swim) 3.4 miles to get to Princess Peach. 

Someone actually calculated this. Aren’t you glad?(source)

9 Remember the Super Mushrooms? The concept of this power-up was based on a real mushroom that makes you feel like you’re growing in size, when consumed. Pass us these magical mushrooms! 

Mario Magical Mushroom
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10 P*rn parodies of the Mario Bros. games, ‘Super Hornio Bros.‘ and ‘Super Hornio Bros. 2′, actually exist. Nintendo owns all rights, of course. 

Parodies of the Mario Bros. games
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