Mario Bros. is a classic video game franchise that has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world. Developed by Nintendo, the Mario Bros. franchise has become a staple of the gaming industry and has spawned numerous sequels and spin-offs, as well as merchandise and media adaptations. #MarioBros
Who are the Mario Brothers?
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the history of the Mario Bros. franchise, its characters, and its impact on the gaming industry.
History of the Mario Bros. Franchise
The first Mario Bros. game was released in 1983, and it was initially created as an arcade game. The game was developed by Shigeru Miyamoto, who also created other iconic games like Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda. The game follows Mario and Luigi, two plumbers who must defeat creatures that are coming out of the pipes. The game was a huge success, and it spawned numerous sequels and spin-offs.
The most famous game in the franchise is Super Mario Bros., which was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985. The game was a huge hit, and it is often credited with reviving the gaming industry after the video game crash of 1983. Super Mario Bros. was followed by numerous sequels, including Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World.
Characters in the Mario Bros. Franchise
The Mario Bros. franchise is known for its colorful and memorable characters. The main characters are Mario and Luigi, two Italian-American plumbers who live in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario is known for his red cap, mustache, and overalls, while Luigi is known for his green cap, shirt, and overalls. The two brothers are often called upon to save Princess Peach, who is the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, from the clutches of the evil Bowser, who is a turtle-like creature.
Other popular characters in the franchise include Yoshi, a friendly dinosaur who can swallow enemies and turn them into eggs; Toad, a loyal servant of Princess Peach who is often seen wearing a mushroom hat; and Wario, a greedy and selfish version of Mario who is often an antagonist in the games.
Impact on the Gaming Industry
The Mario Bros. franchise has had a significant impact on the gaming industry. It was one of the first video game franchises to introduce side-scrolling gameplay, which has become a staple of platformer games. The franchise has also introduced innovative gameplay mechanics, such as the ability to ride on the back of Yoshi or fly with the help of a cape.
The franchise’s success has also inspired numerous other video game franchises and has paved the way for other popular franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog and Crash Bandicoot. The franchise has also been adapted into numerous forms of media, including a television series, movies, and even a theme park.
Mario Bros. Movies
there have been several movies based on the Mario Bros. franchise. The first movie, “Super Mario Bros.”, was released in 1993 and starred Bob Hoskins as Mario and John Leguizamo as Luigi. The movie was a box office disappointment and received negative reviews from critics, but it has since become a cult classic among fans of the franchise.
There have been other attempts to adapt the franchise into movies, including an animated movie announced in 2018 called “Super Mario Bros.: The Movie”, which was produced by Illumination and Nintendo. The movie is current in theaters (April 2023) and will feature the voices of Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and Jack Black as Bowser, among others. See Movie Trailer below.
More about Mario
Mario is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Mario Bros. franchise. He was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, a Japanese game designer who also created other iconic game franchises like Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda.
Mario is an Italian-American plumber who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom and is known for his bravery, heroism, and love for adventure. He is easily recognized by his trademark red cap, blue overalls, and bushy mustache. He is also known for his jumping ability, which is a signature move in the franchise’s gameplay.
Mario is often called upon to save Princess Peach, who is the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, from the evil Bowser, who is a turtle-like creature and the primary antagonist of the franchise. Mario also has a brother named Luigi, who often accompanies him on his adventures.
Mario is a beloved and iconic character who has become a pop culture icon. He has appeared in numerous video games, TV shows, movies, and other forms of media. His popularity has even led to the creation of a theme park called Super Nintendo World, which features attractions and experiences based on the Mario Bros. franchise.
Mario has his own holiday … Mario Day!
More about Luigi
Luigi is a fictional character and the younger brother of Mario in the Mario Bros. franchise. He was also created by Shigeru Miyamoto, the same game designer who created Mario. Luigi made his first appearance in the arcade game Mario Bros. in 1983 and has since become a staple character in the franchise.
Luigi is often portrayed as a more timid and less confident character than his brother Mario, but he is still brave and capable of heroism. He is taller and thinner than Mario, and he wears a green hat, green shirt, and blue overalls. He is also known for his jumping ability, which is similar to Mario’s but often involves more acrobatics.
In the Mario Bros. franchise, Luigi often accompanies Mario on his adventures and assists him in rescuing Princess Peach from Bowser. He also has his own adventures and spin-off games, including Luigi’s Mansion, where he must capture ghosts in a haunted mansion, and Luigi’s Dream Team, where he enters a dream world to save Princess Peach.
Luigi is a beloved character among fans of the franchise, and he has become a pop culture icon in his own right. He has appeared in numerous video games, TV shows, and movies, and has inspired fan art and merchandise.
The Mario Bros. franchise is a beloved and iconic video game franchise that has had a significant impact on the gaming industry. Its memorable characters, innovative gameplay mechanics, and engaging storylines have captivated audiences for decades. As the franchise continues to evolve, it will undoubtedly continue to inspire and entertain fans around the world.
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