After 33 years, Mario still surprises us
Mario is one of the most famous and iconic characters in video game history, and his games as a whole, have sold more than 210 million units. Many of us started our gaming career, hobby or passion with Mario. We were amazed by how this little man managed to captivate our imagination and our summer days, by making us spend countless hours trying to rescue his princess.
Of course over the years, Mario has evolved and so has his games. But the magic of who Mario is still remains in the hearts and minds of many players over the world. Mario will continue to hold a place in every gamers’ heart now and in the generations to come. That said, we bring you some of Mario’s secrets that many die-hard fans are unaware of.
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Note: List is in random order.
Super Mario Bros 2 was the first game you could play as Princess Peach
Many people and diehard fans of Mario were unaware that in Super Mario Bros 2 you could play as Princess Peach (Toadstool), and it was the first game that featured a playable character other than Mario and Luigi. Super Mario Bros was ahead of its time in terms of gameplay, as each character had a unique strength that causes them to be controlled differently. Princess Peach powers in particular caused her to jump the farthest.