Mario, which many people still play, was one of the most practical games, especially the game that ended with Mario’s saving the princess, and it was among the indispensable games of our childhood. Day by day, many games of Mario came out and many similar ones came out. Mario, a Nintendo success, was not actually his first name Mario , and the character was revealed through many experiences. So what was the story of the legendary game Mario? Let’s see together.
What is the Story of Mario Character?
The legendary character was produced by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. He himself was a person who loved to draw and read. He walked a lot at a young age and was a very imaginative person. One day, he even entered a cave with the lantern in his hand . Miyamoto, who has a wide imagination, went to his father after graduating from school and stated that he wanted to meet with Hiroshi Yamauchi , the president of Nintendo.
His father was close friends with Yamauchi, and this led to Miyamoto getting a job at Nintendo. However, Nintendo was performing poorly in those years and things were getting worse. This event could be the end of his career for Miyamoto before it even started. At that time, the designer of the legendary Mario was asked to prepare a game , and this game was to be made with his imagination . Miyamoto had many experiences and adventures in his childhood, and now it was time to bring that imagination to life.
Initially, the game he designed would be designed with a tailless gorilla abducting a beautiful girl and taking her to a high place, and the girl’s lover hero taking action to save her. The main character was very similar to the Mario character that would be created in the future. So much so that his name was Jumpman , he was a carpenter, fat, overalls-wearing character with a mustache.
Jumpman’s enemy gorilla would be named Donkey Kong . But that name could go into copyright and sue Nintendo. But things did not go wrong and Miyamoto released the game Donkey Kong in 1981 . This game helped Nintendo a lot to develop again.
After a short hiatus, Mario Bros. game was released in 1985. This was the Jumpman character’s name being replaced by Mario. But the name wasn’t the only change. The character’s occupation would change completely, from carpenter to plumber to wearing a red overalls .
When Miyamoto designed Super Mario Bros. 2, the Mario character was now completely in his own form and would not change. Many of the adventures he had during his childhood would be reflected in Mario’s episodes. For example, entering the cave with the flashlight we mentioned above would reveal the tunnels in the game.
Many events took place in the emergence of the Super Mario character, one of them was that the designer did not want to draw hair and added a hat because the ripple animation would be a hassle as it moves.