Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto created the red and blue Italian plumber to appear first in 1981 in Donkey Kong. Since then, the world fell in love with this hearty craftsman that always goes on adventures. Therefore, Mario became the mascot of Nintendo as it is easily recognizable. However, Nintendo has recently announced the first major change this beloved fictional video game character went through. Mario is no longer a plumber.
Mario Is No Longer a Plumber and Has No Other Profession
Nintendo has recently updated the personal profile of everyone’s favorite Player One. The content delivers a great deal of information about Mario and looks like a curriculum vitae. It turns out that Mario is no longer having any job. Instead, he plays all sorts of sports all day long from tennis to car racing.
“All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he [Mario] does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago…”
However, there are no extra details on his current professional career. Therefore, people are left with the assumption that Mario is either unemployed or he left his younger brother Luigi to run his business. Nonetheless, this marketing change might be more impactful than the company thought.
The Popular Video Game Character Earned His International Prestige Thanks to His Unique Identity
Mario owes most of his popularity to the odd fact that he is a plumber who has to engage in numerous actions. Usually, this happens in order to save Princess Peach from Bowser.
This strange combination of details which elevate a plumber to the level of a superhero is exactly what helped him turn into a video game icon. As he is a blue-collar worker, Mario won the majority of members of the working class.
Mario is the main video game character in around 200 productions. Thanks to him, Nintendo owns the best-selling franchise of all times. It remains to be seen how fans will take this simplified identity of Mario.
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