Mario Games Collection Free Download

by on January 11th, 2010

Mario is a fictional character in his eponymous video game series, created by video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Serving as Nintendo’s mascot and the main protagonist of the series, Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation. Though originally only appearing in platform games, starting with Donkey Kong, Mario currently appears in video game genres such as racing, puzzle, role-playing, fighting, and sports. Mario is depicted as a short, pudgy, Italian plumber who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. He repeatedly stops Bowser’s numerous plans to kidnap Princess Peach and subjugate the Mushroom Kingdom. He also has other enemies and rivals, including Donkey Kong and Wario. Since 1995, Mario has been voiced by Charles Martinet.

As Nintendo’s mascot, Mario is one of the most famous characters in video game history, and his image is commonly associated with video games. Mario games, as a whole, have sold more than 210 million units, making the Mario series the best-selling video game series of all time. Outside platform games, he has appeared in video games of other genres, including the Mario Kart racing series, sports games, such as the Mario Tennis and Mario Golf series, and role-playing games such as Paper Mario. He has also inspired television shows, film, comics, and a line of licensed merchandise.

Mario was created by Shigeru Miyamoto in his attempts to produce a best-selling video game for Nintendo, after previous titles, such as Sheriff, had not achieved the same success as other titles such as Pac-Man. Originally, Miyamoto wanted to create a video game that used the characters Popeye, Bluto, and Olive Oyl. However, he was not allowed to use the characters, and ended up making Jumpman (later known as Mario), Donkey Kong, and Pauline. In the early stages of the game, Mario was unable to jump, and the focus was to escape a maze. However, Miyamoto added in that ability, saying “If you had a barrel rolling towards you, what would you do?”.

Mario’s name was originally “Mr. Video”, and he was to be used in every video game Miyamoto developed. This idea was inspired by manga artists such as Osamu Tezuka and Fujio Akatsuka, who feature several characters across multiple mangas, as well as director Alfred Hitchcock, who appears in most of his own films. During localization of the game for American audiences, Nintendo’s warehouse landlord Mario Segale confronted Nintendo’s Minoru Arakawa, demanding back rent. Following a heated argument in which the Nintendo employees eventually convinced Segale he would be paid, they opted to name the character in the game Mario after him. Miyamoto commenting that if he had named him Mr. Video, he likely would have “disappeared off the face of the Earth”. Mario’s profession was chosen to be carpenter in an effort to reflect that as a character he was an ordinary hard worker; the profession was also intended to make it easier for players to identify with the character. After a colleague suggested that Mario more resembled a plumber, Miyamoto changed his profession accordingly and developed Mario Bros., featuring the character in the sewers of New York City.

Mario appears in following game titles:

Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Junior
Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Land
Dr. Mario
Super Mario World
Super Mario Land 2 – 6 Golden Coins
Super Mario World 2 – Yoshi’s Island
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Sunshine
New Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Galaxy
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario Paint
Mario Pinball Land
Super Mario RPG – Legend of the Seven Stars
Paper Mario
Mario & Luigi – Superstar Saga
Paper Mario – The Thousand-Year Door
Super Paper Mario
Mario & Luigi – Partners in Time
Mario & Luigi – Bowser’s Inside Story
Mario Golf
Mario Tennis
Mario Superstar Baseball
Super Mario Strikers
Mario Party
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out (Mario Guest Appearance as a referee)
NBA Street V3
SSX on Tour
The Legend of Zelda – A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time
Metal Gear Solid – The Twin Snakes
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
Free Super Mario 3 – Mario Forever
Super Mario World Deluxe
Super Mario Kart
Mario Remix
Super Mario All-Stars
Mario Forever – Block Party
Super Mario War
Super Mario Advance
Super Mario 3 – Mario Forever Lost Map
Mario Games

and many more..

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Download Mario – Castle Buster
Download Southpark Mario Bros Game
Download Super Bros 3 – Mario Forever
Download Mario Super Chick Sisters
Download Super Mario Forever Flash
Download Super Mario Ice Game
Download Mario Flayer Game
Download Mario Universe Adventure 3D
Download Super Mario Bros X Game
Download Mega Mario Game
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