Mario is arguably the most recognized video game character in the world. He’s been around for a long time. It’s understandable that, over the years, he’s gone through some, uh, changes.
Even though the popular plumber has never been caught without a mustache, he’s changed his appearance over time. Even swapping his ironic blue overalls and red shirt for a doctor’s coat or some multicoloured tennis outfit.
Thanks to kaycircle for sharing The Periodic Table of Mario we can take a look at how everyone’s favourite plumber looks in every game leading up to 2012. Although some games are missing, it’s still interesting to see how far Mario has come.
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Or take a look at this (unedited) collage of The Evolution of Mario:
What does Mario mean to you? Does he represent childhood memories? I remember playing Super Mario Bros. on the NES in my parent’s basement when I was little. Mario will always be a source of nostalgia for me. What about you?