Who is Mario?

Mario is a fictional video game character invented by Nintendo. He debuted as ‘Jumpman’ in the 1981 Donkey Kong game, but is probably most famous for his appearance in the 1985 Super Mario Bros., where he is the main protagonist. Since his first appearnces, Mario has appeared in dozens of video games, and has become of of Nintendo’s main mascots, as well as representative of the video game industry in general. Mario is a great character, and he’s one of my favorite video game characters of all time.