Super Mario: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Super Mario, or Super Mario Bros., is one of the most popular video games of all time. The game is suitable for any age and appeals to people of all sorts of different backgrounds. However, despite the fact that Super Mario has become a staple in the homes and game consoles of millions of people, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Super Mario. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: The Mushrooms in the Game Are Psychedelic. The mushrooms featured in Super Mario Bros. were based off of real psychotropic mushrooms that, when consumed, make you feel as though you’re growing. That explains why Mario gets bigger when he eats the mushrooms!

Number Fourteen: A Chain Chomp Can Break Free. Although it takes some serious patience. In Super Mario Bros. 3, if a Chain Chomp is allowed to extend itself toward something 49 times, it will break free.

Number Thirteen: Luigi’s Name Is a Pun. Luigi was named after a play on a Japanese word called “Ruiji.” “Ruiji” roughly to translates to “similar,” and clearly, there are many similarities between Mario and Luigi.

Number Twelve: Yoshi Was Almost a Koopa. Yoshi was supposed to be a koopa in Super Mario World, and in fact, the saddle on his back was originally going to be a koopa shell.

Number Eleven: It Inspired the Creation of Sonic the Hedgehog. The creator of Sonic the Hedgehog was inspired to make the game the way he did after he played the first level of Super Mario Bros. over and over in an attempt to complete the level as quickly as possible.

Number Ten: Mario’s Outfit Has Changed Over the Years. Before the Super Nintendo was released, Mario was seen wearing red overalls over a blue shirt. However, after the Super Nintendo’s released, he began wearing blue overalls over a red shirt.

Number Nine: Mario Wasn’t Always Mario. Mario’s first name as a character was “Ossan,” which means “middle-aged guy” in Japanese. Mario’s name then became Mr. Video, then Jumpman, and finally, Mario. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Super Mario, coming soon!