Mario is arguably one of the world's most iconic videogame characters ever created and continues to be of of Nintendos most popular characters - he is an Italian-American plumber who via the use of magical power-ups defends the Mushroom Kingdom and other lands from the evil Bowser as well as other villains ranging from the absurd to the terrifying.

Mario is recognisable by his red hat with the letter "M" on it, his overalls and large boots as well as his moustache - he is also fairly short and heavy but by no means unfit, in fact Mario specialises in skilled jumping and other activities though his most common attack is to stomp on enemies: via the use of varied pick-ups Mario can perform a variety of other abilities and even take new forms.