Mario is a fictional character and the main protagonist in a popular video game franchise created by Nintendo. The character first appeared in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong as "Jumpman," but he later became known as Mario in the 1983 game Mario Bros.
Mario is a short, Italian plumber who wears a red hat and shirt, blue overalls, and brown shoes. He is known for his trademark mustache, which is a distinct feature of his appearance. Mario has become one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in video game history, and he has appeared in numerous games across various genres.
The Mario franchise includes various games, such as the Super Mario Bros. series, Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Super Mario Odyssey. In these games, Mario is usually on a quest to save Princess Peach from the villain Bowser and his minions. The games are known for their platforming gameplay, creative level design, and charming characters. The Mario franchise has sold millions of copies worldwide and has become one of the most successful and enduring video game franchises of all time.