Mario has a lot to brag about – appearing in more than 200 video games, being the titular character of the bestselling video game franchise of all time, not to mention sporting a killer moustache “before it was cool.” But was Mario always the king of the gaming scene? Was there a time he didn’t wear that signature red cap? What was with that one time he was a Doctor – does he even have a license to practice medicine?
HalloweenCostume.com took a stab at answering these questions themselves, but why, when Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto himself has been so forthcoming with information! In Miyamoto’s words, here is the story behind your favorite princess-rescuing plumber.