Mario is a character first appearing as the protagonist of the arcade game Donkey Kong released in 1981.


Since Mario Bros., Mario has made numerous appearances as a main character in his own series of games, the Mario series, and has become the mascot of Nintendo. Since Super Mario Bros., his trademark abilities have been his jumping powers, with which he defeats most of his enemies, and his ability to change size and gain powers with a plethora of items, such as the Super Mushroom. Games have always portrayed Mario as a silent character without a distinct personality. According to Nintendo's philosophy, this allows Mario to fit in many different genres and roles.

Mario is always represented by his trademark red color. The mini-games test Mario's luck, skill, and endurance and reward him with coins. In the first three Mario Party games, Mario aimed to become the superstar. Though Mario doesn't have many distinguishable abilities from the other Mario Party characters, the most notable

The classic Mario!

difference is Mario's ability to use the Fireball Orb in Mario Party 7. Whenever Mario used an Orb on a space, the space would have Mario's "M" insignia. As revealed in the official artwork of Mario Party 4, Mario's item of choice is the Mega Mushroom. Mario's Duel Mode partner is the defensive Koopa Troopa in Mario Party 3, and the booklet says that his favorite item is the Golden Mushroom. He also challenged the player for the Courage Star Stamp if he was not selected. Throughout the series, Mario's famed jumping ability is also evened out with the other characters, leveling the playing field. This also shows Mario's chemistry between other player when they team up.

Mario team names.Edit

Mario's team names in Tag Battle.

Mario + Luigi = Mario Bros.
Mario + Peach = Power Players
Mario + Yoshi = Fan Favorites
Mario + Wario = Big Starrios
Mario + Daisy = Flower Players
Mario + Waluigi = 'Stache Clashers
Mario + Toad = Fungi Fun Guys
Mario + Boo = Soul Bros.
Mario + Toadette = Marionettes
Mario + Birdo = Super Snozzios
Mario + Dry Bones = BBQ Ribs
Mario + Blooper = 'Stache Splashers
Mario + Hammer Bro = Heavy-Blow Bros.