Super Mario Gives Up Plumbing

Nintendo has revealed that Mario, while still super, is no longer a plumber.

The news came in an update to Mario’s official character profile on the Japanese Nintendo website. Auto-translated, it reads:

Cheerful and cheerful, everyone’s popular. Twin brother, Luigi is a good friend and a name combination.
With sports utility, I will do everything cool, tennis, baseball, soccer and car racing.
Actually, there seems to have been work on “plumber” a long time ago ….
I love Peach Princess, and if Princess Peach is in trouble, I will go help at any time.
We will face bad koppers with good jumps and various power-ups.

(Autotranslation also reveals of Peach that ”I like cake making and cooking, I am good at sports unexpectedly! What?”)

Several sites have responded to the news by noting that plumbing was only ever a temporary job for Mario. Creator Shigeru Miyamoto said in a 2010 interview that the character’s look was designed to be as distinctive as possible within the low pixel count available in early 80s technology, with the hat being a shortcut to avoid having to animate hair and eyebrows.

Before being named, the ‘Mario’ character in Donkey Kong was considered a carpenter by the game makers and it was only with Mario Bros that he was reassigned as a plumber because the game was largely set underground.

One Response to Super Mario Gives Up Plumbing

  1. Well, Mario is now rich and famous. He’s even hanging out with the elite society, no less than the royal family. Of course he gave up plumbing….

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