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你所不知道的《超级玛丽》的10大秘密

责任编辑:陈丽珏 发表时间:2011/11/21 字号调整:字体缩小|字体放大

《超级玛丽》全名《超级马里奥兄弟》,是任天堂公司出品的著名横版过关游戏,最早在红白机上推出,有多款后续作品,迄今多个版本合共销量已突破4000万套。其中的主角马里奥、路易、桃子公主、蘑菇王子等等已成为任天堂的招牌人物。主角马里奥日文原名マリオ,英文译作Mario,在译成中文时因时代不同,华语圈地区不同而译作“马力欧”“玛丽”等情况也确有存在。根据任天堂公布的官方中文译名,现在一般称为“马里奥”。所以本文一般用游戏全名《超级马里奥兄弟》。

马里奥跟他的大胡子现在已经成为了一种标志,几乎所有人都可以一眼认出来。尤其是在日本,就算是不知道首相名字的人,恐怕也会知道马里奥。超高的知名度使得马里奥成为日本的国民游戏角色。虽然看起来是一脸沧桑的大叔形象,但是在《任天堂全明星大乱斗》中的档案珍藏中判明,其实不过26岁左右。

1.Mario was first seen in the video game Donkey Kong, but he was called "Jumpman." He was also a carpenter then, not a plumber.

2.Mario was named after Mario Segale, the landlord of Nintendo of America’s office, who barged in on a company meeting demanding an overdue rent.

3.Shigeru Miyamoto drew Mario as wearing a cap because he found drawing hair difficult. He also drew in the moustache, because it was easier to see than a mouth in the crude video game screen resolution back then.

4.Mario and his younger brother Luigi are known as the "Mario Brothers." This means that Mario’s last name is also Mario, so his full name is Mario Mario.

5.Mario is voice-acted by Charles Martinet, who crashed the audition for "an Italian plumber from Brooklyn" character.


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6.Mario’s nemesis is Wario (a combination of “warui”, the Japanese word for bad, and Mario). Similarly, Luigi’s rival is Waluigi. Both are also voiced by Charles Martinet.

7.Mario has appeared in over 200 video games so far, has sold over 193 million units of games (all of the Mario series) and even has his own TV cartoon show. Super Mario Bros. 3 alone grossed over $500 million in USA.

8.TV Schmeve, you’re nothing till there’s an opera done on you. In 2003, Jonathan Mann of California Institute of Arts created The Mario Opera, a rock opera:

9.Super Mario Bros. theme music, written by Koji Kondo, is known worldwide. It has inspired countless fan-renditions, including one played by Zack Kim on two guitars (viewed over 4 million times on YouTube!), played by Jean Baudin on 11 string bass, beatboxed by Greg Patillo on the flute, and played by the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra on the trombones.

10.Mario is the most famous character in the history of video games, and perhaps is the most famous character ever. In a 1990 poll by Marketing Evaluations, Mario was found to be more popular (and recognizable) among children than Mickey Mouse.


nemesis['nemisis] :n. 主要敌人,强硬对手

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