When I was a child I was not such a fan of video game like my sister, but the only one who really liked to play was Super Mario Bros.
Like a whole gamer, my sister always wanted to be Mario and I always was Luigi. I kept losing it all the time and I got bored, so I gave up spending hours in front of a screen pressing buttons that I didn’t understand, haha.
But all that memory led me to notice the evolution of games of Mario Bros that exist until now.
It’s funny, but the Mario from before is not the Mario of now, have you noticed?
On the other hand, something that will never change about this famous character is his iconic moustache that characterizes it and its Red Cap with the letter ‘M’. Without these elements now Mario would not be Mario.
The curious thing is that I found in pages of gamers experienced that that mustache and that cap were created for a reason that I tell you here.
It turns out that Mario used to be called Jumpman in the video game Donkey Kong, but was later named Mario after Mario Segale, the owner of some stores that Nintendo rented.
When they created back then Jumpman o Mario, the 8-bit graphics did not allow many details, including facial details, so the Japanese video game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, decided to put a mustache to distinguish the separation of the eyes with the nose and mouth of the character.
Also, the hair was a visual problem, so they decided to create a hat for Mario.
For a reference to this, the Spanish Gizmodo page removed Mario’s mustache and this is what it looked like:
Here’s a video explanation: