The red-capped plumber weve all grown to love over several decades has been on a little vacation this year as his brother Luigi green-capped but no longer with envy has taken centre stage in Nintendos Year of Luigi, where he fends off ghoulish creatures in Luigis Mansion 2 and fights off enemies in a bid to race against the clock in New Super Luigi U. With it being his brothers 30th Anniversary, Mario has certainly taken the back seat as hes been spotted on the beautiful and tranquil Piillo Island with Princess Peach, having some much-needed time away from Bowser and his goons. But not even Mario can escape the evil that lurks within the Piillo Kingdom and soon he joins up with Luigi to save the small island in Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros. So, in celebration of those 30 plus years Mario has been saving the world, sometimes even the galaxy, weve listed the top 10 Super Mario facts you probably never knew, and what he kept hidden from his arch-nemesis Bowser... like those secret stash of mushrooms and power-ups.
With a love for postmodern literature and black and white movies, Colette is a stickler for those artistic films with a weird and wonderful vibe. But she also loves her mainstream cinema and will devour any superhero movie like a comic-book nerd. She currently works as a news editor for a gaming website, specialising in all things Mario, and a film aficionado for What Culture.