The Evolution of Mario

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Donkey Kong, 1981

Gaming legend Mario has evolved quite a bit since his 1981 debut in Donkey Kong, but he still retains his signature style. Here’s how he’s changed over the years.

Console: Arcade (later ported to home consoles)

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Mario Bros., 1983

Console: Arcade (later ported to home consoles)

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Super Mario Bros., 1985

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

This is Mario’s debut on the NES.

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Punch-Out!!, 1987

Console: NES

Mario serves as referee to the boxing matches.

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Mario Bros. II, 1988

Console: NES

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Super Mario Land, 1989

Console: GameBoy

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Super Mario Bros. 3, 1990

Console: NES

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Dr. Mario, 1990

Console: NES

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NES Open, 1991

Console: NES

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Super Mario World, 1991

Console: Super Nintendo (SNES)

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Mario’s Time Machine, 1993

Console: SNES and PC

This is one of a few educational Mario games released over the years.

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Hotel Mario, 1994

Console: Philips CD-i

This is an ultra rare example of a Mario game developed for a non-Nintendo console.

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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, 1995

Console: SNES

This game marks the first appearance of Baby Mario.

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Super Mario 64, 1996

Console: Nintendo 64 (N64)

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, 1996

Console: SNES

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Mario Golf, 1999

Console: N64

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Paper Mario, 2000

Console: N64

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Super Mario Sunshine, 2002

Console: Nintendo GameCube

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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, 2005

Console: Nintendo DS

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New Super Mario Bros., 2006

Console: Nintendo DS

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Super Paper Mario, 2007

Console: Nintendo Wii (Wii)

This is Mario’s debut on the Wii.

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Super Mario Galaxy, 2007

Console: Wii

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Super Mario 3D Land, 2011

Console: Nintendo 3DS

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New Super Mario Bros. U, 2012

Console: Nintendo Wii U (Wii U)

This is Mario’s debut on the Wii U console.

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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, 2013

Console: Wii U

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Super Mario Run, 2016

Console: Apple iOS, Android

This is Mario’s debut on mobile devices.

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Super Mario Odyssey, 2017

Console: Nintendo Switch

Slated for release on September 27, 2017, Super Mario Odyssey will be the first Super Mario game on the Switch console.

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