Super Mario: A Charles Martinet voice character turns 25 this year

By on Sep 17, 2010 in Gaming, Technology Comments

Super Mario, undoubtedly the most famous character in video game history, turns 25 this year.

The Mario games, in general, the best-selling video game series of all time, have sold more than 210 million units.

Although Mario, (aka Super Mario) was introduced in the 80s, it is in 1995 when Charles Martinet’s voice was used for the fictional character.

But besides Mario, Martinet was also the voice behind Luigi (Mario’s twin brother), Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi.

Martinet, who has been working for Nintendo since 1987, passed the audition 25 years ago, after he was given a test on how to ‘talk to people as a plumber.’

Later, Charles Martinet also voiced the enemies of Mario including Wart, Mouser, Tryclyde, and Clawgrip in Super Mario Advance.

Mario, whose original name was ‘Mr. Video’, made a debut n the 1995 Windows release of Interplay’s game Mario’s FUNdamentals, and its popularity rose all over the world.

Since then, tons of video games were developed by Nintendo and Mario remains the star.

In May 23, 2010, the Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released in North America and was followed in Japan, Europe, and Australia.

According to Wikipedia, the video game was included in the list of the best-selling Wii video games, with worldwide sales of 4.09 million copies.

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