The Mario franchise of video games was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, the Japanese designer of Nintendo video games. Since the Mario character was first created, he has appeared in more than 200 different video games.
Mario is depicted as an Italian plumber who is short and a bit pudgy. He lives in Mushroom Kingdom and typically tries to rescue the damsel in distress, Princess Peach, from Bowser. In addition, Mario has a younger brother named Luigi. Luigi often appears in the games as Mario’s sidekick.