Two happy, jumping little plumbers

Who hasn’t heard of or played the popular game Super Mario Brothers. Both children and adults alike enjoy this game. Watching the ever-lovable Mario and Luigi racing against time with their trusted Yoshi by their side to save Princess Peach from the evil clutches of Bowser.

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Mario and Luigi are brothers and plumber by trade. Although if you are searching for an Emergency Plumber Exeter I wouldn’t give them a call. You would be better off looking at as the brothers are much better at jumping on toads and collecting coins rather than dealing with your plumbing emergencies.

Super Mario Brothers was initially released in 1995 following on from the very successful 1983 Mario Bros game.  The game is credited with helping to revive the video game market following a crash in interest in 1983. The game itself has sold over 40 million hard copies worldwide and Mario has become a household name separate from the video game with merchandise and toy characters becoming readily available and of huge interest to young fans.


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Mario and Luigi find themselves doing little plumbing work as the Princess Peach is constantly being captured by Bowser and held until the 2 brothers can come and defeat him. Where never made clear just why Bowser It’s hard to see what reason Bowser has for kidnapping her. She’s a tall willowy blonde, he is a large red-haired turtle creature. I get that opposites attract but how is this actually going to work? Statistics also show that kidnapping someone greatly reduces your ability to build a relationship with someone.  Ah, wait I get it he’s holding her to ransom I see, well that’s a relief I was becoming very concerned as to how that was meant to be going. One thing that the brothers could not save was al live action film of their adventures which really bore no resemblance to the game whatsoever rending it a very strange mess. Cinema sins gave it a score of 206 so stick to the games.

Towards the latter part of last year Nintendo brought out the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch and alongside these came another version of the Mario game. The latest games see the old characters coming to life again across a variety of worlds all based around the original premise of rescuing a female character from the clutches of Bowser. These include:

  • Mario & Luigi
  • Princess Peach
  • Yoshi
  • Baby Yoshi
  • Blue Toad and Yellow Toad
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Junior
  • The Koopalings