Talk:Mario

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Former good article Mario was one of the Video games good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Mario:
  • Focus article on the character Mario, and his creation and evolution. Reduce discussion about the games in general, that's what Mario (series) is for.
  • Ensure that every statement is supported by a reliable source.
  • Rewrite the whole "Appearances" section. Expand the paragraphs and cite more sources, especially in the two bottom sections concerning Mario's non-platforming game appearances. His Game & Watch games get barely a sentence. But please don't go overboard. Remember; that's what Mario (series) is for.
  • Once two weeks have passed since the failed FAC, submit this article for peer review.
  • Edit the concept and creation part about mario's last name as Miyamoto confirmed that he doesn't have one: (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/09/shigeru_miyamoto_mario_and_luigi_dont_have_last_names)
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Five things you (possibly) didn’t know about Mario[edit]

article here

Semi-protected edit request on 27 June 2015[edit]

I want to add some information on the newer games that have come out. Lightningflamingice (talk) 20:47, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Lightningflamingice: You have to describe exactly what you want changed. If you would like to provide new information, you'll also need to provide adequate sources. Others can then discuss whether the proposed change is appropriate - and if it is, an editor who is able to edit the page can do so for you. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 20:55, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

"Mediums"[edit]

The plural of "medium" is "media". This is a rather glaring error in the first couple paragraphs of a vital article.71.218.188.233 (talk) 01:56, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

This page shouldn't be under Mario[edit]

This article, Mario, and of his brother, Luigi, and Yoshi currently occupy the 'top level' naming for their respective articles - But why? There is nothing unique about their naming or anything unique enough to differentiate it form any other Mario, Luigi or Yoshi, and therefore should be changed to be uniform with the likes of Bowser (character). This is unlike, for instance, Tom Sawyer, whose 'title' goes beyond that of merely a first name and is not merely 'Tom' - The same goes for the likes of Pac-man because that is an indistinguishable name. Of course, I understand that it's in Nintendo's favor that it remains this way, however for the sake of every other Mario, Luigi and Yoshi featured on Wikipedia this should not be the case. Sonic the Hedgehog, for instance, does not get exclusive rights to the page Sonic. --Crododon (talk) 20:06, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Agreed, the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC of Mario is undoubtedly currently under Mario (given name). Its this article title very likely fails to include a WP:WORLDVIEW.--Prisencolin (talk) 01:47, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
Si, si. The given name is the primary topic. Same for Luigi. Clarityfiend (talk) 07:56, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Agreed obviously. Drake, Usher, and even Madonna have parenthesis around there names. And Mario, which is the given name of dozens of people, does not??? I think there is some "nerd culture" type bias around Wikipedia editors and looking through the archives, this has been a controversial topic for a long time, so I doubt it will be changed. Nikki Lee 1999 (talk) 07:17, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 November 2015[edit]

108.49.36.4 (talk) 22:37, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done No request specified. Zappa24Mati 22:39, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 November 2015[edit]

Mario is expired

File:Mario
EXPIRED!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.49.36.4 (talk) 22:41, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 November 2015[edit]

On September 15 2015 it was released that Mario's last name is in fact Mario. Therefore the last sentence in the last paragraph of the concept and creation part needs to be changed. "Nintendo has never revealed Mario's full name, stating only that it was not "Mario Mario" despite the implication of the Mario Bros. series' title, its use in the live-action film adaptation, and information given in the Prima official Guidebook to Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga." Is no longer correct. Link to source: [1]

References

74.115.103.221 (talk) 20:02, 30 November 2015 (UTC) Jon 74.115.103.221 (talk) 20:02, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: As recently as September 2015, Miyamoto has said they have no official last names, in an interview with GameInformer. This interview was done the same week as the event the getnews.jp source covers. Nintendoeverything appears to have mistranslated something with Google, or something that was a joke was taken as fact. As Nintendoeverything does not appear to be an RS, I am going to go with the GameInformer interview, from the same celebrations/interview cycle, as correct. -- ferret (talk) 02:27, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

No useful ingame image of the original Mario in the article[edit]

[[Image:NES Super Mario Bros.png|right|thumb|256px|Mario in Super Mario Bros., one of the first games he starred in.]] As of this edit there's not a single image of initial Mario as he became known in this article (such as the image on the right). Instead there's a useless image of the red M and one of Mario in a "Tanooki Suit". Could that be changed somehow? Or all useful, ingame images of Mario in his first games locked away?

--Fixuture (talk) 20:17, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

There is an animation of Mario's sprite in Super Mario Bros. An entire screenshot is unnecessary, as it includes a bunch of stuff that isn't Mario. Reach Out to the Truth 01:46, 12 January 2016 (UTC)