Mario's backstory is pretty simple — he's a middle-aged plumber who saves the world from dinosaurs.
WELL, it turns out we had one big thing very wrong about Mario: his age.
Mario is 24 or 25 years old!
In a recent interview with Nintendo, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto said Mario was created with no definitive features, EXCEPT the fact that he's about 24-25 years of age.
Apparently, that mustache hides a youthful countenance.
Considering the average age of gamers is about 31 years old, that makes many fans older than their childhood hero.
BuzzFeed has reached out to Nintendo for comment.