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Mario Is Way Younger Than You Thought

At least according to his creator.

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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.

@mjmcmaster it's the moustache that makes him look older

Considering the average age of gamers is about 31 years old, that makes many fans older than their childhood hero.

Mario is a 24 year old. I'm older than Mario. I don't like this.

BuzzFeed has reached out to Nintendo for comment.