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19 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Super Mario Bros.

Almost 30 years later, and we still have so much to learn about him.

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1. According to the instruction guide included with Super Mario Bros., the koopas turned the inhabitants of the mushroom kingdom into blocks when they invaded, meaning Mario is contributing to the death of thousands in the game.

12. Wario's name is actually based on the Japanese word for "bad," which is "warui," and is a shortened version of "Warui Mario." The same goes for Waluigi, which is an Americanized version of "Waruigi."

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