Pages are released from Nintendo’s Character Guide, showing various aspects of well-known characters, as well as color guides and official descriptons. For example, the Guide reveals that Yoshi’s full name is “T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas”, and that Mario’s overalls must be Pantone 293 while his cap is Pantone 485.
At first glance, the man we have come to know as “Mario” might appear to be a fairly easily defined character. Call him a madcap plumber who was born and raised in Brooklyn and seems to be forever in search of the oft-kidnapped Princess and you’d be right But you would also be leaving out a lot of the whole story. Let’s take a closer look at Mario.