While Super Mario has been a beloved character for generations, his alter ego, Dr. Mario, is a character shrouded in shadiness. This is according to Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Mario franchise, who recently spoke with IGN about the new Super Mario Bros. movie.
Miyamoto explained that Mario is an everyman hero, but that Dr. Mario is a character who could not be trusted. He said, “Even when he becomes Dr. Mario, there’s a sort of, like, shadiness, like ‘can I trust this person?’ That remained [in the film]. And I think that’s the kind of image that’s carried down for generations as Mario.”
Dr. Mario has been around since 1990 and has been featured in a variety of games and roles over the years. Most recently, the series had a stint on mobile with the release of Dr. Mario World, which ended service at the end of 2021.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now in theaters, giving fans a chance to see Mario and Dr. Mario in action. The movie is sure to bring out the shadiness of Dr. Mario, while also showcasing the everyman hero side of Mario. It’s an exciting time for Mario fans, as they get to see the beloved character in a new light.
With the release of the Super Mario Bros. Movie, fans are getting a glimpse into the shadiness of Dr. Mario. While Mario is an everyman hero, Dr. Mario is a character that can’t be trusted. Over the years, Dr. Mario has been featured in a variety of games and roles, and his most recent stint on mobile with Dr. Mario World ended in 2021. Now, fans can see both Mario and Dr. Mario in action in the Super Mario Bros. Movie.