Shigeru Miyamoto Explains How Mario (and Luigi) Got Their Names

The man behind Nintendo’s golden age has something to say.

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Mario is the face of not only Nintendo but gaming as a medium itself. Everyone knows the plummer for his red hat, blue overalls, mustache and name, but how did they ever come to fruition? Enter Shigeru Miyamoto, the critically acclaimed creator of Mario.

In the video above he explains Mario’s origin, his iconic mustache and name. The name itself came to be in the early 1980’s thanks to a Seattle warehouse landlord who was named Mario Segale. We also find out how Luigi got his name. Watch the video above and share your thoughts in the comments below. In related Nintendo news, the Switch’s new update now allows users to record video clips.

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