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|First gemme||Donkey Kong (1981)|
|Creautit bi||Shigeru Miyamoto|
Mario (Japanese: マリオ Hepburn: Mario) is a fictional chairacter in the Mario video gemme franchise bi Nintendo, creatit bi Japanese video gemme designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Servin as Nintendo's mascot an the eponymous protagonist o the series, Mario haes appeared in ower 200 video gemmes syne his creation. Depicted as a short, pudgy, Italian plummer who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom, he repeatitly rescues Princess Peach frae the Koopa villain Bowser an staps his numerous plans tae destroy him an tak ower the kinrick. Mario an aa haes ither enemies an rivals, includin Donkey Kong an Wario.