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15 Pictures That Show The Evolution Of The World's Most Famous Plumber

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It's no secret that Mario is the most iconic character in the history of video games. From his debut in the original Donkey Kong in arcades back in 1981 (fun fact, he was actually called "Jumpman" in that game), the pot-bellied Italian plumber has taken gamers of all ages on his crazy adventures (even now in virtual reality). Let's take a look at just how far the little guy's come after so long!

Donkey Kong (1981)

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Mario Bros. (1983)

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Wrecking Crew (1985)

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Super Mario Bros. (1986)

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Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

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Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)

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Dr. Mario (1990)

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Click to the next page for Mario's changes into the 90s and beyond!

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