Mario’s other mounts
He’s parked his bum on more than Yoshi
Dorrie is the friendly Plesiosaur from Super Mario 64 who endlessly paddles around an underground lake in Hazy Maze Cave. Clearly not made for the water, in the 3DS port Nintendo gave him goggles. Cute.
Ice skate Luxury Car
A lucrative collaboration between Mario Kart 8 and Mercedes-Benz let players lap courses in luxury. The free downloadable pack was – and remains – one of the strangest cross-brandings in history.
First appearing in Super Mario Bros 3, this massive wind-up boot lets Mario hop across spikes. In Super Mario Maker there’s even a stiletto variant. But who is this footwear for? Are there unseen giants stomping around the Mushroom Kingdom? Goombas ride ice skates around Snowball Park in Super Mario 3D World, but Mario can commandeer them and zip away across the ice like an Italian Dean, from Olympic-gold-medal-winning British figure skating duo Torvill and Dean.
Mario’s love for equines knows no bounds. He races them in Mario Sports Superstars, and performs tricks on horseback in Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Maybe he should forget Peach and marry one?