Mario’s plumbing days in the past
PEOPLE tend to not like change and gamers are no different it seems.
Nintendo fans around the world have reacted to the surprise news from the company that its iconic character Mario has quietly undergone a career change.
Mario is the closest thing to a mascot that Nintendo has, and for some reason the Japanese gaming giant felt compelled to update his CV.
Everyone knows Mario as a pipe-sliding plumber but he’s actually a jack of all trades.
“Mario was once a plumber … but that was a long time ago,” Nintendo says on its website.
Tech publication Kotaku noticed that the character’s profile on Nintendo’s official Japanese-language website states that Mario used to be a plumber.
Translated to English it reads: “All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago.”
Despite the reminder of his many talents, it didn’t mention any new profession for the famous Italian character.
Nintendo fans are a bit miffed – and some are taking the news a little hard.
One social media user is blaming it on the Millennials, while another is comparing it to the shock of the Brexit referendum result.
Mario is the face of Nintendo, but he’s not a one-trick pony.