For over thirty years Mario and Bowser have ruled the gaming landscape as the Kings of Good and Evil. Their story and characters were thought to be pretty straightforward. Bowser and his minions kidnap the Princess and take over the Mushroom Kingdom; then Mario swoops in, fights Bowser, and saves the day. Sure they occasionally join forces to race cars and play tennis, but ninety percent of the time its Hero vs. Villain. It’s a perfectly balanced formula that most would never question. But what if we told you these video game icons had tons of secrets no game would ever reveal? Would you believe it? Many die hard fans have spent years digging deep into the games, comics, and even the film to find them.
In this video we question Mario’s status as a hero, Bowser’s family tree, and even reality of the entire Mushroom Kingdom! What is the true meaning behind the mushroom power ups? Does Bowser have a wife? What ever happened to Pauline? (Do you even remember her?) We have the answer, as well as more questions. Because what else would you expect from a series like Mario, where anything you think is canon can be changed by a single head nod from Shigeru Miyamoto. Now, these aren’t your run of the mile, “hidden levels and warp zones” type secrets. We are talking about secrets that could potentially change the way you look at these characters for ever. Are you ready to level up and learn the truth?