Mario Family Line

So I decided to do something crazy. Instead of writing an article, I thought it would be fun to do an infographic. This infographic takes a look at the Mario series by Nintendo, going through the beginning games that inspired the series and what spawned from there. Altogether there are over 130 Mario games included in a family line that spans almost 30 years. Needless to say, Nintendo has been busy in the baby makin’ business (and I’m not just talking about Super Mario World 2). Anyways, enjoy the infographic.

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EDIT: I see some people are wondering why I chose to make subsequent Mario series out to be siblings instead of descendants. For one, I wanted to portray the “first” game in the series as the father of all later versions of the game in the series. Second, if I had done it all as descendants instead, you’d be looking at a much, much bigger graphic that wouldn’t be nearly as easy to follow. “Traditional” family line or not, it’s a video game series people, not the lineage of a royal family.

Originally written: August 2009

About Agamemnon
Started blogging back in 2007 amidst that whole Hellgate: London fiasco on a blog known as Eventually moved on to do my own thing in December 2008 at and started Caveat Emptor there. Wrote there for six months, gained some notoriety, and then left. Now I'm back.

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