The Internet is shocked at how old Mario really is


It turns out Mario is much younger than you think.

Despite the great, bushy moustache, gamers learnt that the Italian plumber is only 24 years old after a recently re-released interview with creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

“I think it was fortuitous that we didn’t put any restrictions on Mario as a character,” Miyamoto told Nintendo Online Monthly.

“Normally when you create a character and present him to the world, all the details get filled in: what’s his favorite color? What kind of food does he like to eat?”

“But with Mario, aside from the fact that he’s about 24-25 years old, we didn’t define anything else.”

Of course, the Internet overreacted in a big way:

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