24 Sep '13, 7pm

@mwatterson55 - Mario is their last name. Mario Mario and Luigi Mario. Hence, The Mario Brothers.

The Mario Bros. consist of Mario Mario and Luigi Mario. They are the Mario Brothers because their last name is Mario. This is why it isn't the Luigi brothers. (Note: This has been confirmed by Miyamato-san himself.) The character in the original DK was originally referred to as Jumpman when the game was in preproduction (some Japanese translation no doubt). By the time the game came into production in the US, though, the character was known as Mario. Therefore, it is acceptable to refer to Mario or Jumpman as being the star of DK. However, the main character in DK3 is not Mario, but an exterminator known as Stanley the Bugman. Toad is the royal mushroom retainer of the Mushroom Kingdom. Not all the little mushroom guys are "Toad", as they are other citizens of the Murshroom Kingdom. Everyone calls them Toad anyway (Go figure). They might all look the same to us, but I'm su...

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