Mario is the very iconic symbol for gaming, one of Johnny's favorite video game characters, and Nintendo's mascot that is known for reviving the video game industry after the Video Game Crash of 1983. Mario is from the Super Mario series and many of his games have been reviewed by Johnny and LP'ed by SGBLikesToPlay.
Mario made his first appearence in the arcade Donkey Kong, before being transferred to his own franchise, Super Mario Bros. The arcade classic Super Mario bros was a modest success, but it was in 1985 when Mario grew. His first solo outing, Super Mario Bros, was a critical and financial success, and as such Mario became the face of gaming for many years, and considered the most vital of the four faces of gaming.