They've changed so much that it even inspired someone to draw the perfect fan-art of it.
When everything's on the line, Nintendo's most famous character won't hesitate to squeeze off a headshot, all up close and personal.
Guns, baseball bats, violent, bloodthirsty Pokémon, and so on and so forth. But mostly guns.
Mario's Fight Club-esque escapades continue in the very much gritty and very much violent Mario Warfare's fifth episode, in which he goes up against a desperate and very pissed off Peach, fleeing her kingdom and hiding from Bowser in the Smash Club.
Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai just released an image that could imply that Peach and Mario are tying the knot. Finally. Then again, perhaps not!
The Ring girl crossed with Princess Peach is a terrifying thought. Consider your childhood memories—and every console connected to a screen—forever ruined. Or at least ruined for the next seven days, after which you realize you were being ridiculous.
Should Nintendo ever work up the courage to really mess with the setting of Mario games, there are worse ideas they could have than to have the plumber fighting his way through some Dickensian clockwork castle.
Artist Keith P Rein is noted for his colorful and erotically charged illustrations. What do you expect when the P in Keith P Rein stands for penis.
We're all getting older, but hopefully most of us will age more gracefully than these beloved video game characters.
You're dead wrong if you think the West can't cosplay. It so can. And at the recent Anime Expo in Los Angeles, America did just that: cosplay.
That "on crack" bit isn't me being rude. That's what the guy who made these figures said — that they look like they're on crack.
And Luigi. And Peach.
Oh, the eminent Nintendo designer still answered the question directly. He just said that Peach's flowing gown would have required different programming to incorporate her as a playable character in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. See? Get it? "Skirt issue?"
Last month, burlesque troupe Devil's Playground performed a video game-related show in LA, with the promise of a return show during E3. Somehow, we missed it. SORRY. Thankfully, reader Jonathan did not.