Do you know Mario? Do you really know Mario? The long and storied history of the plumber (ahem, not janitor) has been a crazy ride through all sorts of changes, new settings and new features. And it's those changes that make up the core of the games he stars in.
It's also the reason why the next Super Mario game feels like the first one in a while to get us excited about Mario in that same way we used to. Mario wasn't feeling all that different. Classic homages, maybe, and then we hear about Super Mario 3D World, where we see the catsuit and the multiple Marios and that new overworld and a new character and...
Let TAY's Pink_Zapper_Helmet walk you through the history of Mario games and explain why change is the essence of them.