The 80s and 90s of gaming era was largely dominated by the well-known character Mario, the plumber who departed on a journey to save Princess Peach every time the game started. Well now, this prominent gaming character is no more a plumber by profession according to his newly updated official Japanese language profile which is confirmed by Nintendo. For the lovers of the game Mario, this shouldn’t be much of revelation as a fan would know, Mario did everything from killing turtles to grabbing coins but never has he ever been seen plumbing pipes. Some might ask the question, he went down the pipes, isn’t that a part of the plumbing process? Well yeah but the latest update in his character doesn’t justify climbing down pipes as being a plumber.
His latest Profile explains his character as:
All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he [Mario] does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago…
Mario’s name was previously penned down as “Jumpman” according to Shigeru Miyamoto. Back then he wasn’t a plumber, but a carpenter as the 1981s Donkey Kong game was designed keeping in mind a construction site and it was the most suited job to assign the leading character.
As stated by Miyamoto in USA Today, with the 1983s Mario Bros, another character Luigi was cast and while most of the gameplay was set underground inside the tunnels, no better profession than a plumber suited Mario. The overall scenario fits his profession but as the game is changing with new features and alterations, Mario needed a profession suited for everything, so now he is a multitasker, with skills apt for every profession.
He even played a doctor in a 1990 action puzzle game produced by Gunpei Yokoi and designed by Takahiro Harada.