The Mario franchise celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and Nintendo is celebrating with a number of exciting projects like an All-Stars bundle for Switch. To promote the anniversary, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto spoke to CNN about the legacy of the character. One interesting tidbit that came out of the interview was the advice that Miyamoto would give to Mario if he was a 35-year-old man.
In reality, Nintendo claims Mario is 26, and that’s the age he will always be in the game universe. But if he was 35, Miyamoto says he would tell the portly plumber to live in peace and harmony–and also don’t let your facial hair get out of control.
Miyamoto said he would tell Mario to keep “living in a way that’s true to yourself is more enjoyable than being in competition with others. You’ll be keeping plenty busy, so don’t forget to work out and keep your mustache well groomed.”
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is the next major Mario game, and it bundles together Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy with “modern upgrades.” The game launches on September 18 for Switch, but the game will only be available until March 31, 2021. Also as part of the celebration, Nintendo is releasing the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. device on November 13 for $50, though in limited qualities.