Name: Mario Mario
Claim to Fame: Has Saved the Princess like a 100 times, Most recognizable video game character
Prime YAM (Years Active with Moustache): 80s
Why It's Awesome:
Mario Mario is an icon in the video game world and hero of the Mushroom Kingdom. He has appeared in over 200 video games on multiple platforms. Did you know that his first appearance was actually in Donkey Kong? Then, he was simply known as Jumpman. He really saw his heyday in the 80s with the launch of the Super Mario series. For example, Super Mario 3 is actually still not that bad of a game today.
Let's try to forget about the horrible Mario Brothers film, which was one of the worst video game movies ever made. Even the tv show with Captain Lou was an embarrassment (see above videos). The thing you have to respect about this Italian plumber is that he has preserve through the tough times and is still going strong. He's a timeless character really. One that transcends the ages.
Final 'Stache Rating (Out of Four Moustaches):
Mario has a classic look. I can't picture it ever changing and I hope he has his 'stache forever. Without it, Mario may just be Mario instead of Super Mario, video game hero!