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Mario first appeared in the video game Donkey Kong. The game was surprisingly successful, and when the Nintendo Entertainment System was released, Mario was given the starring role in the revolutionary Super Mario Bros.
Restrictions in the mid-1980s; with limited pixels and colors, the programmers could not animate Mario's movement without making his arms "disappear". Making his shirt a solid color and giving him overalls fixed this. They also did not have the space to give him a mouth or ears, and they could not animate hair, so Mario got a moustache, sideburns, and a cap to bypass these problems. Mario's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, has stated when interviewed that Mario wears a cap because he finds it difficult to draw hair.
Mario's basic appearance has changed little over the years: a short, stubby man wearing a hat with an 'M' on it, brown hair, black moustache, white gloves, and overalls. He normally wears blue overalls on top of a red shirt, but he originally wore red overalls on top of a blue shirt as in Donkey Kong (this is also how he looks in the three cartoon series). In the original Super Mario Bros video game, Mario wore a brown shirt and red overalls. In Super Mario Bros. 3 Mario wears black overalls over a red shirt. He is sometimes described as being overweight, an instance which once was brought up in Super Mario 64.
Mario's outfit can change if the situation calls for it. For example, in Super Mario Strikers, (Mario Smash Football) Mario wears an Association Football outfit as opposed to overalls. In Super Mario Sunshine, a red T-shirt replaces Mario's usual long-sleeved shirt, and he could optionally put on sunglasses and a Hawaiian-style Shine Sprite shirt. In some games, Mario can transform into different forms, each with a different costume. In Super Mario Bros., he could collect a 'fire flower' which changed his overall costume into a red shirt and white overalls (although it was orange and red in the original NES version of Super Mario Bros. 3, and now the total opposite). As a baby, Mario wears a simple diaper, rather than overalls.
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