The Great Retro Quiz! .17: Character Examination ? Mario

This week’s edition of The Great Retro Quiz! introduces the first ever Character Examination. Instead of a quiz about a particular game (or wacky theme), the Character Examinations will test your knowledge of, big surprise, one specific videogame character [/shocking revelation].

And how could I premiere this fun new twist by not focusing on arguably the most famous videogame character of all time, Mario?

Did you know that Mario actually got Peach pregnant in the original ending for Super Mario Bros. 2? You didn’t know that? Well, good, because it isn’t true! See? You are already off to a great start. Try the quiz. You’re destined to do fantastic.

Just leave your answers in the comments and check my community blog tomorrow (1/10) for the correct answers and to see how you did.

Jump down the warp pipe of useless trivia and … good luck!

The Great Retro Quiz! .17

: Character Examination – Mario

Number of questions: 25
Difficulty: Easy

1. Who created Mario?

2. What was the first videogame Mario (or, at least, his likeness) appeared in?

a. Mario Bros.
b. Super Mario Bros.
c. Donkey Kong
d. Game & Watch: Mario the Juggler

3. Based on his actual occupation, which of the below tools would Mario be the most comfortable using?

4. Who currently provides the “voice” for Mario?

a. Mark Heller
b. Bo Edmunds
c. David Dixon
d. Charles Martinet

5. Sibling rivalry! Who is older?

6. What is the only game in which Mario is portrayed as the antagonist?

a. Wrecking Crew
b. Mario is Missing!
c. Luigi’s Mansion
d. Donkey Kong Jr.

Match the Mario sprite to the console it appeared on:

7. Nintendo Entertainment System

8. Game Boy Advance

9. Super Nintendo

10. Nintendo DS

*Bonus points! Do you know the games? 

11. Mario says this on the title screen of Super Mario 64:

a. “Mamma Mia!”

b. “Lets-a-play!”

c. “It’s-a-me, Mario!”

d. “Let’s-a-go!”

Don’t hate the player, hate the (video)game! Match the damsel-in-distress with the game Mario saves her in:

12. Donkey Kong

13. Super Mario Land

14. Super Mario World

15. Where does Mario go on vacation in Super Mario Sunshine?

a. Isle Coronab. Isle Delfinoc. Isle Piantad. Shine Isle

Do you have an eye for fashion? What color overalls does Mario wear …

16. … in Super Mario Bros.?

17. … in Mario Bros.?

18. … in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars?

19. … in Mario Golf?

20. You hate listening to Baby Mario cry. Which of the following games should you play?

a. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
b. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
c. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
d. Yoshi’s Island DS

21. Throughout all of his adventures, how many power-ups grant Mario the ability to fly?

a. 5
b. 6
c. 7
d. 8

22. Mario is obviously a jack-of-all-trades. Based on the videogames he has starred in, though, which of the following skills has Mario not mastered (yet)?

a. Pharmacology

b. Painting
c. Bowling
d. Baseball

23. Which of the following creatures has Mario never “turned into” over the years?

24. My eyes! MY EYES! The below screenshot is from what underrated (and migraine-inducing) Mario game?

a. Mario Clash
b. Mario’s Bombs Away
c. Mario & Wario
d. Hotel Mario

25. Who played Mario in the amazing live-action Super Mario Bros. movie?

a. Bob Hoskins
b. Joe Pesci
c. Lou Albano

d. John Leguizamo

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