Rejoice! Nintendo Says Mario Is A Plumber Again


Last September, Nintendo updated its Japanese website with a new biography for Mario, the iconic plumber of video games, hinting at the fact he wasn’t a plumber anymore. Luckily enough, things have changed again for better.

“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…,” said the edited biography back in September.

Mario Bio On Nintendo Website - He Is A Plumber

That bio has been slightly changed to better give the idea that actually nothing has changed after all. Nintendo has indeed added the disclaimer that “his occupation is a plumber. However, his activity is not confined to that area”.

So there are still plenty spin-offs on their way, a lot of employment opportunities for Mario, but his main occupation is a plumber: our childhood is safe once again, most probably until the next spin-off which will be so good to completely redefine the brand.

The latest game in the series, Super Mario Odyssey, is a Nintendo Switch exclusive and sees Mario – who is a plumber! – use his hat to capture all the creatures he meets to solve puzzle and platform sections.