Mario Segale, Super Mario’s namesake, has passed away

Mario, one of the most important characters in the game world and one of the most important characters of Nintendo, unfortunately, lost its father. Mario Segale, who is Super Mario is named after, one of the legends of the game world, lost his life.

According to Sputniknews, Segale, one of the leading real estate agents of the USA, rented a factory in 1981 to Nintendo, an international electronic and gaming company. Shigeru Miyamoto, the developer of Mario, was designing Donkey Kong at the time. Miyamoto named the main character in the game Jumpman and he named the princess Lady.

Mario Segale lost his life!

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However, these names were not accepted by Nintendo. Miyamoto was inspired by the name of Mario Segale and contacted him to name the character Mario. Nintendo’s best-selling and most important name is undoubtedly Mario. One of the legends is gone now. Rest in peace, Mario Segale, you will be forever in our lives.

Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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