I did not really know who Mario was at first. I remember seeing the box for Mario Tennis:Power Tour but I thought who is that guy. When my friend and Sister's friend had Mario Kart DS I found to be quite good at it and found it fun to play. I was going away and I was allowed to get a DS game to take with me, I choose Mario Kart DS and I played it a lot there. Then I decided to get more games and I've been a big Mario fan since.