Nintendo's official Japanese bios

Jolly DönerMax

Super Smashed Brother
Games journalism just recently discovered the "Mario worked as a plumber" tidbit and is now exploding. We even got a GameFAQs poll over it. What to make of it? Honestly, I don't buy it, or I think the story isn't as world-breaking as the reporting is making it out to be. Can anyone provide some better information of the nature of the translations?

ping 2257 or GBAToad oh wait we don't have a ping feature.
 

Mister Wu

King Bowser
Wiki Patroller
So, I did a quick search, and so far I found page 18 of the Super Mario Bros. Daizukan, a book written under the supervision of Nintendo and published in 1994, that pretty much states on page 18 that indeed plumbing is the job of Mario and Luigi, although not many people know this, since they are often seen doing something else.

If anything, this cover confirmed that two years later this was still the case:


The book was first published the 25th of December 1996, and curiously, the book has pretty much nothing to do with plumbing or pipes, so those are an explicit reference to Mario and Luigi's job rather than the content of the book (mind you, Ludwig and the Galoombas are indeed major characters in the book, so the cover isn't completely unrelated to the content of the book).

So, yeah, plumbing was something that went on after Mario Bros., even in Japan; actually, the German site of the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. still calls Mario an Italian plumber...
 

Camwoodstock

the lamest fartwad you'll ever darn meet
On the topic of official Japanese content, there's a few Mario Maker related skits with Mary. O. and Yamamura (hoping I spelled the latter's name right) in Japanese that could take some work. Dunno if this needs its own thread, but yeah.
 

Mister Wu

King Bowser
Wiki Patroller
Camwoodstock said:
On the topic of official Japanese content, there's a few Mario Maker related skits with Mary. O. and Yamamura (hoping I spelled the latter's name right) in Japanese that could take some work. Dunno if this needs its own thread, but yeah.
Those were actually fully translated by NOE, you can see the full translation of the episodes here (click on ''The story so far..." links to go back up to episode 1). Only the 3DS episode is missing.
 
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