Mario really needs no introduction, as he is the main character of the Mario franchise, as well as one of the most recognizable video game characters in history. He first appeared in the arcade game, Donkey Kong, where he was originally known as Jumpman. Since then, he has embarked on numerous adventures, against his archnemesis, Bowser, sometimes with friends and family and sometimes on his own. He is mostly known for jumping on his enemies, but with the use of some other items, he can don other powers.
In Super Mario 3D World, Mario is one of the playable characters in the game, available from the beginning of the game, and is fairly balanced in terms of stats. He can jump a decent height and has a good sprinting speed, but doesn’t have any special abilities like some of the other characters. As a result, Mario is a good choice for just about every level in the game and is recommended for beginners.