Picture of Shigeru Miyamoto

Who Created Mario?

Shigeru Miyamoto was the creator of Mario. At first Miyamoto called Mario, jump man. Jump Man first appeared in a donkey kong game, and it was the first virtual game to actually have a story line. The story went like this:

Jump Man's Story

Nintendo released a new video game called Donkey Kong in 1981. Donkey Kong was a monkey, and the pet of a carpenter named jump man. Jump Man mistreated Donkey Kong, so he kidnapped Jump Man's girlfriend. Then jump man had to go on a mission to save his girlfriend. Then jump man was soon renamed to the name we all know and love, Mario.

A brief History of Mario