Did Mario really kill Bowser at the end of "Super Mario Bros. 3"?
No. It was all an act.
That was just one of a series of facts that Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto revealed on Thursday, one day before Nintendo releases new game "Super Mario Maker."
The truth bomb came via a video titled "Mario Myths with Mr Miyamoto" that was posted to Twitter on Thursday.
At one point, Miyamoto was asked, "Was 'Super Mario Bros. 3' all just a performance?"
To which he nodded yes. And it makes total, perfect sense.
Recall the opening, when a curtain goes up.
And the blocks Mario stood on, which looked like they were bolted to a wall.
(H/T Game Informer)
And how the background changed, as though Mario was walking off stage.
In other words, we were playing a play this whole time.
The theory that "Super Mario Bros. 3" was all just a stage play was advanced by an infographic that circulated on the Internet recently, Game Informer said.
As Shakespeare might have said: all the game's a stage, and Mario and Luigi merely players.
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