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A2 2D game characters

  1. 1. Mario - Hes Nintendos mascot and usually the main hero of the games in which he appears. In 1981 he has his first appearance in the NES-game "Donkey Kong" in which he tries to save Pauline from DK. Mario is actually a plumber but most of the time hes not repairing pipes but saving the world and rescuing a princess. Marios Luigi’s most commonly portrayed form of attack is jumping to stomp on the heads of enemies, This jump- stomp move may entirely crush smaller enemies on the stage, and usually deals damage to larger ones, sometimes causing secondary effects. This attack often enables Mario to knock the turtle-like Koopa Troopas into or out of their shells, which can be used as weapons.Nintendo doesnt tell us a lot of Marios character. Contrary to some of his friends or enemies,his personality is rather unknown and boring, Mario being a standard hero. His most famousgames are "Super Mario Bros." and "Super Mario Bros. 3". Jumping became such a signature act ofMario that the player was often tasked with jumping to prove to NPCs that he was Mario. Luigi- Luigi is Marios rather anxious younger brother and also a plumber. Usually hes only a minor character, standing clearly in the shadows of his brother. In older games like "Mario Bros.", Luigis first appearance) or the Super Mario Bros.-series its possible to control him but he doesnt really have an own personality, being rather a green copy of Mario than an independent character. In some games like "Super Mario World" he only appears in the multiplayer-mode. His most important appearances are in the "Mario & Luigi"-RPGs. Luigi’s most commonly portrayed form of attack is jumping to stomp on the heads of enemies, This jump-stomp move may entirely crush smaller enemies, and usually deals damage to larger ones, sometimes causing secondary effects. This attack often enables Mario to knock theturtle-like Koopa Troopas.
  2. 2. Toad - Hes Princess Peachs closest servant and a friend of Mario. Many people of the kingdom look like him and the inhabitants are sometimes also called Toads. The little Mushroom guy usually plays a rather small role in Nintendos games, accompanying and helping Mario. "Super Mario Bros. 2” is the only platform-game where hes a playable character. However, he also appears in every Mario Kart and in most Mario Party’s, in some games also as a kind of referee or host (for example in the first Mario Party). His sister Toadette makes her first appearance in "Mario Kart: Double Dash".Toad is shown to emit spores like real mushrooms whenever he is attacked, as shown when Peach uses her standard special move and he has the combination of being thestrongest and fastest character. Yoshi - Yoshi’s are friendly dinosaurs who decided to ally with Mario in "Super Mario World" after being terrorized by Bowser. They are very helpful as they can eat most enemies and as Mario can ride on them. There are many Yoshi’s, having different colours. As Yoshi became very popular, he was soon given the role as main hero in "Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island” where he helps Baby Mario against Kamek and Baby Bowser. The green dino has also major appearances in "Yoshis Story" , "Yoshis Universal Gravitation" and "Yoshis Island DS"
  3. 3. Peach - Peach Toadstool is the princess of theMushroom Kingdom and often occupies the role asdamsel-in-distress. Shes frequently in trouble as Bowserlikes to kidnap her in later games its even obvious thathes fallen in love with her. However, the princessdoesnt like the evil Koopa-king and shes ratherinterested in Mario, even though shes usually a bitreserved. Peach participates in most Mario Kart-racesand sport competitions. She plays an important role in"Super Mario Bros. 2" and "Super Princess Peach"Daisy - Shes the princess of Sarasaland and a friend ofPeach. She got kidnapped in "Super Mario Land" by thealien Tatanga. Afterwards, she wasnt seen for a longtime before reappearing more and more in Marios spin-offs. She usually only plays a minor role, though. Thereare some allusions that shes in love with Luigi, forexample there is a statue in "Mario Kart Wii" showingthem dancing.
  4. 4. Sonic - is a male, 15 year-old, anthropomorphic hedgehog. He has spiky blue hair, green eyes, and red and white running shoes with gold buckles. He is only one meter. As his name suggests, he is capable of running at supersonic speeds. The self-described "coolest, blue-est hedgehog alive," he has a bit of an attitude and is impatient, but cannot resist helping someone in need. He values freedom above all else and constantly campaigns to free animals imprisoned by the evil Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. Bowser - is the main antagonist in Marios world and usually the final boss in his games. Hes a giant turtle with a spiky shell and hes usually able tobreathe fire. Bowser is the king of the Koopas but he wants torule the entire world. Thats why he often attacks Marioscountry and frequently kidnaps Princess Peach. Its by the wayoften suggested that he likes her Bowser is usually arrogantand ruthless. Scorpion - is a resurrected ninja in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He is one of the few original characters, debuting in the first Mortal Kombat arcade game. He holds the unique distinction, along with Raiden and Sub-Zero of appearing in every generation of Mortal Kombat games as a playable character. Scorpion is one of the most popular characters in the Mortal Kombat series.
  5. 5. Raiden - is the eternal God of Thunder and formerprotector of Earthrealm. After the second defeat ofShinnok, he ascended to the status of Elder God. Being agod, he possesses many supernatural abilities, such as theability to teleport, control lightning and fly. As a god, he isused to thinking in terms of eternity rather than normalhuman lifespans, and so he has a radically differentoutlook on life.

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