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The Complete Book of Mario
The Complete Book of Mario

The Complete Book of Mario

The Ultimate Guide to Gaming's Most Iconic Character


128 Pages, 8.18 x 10.18

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

Publication Date: February 2021

ISBN 9781912918164

Rights: US & CA

Sona Books (Feb 2021)

Price: $26.95


A celebration of Nintendo's greatest star from Super Mario Bros to Super Mario Odyssey 

When Shigeru Miyamoto created "Jumpman" for his new platform game, Donkey Kong, it's highly unlikely that he realized he was creating the most recognizable gaming character of all time. That's exactly what happened though, and after a quick name change to Mario as well as a change in job professions (he started off life as a carpenter) the mascot to end all mascots was born. Everyone remembers the first time they discovered the princess they were rescuing was in another castle, or their first encounter with Bowser. They remember the impact of witnessing a 3D Mario in Super Mario 64 or the time they teared across Rainbow Road in Super Mario Kart. There is no denying that Mario has had an incredible impact on the games industry, and this book celebrates every aspect of the popular character.

Author Biography

Darren Jones has worked with his contributors Ross Hamilton, Damien McFerran, Sam Ribbits, Drew Sleep, Rachael Terzian, Nick Thorpe, Jon Wells and the Future Publishing content team to deliver this comprehensive look at the world of Mario.