Who is Mario?
Mario was originally known as Jumpman and had many legendary battles with the behemoth known as Donkey Kong. Originally he was a carpenter. Later on, they decided to change him into an Italian plumber who lived in New York.
Mario has appeared as a guest character in a few Nintendo entertainment System (NES) games such as Tennis and Punch-out. He has gone on to star in multiple games for each new console iteration that Nintendo made. He has become the company mascot in the same way Sonic is Sega’s mascot.
Concept of the Game
The concept of the game is fairly simple. You need to get to the flagpole at the end of the stage before the allotted time expires. In doing so you need to avoid getting hit by enemies or falling into pits. In the last stage in each world, your goal is to defeat the Bowser impostor by either activating the drawbridge switch and plunging him into the lava or burning him with fireballs.
The game has eight worlds and has four stages per world. The game progressively gets more difficult as it progresses. At the end of each world is a bout with an impostor Bowser in a lava filled stage. After vanquishing the fake Bowser, you rescue a toad retainer. Only when you defeat the real Bowser is when you would finally rescue Princess Toadstool.
The enemies can mostly be beaten by stomping on them, burning them with fireballs or by running through them if you have the star of invincibility. The fire bars and lava bubbles are impervious to attacks however.