Super Mario Galaxy 2 is out this week, and it's ruddy brilliant. But how did the world's most famous plumber get to this point? Find out with our Super Mario timeline.
Donkey Kong (Arcade, 1981)
This is where it all began for our moustachioed hero. But wait, in Donkey Kong, Mario's not even Mario. He's Jump Man! And he's not even a plumber. He's a carpenter! Crazy, but true.