NES Mario
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NES Mario, mysterious pixel hero.
Render by Nibroc-Rock.
SPECIES Human(?)
NES Luigi (brother)
SERIES Super Mario

NES Mario (also known as Retro Mario, 8-Bit Mario or Pixel Mario) is a pixellated NES version of the famous video game character, Mario. Usually, his appearance is based off of the original Super Mario Bros. game from 1985, but his variations from other titles may be used as well.

It is unknown how exactly he retains his blocky appearance in the games he appears in, but some say he comes from an alternate dimension where everything is pixellated like him.


Super Mario series

Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog Collection

NES Mario is the star of all the classic Mario games and the fanon games that star him in it. NES Mario is referred to as Classic Mario. There is also an Amiibo based off of him. The Amiibo will unlock secret levels and power ups/enemies from future Mario games for the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES.

Super Mario Quartz

NES Mario appears as a supporting character who hosts the minigame, Mario Quartz Bros., which features 2D, Super Mario Bros.-style levels in which Mario can earn extra Power Moons in every kingdom.

Mario Kart series

Mario Kart Dimensions

Mario Kart 7 8-bit Mario

Retro Mario in Mario Kart Dimensions.

Retro Mario makes an appearance in Mario Kart Dimensions, as an unlockable character. Retro Mario is one of the most challenging people to unlock, as one must win Special Cup and Lightning Cup on Mirror Mode, or play 15000 races. He is classified as a "Small" driver.

Mario Kart Ultra

NES Mario appears in Mario Kart Ultra, along with NES Luigi, as an unlockable character. He is a Light weight driver. He has an alternate costume, where you can race in his "Super" form.

Crossover games

Super Smash Bros. Endgame

Main article: NES Mario (SSB8)

NES Mario, identified as Retro Mario, is an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Endgame.

Other appearances

Super Mario Silver Spurs 3: Endgame

NES Mario joins Modern Mario and the 2nd Dimension Luigi and Tails (along with NES Luigi) on their mission to defeat Mandy and foil her plan for universal domination.

Sable and Mabel: Dream Team

NES Mario is confirmed to appear in Sable and Mabel: Dream Team but he will make a small cameo in a holographic billboard and he uses his sprite from Super Mario Bros. 2.


MK3DS Mario icon
Mario Kart 3DS Logo
MK3DS Bowser icon
Default Characters Baby MarioBaby PeachBaby WarioToadKoopa TroopaShy Guy
MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiDiddy Kong
Unlockable Characters Baby LuigiBaby DaisyBaby WaluigiToadetteParatroopaLakitu
BirdoBowser JrDry BonesDixie KongHammer BroKamek
King BooBoom BoomPom PomRosalinaPetey PiranhaR.O.B
QR Characters Monty MoleLumaTumble
NES MarioE. Gadd
Dry BowserHoney QueenDino Piranha
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