Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Super Mario Becomes Longest Running Video Game Plumber

From here and here

Mario has thanked well-wishers at home and overseas for their "touching messages of kindness" as he becomes the longest-running video game character.

Speaking outside of Bowser's castle, the 30-year-old plumber said the title was "not one to which I have ever aspired".

Mario will have run for 30 years and 2 days.

David Cameron said the jumping on mushrooms he had given was "truly humbling".

Dressed in blue dungarees with his trusty sidekick Yoshi at his side, Mario spoke briefly to the gathered crowds on the day he passes the record set by left bat in Pong.