The “real” Mario has died at the age of 84

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Sometimes it takes neither more nor less than a triumvirate to give birth to great things. Okay, except in politics, but that’s not the question. Like a certain Darth Vader, the friend Mario will have required the intervention of several people to see the day.

And if you think of course that spontaneously Shigeru Miyamoto and Charles Martinet, we should not forget too quickly Mario Segale , whose name inspired the creator of the one who is probably today the most famous video game hero in the world.

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Businessman of his condition, Mario Segale was in 1981 owner and lessor of the premises of Nintendo of America , who was then preparing to launch on the US market a certain Donkey Kong arcade, but delayed especially to pay in time and its rent , lack of sufficient money. Few philanthropists, Father Segale had come to pull the ears of the American branch, before granting them a generous payment period.

The then President Minoru Arakawa and his teams had found some similarities between the hero of their new game and the friendly owner, trading the name of Jumpman in Mario, which we all know today .

And if we talk to you today about Mario Segale, it’s because the gus died on October 27 at the age of 84 in his home in Tukwila, Washington. This is a small part of the soul of Mario leaving, acting a little more irredeemable linearity of time that passes …

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