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Hilarious Examples Of Super Mario Logic That Makes No Sense

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Nintendo has been responsible for some of the most beloved video game characters, and undoubtedly the biggest among them is Super Mario. There have been countless titles with the mustached plumber featured as the main character, ranging from the mainline platformer games to spin-offs that see him in all kinds of unusual situations. The one constant throughout all of these adventures, though, is the weird things that happen in Super Mario all the time that no one ever really notices.

When you actually think about it, there are all sorts of weird "logic" that make no sense in Mario games. Whether it is the bending of real-world physics or the bizarre power-ups, Super Mario logic is a seemingly broken mess at times. In fact, it is arguably worse than weird logic in Pokémon, or mind-boggling quirks in The Legend of Zelda franchise. Even the biggest Nintendo fanboys can sit back and laugh at some of these questionable leaps in video game logic. 

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    Performs Countless Jobs... Never Once Fixes A Toilet

    Performs Countless Jobs... Never Once Fixes A Toilet
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    Mario may have been a plumber by trade before he started rescuing princesses and defeating giant turtles professionally. Yet, it appears as if he can jump into almost any profession at a moment’s notice. A quick glance illustrates that Mario has had a varied job history. This includes being a theme park owner, a doctor, an Olympic athlete, a toy maker, an archaeologist, and even a boxing referee.

    While people can excel in a few different fields, nobody has ever been as prolific as Mario. Either the Mushroom Kingdom doesn't have a very stringent policy when it comes to employment qualifications, or there are dozens of mustached men who all look the same, performing a variety of jobs.

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    Mario Can Break Bricks With His Bare Hands, But Is Instantly Killed By Turtles

    Mario Can Break Bricks With His Bare Hands, But Is Instantly Killed By Turtles
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    Although he may not look like it, Mario is incredibly strong. He can simply punch apart bricks with his bare hands. There aren't many people in the real world who would be able to do such a thing once, never mind repeating it dozens of times in each level. Despite this apparent strength, though, Mario can be killed with a single hit from an enemy. 

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    Putting On A Raccoon Suit Lets You Fly

    Putting On A Raccoon Suit Lets You Fly
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    In Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario and Luigi obtain a power-up known as the Tanooki suit. This essentially dresses up the characters in a raccoon costume and allows the wearer to fly. This is confusing as raccoons are not exactly known for flight. What made the matter even more puzzling is the fact that the costume is gained from a brown leaf. 

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    Why Does Yoshi Stick Around When Mario Is Such A Cruel Master?

    Why Does Yoshi Stick Around When Mario Is Such A Cruel Master?
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    Yoshi was first introduced in Super Mario World and became a fan favorite almost immediately. However, there is one thing about the adorable dinosaur that really doesn't make any sense. Why does he keep helping Mario when his master is intentionally cruel all the time? Not only is the hero prepared to sacrifice his pet to reach difficult spaces, he also uses Yoshi as nothing more than a shield in many instances.

    Even worse though is when Mario forces Yoshi to eat fruit or enemies by punching him in the back of the head. The sheer shock of the blow causes the dinosaur to shoot out its took in surprise and gobble up anything in its path.

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