Mario working on an autobiography

Mario GalaxyAccording to CVG, Mario is currently working on an autobiography. No, not the fictional character himself: Charles Martinet, the man who has voiced Mario for over a decade now.

Martinet first voiced the iconic plumber in 1995’s Mario’s FUNdamentals, but most will remember him first as the voice of Mario in Super Mario 64. Since then, Martinet has voiced Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi in Nintendo’s games.

Martinet’s book will talk about what it’s like working with Nintendo from the inside, as well as the issues of voicing one of the most famous characters in the world. "I’ve actually started working a little bit on a book, but it’s about finding the discipline to keep going.", he told CVG. "But I will be inspired by fans," such as one, explained Martinet, who said to him at the recent Mario Galaxy launch event in London: "You’re the voice of my childhood."

His book will also talk about the issue of violence in games, and offer his input. "It’s up to parents and family members to know what their children are doing and how much time they spend doing it and the impact those things have on them," he said. "People playing Mario games don’t make them like pasta any more."


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