Here’s a chart that graphs all the Mario series by Nintendo in the style of a family tree. All together there are over 130 Mario games included in this graph that spans almost 30 years of Nintendo and Mario history.
According to the creator of this Mario family tree, subsequent Mario series were made out to be siblings instead of descendants because he “wanted to portray the ‘first’ game in the series as the father of all later versions of the game in the series” as well as to condense the graph to make it easier to follow.
“‘Traditional family line or not, it’s a video game series people, not the lineage of a royal family.”
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