Examining Super Mario Beyond Mario

The Italian plumber in the image above is perhaps one of the most iconic characters in video game history.  But what about the background players and enemies in the game?  This site is dedicated to examining nonplayer character (NPC hereafter) populations within the 1988 Nintendo game, Super Mario Bros. 3 (SMB3).  Those populations were gathered by playing through the game in its entirety and counting NPCs as they arose.  Those figures were tracked with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.  Any claims or interpretations of data is based off that initial spreadsheet.

The data will largely be presented with screen captures from the game and information visualizations developed with Infogr.am.  This information is all organized in the main menu.

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