Man behind Mario’s voice plays Mario Maker; and he’s hilarious

Charles Martinet (Mario's voice) sat down and played Mario Maker, sharing his fondness of the little italian plumber.
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The voice of Nintendo’s famous Mario, Charles Martinet, sat down and played the new Wii U game Mario Maker, showing his true personality and love of the character. 

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Throughout the YouTube video from NintendoLife, you can see Martinet commenting on how Mario would react to the levels and doing his remarkable Mario voice. 

A Child at Heart

Watching Charles Martinet play Mario Maker shows exactly how passionate voice actors are about their characters. Getting extremely into the game, Martinet explains how amazing the level design in Mario Maker is, and how difficult they could be to regular gamers. 

Being part of the Nintendo world behind the scenes, Martinet has grown quite familiar with the Italian plumber, as he’s done all the Mario voices in the Nintendo franchise, plus a few other characters, like:

  • Luigi
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Baby Mario
  • Baby Luigi
  • Toadsworth

Martinet made his first Mario voice debut in 1995 on Interplay’s Mario’s FUNdamentals, but is widely known for his first appearance in Mario 64 in 1996. 

Since the 1990s, Martinet has become a voice all gamers can recognize at an instant – a part of our childhood. 

What do you think of Charles Martinet playing Mario Maker? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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