How Old is Luigi and Bowser?

January 7, 2024
David Sunnyside

With a mighty bang, The Super Mario Bros Movie launched into theaters and smashed box-office records left and right. The thrilling computer-animated adventure from Nintendo, in partnership with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, left audiences' hearts pounding. But how old are the beloved characters from the franchise?

How old is luigi

The eldest brother in the Mario family, Luigi is shy and quiet but a hardworking hero of downtrodden Mushroom Kingdom towns. His cowardly personality has him avoiding dangers that would make his older sibling take a breath, but his all-around skills allow him to overcome any challenge. He's also been a steadfast partner to his older sibling since his debut as the palette swap second character in the 1983 Game & Watch game Mario Bros.

When it comes to his arch-nemesis, the heir to the Koopa throne, the age of Bowser has been a mystery since the first Super Mario Bros. game in 1985. But Nintendo made an announcement last week that revealed his canonical age in the most hilarious way possible.

In a YouTube video demonstrating how to create a Nintendo Account, the company used Bowser as an example and placed his birthdate as February 5, 1989. This translates to 34 years old, which is quite young for the king of the Koopas. The video is now deleted, but Polygon has a screenshot of it here. It's a bit odd that Nintendo would reveal this fact so casually and then immediately remove it, but perhaps they were trying to throw fans off guard.

David Sunnyside
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