Mario has so many video games that if there weren't peculiarities and quirks throughout them, something would be wrong. The sheer volume of games over a period in excess of 25 years is impressive, especially if you go beyond the scope of the main franchise and venture off into spin-offs and alternative genres.

Always a source of some fascinating facts on game franchises — some well-known and others notably less-so — the lovely people of YouTube channel DYKGaming have produced a new video on everyone's favourite moustachioed hero. A mixture of major landmark titles and some handheld RPG goodness make an appearance, including information on the sequel to Super Mario 64 that never was, amusing cameo appearances that didn't make the final cut, and a mystery for the ages. Check it out below.