Charles Martinet may well be the nicest man on the face of the planet - we can say that with some degree of confidence having been lucky enough to spend some time in his company in the past - so it's always a pleasure to hear the man behind Mario's voice talk about his career and association with the character.

Martinet has conducted a new interview with Great Big Story, in which he not only talks about how he got the gig, but also covers a little of his career prior to working with Nintendo - and also touches upon what the Mario games mean to him personally.

As you might expect, it's well worth a watch - as is our own video in which Martinet plays Super Mario Maker whilst providing his own sound effects. Sorry for the blatant plug, but it's really good.

Thanks to Chris L for the tip!