Arizona is one of the states with the highest interest in the Super Mario franchise.

Super Mario’s popularity in Arizona could be due to his recent appearances in the news.

According to a report by KTAR radio in February, a new apartment complex in downtown Phoenix inspired by Mario Kart is scheduled to open in mid-2024.

The building will include 36 units, a vibrant “rainbow road” winding through the courtyard and sidewalk, and steps designed with influences from the video game.

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The building’s color scheme will evoke memories of Mario Kart.

Mario being featured in the Phoenix skyline and the popularity of Mario Kart desert tracks make it understandable why MARIO DAY on MAR 10 is a major celebration in Arizona.

While yengols.com usually focuses on Arizona sports betting, today we will explore the reasons behind why one of the most iconic video game characters in history has gained popularity in the state.

States with the Highest Interest in Mario

RankState
1Illinois
2Utah
3Arizona
4California
5New Jersey
6Washington
7Texas
8Indiana
9Ohio
10Massachusetts

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Mario is a game that makes you want to jump or race.

Jolly Jumpers in Arizona provides a Super Mario Bros.-inspired bounce house available for rental.

To celebrate Mario Day at K1 Speed in Phoenix, they are giving a special $18 race discount to all customers dressed as Mario.

What are the steps to dressing up as Mario? Do you hail from a sewer? Begin by acquiring a red hat featuring an “M” in a circle. Combine it with a red shirt and blue overalls, then finish off the ensemble with white gloves. For the ultimate Mario transformation, remember to sport a large, black mustache.

MARIO DAY celebrates the iconic 1980s Nintendo game and its many adaptations, featuring special sales on Mario-themed products for Nintendo Switch at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. The event leads up to the highly anticipated release of the animated “Super Mario Bros. Movie” on April 5, starring Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Seth Rogen.

Methodology

To prepare for MAR10 Day on March 10, we looked into the continued popularity of the beloved game (and upcoming movie) series across the United States. yengols.com, a top resource for details on Arizona sports betting apps, reviewed Google Trends information to measure the search interest for “Mario” in every state.

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With a background in journalism at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, Howard Jenkins brings his expertise to yengols.com where he focuses on reporting on the Arizona sports betting market. Additionally, he is a founding editor of bettorsinsider.com.

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