For years, voice actor Charles Martinet has been the voice of the worlds most famous plumber: Mario. Since 1995, Martinet has lent his voice to the tubby platformer and some of his friends.
Well, you have a chance to meet the man behind the voice, during a Nintendo event at John Lewis’ Oxford Street Store, in September. It’s part of a greater Mario-themed event at the store, running all weekend from 09:30-20:00 on Saturday 7th September (the day after my birthday, woo!) and 12:30-18:00 on Sunday 8th September. Charles Martinet will be attending the event on the Saturday, and will be available between 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00, for autograph and photo opportunities.
As well as being able to meet Mario’s voice artist, you’ll also be able to play a fair few of his games as well. Wii U consoles will be setup with New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U; while 3DS XL systems will be setup with Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and New Super Mario Bros. 2. There’ll even be hourly Mario Kart 7 competitions, with the chance of winning a trophy and Nintendo-themed colouring books and jigsaws.
Will you be going?