Mario (マリオ) is a video game character and Nintendo's primary mascot. He has appeared in many games of all genres and he is one of the most recognized characters in the video games industry. He is the main protagonist of the Mario series. With the help of his younger brother Luigi, and friend, Yoshi, he protects the Mushroom Kingdom from evil forces, such as Bowser, and primarily rescues Princess Peach in the series. He appears in both games of the Super Smash Flash series: Super Smash Flash and Super Smash Flash 2 as a playable character, and was one of the first four characters made playable in the demo for SSF2. He belongs to the Mario universe along with Luigi, Peach and Bowser who are playable too. He also appears as one of the main heroes in the flash cartoon A Super Mario World.
On December 31, 2010, on the eve for Super Smash Flash 2 Demov0.7's release, Developer, Jamal Ransaw, announced a reskin for the main McLeodGaming website, even showcasing the new buttons the site would have carried. This never came into fruition and no other word of this announcement was spoken ever again, not even after the site actually got reskinned in March 3, 2016.
A Super Mario World Episode 2 and the original Super Smash Flash remain the only works created by McLeodGaming alone (not counting the co-developed Yeah Jam Fury) that were awarded in the Flash portal website, Newgrounds. A Super Mario World Episode 2 received a "Daily 3rd Place" award while Super Smash Flash received the "Frontpaged" and "Daily Feature" awards.