Mario is Nintendo’s flagship character. If Nintendo announces a new Mario game, you can pretty much bet that it’s going to see a worldwide release. That said, just a decade ago or so, that wasn’t always the case.
In the latest Did You Know Gaming episode, we get to see a complete rundown of Mario games that never got localized. Obviously, a lot of these titles were in Nintendo’s earlier years, but there’s still a handful of later entries that never came over. Unfortunately, it’s likely these titles will never get release outside of Japan, so this is the only way to enjoy them.