UPDATED: Now with Princess Toadstool, Yoshi, and Bowser!
Blake J. Harris's book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
is the gift that keeps on giving to Nintendo and Sega fans, as the author's research turned up an official Nintendo Character Guide from 1993 that finally locked down the biographies and appearances of the company's stable of heroes and villains. Harris was kind enough to post a few scans from the book to Twitter this morning in which we learn just what makes Mario tick (he's tolerant because he has seen too many things in his travels to be narrow-minded, for instance) and find out which PANTONE colors one must use when coloring the famous plumber. For more on Console Wars and the Nintendo of the 1990s, don't miss our interview with Harris on Episode 134
of the Power Button podcast.