Charles Martinet Reveals What Mario Says When He Throws Bowser In Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 Bowser Fight Artwork

Since the Nintendo 64 launch, fans have continued to debate what Mario says when he throws Bowser by the tail in Super Mario 64.

From “So long, dear Bowser!” to “So long, King Bowser!” we have never had a definitive answer as to what Nintendo’s mustachioed icon playfully shouts in his Italian accent.

That is, until now. When asked on Twitter about what Mario says, Charles Martinet, the Italian plumber’s voice actor for 29 years, has now confirmed that the line he recorded was “So long, King-a Bowser!” After 23 years, case closed.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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