Eleven of Nintendo’s games made the top 50 Guinness World Records list of best game characters ever. Of those, some were obvious choices, but others were more obscure. But the top five have remained dear to the heart of Nintendo fanatics for many years, each having a passionate following due to their skills in gameplay. Here is our readers’ list of the top five most memorable Nintendo characters.Mario (1981)Mario, as one fan put it, is not just a character, he is Nintendo’s mascot. One of the earliest video games, Mario Brothers were an instant hit with players. Mario followers have remained extremely attached to their favourite plumber. He can throw fireballs, grow to twice his size and now, with the development of the game in recent years, he can drive a complex track in his racing car. Mario battles with a fire breathing dragon, stomps on his enemies and turns into a half fox. There is certainly no shortage of action.