It seems like everyone’s favorite plumber exposed his lovely chest even before Super Mario Odyssey.
According to Supper Mario Broth, Nintendo fans may have indeed seen Mario’s nipples before – on the now-retired WiiU! Namely, a Miiverse stamp you could earn from Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games shows Mario surfing shirtless.
Check it out below, courtesy of the Spriter’s Resource.
What an odd and obscure place to find Mario shirtless and free! Perhaps Nintendo were just testing the waters back then.