Veteran voice actor Charles Martinet now holds a Guinness World Record title for voicing Nintendo's video game character Mario for 100 times.
On Twitter, Martinet expressed how he felt upon knowing that he sets a world record for voicing the same character in a video game. He hit the 100th time of voice acting as Mario in newly released video game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch.
The Guinness World Record has made up the category just to honor Martinet and recognize this remarkable milestone in his career as a voice actor.
Charles Martinet Honored To Receive The Award
"I'm so honored. guinnessworldrecords record for most video game voiceover performances as the same character - 100, as Mario... Upon the release of #supersmashbrosultimate," his tweet reads.
He also tweeted a photo of him receiving the record certificate on Dec. 7. He sent his many thanks to Nintendo and Guinness World Record as he accepted the award.
With Craig receiving my record certificate @GWR for most video game voiceover performances as the same character – 100, as Mario – on 7 December 2018 upon the release of #SuperSmashBrosUltimate #woohoo! Many thanks to #Nintendo and #GWR pic.twitter.com/ICfKlK9hO1— Charles Martinet (@CharlesMartinet) December 14, 2018
The 63-year-old American voice actor is well-known in the gaming community for giving life to Nintendo's beloved character since 1990. He is also the voice behind other characters such as Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Luigi, and Baby Mario.
Martinet also got involved in other video games. He voiced the dragon Paarthurnax from Bethesda Softworks' Skyrim.
Voice actor Nolan North comes next to Martinet's record. He notably starred in 95 of Naughty Dog's Uncharted games as Nathan Drake. North also played the role of Desmond Miles in Ubisoft's Assassin Creed franchise for the 95th time.
'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' For Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where Martinet voiced Mario for 100th, was successfully launched as an exclusive title for the Switch on Dec. 7. In less than two weeks post-launch, the video game's sales in the UK hit a record high. It is now acclaimed as the fastest selling Smash Bros. title of all time and in the running as the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game to date.
Developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd and published by Nintendo, the video game is the fifth installment in the series following its launch on 3DS and Wii U.