Mario is a Nintendo character created by Shigeru Miyamoto. The series is very popular and shares a lot of resemblances to Pac-Man. For instance, Shigeru Miyamoto made a Pac-Man video game known as Pac-Man Vs., and he made the whole Mario series. The Mario games have very similar features to the Pac-Man World games. For instance, the Mario Party games are a series of video games with a very different game mode featuring mini games and other sorts of playable activity. The other Mario games, however, like Mario Sunshine feature a story mode about a character trying to stop evil. In the main area of the game, Isle Delfino, there are billboards showing pictures of Pac-Man.
In the Mario series
Mario is the main character of this specific series. He was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, a manager at Nintendo. Mario has become wildly popular over the years, appearing in the Nintendo a year after Pac-Man was launched. Mario can be seen on clothing, video game advertisements, and even Japanese and Italian restaurants.
In the Pac-Man series
Mario appeared first in the Pac-Man series alone when he narrated the actions in Pac-Man Vs.. Pac-Man appeared in a cross-over with Mario making the connection official in Mario Kart Arcade GP. Both characters appears in its sequels Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 and Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. On June 2014, Pac-Man was confirmed to appear as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U making it Pac-Man's fourth appearance with Mario.