A long time ago, there was an a website dedicated to proving that Mario was a Communist. Not there is anything wrong with any of that, they were just pointing out some interesting similarities found in each. The original website no longer exists but this wonderful comparison lives on with a simple interactive flash presentation.
If you have never seen this, then be prepared to do some reading. If you are at all like me then you usually like to skip the text and get right into the video. The comparisons are mainly done through text with a couple images thrown in as reference material. Just suck it up and read the thing, it’s worth it.