The Super Mario Collection pack includes a rather interesting book depicting a history of Mario. Nintendo have included design documents within the book which were drawn in by Shigeru Miyamoto himself.
The pages mark out where Mario’s starting position began, with a selection of platforms, obstacles and the final steps of Mario’s movements.
Pages within the book include where gold coins were positioned and two different walk speeds for Mario. Pressing B would allow Mario to accelerate, pressing up on the control pad would allow him to jump and the A button would let Mario use his current item or simply engage in hand to hand combat. So Mario it seems was a little different to how we originally thought he would be as there is a mention of rocket packs and guns too.