New York City

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New York City
NewYorkCityScene MIM.png
Luigi and Yoshi in New York City in Mario is Missing!
Greater Location United States of America
Ruler Mayor of New York City
Inhabitants Humans
First Appearance "Neatness Counts" (1989)
Latest Appearance "Mario in Mariozilla" (1993)

New York City (or just New York) is the largest city in the United States, and is one of the largest cities on Earth.

New York City consists of five boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. However, Brooklyn is the most notable borough to the Mario television series for it is where Mario and Luigi grew up, and also where Mario Brothers Plumbing is located.

History[edit]

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

New York City was mentioned several times on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, mostly in some of the live-action segments. In "Flatbush Koopa", King Koopa announced that he would take over all of New York City and dub it "New Koopa" once he finished taking over Brooklyn. Fortunately, this never happened.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Excluding references to Brooklyn, New York City as a whole was also seen a few times in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. In "Kootie Pie Rocks", Princess Toadstool takes her friends to see a Milli Vanilli concert somewhere in New York City.

In "Recycled Koopa", the Koopalings end up dumping their garbage down a Warp Pipe leading to Brooklyn. When their contaminated garbage winds up turning the citizens of Brooklyn into Koopa Zombies, Bowser takes advantage of the situation by using the garbage to turn everyone in New York into zombies. Bowser's plans were foiled by Mario and Luigi, who built a Trash Smasher that recycled the garbage, turning everyone back to normal. The Statue of Liberty made its appearance at the end of the episode.

Mario is Missing![edit]

The city map of New York City as it appears in Mario is Missing!.

In its only video game appearance to date, New York was one of the cities - besides Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Cairo, and London - Luigi had to visit in Mario is Missing! in order to defeat the final boss of the game, Morton Koopa. The plumber's task was to return artifacts to some of the city's landmarks that were invaded by Koopa Troopas. The Troopas stole "King Kong" from the Empire State Building, the torch from the Statue of Liberty, and the Statue of Prometheus from the Rockefeller Center.

Club Nintendo[edit]

"Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit"[edit]

New York City also makes several appearances in the Club Nintendo comic series. In "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit", Mario is teleported into the Viking Age and, at the same moment, the Vikings Erik, Baleog and Olaf are teleported into New York. Their simple presence in the city causes an enormous chaos there, resulting in car crashes, for example. Finally, some New York policemen arrest them.

"Mario in Mariozilla"[edit]

The city is razed to the ground once more in "Mario in Mariozilla", this time by Mario who, due to a bad spell of Kamek, has grown to a huge size. Searching for advice from Dr. Light, who lives in the Empire State Building, the huge Mario cannot avoid crashing some buildings and even skyscrapers in New York City. When he finally reaches Light's home, he climbs up the Empire State Building in order to talk to the doctor.

"Sag niemals Holerö!"[edit]

New York was also mentioned in the story "Sag niemals Holerö!", in which Mario vacations in Switzerland. At some point, due to the word "Holerö" being pronounced by evil alien Heini, all humans in Switzerland turn into cheese. Mario decides to leave the country, but notices that the crew of the airline that were supposed to bring him back to New York have turned into hot dogs. Doubting their aeronautical competence, the plumber decides to go to Germany instead.

Official Profiles and Statistics[edit]

Information from Mario is Missing![edit]

  • Boy:
    • "You're in the home where the buffalo roam, and the skies are not cloudy all day."
    • "Being an early bird in the Big Apple really helps."
  • Tourist:
    • "The country is divided into 50 states. But the nation's capital isn't in any of them!"
    • "Baseball is the national sport, and apple pie is the dessert of choice."
  • Business Woman:
    • "So nice they named it twice, NY, NY."
    • "Catch a cab, or take the subway, not many private cars in this island city."
  • Scientist:
    • "Legend has it the colonists bought Manhattan for $24 from the Indians."
  • Police Officer:
    • "Thanks for asking one of New York's Finest, you're in New York City."
    • "It's made up of five boroughs, this borough is Manhattan."

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニューヨーク市
Nyū Yōku-shi
New York City (「shi meaning "city", "town", etc.)
Spanish Ciudad de Nueva York
Portuguese Cidade de Nova York
Nova York
Nova Iorque
City of New York
New York
New York
Russian Нью-Йорк
Nʹyu-Ĭork
New York
Korean 뉴욕 시
Nyu Yog-si
Chinese 紐約市 (Traditional)
纽约市 (Simplified)
Niǔ Yuē-shì

Trivia[edit]