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A Pyramid is a large structure built of stone or mud brick. Many of them can be found in Egypt.
Super Mario series
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
In Desert Land in Super Mario Bros. 3, many pyramids can be seen in the backgrounds of certain levels. Level 2-3 in particular has many diminutive pyramids made up of Brick Blocks. There is also an entire pyramid level located right next to Desert Land's castle. Pyramids can also be seen in the backgrounds of desert-theme levels 7-2 and 7-9 of Pipe Land.
Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
In Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, a giant pyramid can be found in Shifting Sand Land, located in the center of four pillars. It houses Grindels and Spindels, mummy variants in the Thwomp family. The pyramid is also where some Goombas live. The place is also filled with quicksand that cause Mario to lose a life. It looks like normal sand, but if Mario steps on it, he will start to sink. Eyerok guards one of the Power Stars, and can only be reached and battled via a secret passage within the pyramid.
Super Mario Galaxy
In the Dusty Dune Galaxy of Super Mario Galaxy, despite being a desert galaxy, there are initially no pyramids to be found. However, by finding and feeding a Hungry Luma 20 Star Bits, it will transform into a planet in the shape of two pyramids attached together at their bottom ends. By venturing into the pyramid planet and collecting the five Silver Stars within, Mario will be rewarded with a Green Power Star.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
A pyramid also appears in Slipsand Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Though the pyramid itself is not visited, there is a stream of sand coming out of it, which the player must slide down while avoiding Rhomps, which come from behind them. The pyramid can also be seen on the World 5 map, representing the galaxy.
Super Mario Land
In Super Mario Land, level 1-3 (which is the last area of the Birabuto Kingdom and the place where the kingdom's boss King Totomesu lives) is set inside of a pyramid. Also, some pyramids can be seen in the background of level 1-1.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
There is even a desert-themed land by the name of Pyramid Land, which is home to numerous pyramids. During the events of "The Ten Koopmandments", Mario and his friends are trapped in one of Pyramid Land's pyramids after Koop Tut sealed them in. After evading a Goomba Mummy, a Cobrat and a Phanto, Mario's group escape upon discovering an emergency exit slide.
Mario is Missing!
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of three landmarks in Cairo Luigi visits in the game Mario is Missing!. It is the largest pyramid in the city, and Koopa Troopas stole its top brick. In order to find his brother, Luigi needs to find the brick and return it to the pyramid. The game also provided information about the Great Pyramid, e.g. that it is 480 feet high and covers 13 acres of desert, and about pyramids in general.
A pyramid also serves as the main setting of the Club Nintendo comic "Mario's Picross". After Mario accidentally has broken off the Sphinx' nose, he gets imprisoned inside of a pyramid. He comes across several traps, including a Chomp Rock and a trap door, when trying to escape out of the building. Mario also discovers a treasure chamber inside. Finally, a lorry takes him out of the pyramid.
Mario Pinball Land
In Mario Pinball Land, a pyramid appears in the Shifting Sands level. Mario has to hit the pillars by the pyramid to get it to rise from the ground so he can enter and battle the boss of the pyramid, Egyptian Koopa.
Mario Party Advance
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