Būbū Mario

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Front view of Būbū Mario ride.

Būbū Mario (Japanese: ブーブーマリオ, lit. Buzzing Mario) is a common Mario arcade-ride hybrid game released only in Japan by Banpresto in 1993. The machine's dimensions are 1630mm tall, 900mm wide and 1650mm long.[1]


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There is a steering wheel which moves the car to the right or the left. The Mario button makes the car jump and Mario and Yoshi to run. The Yoshi button makes Yoshi jump. The functionality of these controls are only available in certain sections of the ride.[2] Player input is not required to "win", the ride will continue and the computer will win for the player if no action is taken.[3]

The game starts with Mario and Yoshi going into a representation of the physical ride for a drive. The player will swerve through a stray boulder on the left and leap over a chasm while Mario narrates. After a period of time, the two meet up with Princess Peach and offer her a ride. King Koopa then appears and whisks her away in his Koopa Clown Car. Mario and Yoshi pursue on foot for a brief while and catch up with Bowser. Bowser sends out four Mechakoopas. The first one is automatically defeated as a demonstration while the last three can be stomped on by the player. The computer will stomp them if the player refuses. After this, King Koopa flees and lets Peach go. The three thank the player for riding.[4]