Band (Super Mario Odyssey)

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Artwork of Pauline and her band from Super Mario Odyssey.
Artwork from Super Mario Odyssey
First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Latest appearance Mario Golf: Super Rush (version 2.0.0) (2021)
Leader Pauline (singer)

The band[1][2][3] is a group of New Donker musicians from Super Mario Odyssey. The band can be seen during the game when Pauline sings "Jump Up, Super Star!" with her four band members in the Metro Kingdom as well as in the starting area of the Darker Side. Following the version 1.2.0 update released on February 21, 2018, Mario can purchase clothing based on the band members' costumes, the Musician Hat and Musician Outfit, from the Crazy Cap shops after completing the main story. This outfit reappears in Mario Kart Tour as a playable variant of Mario called Mario (Musician), added in the New York Tour (the game's first tour).

Pauline being the lead singer of the band may be derived from a similar role she had in the Donkey Band mode for the canceled Family Computer game Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi.

In the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS versions of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the band make a cameo appearance on a billboard in the level Uptown, Downtown.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the band members appear in the background of New Donk City Hall if the song "Jump Up, Super Star!" or "Ground Theme (Band Performance) - Super Mario Bros." is selected as the background music. At the start of the match, only the drummer is heard, and he appears on the ground. As the players ascend, the rest of the band members (including Pauline if the former song is selected) appear onscreen on propeller platforms. Hitting one of the band members makes him play his instrument. The New Donk City Band members are absent if any other song is selected.

The band members reappear in the New Donk City golf course of Mario Golf: Super Rush, which was added in the version 2.0.0 update.



  1. ^ Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development (trans. Nintendo Treehouse). "A Fresh Start for the City". Super Mario Odyssey. Nintendo Co., Ltd. Version 1.0.0 (onward) for Nintendo Switch. Published 27 Oct 2017. Accessed 12 Apr 2021.
  2. ^ Kazuya Sakai (ed.). The Art of Super Mario Odyssey. First English Edition. Translated by TransPerfect. Milwaukie: Dark Horse, 2019. page 197. ISBN: 978-1-50671-375-5.
  3. ^ Sakai, 2019. page 203.