Band (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)|
The band 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 of the Moon. 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 Outfit, from the Crazy Cap shops after completing the main game.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the band members appear in the background of New Donk City Hall if the songs "Jump Up, Super Star!" or "Ground Theme (Band Performance) - Super Mario Bros." are selected as the background music. At the start of the match, only the drummer is heard, who appears on the ground. As the players ascend, the rest of the band members (including Pauline if the former song is selected) appear on-screen on propeller platforms. Hitting one of the band members will have him play their instrument. The New Donk City Band members are absent if any other song is selected.
- Pauline being the lead singer of the band is potentially derived from a similar role she had in the Donkey Band mode for the canceled Family Computer game Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi.
- Nintendo EPD (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.
- 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.
- Sakai, 2019. page 203.