Beijing as it appears in Mario is Missing!
|First appearance||Mario is Missing! (1992)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2008)|
Beijing (Chinese: 北京; Pinyin: Běijīng) is the capital city of China. It appears in all versions of Mario is Missing!, but its place in the game varies. In the PC and SNES versions, it's part of the first level set; in the NES version, it is instead part of the final pair of levels alongside Nairobi. During the events of the game, Luigi's task is to return artifacts from famous landmarks in Beijing: the Hall of Good Harvest from the Temple of Heaven, a stone from the Great Wall of China, the Gate of Heavenly Peace from the Forbidden City, and (exclusively in the DOS and Deluxe versions) the Monument to the People's Heroes in Tian An Men Square. When walking around the city, Luigi also walks across Beijing's Main Street, Chang An Avenue, as confirmed by the city's police officer.
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Beijing is the official site of the titular Olympic Games.
Information from Mario is Missing!
- "Don't let it phase ya, but it's the biggest country in Asia."
- "It's now called the People's Republic of China."
- "Peeking into my guide book, I see I'll need chopsticks and a pocket full of yuan, excuse my Mandarin."
- "Its capital, Beijing, used to be called Peking."
- "This Chinese city can boast of being a capital for 800 years."
- "The Chinese can boast, they're on the Pacific's west coast."
- "Beijing is the largest city in the country, covering 16,799 square kilometers."
- "Chinese culture is extremely ancient, 3000 years old or more."
- Police Officer:
- "You're on Chang An Avenue, Beijing's Main Street."