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Greater location New York City
Ruler Mayor of New York City
Inhabitants Humans
“We got a lot of people in Brooklyn. We got pool players, we got beautiful girls, we got restaurants, we got carpenters, plumbers, but normal? Huh-huh! Forget about it!”
Luigi, The Mario Monster Mash

Brooklyn is a borough of the American city of New York and the hometown of Mario and Luigi in certain Mario media.

One of its first mentions in a game is in Mario's Time Machine, in which upon being asked if he was from Italy (due to his accent) by an imperial ruler in China, Mario says that he is from Brooklyn, New York. Of course, granted the time period, the feudal lord did not know what Brooklyn was.

According to early media such as the instruction booklets for the SNES version of SimCity[1] and console conversions of Mario is Missing![2], the Super Mario 64 Shogakukan[3] and Nintendo Power[4] guides, as well as the DIC cartoon shows and Nintendo Comics System, the Mario Brothers are from Brooklyn.


The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

Mario Brothers Plumbing, the setting of every live-action segment, is located in Brooklyn.

In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, it is shown that Mario and Luigi ended up in the Mushroom Kingdom by getting sucked down a Warp Pipe connected to the drain of a bathtub that they were unclogging.

In the cartoon episodes, Mario and Luigi often make references about their former lives in Brooklyn, or lament on how they wish to return home. The live action segments all took place at the Mario Brothers Plumbing shop in Brooklyn.

In the episode "Brooklyn Bound", Mario and Luigi meet up with Salvador Drainotto, a fellow Brooklyn plumber who had been lost in Mushroom Kingdom for thirteen years. However, Salvador Drainotto had discovered a one-way drainpipe to back to Brooklyn, which could only be used once. With Mario and Luigi's help, Salvador Drainotto was able to reach the pipe, and offered Mario and Luigi to come along. Mario and Luigi almost go along with Salvador Drainotto, but decide to stay behind in the end to save Princess Toadstool and Toad from Koopa Khan and the Koopa Pack.

Brooklyn is also featured in the episode "Plummers Academy". In an extended flashback sequence, Mario tells the story of how he and Luigi became plumbers after being flunked by Sergeant Kooperman at the Brooklyn Plumbers Academy.

In the episode "Flatbush Koopa", a Warp Pipe leading to Brooklyn is discovered, and Mario and Luigi, having defeated King Koopa, get to return home. When they get there, they are surprised to see that King Koopa also escaped, and is slowly turning the city into "Kooplyn", as revenge against the Mario Bros. for ruining all of his evil plots. Although they manage to foil King Koopa and lead him back to the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario blows up the pipe with a Bob-Omb, if only so that King Koopa cannot return to Brooklyn. By blowing up the pipe, Mario and Luigi are forced to stay in the Mushroom Kingdom until they can find another way to get home.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, more Warp Pipes leading to the real world had been discovered, making access to Brooklyn much more convenient.

In the episode "Toddler Terrors of Time Travel", Bowser and Kooky try to go back in time to stop the Mario Bros. from going down the drainpipe in Brooklyn, but their plan screws up when the Time Tube turns them, along with Mario, Luigi and Toad into babies.

In "Misadventures in Babysitting", Mario and Luigi accidentally warp into a Brooklyn home, and get suckered into babysitting a brat named Junior, who warps himself to the Mushroom Kingdom in a game of hide and seek.

In "Recycled Koopa", the Koopalings dump their garbage down a Warp Pipe to Brooklyn. As a result, the garbage mutates the people there into Koopa Zombies and other creatures into members of the Koopa Troop (e.g. seagulls into Para-Goombas and fish into Spiny Cheep-Cheeps). Mario and Luigi do what they can to clean up the garbage before the entire city, let alone the whole Real World, gets contaminated.

Super Mario World television series[edit]

While the location itself does not appear, Brooklyn is mentioned in the Super Mario World animated series episode "Mama Luigi" when Luigi says, "Well, like they say in Brooklyn, early to bed, early to catch the worm. Or is it the bagel?"

Club Nintendo[edit]

The story of the Club Nintendo comic "Super Mario: Im Rausch Der Geschwindigkeit" takes place in Brooklyn, where there is a fictional speed limit of 80 "dinosaurpower" Mario is overstepping.

The Nintendo Skyscraper, which appears in the story "Super Mario in Die Nacht des Grauens", is also located "in the heart of Brooklyn".

Super Mario Bros. film[edit]

In the Super Mario Bros. movie, Mario Mario and Luigi Mario live in Brooklyn, where they run the Mario Bros. Plumbing Service. The bulk of the film takes place in Dinohattan, an alternate-universe version of New York City in a world where humans evolved from dinosaurs.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブルックリン
Chinese 布魯克林 (Traditional)
布鲁克林 (Simplified)
Korean 브루클린


  • The well-known Brooklyn Bridge is located in Brooklyn, which can be seen all the way from Mario Brothers Plumbing. The bridge itself was also seen in several cartoon episodes and was mentioned a few times in the live-action segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.


  1. ^ SimCity SNES instruction booklet, page 4. "Well, this is what you asked for. Bowser is on the loose, stomping, smashing, ripping down power lines, starting fires, tearing up roads and railroads and generally doing everything possible to make life about as unconfortable as a bed of spikes. I can hardly bear to watch. And although you can’t see them, the SimCitizens are in the streets, screaming and running around like ants. After all, they didn’t elect their mayor to use the city as an experiment in terror. As for Bowser, you can hear in roaring in anger, unable to find Mario and Luigi, which isn’t surprising since they live in Brooklyn, not Tokyo. Listen closely and you’ll also hear explosions as factories catch fire. According to my statistics, over half of all mayors regret the decision to sack their cities, but fortunately for their peace of mind the guilt lasts only 2.6 seconds on average."
  2. ^ Mario is Missing! instruction booklet, page 2 (SNES) or 4 (NES). "Will the brave brothers from Brooklyn permit this abominable snow plan? The boys say “Not!”"
  3. ^ "Super Mario 64 – 1996 Developer Interviews originally featured in the official strategy guides" Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  4. ^ M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 4. "According to the visitor from Brooklyn, he had been invited to the castle for a piece of cake, which Peach had just baked."