Cannonball (item)

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Cannonball
Cannonball MIMSNES.png

First appearance

Mario is Missing! (1993)

The Cannonball is an item that appears exclusively in the SNES release of Mario is Missing!. It is a part of the ammunition for the Tsar Cannon (named the "Emperor's Cannon" in-game, which is also depicted in the item's image) that is exhibited in the Kremlin. It is stolen from its proper place by a group of invading Koopa Troopas, and it is then carried around by a single Koopa Troopa wandering through Moscow. Luigi eventually grabs it for himself and asks the city's locals about it, leading them to discuss its history and various facts about it, such as how the cannon's cannonballs were cast in 1586 alongside the cannon (in actuality, they were cast in the 19th century[1]). Luigi eventually gathers enough knowledge to bring it to the Kremlin's information booth and prove that the Cannonball that he is holding is genuine. The booth's clerk accepts the item and gives him $1600 as a reward. In the NES version, the Emperor's Bell is instead stolen from the Kremlin.

Information[edit]

  • Boy: "Now we can have a ball! That's from the world's biggest cannon."
  • Tourist: "Wow! You can be a real hot shot and return that to the Emperor's Cannon."
  • Reporter: "When I give a tour of the Kremlin, I’d like to include that cannon ball."
  • Scientist: "Since the cannon was cast in 1586, I guess its ammunition was too."
  • Policewoman: "Now you’re bringing out the big guns. That’s a cannon ball from Tsar Pushka."

References[edit]

  1. Chernov, Vladimir. "First Day." Moscow: a Short Guide, edited by I. A. Romashkevich. translated by J. C. Butler, Moscow Progress Publishers, 1979, p. 56. Archive.org, archive.org/details/moscowshortguide00cher. Retrieved January 28, 2018.