Chuckola Cola

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Chuckola Cola
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Description
"Flavio's treasured beverage. (Actually, it's Bobbery's!)"

First Appearance

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)

Latest Appearance

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)

“Tell him to waft the bouquet, swizzle it gently, and savor all of the fine fizziness!”
Flavio, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Chuckola Cola is a soft drink made from Chuckola Fruit that is popular throughout both the Mushroom Kingdom and Beanbean Kingdom. Since in the Japanese version of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga the beverage was an alcoholic cocktail, during the English localization it was changed so it was rather a cola.[1]

History[edit]

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Chuckola Cola is found in Chucklehuck Woods in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake. There is another rare variety called Chuckola Reserve, which is needed to cure Queen Bean after she is infected by a Belly Blech Worm. Although actual bottles of Chuckola Cola are seen very rarely in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, several were seen in the S.S. Chuckola, an ancient boat bound to ship Chuckola Cola across the world.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Chuckola Cola (as well as Chuckola Fruit) is given a cameo appearance in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, where it appeared alongside Prince Peasley on a poster in Princess Peach's Castle's Shroom Shop.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Admiral Bobbery wants a drink as his last request. When Mario asks Flavio about it, Flavio agrees to give it to Mario, but only if he could give him something in return. Mario gives Flavio a coconut and then gives the drink to Bobbery. Bobbery then joins Mario in his quest.

Said drink, a red wine named Vintage Red in the Japanese version, was changed to a purple drink that was named differently in the various Western localizations, being given the name Chuckola Cola in the English one. As a result of them not being related except in the English localization, there are some appearance inconsistencies with Chuckola Cola between Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The Chuckola Cola was bottled similarly in both games, but it was colored differently: the Mario & Luigi variant was blue (but known to be red when seen en masse) and had a pink label while the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door cola was purple with a yellow label. Furthermore, as a result of the changes during localization, Bobbery's last wish is much more poignant in the Japanese version: scarlet wine in memory of Scarlette. This is retained in the Spanish version, where Bobbery asks for bombioja in honor of Bombaret,[2] while the changes in the nature of the drink partially affected the Italian version, where Bobbery asks for Vintage viola (violet Vintage), a fine berry juice, in memory of Scarlet.[3]

Brewing Chuckola Cola (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)[edit]

The entrance of Chateau de Chucklehuck has four statues, each giving four different steps to brewing Chuckola Cola. These are the four different steps:

Step Image Description
Step 1 MLSS-Brewing Step1.png The main ingredient of Chuckola Cola is Chuckola Fruit, which grows only in Chucklehuck Woods.
Step 2 MLSS-Brewing Step2.png Place one Chuckola Fruit in a barrel that's been filled to the brim with savory syrup.
Step 3 MLSS-Brewing Step3.png Tell funny jokes to the fruit until it laughs, releasing soda bubbles deep within the brew.
Step 4 MLSS-Brewing Step4.png Bear in mind that the quality of both the fruit and the jokes will affect the brewing process.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲラゲラソーダ (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Geragera Sōda
ビンテージ·レッド (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Bintēji Reddo
From geragera, an onomatopoeia for derisive laughter, and "soda"
Vintage Red
Spanish Refresco Jijí (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Bombioja (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Hehe Soda
Pun on bomb and Rioja (a place in Spain known for its wine)
French Soda Hilaro (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Grand Cru (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Hilaro is a pun on hilarious
A Grand Cru is a high-quality wine
German Witzwein (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Psycho-Blubb (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Joke Wine
Blubb comes from "blubbern" = to bubble
Italian Gazzosa Ridolina (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Vintage Viola (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Chuckle Soda
Purple Vintage

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francesca Di Marco. Cultural Localization: Orientation and Disorientation in Japanese Video Games. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  2. ^ FatalRagnarok (July 20, 2015). Paper Mario y la Puerta Milenaria | Español |Part 21 "Nuestra gran aventura del tesoro". YouTube. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  3. ^ fabry90 (June 27, 2012). Paper Mario: Il Portale Millenario - 100% Walkthrough - Parte 27 di 55. YouTube. Retrieved December 3, 2017.