Chuckola Cola (Mario & Luigi series)

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Chuckola Cola
ChuckolaReserveMLSS.png
Chuckola Reserve, a form of Chuckola Cola.

First appearance

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)

Latest appearance

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

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 a "cola" instead.[1]

History[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.

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.

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
Geragera Sōda
From geragera, an onomatopoeia for derisive laughter, and "soda"
Spanish Refresco Jijí Hehe Soda
French Soda Hilaro Hilaro is a pun on hilarious
German Witzwein Joke Wine
Italian Gazzosa Ridolina Chuckle Soda
Russian Хахахтари
Hakhahtari
Pun on Natahtari, a sort of Georgian lemonade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francesca Di Marco. Cultural Localization: Orientation and Disorientation in Japanese Video Games. Retrieved September 27, 2016.