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Not to be confused with Coliseum.
Rome Avanti in Mario Kart Tour
The Colosseum in Mario Kart Tour
“The Colosseum was built in AD 72 at the command of an important Roman Emperor. Its name comes from a Latin word meaning big, and it really is huge. 573 yards in circumference, the Colosseum seated over 50,000 spectators. The rulers and the public came to the arena each week to watch games of strength and other entertainment. The games they watched were often very violent, with gladiators sent to fight riveting foes like hungry lions and elephants.”
Pamphlet, Mario is Missing!

The Colosseum (in Italian: Colosseo) is a famous arena in Rome, built in 72 AD. During the time of the Roman Empire, it was the venue of gladiator fights. It has appeared in Super Mario media on many separate occasions.


Mario is Missing![edit]

Luigi's photograph of the Colosseum
The Colosseum in the SNES version

The Colosseum appears in all versions of Mario is Missing! as one of the landmarks that Luigi has to visit in Rome. It is closed because Koopa Troopas stole a gladiator's spear, and it can only reopen if Luigi returns it (though he is first asked some questions at the information booth, seen below). When Luigi returns it to the Colosseum, he is awarded $2000.

  • Just How[sic] many people could fit in this place?
    • 50000
    • 5000
    • 150
    • 100000
  • Who would use that spear?
    • Gladiators
    • Emperors
    • Lions
    • Javelin throwers
  • When was the Colosseum built?
    • BC 72
    • AD 72
    • AD 52
    • AD 1972

Mario Kart series[edit]

Rome artwork for Mario Kart Tour
The Colosseum in artwork promoting the Night Tour

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the course Wario Colosseum is set in an amphitheater resembling the Colosseum, and is also named after it.

The Colosseum itself appears in Mario Kart Tour as one of the landmarks visited in the Rome Avanti course. In the first route for the course, racers drive inside the Colosseum, and drive a full circumference of the building's interior, before gliding out of it. In the third route, racers drive through a bridge in the middle of the Colosseum, surrounded by two Chain Chomps.

The Colosseum returns in Tour Rome Avanti in the Booster Course Pass DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.


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