- This article is about dinosaurs in general. For the group of characters from the WarioWare series, see the Dinosaurs. For the microgame in Game & Wario, see Dinosaur (microgame).
Illustration of Dinosaur Land from the Yoshi Shogakukan guide book, featuring various dinosaur characters and turtles.
|First appearance||Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)|
Prehistoric nonavian dinosaurs are one of the many types of creatures that have appeared in Super Mario games. A few different dinosaur species exist in Mario's world, such as Yoshis, Birdos, and Rexes.
Super Mario series
Super Mario World
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario World television series
Super Mario Bros. film
In the Super Mario Bros. live-action film, an alternate, unnamed version of Earth is revealed to exist. This parallel Earth was brought into creation when the meteorite struck the true Earth 65 million years ago, causing spatial and dimensional disturbances, resulting in the creation of the alternate Earth. Some dinosaurs were then flung into this parallel world, while their kin went extinct on Earth.
On this Earth, various types of dinosaurs evolved into humanoid creatures, though some, such as Yoshi, seemed to have retained their reptilian forms. Aside from one rundown city, Dinohattan, this Earth is a desert wasteland, lacking various resources.
Mario's Time Machine
In the NES version of Mario's Time Machine, a Dinosaur Egg is stolen from the Cretaceous Period by Bowser. When Mario travels back in time to return it, several sauropod dinosaurs can be seen in the background. Additionally, in other versions of the game, the good endings feature Bowser travelling back in time to the Cretaceous Period and getting flattened by a dinosaur's foot.
Diddy Kong Racing
In Diddy Kong Racing, green sauropod dinosaurs appear as obstacles in tracks of Dino Domain, where they walk around a small area. Additionally, a yellow T-Rex appears exclusively in the intro, racing against Bumper. Tricky the Triceratops is also seen with two younger Triceratops in the ending: a pink one and a yellow one.
Mario Artist: Paint Studio
In Mario Artist: Paint Studio, six dinosaurs inhabit Dinosaur Land, where the player is able to take pictures of them. These dinosaurs include: a Brachiosaurus, a Velociraptor, a Stegosaurus, a T-Rex, a Triceratops, and a Gallimimus.
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! / Mario Kart 7 / Mario Kart Tour
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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a gate customization called "Dino Roar" added in version 1.1.0 resembles the skeleton of a dinosaur. It lets out a large roar and will slow down any kart that is in its path.
Yoshi's Crafted World
Super Mario World television series (Mama Luigi)
Mario's Time Machine (SNES)
Diddy Kong Racing sauropod