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Incense in the SNES release of Mario's Time Machine Incense in the PC release of Mario's Time Machine
SNES (left) and PC (right)
First appearance Mario's Time Machine (1993)

The Incense is an item in the SNES and PC releases of Mario's Time Machine. It is often used in religious ceremonies to set the atmosphere, especially with an aromatic smell. Mario receives it from a merchant in Calcutta as a celebration of India's independence from the United Kingdom. It can then be given to a Hindu priest at a nearby Ashram. She is about to talk about Mahatma Gandhi, but is distracted by the fact that she has misplaced her incense. Once Mario gives her the Incense in his possession, she thanks him and then continues to talk about Gandhi and his role in promoting nonviolent resistance and aestheticism.