Lion's Tail from the Parliament
|Lion's Tail from the Parliament|
|First appearance||Mario is Missing! (1992)|
The Lion's Tail from the Parliament is an item in the DOS and Deluxe versions of Mario is Missing!. It is a fragment of one of the lion statues that sits in front of the Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid. It is stolen by some Koopa Troopas when they rampage through the city, then taken back by Luigi as he wanders throughout the city. As he does not know where the Lion's Tail belongs, he proceeds to show it to Madrid's citizens as he walks around. Everyone recognizes its origins from the palace's lion while also telling Luigi other facts about it, such as how the palace was constructed in 1843 (it was actually built from 1843 to 1850). Luigi uses this information to successfully return it through the palace's information booth, and he is rewarded with $2520.
- Boy: "I'd be "lyin" if I didn't tell you that belonged to the Parliament's lion."
- Tourist: "Without that the Parliament's lion would have no "tale" to tell at all."
- Reporter: "The King of Beasts, a fine companion, was cast in bronze from a Moroccan cannon."
- Scientist: "The Parliament building, Cortes, was built in 1843. That's a lion's tail."
- Policewoman: "That's from a pair of lions outside the Cortes. I'll tail you there, see you make it safely."
- "Documentos Elecciones 31 De Agosto De 1850." Congreso.es (Spanish), www.congreso.es/portal/page/portal/Congreso/Congreso/Hist_Normas/PapHist/Regen/DecMod/elec18500831/docs31081850. Retrieved February 11, 2018.