List of Mario references on the Internet
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The following is a list of Mario-related sightings and references on the Internet. This list does not include fan-made works dedicated to the Mario franchise and its games, nor does it include walkthroughs of Mario games. This list also does not include anything with pornography, sex, blood, gore, or other adult-based content.
Abobo's Big Adventure
When the player examines mushrooms, Jake wonders whether he will grow or not if he eats them.
In the guardian tower at Oaklore, if the person browsing touches one of the piles of barrels, a bubble will pop up and say: "These barrels are inscribed with D.K. Jr."
From Stealing the Diamond onward, this Stickpage-based series has various Mario references.
In the Epic ending, when Henry makes it to the diamond, only to find some night guards, a Super Mushroom, obtaining its appearance from Super Mario Bros., is one of the options Henry can choose. Also, a stick Luigi makes a cameo in a photo. Finally, a heavy metal version of the final boss theme from Super Mario 64 plays if Henry chooses the Super Mushroom.
In the Government Supported Private Investigator ending, when Henry opens the cargo bay door at the Toppat Clan's airship, and chooses a Banana Bomb to evade the two guards at the cargo bay, the resulting fail screen will display text that reads "Ooooh BANANA!". If clicked on, the "Ooooh, banana!" voice clip from Donkey Kong 64 will play, and a Golden Banana will appear, retaining its appearance from said game.
Additionally, in the Pure Blooded Thief ending, when Henry gets stranded at the center of one of the propellers at the airship, a Green Shell is one of the options Henry can choose.
In the Convict Allies ending, when Henry and Ellie try to sneak past two conversing guards, Bounce Bros. is one of the options they can choose.
Additionally, in the Ghost Inmate ending, when Henry tries to enter a glassed-out room, a Power Jump is one of the options Henry can choose.
Also in the Ghost Inmate ending, when Henry makes his way outside to the docks where two guards are waiting, a Super Leaf (known simply as a Leaf in the game) is one of the options Henry can choose. It also transforms Henry into Raccoon Henry.
Furthermore, in the Presumed Dead ending, when Henry is skidding down the main corridor while Russian-speaking guards prepare to ambush him, an Item, resembling an Item Box, is one of the options Henry can choose. The items the roulette cycles through are a Banana, a Green Shell, and bruUGHNO before finally landing on a Boo, which Henry uses to evade the guards.
Bowser, Wart and a robotic version of Birdo called Mecha Birdo appear as bosses in the game I Wanna Be The Guy. During the battle with Mecha Birdo, Beezos appear as enemies. At the battle with Bowser, he appears riding in the Koopa Clown Car. If the player enters in a hole in the wall of the "Room of Divine Transportation", The Kid will enter in a room with a Snifit, which will start firing Bullet Bills using a Bill Blaster at him. In The Guy, the castle of "The Guy", in the "Hall of Former The Guys", pictures states that Bowser was the first Guy to ever held the title of "The Guy". Also, when a block breaks, the sound of when Mario break a block at Super Mario Bros. is heard.
In the game there is a zone called the "8-Bit Realm", where there are various enemies from the NES-era for the player to kill, including Bloopers, Koopa Troopas, and Goombas. In "Anger Man's Level," the player can fight Bob-ombs, and in "Regret Man's Level," the player can fight Boos. Also, some items that the player can obtain make reference to Mario in the description, name, and use. Examples include "The Plumber's Mushroom Stew" and a Fire Flower. After completing the Naughty Sorceress Quest once and ascending, Buzzy Beetles will replace Goombas in the "8-Bit Realm", a reference to the "new quest" in Super Mario Bros. The "Whirling Maple Leaf" familiar may sprinkle you with Maple Syrup to restore your MP, a possible reference to Paper Mario.
Mari0 is a PC game that combines elements of Super Mario Bros. and Portal. The player controls Mario who has a portal gun which can be used to teleport the player, enemies, and objects. The game includes a Super Mario Bros. map-pack, a Portal map-pack, a Level Editor, and the ability to add downloaded map-packs to the game.
New Super Chick Sisters
This 2010 Flash game is the sequel of Super Chick Sisters, to protest against various fast food chains once again. The characters in the game mimic the appearance of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser and the setting is similar to World 1 from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Unlike "Mario Kills Tanooki", the protest isn't directly aimed at the Mario franchise. It can be played here.
There are 5 hats and 1 gear based on elements from the Mario franchise.
Sam's Arm Wrestling Challenge
Snail Bob 3
Super Chick Sisters
In their campaign against fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), PETA made a site called kentuckyfriedcruelty.com, where the player can play a game called Super Chick Sisters. This game is mostly based on New Super Mario Bros.
The two main characters are chickens called Chickette and Nugget, and wear the same caps as Mario and Luigi, respectively. In this game, Colonel Sanders (the founder of the KFC franchise) kidnaps Princess Pam (based on the actress Pamela Anderson, who wears the same dress as Princess Peach). Also, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Koopa Troopa and Dr. Mario appear in the game, and a Bowser mask is worn by the final boss. In their campaign against McDonald's, PETA also made a game based on Mario at the site mccruelty.com called New Super Chick Sisters. Super Chick Sisters can be played here.
Unlike "Mario Kills Tanooki", the protests aren't directly aimed at the Mario franchise.
Super Mario Remaker
This game was a downloadable game that was a remade version of Super Mario Maker for the computer. It also had exclusive features like Rex and customizing costumes for Costume Mario. It was later taken down by Nintendo.
Super PiCO WorldSuper Mario Bros., with everything redesigned slightly, such as PiCO replacing Mario and webpages replacing Warp Pipes.
Super Tanooki Skin 2D
Super Tanooki Skin 2D is a parody Flash game, starring the character Tanooki, a skinless animal who is chasing Mario to get his skin back. The game has the player dodge obstacles by jumping à la Mario. Mario is wearing his skin and flying ahead of Tanooki. The game was released online by PETA to call attention to this issue. The game title refers to Super Mario 3D Land (the Flash game was uploaded soon after its release).
This is the Only Level TOO
One of the levels is titled World 1-2, and to get past it, the character must break two top ceiling blocks and jump on top of the ceiling. After going right enough, there will be a large room that has three Warp Pipes (all of them have the number two on them), and pixelated words that say "WELCOME TO THE WARP ZONE", a reference to the Warp Zone.
This section is for Mario-related Internet memes that have been particularly influential on Internet culture and do not have any particular association with specific online games, websites, or videos. Because memes are highly subjective, please ensure that any entries added to this section are backed up by credible sources, such as having a "Confirmed" status on Know Your Meme at the bare minimum.
0.5x A Presses / But first, we need to talk about Parallel Universes
0.5x A Presses is an Internet meme that circulated around 2016 regarding a certain video that concerns the stage in the Hazy Maze Cave stage in Super Mario 64. In the video, Super Mario 64 player pannenkoek2012 describes how to complete the objective Watch for Rolling Rocks in 0.5 A button presses. The video is well known for its absurd and complex analysis of the physics of Super Mario 64 as well as the technical manipulation of the game, as well as its introduction with one phrase, "An A press is an A press, you can't say it's only a half." Other phrases from the video include: "Misaligned QPU" and "building up speed for 12 hours." The video comes in two variants, with one being commentated by pannenkoek2012 himself and one without the commentary.
Bowsette is a meme which depicts Bowser using the Super Crown power-up (which, contradictory to the meme and its derivatives, can only be used by Toadette, and cannot affect any other characters, Bowser himself included) to transform into a Princess Peach lookalike, stemming from a comic posted on Twitter and DeviantArt by user ayyk92 on September 19, 2018. In the comic, Bowser uses the power-up after he and Mario are rejected in marriage proposal by Peach in Super Mario Odyssey's ending, with the implication that the resulting Princess Peach lookalike got into a relationship with Mario (depicted as being during Mario Tennis Aces). The comic became immensely popular, after which the name "Bowsette" was appended to the character (despite not following Peachette's naming structure properly), to the point of the Peachette page being MarioWiki's most-visited page for a time, followed by associated pages, and the meme being the #1 trend on Twitter of Japan. It spawned a large amount of parodies, permutations, and fan art, and ayyk92 went from just 78 followers to over 50,000 after posting the comic, having garnered over 1000 within a single day. The artist later made a sequel due to the popularity, featuring the transformed Bowser, with a cup of tea and an engagement ring, at the "Bad-Anon" from Wreck-It Ralph, to the other members' confusion, and yet another involving Shulk attacking her while she is distracted by a butterfly. Nintendo has acknowledged the meme, but stated they have nothing further to say about it.
Coincidentally, during the conceptual stages of Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo planned for Bowser to have his own version of Cappy. In one of the concepts shown in The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, Bowser is shown using his cap to capture Peach, becoming "Peach Bowser."
The DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64 has been subject to numerous memetic parodies, which are largely attributable to its highly quotable and allegedly "cheesy" nature (which was intentional on the part of composer Grant Kirkhope). These parodies include citing and corrupting Lanky Kong's verse with emphasis on the word "he" (usually stylized as "HE"), as well as remixing the song in general, either to mock its lyrics or as a mashup with other songs (as has been done many times on SiIvaGunner's channel) (not to be confused with SilvaGunner). Brentalfloss did his own mock version of the DK Rap, showing where the five main Kongs of the game are today.
Expand Dong is a reaction image depicting Donkey Kong's face from the boxart of Donkey Kong 64, with the eponymous phrase (formed from letters of the game's title) displayed below his face. The meme is strongly associated with a clip from the song "Our Love is Stronger Than a Golden Banana" from the Donkey Kong Country episode "Raiders of the Lost Banana", where DK sings "I'll shower you with coconut cream pies," as well as DK's expression on the cover of the Legend of the Crystal Coconut VHS boxMedia:DKC Legend of the Crystal Coconut VHS.jpg, due to the perceived lewdness of both. Derivatives of the meme exist featuring other fictional characters and similar captions (which may be innuendos or otherwise).
Luigi's Death Stare
Luigi's Death Stare refers to the angry, determined staring expression that Luigi occasionally shows in Mario Kart 8 when passing by opponents (though the expression is neither exclusive to him nor did it originate in Mario Kart 8). Originally brought to attention in user-uploaded clips of the game, Luigi's "death stare" grew in popularity when it was featured in the video "Luigi Ridin' Dirty", which set one of the aforementioned clips to the song "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire. Since then, the "death stare" was exploited by Nintendo themselves in a Japanese commercial for Mario Kart 8, and mentioned in the Nintendo Digital Event at E3 2014. It was later referenced in-game in Paper Mario: Color Splash, and in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle through Luigi's Steely Stare ability.
Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing
Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing is a series of videos depicting, as its name indicates, an immobile Luigi winning games (usually minigames from the Mario Party series or fights in Super Smash Bros.) as his AI-controlled opponents, who are all set to the easiest difficulty (highest in Super Smash Bros.), defeat themselves. The original video, featuring Mario Party 2, was uploaded on YouTube on October 11, 2009 and has over 6 million views as of November 2017.
The meme was referenced by both Nintendo of Europe and Super Mario UK Twitter accounts, which, on November 29, 2017, uploaded a clip of the Mario Party: The Top 100 remake of the Mario Party 2 minigame Bumper Balls (one of the games featured in the original video) with the caption "Yes, it still works."
Mama Luigi is a popular meme which is based on the version of the character from the Super Mario World TV series episode of the same name. He wears a green hat, matching overalls, and a blue shirt, and has green eyes that are sometimes cross-eyed (which is actually taken from the ending of The Yoshi Shuffle). His favorite food is bagels and his most recurring catchphrases are "Or is it the bagel?" and "That's Mama Luigi to you."
Weegee is a widespread Internet meme based on the odd sprite of Luigi used for the MS-DOS version of Mario is Missing!, which appears to have an odd-looking stare and a hunched-over posture. This led to the creation of a vectorized image based on Luigi's sprite (pictured at right) that became the basis for the meme. The most common use of the exploitable is to edit "Weegee" or his face into pictures to create a sense of awkwardness and discomfort. Variants for other Mario characters exist, most notably "Malleo", a derivative of Mario's sprite from the same game. As a possible reference to this meme, Luigi's trophy description in the American English version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U refers to his taunts as "100% Weegee".
In "Axe Cop #0", it is explained that Axe Cop's parents occasionally put a hat on him and referred to him as Baby Mario since he was born with a mustache. The cap is shown as red with the letter M on it, much like Mario's.
In BrainPOP.com's Dance movie, Tim is humming the underwater tune from Super Mario Bros.
Fred the Monkey
A later update added several random quotes from other game and movie franchises, including additional ones from the Mario series. Some examples being "It's-a me, Mario!" (Mario's opening line in Super Mario 64) and "Maaaaaaaaario?" (one of Luigi's screams in Luigi's Mansion).
As part of their Golden Flash Giveaway, the site features a ? Block.
Lego Ideas is a website where people submit their own Lego projects. If the project gets 10,000 supporters, it goes into a review. If it passes the review, the project becomes an actual product and the maker will get 1% of the profit. One of the more popular projects was Mario-themed (which was archived due to rival company K'Nex owning the Mario license):
Project Description: "The icon of game history: Super Mario along with his brother Luigi and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom, have inspired and entertained us for 27 years. And will hopefully keep on doing so for many years to come! An idea came to me the very moment I discovered the "Ultimate Block" system of LEGO bricks. The idea was so simple yet it inspired so much undefinable nostalgia and inspiration. The block idea I got consists of 4 parts, a 2x2 plate, two 2x1 bricks with brick relief, and a 2x2 tile with a centered stud on top. This became the most common Mario element, the Brick Blocks! Iconic as they are, and some may feel the Mario nostalgia kick in and see the potential LEGO and Mario combined would possess! The Mario games are varied, but the most memorable ones are the classic 2D side scrolling adventures of this amazing plumber, and not to forget, his Brother. So the idea is simple, Bring the best elements of Mario to the LEGO format... And as an initial idea, a 2D side scrolling adventure in 3 dimensions, is the perfect solution! Having several sections would allow you to expand the world as desired. There are 5 different sections, but it would not necessarily mean 5 different products. Presenting a single product containing all the parts needed to construct one of the 5 sections, would allow you to build the section you like the most, and rebuild it to another once you feel the need of change in scenery. This would allow one single product that can expand your world by every set added to your collection. The parts included would also allow a whole new world of possibilities to expand your own visions of a Mario world! Should it prove successful enough to become a continued theme, it would on a longer term introduce other themes and colour pallets so the variety would be expanded drastically. Also introduce larger play sets which would inspire even more. The Blocks will be essential in every set, with a greater number of Brick blocks, and some unique blocks in addition, such as the Mystery Block, Used Blocks and Note Blocks (Jump Block). These Blocks would require prints for 2x2 plates and 2x2 tiles (or center studded tiles), as well as 2x2 bricks. Including the essential items is a must, the Coins, Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, Super Leaves, Stars and 1-Up Mushrooms, to name the current ones".
In "Real-life Bowsers Castle: Jump on this deal before Mario Does", David Cross has done the math on how tall, how wide, and how expensive Bowser's castle would be as it appears in Super Mario Bros. 3 in real-world terms. He published the results in a blog post and an infographic. Cross, in "Super Mario Bros: Cash in Your Dollars for 8-bit Gold", states that a single Coin would be worth $508,829.16 in real-world money.
In Natalie Grigson's article, Grigson calculated that Princess Peach's Castle is worth $950,972,940 in real-world money, not including the moat, land or paintings, and in another she priced Donkey Kong's Tree House at $3,800.
Randy Nelson's "The Real-World Price of Luigi’s Mansion", sets the mansion's price at $17,170,029. R. Nelson also did an article on "30 reasons to move to the Mushroom Kingdom". Bowser's Castle, Peach's Castle, Luigi's Mansion, and Donkey Kong's Tree House are among the buildings in R. Nelson's "15 Famous Video Game Houses Built With LEGO Bricks".
On page 7681, during Act 6 Act 5 Act 1x2 of Homestuck, Andrew Hussie, speaking through the narrative prompt, likens Trickster Mode to Mario ("a small Italian plumber who goes on sideways adventures") using a Super Star to power through the levels. He argues that being able to "win" without any effort thanks to being rendered "magic and invincible" by the Star is "actually devastating to his development as a human being" because "Mario NEEDS to stomp on all those mushrooms. He NEEDS to bonk those bricks with his head, for the sake of his personal growth." Hussie then admits that "Maybe Mario isn't the best example" since he is a "one-dimensional friendly cartoon plumber" and thus isn't quite applicable to the Trickster Mode situation that befell the teenage protagonists of the story.
My LEGO Network
In the Heroes graphic novel Rebellion, Part 4, West, when asked about Monica, replies, "Princess is in another castle."
In another Heroes graphic novel, The Trip, Part 1, Hiro (a gaming enthusiast) has a hallucination that includes seeing a man (similar to Mario) in a large plumbing tube, and bricks with money it them. Later, he mentions Bowser, and then sees a man as a mushroom who says, "Our princess is in another castle".
In yet another Heroes graphic novel, From the Files of Primatech, Part 7 (which is set in 1991), Elle plays Super Mario Bros.
The Mario franchise and its related series have been featured or referenced in multiple articles posted by the absurdist satire website Clickhole, which is a branch of The Onion.
RiffTrax have also released a commentary for the Super Mario Bros. movie. The accompanying trailer jokingly rated the film "W" for Waluigi because "Waluigi would have vastly improved this movie and that's saying something." Various riffs during the commentary make references to the Mario games, including the following:
For a time, when trying to access a Twitch.tv page that would produce a 404 error message, (such as this link), it would show a custom page with this message, which was a reference to Toad's statement in Super Mario Bros.:
On Xat chats, there are six smileys that are Mario related:
This section is for Mario references found in popular YouTube videos.
Beatdownboogie has started a realistic parody series based off of Mario called Mario Warfare, centering the story in a modern warfare style. There are eight episodes in total. As the story goes, Bowser invades the Mushroom Castle and kills the entire Toad military. Toad himself manages to take down many of Bowser's Shy Guys to defend Princess Peach and take her to a safe haven, just before getting shot by "Bill", a parody of Bullet Bill. Plumbers/brothers Mario and Luigi find themselves in the middle of a war as they go from plumbers for the castle to soldiers alongside Peach and the Smash Club, a group of fighters who lost their kingdoms to Bowser and band together to avenge what was taken from them. Parodies of characters from both Mario and other Nintendo franchises who so far have appeared are Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Mushroom King, Bullet Bill, Shy Guy, Hammer Bros., Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, King K. Rool, Captain N, Link, Kirby, Ash, Pikachu, Little Mac, Ness, Kamek, and Solid Snake, Wario, Waluigi, and Dixie Kong.
"history of japan"
Ian is Bored
TeamFourStar have made a few references to the Mario franchise throughout their Dragon Ball Z Abridged series.
"Weird Al" Yankovic
YouTube Poop refers to a style of YouTube videos consisting of randomly edited clips from various sources, usually to nonsensical effect. Among the more popular sources are clips from the Mario animated series (particularly Super Mario World and its episode "Mama Luigi"), as well as cutscenes from Hotel Mario, although other Mario-related media (including the canon games) have been used as sources as well. The phenomenon became significant enough to be acknowledged by some of the creators behind the original material, such as screenwriter Phil Harnage and voice actor Marc Graue; Graue has even actively participated in the ironic fan community surrounding Hotel Mario.
American YouTuber Zach Boucher, professionally known as SploogeGaming, has made various rap songs and rap battles about the Mario franchise. These include the "Intense Super Mario 64 Rap", a rap song about Mario's adventure to save Peach and the Power Stars; "Intense Super Mario Sunshine Rap", another rap song that now centers about Mario's disastrous vacation in Isle Delfino; "Intense Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Rap", a third rap song that highlights Mario's adventure in the game; "Intense Luigi's Mansion Rap", a fourth rap song that centers on Luigi's ghostbusting adventure to save Mario; "Lap One: A Mario Kart 8 Rap", a rap song which highlights the flow of a typical Mario Kart 8 race; "Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Rap Battle Parts 1 & 2", which has various characters from the base Super Smash Bros. roster rap against each other, including Mario representatives Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Bowser, and Bowser Jr.; "Super Smash Bros. Rap Battle: DLC Edition", which has all of the DLC characters from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U engage in a rap battle; and the "Smashing Dr. Mario Rap Song", which is a rap about Super Smash Bros. from Dr. Mario's perspective. Zach Boucher has produced "Rage Rap: Rainbow Road", which has him rap about the frustrating course layout of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!s Rainbow Road, while showing gameplay footage of Toad and Toadette from the same game.
Portrait Ghosts such as Biff Atlas, Miss Petunia, Sue Pea, Neville, Lydia, Slim Bankshot, and Vincent Van Gore are mentioned throughout the Luigi's Mansion rap song, and are shown as part of gameplay footage; King Boo makes rare appearances throughout the rap song; foes like Hooktail, Sir Grodus, and Lord Crump are referenced in the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door rap song; and finally, the Super Smash Bros. rap battles feature numerous references: Mario (voiced by VideoGameRapBattles) says his signature catchphrase "It's-a me, Mario!" at the beginning of his verse, and references his famous status by referring to himself as "the lovable, idolized Nintendo character" and "what everyone wants to be"; Luigi (voiced by Adam Purski) references his Fireball's disruptive capabilities by saying "Believe me, get hit by floating fireballs. That'll just completely f*** up your entire combo", and talks about his up aerial, Luigi Cyclone, and damaging taunt; Bowser (voiced by NemRaps) references his Bowser Bomb and Flying Slam specials (ex: "Hit you with a Ground Pound, cowards catchin' feelings" and "You'll expire when hit by my Flying Slam!"); Bowser Jr. (voiced by DefMatch) starts his rap by saying, "I'm Bowser Jr., Mechakoopas will chew ya!", referencing his down special move, and later on, "I brought my seven brothers hovering above in these Clown Cars", referencing the Koopalings and the mass-produced Junior Clown Cars; Yoshi (voiced by Zach Boucher) references his egg laying capabilities and fast attacks; lastly, Donkey Kong (also voiced by NemRaps) raps about his attack speed and KO power, while referencing his tantrums when the Kongs' Banana Hoard is stolen (ex:"They say I'm going bananas, but I don't feel ya, I kill ya."). Donkey Kong's next line is, "What's a monkey to a gorilla?", possibly referencing Diddy Kong; additionally, Donkey Kong's last few lines are, "Battling this O.G.? Homie, you're history. King Kong ain't got shit on me!", which may reference the Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd. lawsuit, where Universal Studios considered Donkey Kong a copyright infringement of King Kong. Later on, the court ruled in favor of Nintendo, saying that, "Donkey Kong is a unique game that does not share any similarities with King Kong".
There is a notable error in "Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Rap Part 1", where Bowser Jr. says "I brought my seven brothers hovering above in these Clown Cars", even though the Koopalings comprise of six males (Larry, Lemmy, Iggy, Morton, Roy, and Ludwig) and one female (Wendy). Additionally, the Koopalings are not Bowser Jr.'s siblings, due to being unrelated to Bowser. Bowser Jr. also references his Final Smash and the ability to become Shadow Mario at the end of his verse. "Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Rap: Part 1" is notable for featuring the most Mario characters, with 5 in total, while Part 2 features 1, and the DLC Edition features none. Several Mario characters also have beats inspired from existing tunes, though with added trap beats: Mario raps to the Hammer theme from Donkey Kong, Luigi raps to the Ground Theme of Super Mario Bros., and Peach raps to the Super Star's arrangement from Super Smash Bros..