List of implied locations
The list of implied locations is a list of places, kingdoms, and zones that have not physically appeared up in any form of media to this point in time. Regardless of their lack of appearance, the implied locations have been mentioned at least once throughout the Mario franchise.
Mario franchise locations
Implied locations that are original to the Mario franchise, including places named and modelled after Earth locations, but not actual locations that exist in real life.
The Banishment Zone is a zone mentioned in promotional materials for The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, where Bowser is sent before the events of the cartoon and after The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! However, Bowser escapes from the Banishment Zone and attacks the Mushroom Kingdom again, this time with his Koopalings.
Broadshroom is a place mentioned by Eve during Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. She speaks of it when Mario accepts her "Tell that person..." trouble at the Trouble Center. Many famous plays are performed there, of which Eve herself landed a lead role in one. It is named after Broadway in New York City.
Names in other languages
Circuit Break Island
Circuit Break Island is an island Luigi visits to retrieve the third Marvelous Compass piece on his journey to rescue Princess Eclair. The residents of the island have kart races almost everyday, and the winner becomes king or queen of the island for twenty-four hours. The karts race at high speeds and are equipped with missile launchers. The only known kart is The Big Green 01.
Count Bleck's World
Count Bleck's World or Blumiere's World is a world that Count Bleck says he is going to create after destroying all worlds in Super Paper Mario, and live there with his minions, Mimi, Nastasia, O'Chunks and Dimentio happily. As it turns out, near the end, he does not mean it and he is actually going to destroy all worlds and not leave a single one, not even his own.
Dimentio says Count Bleck lied about the World and tries to convince Mario to join him to build perfect worlds, but Tippi alerts him he is lying, causing Dimentio to fight Mario.
At the end of the game, Lord Blumiere and Lady Timpani (Count Bleck and Tippi's true forms) go to some other world where they presumably live happily ever after. After Mario and company all return to Flipside, Nastasia is sad Count left and just can't stop crying.
O'Chunks and Mimi tell her that Count Bleck must be alive and in peace. They say that they will even build the world that Count Bleck wanted so much — a world with love and not war.
Dry Dry Kingdom
The Dry Dry Kingdom is an ancient civilization that existed an unknown time ago in the Dry Dry Desert; Dry Dry Kingdom is mentioned in Paper Mario by a Dryite living in Dry Dry Outpost, as well as by other characters, though not by name.
The Dry Dry Kingdom is evidently a prosperous society ruled by a Nomadimouse named King Mousta; the subjects of King Mousta rose up against him and rebelled against his rule, wishing to have a society akin to anarchy, they exiling him from the Dry Dry Kingdom. King Mousta eventually struck back against his traitorous followers sometime after his impeachment, defeating them with those still loyal to him, thieves and bandits who would later go on to create the town of Dry Dry Outpost.
This war waged by the Dry Dry Kingdom's inhabitants and King Mousta may have caused the destruction of the Dry Dry Kingdom, or at least contributed to it. Currently, the only remains of the Dry Dry Kingdom's existence are the Dry Dry Ruins, which are guarded by Moustafa, a possible descendant of King Mousta or his second-in-command, a thief boss who is charged with guarding the ruins.
The Flora Kingdom is an unseen part in Super Paper Mario. Floro Sapiens are the residents of it and King Croacus IV is the current king of the kingdom. Though it is not confirmed, the Floro Caverns might be under the Floro Kingdom since so many Floro Sapiens live here, and King Croacus has his room down there. The previous rulers of the Floro Kingdom were King Croacus I, Queen Croacus II and King Croacus III. They all changed the Flora Kingdom somehow.
Flower-koku (フラワー国), meaning Flower Nation or Flower Country, is an unseen territory only mentioned in the anime movie Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, an animated adaptation of the events of Super Mario Bros. Its prince, Haru, owns a Brooch necklace nearly identical to Princess Peach's, and as a result is destined to marry her.
Frankenstein University is a school that is mentioned briefly on the bonus disc from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 The Complete Series DVD set. It is a school that Kooky von Koopa attended and graduated from.
Fungusville is the town where Toad's family lives, although Toad himself does not live there. It is only mentioned in passing by Gramps during The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Escape from Koopatraz".
Gangster Supply Store
The Gangster Supply Store is presumably a black market store located in Crime Land that supplies various crime-related goods to criminals. During the events of "The Unzappables", Al Koopone places an order at the Gangster Supply Store for many Unzappable Hats, which he soon receives.
In the original Japanese script and more literal translations in other languages, Koopook's email states he is hiding in the Crystal Palace.
Hatesong Tower is the final area in Luigi's quest in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Its name is a play on the term "love song." This is where Luigi and his partners fight the Chestnut King (and then Minister Crepe) to save Princess Eclair. Luigi talks about his adventures after Mario comes back with another Crystal Star.
Hawaii Land is a region named after Hawaii. It is implied to have a very similar climate to Hawaii as well, as Mario dresses up in beach clothes in preparation for a trip to Hawaii Land. However, Toad purposely misleads his friends to the North Pole instead, so that he can receive presents from Santa Claus. Hawaii Land is only mentioned during the events of "Koopa Klaus."
Jazzafrazz Town is a town which Luigi travels to in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It is the home of the Dayzees. There, he meets a Dayzee named Hayzee. Hayzee needs Luigi's help in his play for the Jazzafrazz Town Drama Slam. His role in the play is grass. The prize for winning is the Dramalama Plaque, which contains a piece of the Marvelous Compass.
Kong Country School District
Kong Country School District is an educational district mentioned on page 34 in the 89th issue of Nintendo Power. It is said to be the place where Wrinkly Kong worked at before she retired from teaching and took on aerobics in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! It is unknown whether the Kong Kollege, where Wrinkly taught during the events of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, is part of this district.
Koopergarten is the supposed Koopa equivalent of kindergarten. Koopergarten is only ever mentioned in Hip and Hop's biography from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 The Complete Series DVD set. According to the writers bible, the twins flunked Koopergarten.
Mario Kart 8 Pit
The Mario Kart 8 Pit is a location where the video series From the Pit takes place with Crew Chief Andrew Trego giving tips and tricks to the players in Mario Kart 8 including characters, shortcuts and techniques.
Mario Kart 8 Testing Facility
The Mario Kart 8 Testing Facility is a location where all of the American Mario Kart 8 commercials take place and is run by professional experts. Each test includes a gameplay clip of the corresponding element or item that can be used in the game. The six tests are Super Horn, Lightning, Boomerang Flower, Piranha Plant, Crazy Plunge and Upside Down.
Mario Kart Emporium
The Mario Kart Emporium is a location where all of the American Mario Kart Wii commercials take place. It is owned by Cowboy Jed and is mentioned in all three of the commercials. The Mario Kart Emporium is apparently a car, or rather, kart, dealership where one can buy any character's karts from Mario Kart Wii, no matter what condition they're in ("squidded," blown up, and shrunk are three of the conditions shown).
Mystical Ninja Elementary
The Mystical Ninja Elementary is an elementary school that the ninja girls Kat and Ana attend in addition to the Diamond Kindergarten. It is mentioned in the instruction booklet of WarioWare: Touched! by Kat and Ana who tell to be the stars of the elementary's school play. In the manual of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! Kat is already said to attend a ninja school, which is possibly the Mystical Ninja Elementary.
The North Sea is the Snowmads' place of origin, according to the British English instruction manual for the Wii U version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The American English manual more broadly refers to this place as "the northern seas."
Plumpbelly Village is a town on the Strudel Continent, possibly ruled by the Waffle Kingdom. It is the location of one of the pieces of the Marvelous Compass that Luigi retrieve during the events of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
When Luigi arrives, the town is ruled by a two-headed snake named Hizza, who demands regular sacrifices of the village's women. Luigi offers to don a ceremonial chiffon bride's dress and go in place of the mayor's daughter, who is next up. Jerry, the cherry-shaped Bob-omb, horrified by the sight of Luigi in a dress, followed him to try and stop him, but Hizza takes Luigi into his lair. Luigi darts around the cave and makes the snake eat itself, disappearing in a puff of smoke. After Luigi emerges, the mayor offers his daughter's hand in marriage. Luigi considers it, but that night, while staying in the village, he decides against it, convinced that Princess Eclair is his future bride, and sneaks out of the town. Jerry follows Luigi and Blooey, making it his life mission to make sure that Luigi never dresses in drag again.
The Pudding Continent is a land only spoken of in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It is one of the many lands that Luigi goes to in his quest to save Princess Eclair. It is located in her kingdom, the Waffle Kingdom.
This unnamed Kingdom was only mentioned inside Rosalina's storybook in Super Mario Galaxy. It was supposedly the kingdom Rosalina was born in before she met Luma and went into space with him so that she can find his mother. The kingdom appears to have a castle where Rosalina used to live before she went to space, and a hill behind the castle with a large tree on it where her late mother is buried beneath. It is unknown what happened to her kingdom after the events of the book, although it is implied that with Rosalina, supposedly the last of her own kingdom's monarchy, being absent, her former kingdom most likely collapsed after the rest of her family passed away.
Rumblebump Volcano is a place Luigi visits in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door to retrieve a Marvelous Compass piece. He tells Mario he met a giant stone-guardian with a weak spot at his head looking like a ruby, and he threw his Blooper friend Blooey at it, which defeated the guardian. When Mario asks Blooey, though, he finds out that Luigi really missed and that Blooey ended up in the magma.
The Sky-High Café is a cafe mentioned by the owner of the Ruddy Road Café after the Shy Guys roll up Ruddy Road at the end of the level. The Toad tells Mario to unroll the ground so he can continue his business. After unrolling the road, the café is not mentioned again for the rest of the game.
Squirpia is a long-forgotten kingdom mentioned in Super Paper Mario, that once existed in Outer Space. It is mentioned in-game that 1,500 years ago, the Tribe of Ancients visited Squirpina XIV, the then-queen of Squirpia, and entrusted her with the Blue Pure Heart. In order to protect the world, Squirpina hid the treasure in the Whoa Zone, an apparently important place to the kingdom, and proceeded to place her young son Squirps inside a hibernation capsule, so that, when the time came, he would be able to guide the heroes to the Pure Heart in order to collect it.
Squirps explains his story to the heroes at the end of Chapter 4; however, he does not make it clear how Squirpia fell, and so the reason is left unknown throughout the rest of the game. Following the defeat of the final boss, the young prince can be found speaking to a statue of his mother in the Whoa Zone, where he declares that he will restore his kingdom someday. He is never shown to accomplish this goal.
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The Star Realm is an area briefly mentioned in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. It is talked of by the gate in the Star Shrine when he commands Luigi to get the Aurora Block, something which is apparently very sought after (and even celebrated by) by the denizens of this mysterious place.
The Sticker Star is mentioned to be Kersti's home in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. It was mentioned numerous times in the game, being the place that the Sticker Comet comes from as well as Kersti. When the Royal Stickers were scattered across the land, Kersti mentions to Mario that she can't go back to Sticker Star without the Royal Stickers.
The Sticker Star places a high value on paperization and has an academic system that requires students to learn and study paperization in elementary school.
The Strudel Continent is the continent in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that Luigi has his simultaneous adventure on as Mario saves Peach. Princess Eclair is the ruler of the continent.
Toadland Yard is an implied police headquarters given an occasional mentions in Mario Party Advance. Toadland Yard is mentioned in the game's manual and Shroomlock's character list description in-game. These mentions respectively describe Shroomlock as "with" and "of" Toadland Yard, suggesting that he works for the organization. Shroomlock says "It's Shroomlock, from Toadland Yard," whenever a quest features him.
Toadland Yard, in addition to having a namesake in "Toad," is named after Scotland Yard (whose actual name is "New Scotland Yard"), a British police headquarters. Scotland Yard is famous for being included in several fictional crime stories such as those involving the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, who happens to be Shroomlock's namesake. (In Sherlock Holmes stories involving Scotland Yard, Holmes, unlike Shroomlock, did not work for the headquarters; instead, he often teamed up or even competed with its operatives.)
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Planet Ualeh is where KKDU, an alien appearing in the Club Nintendo comic "Sag niemals Holerö!", comes from. After invading Earth and being defeated at the end of the story, he goes back to Ualeh. Due to KKDU being based off of Cthulhu, Ualeh is probably a play on R'lyeh, the home of Cthulhu.
University of Goom
The Utan isle is a location briefly mentioned on Lanky Kong's profile on the German official Donkey Kong 64 website. The profile mentions that Lanky hails from Utan, "where relatives of the Kongs live", but that he left it due to finding its society "too boring and conservative."
"Utan" is also directly from the species of monkey "orang-utan."
Vanda is an implied location in the English localization of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Culex, an optional boss in the game, appears in an inter-dimensional gateway and announces himself as Dark Knight of Vanda. However, after Mario defeats Culex, the door in Monstro Town that leads to the gateway disappears, replaced with a solid rock wall. It is unnamed in the Japanese version.
After Mario leaves home to find Princess Peach in the town of Rogueport, Luigi is once again left alone. However, a letter arrives for the Mario Bros., which Luigi can't resist to peek at. The letter was from Minister Crepe, the Minister of the Waffle Kingdom. According to the letter, the lovely Princess Eclair was kidnapped by the Chestnut King and the kingdom needed assistance from the great hero Mario. However, since Mario was not around, Luigi went in his place.
When Luigi arrives in the Waffle Kingdom, he is given a piece of the Marvelous Compass. If Luigi could find all the pieces, he would be able to track down Princess Eclair. After much toil and trouble (and quite a bit of luck), Luigi collects all the pieces and heads to Hatesong Tower to find the princess. However, he actually finds the evil Chestnut King, and the two engage in an epic battle. Ultimately Princess Eclair appears and interrupts the battle. Apparently, the princess and the Chestnut King were lovers but the king was transformed into a monster by Minister Crepe, who was in fact a dark sorcerer. As it turns out, Crepe had orchestrated events so that Luigi would reassemble the Magical Compass for him. Once he had the compass, Crepe would use its power to conquer the Waffle Kingdom, saying the Luff empire will rise again. However, Luigi and his allies defeat the shadowy Crepe. As a result, peace is returned to the Waffle Kingdom.
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Wild Waldo's One-of-a-Kind Amusement Park
Wild Waldo's One-of-a-Kind Amusement Park is an amusement park that is mentioned in the The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode, "Mush-Rumors". The park is supposedly located either in or near Kansas. The mascot of the park is said to be a character named Uncle Waldo. Norman and his family intended on heading there for an outing during the events of "Mush-Rumors", but on their way to the park, Norman accidentally drives through a Warp Pipe hidden in a tunnel, which leads to the Mushroom Kingdom. During their visit, Norman's family mistake the Mushroom Kingdom for the actual amusement park. Later on, Mario and Luigi lead Norman's family back to the Real World, where they continue to drive to the amusement park.
Locations that actually exist on Earth, or that originate in real life mythology rather than being original to the Mario series.
Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia. When Luigi traveled to Nairobi during the events of Mario is Missing!, not knowing where he is, a business woman in the city give him a hint by saying he is "in the largest city between Addis Ababa and Zanzibar."
Alaska is one of the fifty states of the United States of America. However, it is a fair distance from the rest of the country, as it borders the northwestern end of Canada. During the events of "Marianne and Luigeena", Marianne tells Luigi that Luigeena went to look for him and Mario, but had yet to return, and decided to go look for her sister. As Marianne left, Luigi suggests for her to check out Alaska, implying that he wants her to leave for a long time.
The Alps are a great mountain range in Europe. They are mentioned in the game Mario is Missing! by a citizen of Rome, saying that if Luigi brought Italian shoes from home, they could "climb the Alps for a peek of Rome."
It is referenced twice in the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! live-action segments. In "Day of the Orphan", while waiting for Edison to make his move in a game of chess, Luigi tries to hurry his friend up by reminding him of a blackout in the Bronx that he should attend himself to. In "Rowdy Roddy's Rotten Pipes", Luigi tries to convince Rowdy Roddy Piper that his reformatted bagpipes are actually a vacuum cleaner manufactured by the fictitious "McBronx Vacuum Company", which he claims is from Scotland. Additionally, in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Recycled Koopa", after turning all the citizens of Brooklyn in Koopa Zombies, King Koopa announces he will soon conquer the Bronx, along with Manhattan and Queens with his Crud Cannon.
Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Public Library is a large library in Brooklyn that Mario and Luigi used to visit when they lived there. When Mario and his friends venture into King Koopa's giant-sized castle during "Mario and the Beanstalk", Luigi jokingly notes that it is larger than the Brooklyn Public Library. In "Wild Thing", Mario and Luigi have each borrowed a book from the library, which they intend to read over the weekend.
In actuality, the library system as a whole of Brooklyn is known as the Brooklyn Public Library, rather than any one single library going by that name.
California is one of the fifty states of the United States of America, well-known for its warm climate. The cities of Hollywood and San Francisco are located there. Marilyn's Uncle Troy is known to live somewhere in California.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. When Luigi travels to Sydney during the events of Mario is Missing!, he meets a business woman who tells him even though Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city, Canberra is its capital.
Ethiopia is a country in Africa. It is mentioned in the game Mario is Missing! as one of the three countries - besides Kenya and Tanzania - to be "eagerly excavated" in order to solve the mystery where human beings first lived.
Hell is the place of suffering and punishment that unrighteous souls are sent to after death, as outlined in various religions.
Hell is heavily referenced in the Club Nintendo comic Super Mario in Die Nacht des Grauens. The creature Abigor claims to be the "middleman of Hell", and lives in a monster-filled temple called Infernum, which is a Latin term for Hell. He also states "Welcome to Hell" when Mario and his friends enter the temple in their quest to save Princess Toadstool, who was kidnapped and turned into a zombie by Abigor. Because of what Abigor did to her mind, Toadstool tells her would-be savior, Mario, that his "mother was scraping toilets in Hell."
The Underwhere of Super Paper Mario is often compared to Hell, but it bears much more resemblance to the Greek underworld, Hades. While the sinless are allowed to spend eternity in The Overthere (which bear more similarities to Hell's counterpart, Heaven than to the Greek Elisian Fields), the inhabitants of The Underwhere do not suffer for their crimes. Unlike Hell, The Underwhere was merely a place of boredom, and many other aspects of The Underwhere are references to Hades, strengthening that connection. For example, the River Twygz is a reference to the River Styx, and both have ferrymen who take visitors across.
In the Japanese version of the game Super Mario Galaxy, Melty Molten Galaxy is called "Hell Prominence Galaxy". This is reflected by the Super Mario Galaxy: Original Soundtrack, in which the theme of the galaxy is entitled "Hell Prominence". It is also allegedly mentioned in WarioWare: Touched! in Ashley's Theme. The only time so far where Hell is mentioned in a Super Smash Bros. game is in Rodin's trophy description in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (which is unlocked by downloading the DLC character Bayonetta) where Rodin is actually the owner of the Gates of Hell bar.
Hong Kong is a small island, technically a part of China, which is located in Asia. According to Sam Shalam, one of his so-called "genuine Perisan carpets", is in fact manufactured in Hong Kong, implying that it is unauthentic.
Iowa is one of the fifty states of the United States of America. During the events of "Mush-Rumors", when Norman of Kansas and his family are lost in the Mushroom Kingdom, Norman guesses that they might have driven to Iowa.
Los Angeles is the largest city in California, United States. When Luigi visits San Francisco during the events of the game Mario is Missing!, he is asked by a business woman if he had been to Los Angeles, "that other California city", too.
The city of Dinohattan is derived from Manhattan.
Manly Beach is a popular beach in Sydney, Australia. It is mentioned in a pamphlet about Bondi Beach in the game Mario is Missing! The pamphlet says "both Manly and Bondi beaches are popular as great surfing beaches", but also suggests that "Bondi is perhaps the better of the two."
Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. It is mentioned in the game Mario is Missing! (where it is referred to as simply Everest) by a tourist who claims to have climbed this mountain as well as Fuji.
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya. It is mentioned in the game Mario is Missing! by a tourist who claims to have climbed Everest and Fuji and now plans to climb Mount Kenya "just to keep [his] reputation up."
Nebraska is one of the fifty states of the United States of America. During the events of "Mush-Rumors", when Norman of Kansas and his family are lost in the Mushroom Kingdom, Norman first guesses they are in Iowa. When he concludes the Mushroom Kingdom isn't Iowa, he guesses they instead drove to Nebraska.
The Netherworld is a location in many branches of mythology and religion. The Netherworld is generally considered to be the place where recently deceased souls depart to in the afterlife. On occasion, the Netherworld is associated with Hell, as they have both are implied as located beneath the earth. In Chapter 3 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the Netherworld is mentioned by a fighter in the Glitz Pit. As Craw-Daddy prepares to fight Mario and his partners, he claims that he will drag them "through the gate to the Netherworld." In addition, the Netherworld is also where the Shadow Queen is banished to after her defeat.
Newark is the largest city in the state of New Jersey, and is located near New York City. In "The Great Hereafter", it's revealed that Grandma Mario was buried in Newark. When Grandma Mario possesses the body of The Old Psychic Lady with the Evil Eye Who Reads Fortunes and Knows Everything Before it Happens, she implies that Newark is not a pleasant place to live.
Pastadena is a place that is briefly mentioned by Sam Shalam during the events of "Mario and the Red Baron Koopa". It is presumably a town located within the vicinity of Pasta Land, and is named after Pasadena, California. Sam Shalam mentions Pastadena when he tells Mario and Luigi that he recently received a spiffy magic carpet from a little old lady from there, referencing the song "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena".
Queens is a borough of New York, United States. In "Recycled Koopa", after turning all the citizens of Brooklyn in Koopa Zombies, King Koopa announces that he will soon conquer Queens, along with Manhattan and the Bronx with his Crud Cannon.
In "Plummers Academy", Russia is mentioned when Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union comes to visit Brooklyn. In "Glasnuts", Mikhail Gorbachev pays a visit to Mario Brothers Plumbing, so that he could learn how to make pizza, and open his own franchise in Russia.
The game Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games takes place in this country where the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games were being held.
Scotland is a country in Europe that makes up part of the United Kingdom. Luigi briefly mentions Scotland during "Rowdy Roddy's Rotten Pipes", when he tried to convince Rowdy Roddy Piper that his broken bagpipes are actually an imported Scottish vacuum cleaner from the fictitious McBronx Vacuum Company.
Tanzania is a country in Africa. It is mentioned in the game Mario is Missing! as one of the three countries - besides Kenya and Ethiopia - to be "eagerly excavated" in order to solve the mystery where human beings first lived.
In The Mario Monster Mash, Dr. Frankenstein comes from Transylvania to Brooklyn under the alias Dr. Frank N. Stein and becomes Mario and Luigi's neighbour, Transylvania being shown on one of Frankenstein's moving boxes containing the monster.
Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, and is the hometown of Norman and his family. Although it is never seen during the events of "Mush-Rumors", Norman's wife, after her family had been rescued from the Koopas by Mario and Luigi, tells the two plumbers to look them up if they ever come to Wichita.
Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, referred to in-game as simply Woolsthorpe, is the birthplace of Isaac Newton, and where he first developed his theories on calculus, optics, and gravity, as mentioned in Mario's Time Machine.
Yonkers is a city in the state of New York, which borders the northern end of New York City. Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake hails from Yonkers, as implied by the title of his sole appearance, "Bonkers from Yonkers".
Zanzibar is part of the country of Tanzania. When Luigi travels to Nairobi during the events of Mario is Missing!, not knowing where he is, a business woman in the city give him a hint by saying he is "in the largest city between Addis Ababa and Zanzibar."