Mario's castle

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Mario's castle
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Greater location Mario Land
Ruler Mario

Mario's castle[1][2] (or Mario Castle)[3] appears in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Wario steals the castle and transforms it into a level. According to Nintendo Power, he renamed it "Wario Castle."[4]

Inside are metal spiked balls, Piranha Plant-like footholds that spit fireballs, and traps shaped like Wario’s gloves that try to crush Mario. Extremely odd creatures live here, such as Floating Faces, a type of bouncing ball with Wario's face on it. If Mario beats Wario, the spell is broken, the castle turns white instead of black, and its "M," turned upside down to resemble a "W," is moved back into its correct position.

In later games, the Mario Bros.' House replaced the castle as Mario's place of residence in the Mushroom Kingdom.

In Mario Party 8, on the board Koopa's Tycoon Town, if the player gets a three-Star hotel after trading coins with a Koopa Troopa at a hotel, the hotel will look like Mario's castle.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオ[5][6]
Mario Jō
Wario Jō
Wario Jōnai
Mario's Castle

Wario Castle

Inside Wario Castle (course)
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪利歐城堡[9]
Mǎlì'ōu Chéngbǎo
Mario Castle
German Warios Schloss Wario´s Castle
Italian Zona di Wario[10]
Castello di Mario (Wario's SSBM trophy)
Castello di Wario[11]
Interno del Castello di Wario[11]
Castello della principessa[12]
Wario Zone
Mario's Castle
Wario's Castle
Inside Wario's Castle (course)
Princess' castle (unclear the reason behind the mistake)
Spanish Castillo de Mario Mario's castle


  • The final area where Mario battles Wario seems to be the only part of the castle that is unfazed by Wario’s spell. Evidence that supports this is the noticeable “M” designs on the windows, brick walls that have Super Mushrooms and Carrots on them, and a Mario statue in the part where the second phase of the final battle takes place.


  1. ^ Super Smash Bros. Melee, Wario's trophy (set to English).
  2. ^ Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins English instruction booklet, page 4.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 43, pages 44 & 51.
  4. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 51.
  5. ^ Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka Japanese instruction booklet, pages 1 & 12.
  6. ^ Super Smash Bros. Melee, Wario's trophy (set to Japanese).
  7. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」(Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 88.
  8. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」(Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 89.
  9. ^ Official Chinese website for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  10. ^ Club Nintendo (Italy) Numero 1 - 1993, page 23.
  11. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 78
  12. ^ Italian TV commercial of Super Mario Land 2 for Game Boy