Mario Bros.' House

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Mario Bros.' House
Paper Mario House.png
Mario's House as seen in Paper Mario
Greater location Mushroom Kingdom
Inhabitants Mario, Luigi
First appearance Mario Bros. (1983)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)

The Mario Bros.' House, also known as Mario's House or Mario's Pad, is a modest, cozy house inhabited by Mario and Luigi. Though its appearances are mostly found in earlier, typically spin-off games and installments, it does make occasional appearances in the modern-day series in games such as Paper Mario: Color Splash. Throughout the games, the layout as well as the location of the house seems to change, although it always provides a minor role in the storyline, particularly the prologue. The house can actually be explored in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, in which it contains a bathroom, upstairs bedroom, and kitchen. More often than not, however, the house has one room, a living area, with the interior seldom explored.


Mario Bros.[edit]

While Mario Bros. takes place in the New York sewer system,[1][2] Atari states that it is specifically in Mario and Luigi's house.[3]

Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen![edit]

The first scene of Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! takes places in what appears to be the living room of the house. Mario plays a video game on a Family Computer late at night to Luigi's chagrin, who goes off to bed. On the screen, the player character is replaced by Princess Peach, escaping from Super Mario Bros. enemies through the television. King Koopa emerges from the television, and he knocks Mario through a hole in the floor and brings Peach back through the television. Before Mario could give chase, a "Game Over" screen stops him. Luigi, awake, checks the disturbance and rejects Mario's story. After Luigi leaves, Mario finds the Brooch that the princess was wearing around her neck, holding it tightly and reassured that the encounter was real.

Club Nintendo[edit]

Süße Weihnachten[edit]

Mario's home is shown several times in the Club Nintendo comic series. It makes its first full appearance in "Süße Weihnachten." As the comic is set around Christmas, the house is decorated in a Christmasy style, and also has a Christmas tree. It is a very small house with apparently only one room, which resembles the version seen in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. At the time of the comic's setting, Mario is not at home, but the door is opened. Bowser takes this chance to steal some sweets.

Super Mario: Im Rausch der Geschwindigkeit[edit]

In Super Mario: Im Rausch der Geschwindigkeit, not much of the house is seen, but it appears to be much larger than in its previous comic appearance. It also has a bathroom (just like in the later comic Super Mario: Die Verwandlung). The fact that it is multistory may imply that Mario lives in an apartment during the events of this comic.

Super Mario: Coole Klänge[edit]

Super Mario: Coole Klänge shows for the first time that Mario and Luigi live in the same house. The comic also shows a radio, a saxophone and several guitars in their home.

Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit[edit]

Mario's House as seen in Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit.

The story Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit reveals the location of the house, Pilzgasse 13, which translates to Mushroom Alley 13. Another possible translation would be Mushroom Way - the area near the house in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, though this similarity is probably coincidental. The house in the comic is very big compared to its counterpart in the games, and is covered with ivy. Not much is known about the inside, except that Mario has a TV.

Warios Weihnachtsmärchen[edit]

Finally, the house is shown again in Warios Weihnachtsmärchen. In this comic, it is painted white and has a red door which reads MARIO in large letters. Nothing is known about it otherwise, except that it is decorated similar to the house in Süße Weihnachten.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

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Mario's Pad.
Mario's Pad.
Mario's Pad.

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, it is named Mario's Pad and is connected to Vista Hill to the west and Mushroom Way to the east. It has a sign that reads "PipeHouse" and sits in a small forested area. The interior of the house is a single room with a bed, a Fungi Light, a cuckoo clock, and a change of clothes hanging on the wall. Outside, several large wrenches are hanging up on the side of the house. Additionally, the house has a huge pipe sticking out of the roof. In fact, Mario falls through this pipe after Exor crashes into Bowser's Keep. Toad, who was waiting for Mario and Princess Toadstool outside, rushes into Mario's Pad. However, instead of helping Mario, Toad quips "Lots of people use something called a 'door' to go in and out of their houses." Dry Bones of the 3 Musty Fears hides his flag under Mario's bed.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Mario Bros.' House as seen in the Paper Mario series with Parakarry delivering mail.
Mario Bros.' House as seen in the Paper Mario series with Parakarry delivering mail.
Mario Bros.' House as seen in the Paper Mario series with Parakarry delivering mail.
Mario Bros.' House in the opening sequence of Paper Mario: Color Splash

In Paper Mario, it is named Mario's House and is located a short distance to the west of Princess Peach's Castle, though it can only be reached via a Warp Pipe in Toad Town. It has a secret basement that Luigi had added to the house, as he thought Mario would not find his diary there. Mario is able to check his battle statistics (as well as other statistics) and his mail here, he is even able to rest in his bed in Paper Mario. Mario can commonly come and visit his house, and is able to see Luigi doing something different every time, whether it be standing outside, or writing in his diary. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the house does not change much, but has a red and green theme, such as the red and green coffee mugs and toothbrushes. In Super Paper Mario, Mario has pictures of his Partners from the previous two games, but the house is otherwise unchanged. In Super Paper Mario, it is named the Mario Bros.' House, as titled by its theme.

The Mario Bros.' House reappears in the opening sequence of Paper Mario: Color Splash, when Princess Peach and Toad come to speak with Mario about the letter they received. Although the exterior is somewhat similar to previous games, the inside is completely different, looking more like the interior in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. It is shown to be on one side of a small river.


Item Icon Location
Autograph Sprite of Luigi's Autograph Given by Luigi while doing Koopa Koot's fifth favor in Paper Mario.

Paper Mario information[edit]

Mario is able to sleep in his house, thereby fully recover his HP, FP, and Star Power. He is also able to check his letters, which is put on his desk. After getting the Super Boots, Mario is able to access Luigi's secret basement and read Luigi's Diary. He is also able to check his statistics on a blackboard, which include:

If Mario has not yet done any of the things above when reading the board, the corresponding entry will show as "???".

Goombario's tattle of Mario's House states: "It's your house! Cool! Nice landscaping! I like my house, but yours is even nicer. Did you do the decorating yourself?"

The in-game map description states: "Mario and Luigi live here, but Luigi looks after the house. Here you can recover HP and FP or read letters sent to Mario."

Dr. Mario 64[edit]

Dr. Mario's house (as he is an 'alter-ego' of Mario) is seen in the beginning scene of the story mode in Dr. Mario 64.

Mario Party 3[edit]

Luigi's destroyed house in Mario Party 3

In Mario Party 3 on Waluigi's Island, there are remains of Luigi's house, destroyed by a Piranha Plant working for Waluigi.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Luigi, hanging clothes in front of the house.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario and Luigi's house is seen in the opening where the worried Toad arrives to tell the Mario Bros. that Princess Peach's voice had been stolen. This version has a kitchenette, a loft that has the two brothers' beds, a big portrait of Princess Peach, and a bathroom.

Outside, the house is pale yellow in color, has a red roof, a Star antenna and a chimney resembling a pipe. Peach's Castle is also able to be seen from the home.

Similar to Super Mario RPG: Legend of Seven Stars, the music is an arrangement of the World 1 map theme from Super Mario Bros. 3.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the interior of the house has been changed, now including cameos from previous Mario titles.


Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix[edit]

Mario's House with a Mario Cap as the roof.

In Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, Mario and Luigi's house has, depending on which was selected, a huge Mario or Luigi Cap for a roof. It has also a green mustache-like decoration with a star in the center and is very small. There also was a river just down the path that flooded.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Only Luigi's House appears in Super Mario Run, and in this game, it unlocks Luigi as a playable character when placed in the kingdom for the first time. In this game, the house looks like a Toad House with a giant Luigi Cap instead of a Toad's cap (though it is still shaped like one).


Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオの家
Mario no Ie
Mario's House
Chinese (Simplified) 马力欧的房屋[4]
Mǎlì'ōu de Fángwū
Mario's House
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪利歐之家[5]
Mǎlì'ōu zhī Jiā
Mario's House
Dutch Mario's Huis Mario's house
French Maison de Mario Mario's House
German Haus von Mario House of Mario
Italian Casa di Mario Mario's House
Korean 마리오 의 집
Malio ui Jib
House of Mario
Portuguese Casa do Mario House of Mario
Romanian Casa lui Mario House of Mario
Russian Дом Марио
Dom Mario
Mario House
Spanish Casa de Mario Mario's House

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Porges, Seth (October 19, 2009). Exclusive Interview With Nintendo Gaming Mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto. Popular Mechanics. Retrieved November 25, 2009.
  2. ^ Snider, Mike (November 08, 2010). Q&A: 'Mario' creator Shigeru Miyamoto. USA Today. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "Mario the carpenter and his brother Luigi are hopping mad! The water pipes in their house are blocked with crawling creatures. If the two brothers can’t get rid of them they’ll never take a bath again!" - Mario Bros. Atari game manual, first page.
  4. ^ 乐高集团与任天堂共同揭晓乐高®超级马力欧全系列产品 Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  5. ^ 瑪利歐之家 & 耀西 71367 | 樂高® 超級瑪利歐™ | 在官方樂高® 網路商店線上購物 - TW Retrieved September 19, 2021.