Mario Undōkai

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Mario Undōkai
Developer Banpresto
Publisher Banpresto
Release date Japan 1993
Genre Arcade, rhythm
Mode(s) Single player

Mario Undōkai (also known as Mario Torēnā)[1] is a 1993 arcade game of the Super Mario franchise released only in Japan. Like Būbū Mario, it was made by Banpresto and licensed by Nintendo. The game is a dancing game geared toward small children. It is one of the five rhythm games in the Super Mario franchise and is very similar to Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, but there are two center foot spaces and no two-player mode.[2]


Once a coin has been inserted, the player must choose from one of three games, all of which require the dance pad. There is also a start button to begin.

The top selection is a more athletic-based set of games that involve Olympic-style events. The first of these is a 100m sprint against Ludwig, Morton, and Bowser. Koopa Troopas are the judges, while a Mega Mole holds the sign for the events. The second event is a Yoshi race against Luigi and Peach. The third event is a 110m hurdle race against Ludwig, Roy, and Larry. The results screen appears to be randomized, as Wendy appears even though she did not compete.[3]

The right selection consists of a picture completion game and at least one other minigame that is randomly chosen. In the picture completion game, players use the dance pad to lock in the correct edges of five pictures before the time runs out, which is shown by a Koopa Troopa walking along a bar towards a red pennant at the top of the screen.[4] Possible minigames include a game where a running Mario has to collect as many coins while dodging enemy obstacles.[5] Another game involves correctly matching clips of Mario with one of the four other clips.[6]

The left selection has a game of rock, paper, scissors with acchi muite hoi against Peach. Another game is kick the can, where Mario has to guard a can from Boos.[7] There is also a flag-matching game.

After the results, a trading card is distributed from the machine, while Mario invites the player to play again.


Arcade cabinet[edit]

Agility course[edit]

Puzzle course[8][edit]

Sports course[9][edit]

Trading cards[10][11][edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオうんどうかい
Mario Undōkai
Mario Torēnā

Mario Sports Festival

Mario Trainer


  1. ^ Amusement Press, Inc (October 1, 1993). Game Machine Magazine no. 458 (Page 12). Retrieved on July 23, 2023.
  2. ^ Website with information and pictures (Japanese)
  3. ^ DhalsiMatsuri (May 9, 2007). Super mario world : Mario Undoukai. YouTube. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  4. ^ NinjaGaijin (February 4, 2017). NinjaGaijin VS. Mario Undoukai!?(Japan) // マリオ運動会. YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  5. ^ ケータママ&バイキンマンフミちゃん&アンパンマン (January 15, 2018). BANPRESTO マリオうんどうかい. YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  6. ^ ケータママ&バイキンマンフミちゃん&アンパンマン (June 8, 2017). BANPRESTO マリオうんどうかい. YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  7. ^ ケータママ&バイキンマンフミちゃん&アンパンマン (April 29, 2020). BANPRESTO マリオうんどうかい2014年頃. YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  8. ^ edzvision (January 13, 2023). Super Mario World - Mario Undoukai (マリオうんどうかい) - Todos os/All Mini Games. YouTube. Retrieved February 6, 2023.
  9. ^ edzvision (December 30, 2022). Super Mario World - Mario Undoukai (マリオうんどうかい) - Sports Course - Full Gameplay. YouTube. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  10. ^ 1993年 てれびでんわ スーパーマリオ プリズムカード No.1~12 バンプレスト マリオうんどうかい カード データベース (November 24, 2019). トレジャーハンティン部、部長のブログ. Retrieved February 6, 2023.
  11. ^ 1993年 てれびでんわ スーパーマリオ プリズムカード No.13~24 バンプレスト マリオうんどうかい カード データベース (November 25, 2019). トレジャーハンティン部、部長のブログ. Retrieved February 6, 2023.