Mario is Missing!
|Mario is Missing!|
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
|Developer||The Software Toolworks|
|Publisher||The Software Toolworks (U.S., DOS/SNES/NES versions)|
Mindscape (Europe, SNES/NES version)
|Platform(s)||MS-DOS, SNES, NES, Mac|
1992, July 1993 (re-release)
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Mario is Missing! is an educational game created for MS-DOS, SNES, NES, and Mac. The gameplay was widely panned by critics, although its Super Mario World music remixes have gained recognition. Mario is Missing! was released in floppy disk format for MS-DOS in 1992, with the CD-ROM Deluxe edition and conversions released the following year. A follow-up called Mario's Time Machine was eventually produced. This is the first game where Luigi is the main protagonist with Mario in a supporting role and the second solo adventure for Luigi (the first being Luigi's Hammer Toss) until 2001 when Luigi's Mansion was released on the Nintendo GameCube.
In his latest scheme, Bowser decides to flood the Earth with hairdryers from Hafta Havit Mail-Order to melt Antarctica. In order to buy the hairdryers, Bowser has his Koopas travel all over the world and steal various important landmarks he plans to sell. Mario, Luigi and Yoshi follow Bowser to Antarctica to stop him. However, Mario is captured by Bowser when he continues on his own.
There are many different reasons for this depending on the version of the game being played. In the PC version, Luigi is too frightened to enter the castle, forcing Mario to enter alone. Despite his brother's warnings against taking candy from strangers, Mario accepts and eats candy offered to him by Bowser, disguised as a butler, allowing Mario to be captured in a net.
In the SNES version, Mario arrives last in Antarctica, with Luigi and Yoshi already present - Mario apparently warps to Antarctica by accident while distracted by the incomplete title in Dinosaur Land, with Luigi being eager for them to enter the castle. A pit then opens up beneath him, trapping him.
In the NES version, a Koopa simply throws a bag over Mario as he is fuming about the title, claiming he was missing as he walks through the ice and snow.
With Mario captured, Luigi finds himself faced with the task of returning all the stolen artifacts and saving both his brother and Earth itself. He bravely enters the castle, leaving Yoshi outside.
Story from console instruction booklet
Oh no! Bowser and his bad boys are back to a life of crime. This time, it's not Mario World — it's your world! From his Antarctic castle, Bowser hustles his cold-blooded crew of cantankerous Koopas into his powerful Passcode Operated Remote Transport And Larceny System (PORTALS). The twisted turtles transport themselves throughout the globe, where celebrated cities suffer shell-shocking crime waves, as turtles trash landmarks and loot ancient artifacts. With dough from his slimy scales, Bowser hoards hair dryers from the Hafta-Havit Hotline. His plot? Melt Antarctica and flood the planet! Whoa!
Will the brave brothers from Brooklyn permit this abominable snow plan? The boys say "Not!" Mario, Luigi and Yoshi trek across ice and snow to shellac the shelled ones' schemes. But Bowser's slick; in one last trick, he takes the dearest thing of all...Mario is Missing!
Luigi must stop the Koopas, foil Bowser's plan, and find Mario. Sneaking into each Portal, Luigi is transported to a city in trouble. There, Luigi needs to nab each Koopa, grab its loot, and return the artifact to its proper landmark. Along the way, Luigi explores the city, chats with the locals, reads maps, and solves puzzles. Help him do this before time runs out! Once he figures out where he is on the globe,
In the DOS version, Luigi takes Bowser's shell (which covers his tail in this depiction) off, causing Bowser to run off screen, embarrassed about his polka-dot boxers. This is the only time Bowser has been seen in his shell-less form. Luigi shakes the shell to retrieve the key to Mario's cell, and then throws the carapace away. Bowser returns wondering where his shell is, with Luigi then lying to him saying he threw the shell off the balcony; then, when Bowser leans over the railing to look for it, Luigi kicks him off and he lands in the snow. Luigi then opens Mario's cell and the two dance around in joy. They then go outside and shake Yoshi's hand, before walking off into the distance together. Bowser then pokes his head out of the snow, looking in their direction with his shell back on.
In the Macintosh version, Bowser does not run off after his boxers are revealed, and Luigi smacks him off the balcony with his own shell.
In the SNES version of the ending, Luigi pulls a lever to reveal Mario behind a wall. Bowser then jumps down from a distant ledge, but Luigi pulls the same lever, causing Bowser to fall down into a cannon. He is then launched out of the castle and into the snow, where he freezes instantly and then shatters. In the NES version, Luigi and Bowser have a boss battle and "Bowser" turns out to be a normal Koopa in disguise, who turns the key to Mario's cell, freeing him.
- Princess Toadstool (CD-ROM Deluxe only; likeness used for police officer characters in SNES version)
- Toad (CD-ROM Deluxe only)
- Donkey Kong (CD-ROM Deluxe only)
- Monty Mole (CD-ROM Deluxe only)
- Dino-Rhino (CD-ROM Deluxe only)
- Pokey (PC and SNES)
- Larry Koopa (PC)
- Roy Koopa (PC and SNES)
- Wendy Koopa (PC)
- Iggy Koopa (PC and SNES)
- Ludwig von Koopa (PC and SNES)
In each level, Luigi must retrieve several artifacts which were stolen by several Koopas within the city and return them to their rightful places. Luigi must jump on the Koopas to defeat them and reclaim the artifacts, which he then takes back to the landmarks they were stolen from. He must answer trivia questions about the landmarks before the Curators will take the wares back. In the SNES version, all the information kiosks are manned by women resembling Princess Daisy (complete with crown), although this is an unconfirmed appearance.
The DOS version adds a videophone aspect to gameplay, and Luigi must call the help number provided at the landmarks to get in touch with his friends, answer the questions, return the artifact, and receive a monetary reward. The mayor of the city also phones Luigi when he arrives, asking for his help in stopping the Koopas; he later phones when Luigi secures the city, thanking him and wishing him luck in finding Mario. Mario himself even manages to phone Luigi, giving him advice on his journey as well as updates on his capture and the Koopas' struggle to maintain their plot as planned. This version also has a Taxi feature, in which Luigi collects little Taxi tokens around the city and then exchanges them for rides across town to any point on the map. The SNES version instead uses more Warp Pipes to facilitate speedy travel.
As well as returning the artifacts, Luigi must also deduce what city he is in so that he can use the Globulator and call Yoshi to his aid for double the walking and running speed. Without Yoshi, Luigi cannot finish the level, as the exit pipe is occupied by a Pokey. Yoshi proceeds to gobble the Pokey up in the DOS version, whereas the Pokey is merely scared away by Yoshi's presence in the SNES release.
Once Luigi has secured all the cities whose doors are located on a floor of the castle, Luigi must use a fire flower collected in the cities to defeat them using their only weakness - fire. The console releases remove the fire flower in favor of a small boss battle. However, the bosses cannot hurt Luigi, and must be stomped on a certain number of times to be defeated in the SNES and NES versions. The console versions also differ in that the Koopas are not defeated when they are knocked about and forced to leave in an undignified manner, but rather a sound stomp with destroy them upon impact (including the shell). The SNES version also has them literally fall to pieces, like a collapsing building.
In addition, there was a later enhanced edition for PC known as the CD-ROM Deluxe version. It included full-on voice acting to go along with the dialogue, although not all of the in-game text matched the audio exactly. The voice actors are known (Kathy Fitzgerald, Rob Wallace, Bob Sorenson, Nicholas Glaeser, David Gill), but the game does not specify which of them supplied which voices. There are also some graphical changes, such as loading screens when the screen is black, and icons of Princess Toadstool, Toad and Donkey Kong replace a recurring phone call NPC (although the old dialogue was not changed on-screen). The viewings of every historic spot in particular were originally recreated and shown in garish coloring. The CD-ROM Deluxe version replaces most of these pictures with realistic photographs and even live-action video clips to represent the landmarks, with some exceptions carried over from the floppy disk version.
- First Floor
- Rome, Italy (Europe) 1st door
- Nairobi, Kenya (Africa) 2nd door
- Beijing, China (Asia) 3rd door
- Moscow, Russia (Europe) 4th door
- San Francisco, United States (North America) 5th door
- Second Floor
- Athens, Greece (Europe) 1st door
- Madrid, Spain (Europe) 2nd door
- Marrakech, Morocco (Africa) 3rd door
- Mexico City, Mexico (North America) 4th door
- Paris, France (Europe) 5th door
- Third Floor
- Berlin, Germany (Europe) 1st door
- Buenos Aires, Argentina (South America) 2nd door
- Dublin, Ireland (Europe) 3rd door
- Kathmandu, Nepal (Asia) 4th door
- Sydney, Australia (Oceania) 5th door
- Fourth Floor
- Amsterdam, Netherlands (Europe) 1st door
- Bombay, India (Asia) 2nd door
- Cairo, Egypt (Africa) 3rd door
- Tokyo, Japan (Asia) 4th door
- Toronto, Canada (North America) 5th door
- Fifth Floor
- Istanbul, Turkey (The Middle East) 1st door
- Jerusalem, Israel (The Middle East) 2nd door
- London, United Kingdom (Europe) 3rd door
- New York City, United States (North America) 4th door
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (South America) 5th door
- First floor
- San Francisco, California, USA (North America)
- Moscow, Russia (Europe)
- Nairobi, Kenya (Africa)
- Beijing, China (Asia)
- Rome, Italy (Europe)
- Second floor
- Paris, France (Europe)
- Mexico City, Mexico (North America)
- Sydney, Australia (Oceania)
- Buenos Aires, Argentina (South America)
- Athens, Greece (Europe)
- Third floor
- London, United Kingdom (Europe)
- Cairo, Egypt (Africa)
- Tokyo, Japan (Asia)
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (South America)
- New York City, New York, USA (North America)
- First room
- Second room
- Third room
- Fourth room
- Fifth room
- Sixth room
- Seventh room;
Mistakes and errors
Although Mario is Missing! is intended to teach its players geographical facts, it contains numerous errors in its teaching material.
- Some information in the game features proper terms that are not well known outside of North America. For example, the pamphlet for the Big Ben calls its subject "England's Capitol Hill"; as Capitol Hill is a metonym for the area surrounding the United States Capitol, this analogy, despite being technically correct, would confuse players who are unfamiliar with the metonymies used in American politics.
- Several cities that share its name with its surrounding country or state do not have "City" in their name; for example, New York City is simply "New York", Guatemala City is "Guatemala", and so on.
- Diacritics are also not rendered; San José is "San Jose", for example, and Medellín is "Medellin".
- The CD-ROM Deluxe version released in 1993 reuses the map of the DOS version in 1992, meaning that it lists several countries that no longer exist, including Czechoslovakia (which dissolved into the Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Yugoslavia (which dissolved into Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia). It also does not list Eritrea, which split from Ethiopia.
- All other mistakes between the DOS and CD-ROM Deluxe versions are also identical.
- No cities are listed for Armenia or Brunei.
- The capital of Greenland is spelled "Nuk" instead of Nuuk.
- El Salvador's name is given as "San Salvador", which is the name of its capital.
- Colombia's capital, Bogotá is misspelled as "Bogata".
- The capital of Venezuela, Caracas, is misspelled as "Caracus".
- Suriname is spelled "Surinam" (although this is the country's old name, "Suriname" is the preferred spelling).
- French Guiana is rendered with a hyphen, as "French-Guiana".
- The capital of Paraguay, Asunción, is spelled "Asucion".
- The city of Bahía Blanca in Argentina is spelled "Bahai Blanca".
- Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, is spelled "Reykavik".
- The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, is spelled "Stolkolm".
- The second-largest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv, is spelled "Ploudiv".
- Monte Carlo is listed as a city in Monaco, despite being an administrative region.
- Western Sahara is listed as a country despite the still-disputed nature of its sovereignty.
- The city of Smara in Western Sahara is spelled "Semara".
- Kufra is listed as a city in Libya despite being an oasis; its name is even rendered as "Kufra Oasis".
- N'Djamena is rendered with a space, as "N' Djamena".
- El-Obeid is rendered without a hyphen, as "El Obeid".
- The city of Mombasa in Kenya is spelled "Monbassa".
- Lesotho is rendered as "Sinai Lesotho".
- Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, is spelled "Riyad".
- Muttrah is not only listed as a city in Oman, despite being an administrative district, it is also misspelled as "Matrah".
- The capital of Kuwait, Kuwait City, is rendered as "Al Kuwait".
- The city of Ashgabat was spelled "Ashkhabad" before 1991; "Ashkhabad" is the name used in-game.
- The city of Almaty was renamed from "Alma-Ata" after Kazakhstan gained independence (although "Alma-Ata" is a transliteration of the original Russian name); "Alma-Ata" is also the name used in-game.
- Tajikistan's capital, Dushanbe, is spelled "Dashnabe".
- The capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, is spelled "Ulaabaatar"
- The capital of North Korea, Pyongyang (alternate spelling P'yŏngyang), is rendered as "P'yong'yang".
- Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, is spelled "Thimpu".
- Myanmar is rendered as "MyAnmar".
- Yangon in Myanmar was renamed from "Rangoon" in 1989, but the game still uses "Rangoon".
- The city of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia is spelled "Kota Kinabatu".
- The largest city in New Zealand, Auckland, is spelled "Auchland".
- The Little America exploration base in Antarctica is listed as a city.
- In the SNES version, there are several buildings whose signs read "ΟΔΑΝΤΟΚΡΕNΑ". This seems to be a misspelling of "ΟΔΟΝΤΟΚΡΕΜΑ", which literally means "toothpaste"; if the signs were supposed to read "dentist", this is spelled "ΟΔΟΝΤΙΑΤΡΟΣ".
- A scientist says that Athens became the capital of Greece in 1834, when it was actually in 1833.
- He also says that 3000 years had passed between Athens being founded and becoming Greece's capital. As Athens was founded in 3000 BC, close to 4,800 years had actually passed between the two dates.
- A policewoman makes a comment about Zorba being here but having "left for the Acropolis". "Zorba" is presumably a reference to the novel and film Zorba the Greek, in which its titular protagonist does not visit the Acropolis at any point.
- A scientist says that the Caryatids have stood for 2000 years. Considering that they were constructed in 406 BC, they have stood for close to 2,400 years (at the time of the game's release).
- The Erechtheion Temple's proper name is just the Erechtheion, without the word "temple" being a part of it.
- Despite what its DOS sprite depicts, the Erechtheion Temple does not have four extremely large Caryatids looming over it.
- The temple's pamphlet says that the Caryatids are 6 feet and 6 inches tall, when they are actually around 7.48 feet (2.28 meters).
- The Brass Plaque is nonexistent in reality; the inscriptions of Hadrian's Arch that are supposedly on the plaque are carved directly onto the monument.
- It is stated that the arch served to divide the separate cities of Athens and Hadrianopolis, but no proof of two divided cities has been found (rather, they are separate districts of the same city).
- The pamphlet for the arch says that Hadrian commissioned its construction, but it is unknown who actually built it.
- It also says that it was constructed in 131 AD; the exact year is not known, being either 131 or 132.
- It also mentions that it looks like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Beyond how they are both arches, the structures do not resembles each other, and the Arc de Triomphe was not specifically based on Hadrian's Arch.
- The two images for the Parthenon Column conflict with each other: its SNES sprite depicts a broken bottom-half, while its DOS sprite depicts it intact.
- A boy says that the Parthenon is held up by 46 columns, which is not technically accurate when some of them are broken.
- A reporter says that the columns are 36 feet, when they are really 34 feet.
- A policewoman says that the Parthenon is "near" the Acropolis, when it is in fact on the hill.
- Athena is described as being the "goddess" of Athens, when "patron" is the accurate term.
- The pamphlet for the Parthenon says that Athens gets its name from Athena; though it has been disputed whether the city is named after the goddess or vice-versa, it is generally believed that Athena was named after the city.
- It also says that the Parthenon was constructed between 447 BC and 438 BC; it was actually between 447/446 BC and 443/442 BC.
- It also suggests that the statue of Athena's body was solely made out of ivory, when it was a mix of ivory and gold.
- It also says that the statue of Athena's dress weighed 2,205 pounds; it actually weighed 44 talents (3,300 pounds).
- A boy describes Scottish kilts and the Foustanellas as being interchangeable, when there are distinct differences between the two garments.
- Foustanellas use over 30 meters (around 33 yards) of fabric in their construction, and not 25 yards as stated in-game.
- The evzones featured with the Presidential Palace have bright-orange pompoms on their shoes; although the pompoms are standard, their color is unusual.
- A boy states that China is the largest country in Asia, even though Russia has the most territory (without even including its territory in Europe).
- A reporter states that Beijing has been the capital of China for 800 years. However, the timeline does not work out: considering that Beijing was officially made the capital in 1279, just above 700 years would have passed by the time of Mario is Missing!'s release. This also ignores the two gaps in which Beijing was not China's capital: from 1368 to 1420, when Nanjing was made the capital during the Ming dynasty, and from 1928 to 1949, after the 1928 Chinese reunification and numerous other events until the formation of the People's Republic of China.
- A police officer claims that they are standing on Chang An Avenue. While this makes sense in the SNES version, where every NPC is restricted to one street, the NPCs in the PC versions move around, and the police officer can therefore tell Luigi this on multiple streets.
- A boy says that the Gate of Heavenly Peace leads to the Emperor's home in the Forbidden City, which is misleading: the Forbidden City itself was the Emperor's home.
- A scientist says that the gate was created in the fourth century, while the Forbidden City's pamphlet says that it was built in 1651. Both of these are incorrect: the gate was built in 1417, although it was rebuilt in 1651 after being burned down.
- The scientist also says that the reigning emperor, the Yongle Emperor, was the one who built the gate. While he ordered its construction, it was designed by Kuai Xiang in conjunction with other architects.
- It is stated on several occasions that only the Emperor could pass through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, when it was actually the Gate of China that had this restriction.
- It is stated on multiple occasions that the Great Wall of China is the only man-made object that is visible from space, despite this being completely false; other objects are visible from space and the wall itself is not even visible.
- The pamphlet states that the Great Wall is one of "the world's seven great wonders", which is misleading: the traditional list of the seven Wonders of the World does not include the Great Wall, but it is typically included in lists about the wonders of the medieval world.
- The pamphlet also says that it took 300,000 men ten years to construct the entire Great Wall. This is incorrect for three reasons: for one, portions of the wall were built across several centuries; secondly, several hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people were forced to work on the wall; finally, while 300,000 soldiers were conscripted to build one section of the wall, it took them nine years to do so.
- It also states that the wall was "[b]egun in fifth century BC", despite walls being constructed many centuries prior; they were also only joined together after 221 BC.[better source needed]
- Tian An Men Square is claimed to be the largest public square in the world, despite the existence of other squares like Merdeka Square in Jakarta.
- The dialogue makes it clear that the stolen Monument to the People's Heroes refers to the obelisk, but its image depicts a statue outside of the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong (this statue is also what is shown in Luigi's photo of Tian An Men Square).
- It is stated that the monument is made only out of granite, without referencing how it is also made out of marble.
- The pamphlet for the square says that it was expanded in 1949, when it was expanded several times starting from the 1950s, most prominently in 1959 when it was expanded to 99 acres (and not 98).
- The building that is stolen from the Temple of Heaven is called the Hall of Good Harvest, the Good Harvest Hall, and the Great Hall in-game, none of which are actually names for it. It is officially the "Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests".
- One of the questions for returning the hall involves answering what was not used during its construction; though "air conditioning" is a technically valid answer, it is not accepted for the question.
- The pamphlet for the Berlin Wall claims that the Cold War was a conflict between East Germany and West Germany, and that the wall was built out of a mutual belief that unification was impossible. In actuality, the Cold War was a period of political and military tension between the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Following Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II, the country was partitioned between the two superpowers as parts of their spheres of influence (with America gaining influence over West Germany and the Soviet Union gaining influence over East Germany). The Berlin Wall was then unilaterally built by East Germany specifically to deter residents from defecting to West Berlin.
- The Mosque of Muhammad Ali is shown on the in-game map as being located on the west side of the Nile River; in actuality, it is located on the east side of the Nile.
- The pamphlet for the Big Ben states that the distinction of the tower's eponymous nickname goes to its chime bell and not the clock itself. This is both incorrect and a hypocrisy; the bell is technically a part of the clock's mechanism, and the "Big Ben" name is collectively used for both the entire clock mechanism and the Elizabeth Tower (then known as the Clock Tower).
- The pamphlet for the Tower of London states that one of the main reasons William the Conqueror built the tower was to "oversee shipping" on the River Thames. While it is plausible that the pamphlet is referring to the castle's proximity to the Thames providing a militaristic advantage, there is no evidence that the diplomatic use of the river is attributed to William the Conqueror, nor is there any evidence that he ever regulated commerce on the river.
- A policewoman broadly says that the Spanish "dearly love" the Flamenco dance. However, it originated in and mostly thrives in the southern regions of the country.
- Guernica is stated to be exhibited in the Prado Museum, despite having been moved to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in 1992.
- The image of the Prado Museum does not depict the statue of Diego Velázquez at the front of the entrance (although it is visible in the video of the location).
- The pamphlet for the museum touts Guernica as Picasso's most famous painting, which is a claim that is rather difficult to make especially when the painter has numerous other paintings like Les Demoiselles d'Avignon that are also famed.
- It is unclear what kind of cape the Matador's Cape actually is: a reporter describes it as "ornate" and a scientist says that the bullfighters wear it (indicating that it is a capote de paseo), while a tourist says that it is waved around during bullfights (indicating that it is a muleta).
- The scientist also says that bullfighting was used to train soldiers, when it was actually a spectacle reserved for aristocracy in the past.
- The policewoman suggests that the cape belongs to the Ventas Bullring itself and not an individual bullfighter. This is despite how their entire outfit usually belongs to the bullfighter and how they dress in them outside of the bullring.
- The Ventas Bullring's proper name is the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, or Las Ventas for short; a literal translation would be the Bullring of Las Ventas.
- The pamphlet for the bullring contends that bullfighting is almost as popular as, if not equal in popularity to, soccer. In reality, soccer is by-and-large the most popular sport throughout the country.[better source needed].
- The image for the Lion's Tail shows the lion's face.
- A scientist says that the Palacio de las Cortes was built in 1843, when it was actually from 1843 to 1850.
- The Palacio de las Cortes is repeatedly called the "Spanish Parliament", despite that not being the name of the building and not all of the Cortes Generales convening there.
- The image for the palace is completely incorrect, as in reality, it does not have any hedges around it.
- It also says that he died two years before Spain's 1978 constitution was ratified (i.e. in 1976), but he actually died in 1975.
- A reporter says that "Montreal is an island in the St. Lawrence River", which is misleading: the player visits the city of Montreal, which is contained within, but distinct from, the Island of Montreal.
- A scientist says that Montreal means "royal mount", which is misleading: it actually takes its name from "Mount Royal" which is a mountain located in the center of the island, in the 16th century, "Réal" was a common way of saying "Royal" in French.
- The image of the Dome looks nothing like the actual dome of Saint Joseph's Oratory (perhaps coincidentally, it resembles the Montreal Biosphère).
- A reporter suggests that the Dome is only smaller than that of the one on St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; this is very much incorrect.
- A policeman mentions 158 light bulbs on the mountain, where there are actually 30 (originally 240 before being changed in 1992).
- A tourist says that the Olympic Stadium seats 70,000 people; its actual max capacity is around 60,000.
- A reporter says that the Tilted Tower was built for the 1974 Olympics, and not the 1976 Summer Olympics as in reality.
- While a boy points out GUM's letters in the Cyrillic script, the text misspells Cyrillic as "Cyrlik".
- The largest lake in Russia is said to be the Caspian Sea. However, the Caspian Sea is not fully enclosed within Russia, but merely connected to it, and even then, the largest lake to be connected to Russia is actually the Black Sea. The largest lake to be fully enclosed within Russia is Lake Baikal.
- The height of the central structure of St. Basil's Cathedral is stated to be 107 feet; it is officially 47.5 meters tall, around 156 feet.
- The term "Holy Fool" is said to mean "saint" in Russian. This is incorrect: a holy fool refers to anyone who surrenders themselves to God at the expense of themselves and societal norms, even if they are not a saint, and the concept of Foolishness for Christ appears outside of Russia, even within the Bible itself.
- The pamphlet for the cathedral says that it was built in 1555, which is misleading when it was constructed from 1555 to 1560.
- It also says that it was built by "Ivan III", while also calling him Ivan the Terrible. While Ivan the Terrible did order its construction, he was "Ivan IV"; Ivan III was his grandfather.
- It also says that he ordered the cathedral built to honor Basil the Blessed. It was actually built to commemorate his recent victory in conquest; Basil's name was only attached to the building in the seventeenth century. While St. Basil does have a mausoleum within the cathedral, it was only constructed in 1588.
- Despite what its image shows, Lenin's Tomb is made out of marble and granite and not a metallic chrome.
- The image for the Guard's hat pin does not depict a red star behind the hammer and sickle as it should.
- The third question needed to prove that the Guard's hat pin is genuine claims that, prior to the October Revolution, Russia was led by "the royal family," with "the emperor" being the incorrect option. In actuality, while a royal family did exist, the Emperor of all the Russias was indeed the sole ruler of the nation prior to the revolution.
- The October Revolution led by Vladimir Lenin is generically called the "Communist revolution" (which is an issue when there exists several communist revolutions).
- It is claimed that the hammer and sickle was "the" symbol for Communist Russia. Although the hammer and sickle is widely associated with communism, there exist other symbols with a connection to Communist Russia, such as the red star, as depicted on the Flag of the Soviet Union.
- The names "Bolshoi Ballet" and "Bolshoi Theater" are used interchangeably (for example, it is stated that the Bolshoi Ballet has been closed for visitors). However, the Bolshoi Ballet is a dance troupe, whereas the Bolshoi Theater is an actual building.
- It is claimed that the Bolshoi Theater "sells out every show." This is despite a period where it struggled to gather an audience, which is to say nothing of canceled shows in the past.
- Its pamphlet attributes the introduction of realism to ballet with one of the Bolshoi Ballet's directors, Alexander Alexeyevich Gorsky; realism within ballet can actually be traced to the 1830s.
- It also claims that Gorsky served as the director until 1942, despite him dying in 1924.
- It also claims that the theater was constructed in 1856; it was actually in 1780, with restorations taking place until 1856 after a fire in 1853.
- The image for the Moscow Metro M depicts its neon as an unconnected line, although the sign is actually a connected outline of the M.
- A scientist says that the Moscow Metro was built by Joseph Stalin. Although he gave the project its final approval, it was not his idea, and he had no hand in the project in any way otherwise.
- The metro's pamphlet claims that the Moscow Metro has "not much competition" when it comes to underground rapid transit, which is odd when there existed over 80 metro systems at the time of the game's release.
- It is stated that the Moscow Metro had 132 stations, a number it had reached in 1986 when in reality it had 149 at the time.
- A tourist says that the Emperor's Bell weighs 210 tons. Officially, it is about 202 tons.
- A reporter claims that Ivan III had the bell placed in the Ivan the Great Bell Tower. This tower has 22 bells, none of which are the Emperor's Bell; it has never once been suspended or rung.
- A policewoman says that the bell has been in the Kremlin since the 17th century. It has actually been there since it was constructed in 1735 (i.e. the 18th century); it was also moved to its current location in 1836.
- A boy claims that the Tsar Cannon is the largest one ever created. Though it is the largest bombard, there exists both the Little David and the Mallet's Mortar.
- A scientist says that the cannonballs for the Tsar Cannon were cast alongside it in 1586; in reality, they were cast in the 19th century.
- The pamphlet for the Kremlin states that the cannon was cast by "Andrey Shchokhov", whose name is actually Andrey Chokhov.
- Many of the buildings in Nairobi are old and dilapidated, with some even being held up with sticks and straw roofs; this is a far cry from the contemporary city in reality.
- A tourist said that he had to fight off lions and elephants when traveling from Mombasa to Nairobi, which is odd given that there is a highway that directly connects the two cities.
- A scientist comments that female Asian elephants cannot grow tusks, which is incorrect. Some of them have smaller tusks, called "tushes", that are notably more brittle than males' tusks, but are still present. The scientist also implies that male Asian elephants always grow tusks, which is also incorrect.
- The pamphlet for the Nairobi National Park describes the area as "undisturbed", which is incorrect given the proximity of human civilization and how it interferes with the area.
- The Maasai Headdress, in both its NES and SNES sprites, look nothing like the enkuraru headdresses worn by actual Maasai warriors.
- The pamphlet for the Maasai village says that Africa has "more than 70 tribes", which is a gross understatement: estimates often place more than 3,000 tribes in Africa.
- The pamphlet also says that new warriors are initiated as soon as they turn fifteen, but this process can begin anywhere from the ages of fourteen to eighteen.
- The National Museum of Kenya's actual name is the Nairobi National Museum.
- The Human Skull was discovered by Bernard Ngeneo, a member of Richard Leakey's expedition team, and not Leakey himself.
- Also, unlike what the game claims, the skull depicts a member of the Homo rudolfensis species and not Homo habilis (although initial claims thought the skull to be Homo habilis, it was first classified as a new species in 1986).
- The revolving restaurant at the top of the Kenyatta International Conference Center shut down in the 1980's, and yet it is still depicted as being operational in-game.
- A scientist says that construction on the center finished in 1970, when it was actually in 1973.
- Also, the building is 28 stories tall, and not 27 as the pamphlet says.
- The center is also describes as being a "United Nations headquarters". Although the fourth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development did take place at the center, this was only for the purposes of the assembly; the building was never used as a headquarters.
- The pamphlet for the center describes Jomo Kenyatta solely as a "freedom fighter". For starters, although he rallied for Kenya to be freed from British rule, he did so through non-violent means and actively opposed others' brutal methods (labelling him as a "freedom fighter" due to his desire for an independent Kenya is a misuse of the term, anyways). Beyond that, he is best known as the first Prime Minister and President of Kenya, and not as a "freedom fighter".
- King Kong is stolen from the Empire State Building and must be returned to its supposed rightful place, despite King Kong being entirely fictional, though this is mentioned in the game.
- An NPC can say, "So nice they named it twice, NY, NY." While this is colloquially acceptable, this technically refers to the borough of Manhattan specifically.
- The same NPC can say, "Catch a cab, or take the subway, not many private cars in this island city." This implies that it is on a single island when in reality the city is mostly part of an archipelago (with the main exception being the Bronx, located on the mainland). The islands are not represented on the Globulator, though the City Map and artifacts indicate that it is geographically centered around Manhattan.
- The Tricolor is stolen from the top of the Eiffel Tower, but in real life, it was never there to begin with.
- A boy mentions that France is the biggest country in Europe after the Soviet Union has broken up, despite that Russia's European portion and Ukraine's land area is larger than France.
- A tourist misspells "aéroport" as "airport" in L'Airport d'Orly.
- A business woman mentions obtaining French fries though their origin as a French food has been disputed, with sources citing origins in possibly Belgium or Spain.
- A tourist uses the name "Latin Manhattan" for Rome. This has never been a nickname for the city; in fact, it is an alcoholic drink. However, the nickname has been associated with Buenos Aires.
- The Colosseum's pamphlet lists its circumference as 573 yards, and not 544 meters (about 594 yards) as in reality.
- The Michelangelo's Paintbrush item is touted as if it was his sole painting tool; there is no evidence that Michelangelo used a single paintbrush for the entirety of the Sistine Chapel, nor is there a paintbrush that is particularly famous for being used by him.
- A scientist says that "Sistine" means six in Latin. Six in Latin is "sex" or "sextus"; "Sistine" refers to any of the Sixtus popes, although "Sixtus" is derived from "sextus".
- The Sistine Chapel's pamphlet describes Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling's 10,000 square feet. He actually painted around 534 square meters (about 5,747 square feet).
- It also describes him as having painted while lying down, which is a common misconception. He actually painted while standing up.
- The Trevi Fountain's pamphlet says that anyone who throws a coin over their shoulder and into the fountain is guaranteed to return to Rome. Although technically correct, this is missing details, as the myth specifies that a person must throw a coin with their right hand over their left shoulder.
- The Trevi is also said to be the oldest fountain in Rome, which is incorrect due to the Fountain in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere.
- The Pantheon is stated to have eight columns when it actually has sixteen.
- Its pamphlet also says that it was made out of brick and marble, completely ignoring how the Pantheon was largely constructed with concrete.
- The pamphlet for the Spanish Steps says that it was paid with "French" money, this is incorrect. The money was left by French diplomat Étienne Gueffier in his will, but it was in scudi, a depreciated Italian coin.
- It also says that the Spanish embassy that lent its name to the stairs was an embassy for "the Vatican"; it is an embassy to the Holy See, which is distinct from Vatican City.
- Also, the Spanish Steps only have 135 steps, and not 328 as the game claims.
- A scientist says that "no one" was interested in San Francisco until the California Gold Rush in 1848, which is a rather flippant statement. Although the gold rush brought droves of new people to the settlement, it still had a sizable population; it was the initially steady influx of immigrants that allowed people to explore the surrounding territory in the years leading up to the gold rush.
- Despite there being multiple fog horns along the Golden Gate Bridge, only one Fog Horn appears as an item.
- A boy states that the Bridge is 260 feet above the San Francisco Bay, although it is actually 220 feet above water from bridge itself and 500 feet above land from the top of the tower.
- It is stated that the Bridge was built in 1937, which is misleading when construction started in 1933 and finished in 1937.
- The pamphlet for the bridge says that fog covers it on "most days"; fog usually rolls over during the summer.
- The Coit Tower was purportedly built in 1934; it was actually in 1933.
- The Tower's pamphlet says that its namesake is "Lillian Hitchcock Coit"; her name is actually Lillie Hitchcock Coit.
- It also claims that Lillie donated $125,000 specifically to build the tower. Firstly, she donated $118,000 (although this expanded to $125,000 due to additional city funds), and she also donated the money to city for the general purpose of beautification, and not solely for the tower.
- The game is insistent that the prisoners in Alcatraz wore striped prison uniforms, despite this never being the case.
- The pamphlet for Alcatraz says that it is named after the Spanish word for "pelican". This is misleading, as the word has since become archaic (the contemporary word for "pelican" is "pelicano").
- Gripmen are consistently called "gripsmen".
- The pamphlet for the Cable Car says that they weigh six tons, when they actually weight 15,500 pounds (about 7.75 tons).
- It also says that they move consistently at 9 miles per hour; it is actually 9.5 miles per hour.
- Despite what the DOS image for the Transamerica Pyramid depicts, it is not slanted from the ground at a 45° angle.
- The Transamerica Pyramid is on Montgomery Street, and not Columbus Avenue as its pamphlet claims.
- Its pamphlet only mentions that it is on a concrete base, disregarding the steel that was also used.
- A woman explains that "I always thought Australia's capital was spelled like "Sid's-Knee"", referring to Sydney, when in reality it is Canberra that is Australia's capital, a fact which is stated by another NPC in the game.
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario is Missing!.
Mario meeting Luigi in the PC version (scene by Dan Guerra)
- For a complete list of media for this subject, see List of Mario is Missing! media.
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- Main article: List of Mario is Missing! quotes
Pre-release and unused content
Dialogue intended for the ending of the game is in the CD-ROM Deluxe edition of the game: Game ending reconstructed with voices.
It also appears that Lemmy and Morton were going to appear in game, as their unused dialogue was found in the CD-ROM Deluxe version's data (they are the only Koopa Kids who do not appear in at least one version of the game). In the final game, Lemmy is mentioned as having run off to play in the snow while Morton is said to watch the others. Furthermore, the CD-ROM release of the game features Lemmy on the cover despite him not appearing in the game.
The CD-ROM Deluxe edition's files also contain live-action footage featuring landmarks of several cities that are not visited in-game. These include:
- Wat Phra Kaew, the Chao Phraya River, and Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand;
- Taft Avenue, the Intramuros, Rizal Park, and the Malacañang Palace in Manila, Philippines;
- Hotel Gellért, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the Fisherman's Bastion, and the Hero's Square in Budapest, Hungary;
- Mount Royal, the Olympic Stadium, Saint Joseph's Oratory, and the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada (although the city is featured in the game's NES release);
- Victoria Peak, the Tiger Balm Garden, the The Excelsior, and the HSBC Building in Hong Kong, China;
- The Sunda Kelapa port and the National Monument in Jakarta, Indonesia;
- The White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., United States of America;
- The Government Palace and the Plaza Mayor in Lima, Peru;
- Al-Kāẓimiyyah and the Tigris river in Baghdad, Iraq;
- Suomenlinna, Helsinki Central Station, Temppeliaukio Church, and the Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, Finland;
There are exactly ten cities that go unused; considering the unused dialogue for Lemmy and Morton and how every other Koopa Kid guards five cities of their own, it is likely that they were meant to guard the unused cities.
There are also unused voice clips that reference locations that are not in-game, including those that do not even have footage. Beyond the previously mentioned landmarks, these include: the Lacqueur Pavilion in Bangkok; the Bogor Botanical Gardens and the National Museum of Indonesia in Jakarta; the Cathedral of Lima in Lima; and the Archway of Ctesiphon near Baghdad. The Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal is the only landmark to have a video clip and not a corresponding audio clip. Also, the White House and the Supreme Court are the only ones to have unique messages: "We are attempting to achieve world peace and are unable to take your call," and "We are hearing an important case and are unable to take your call," respectively.
Steve Merrett and Robert Whitfield of Nintendo Magazine System both commend the game for succeeding in being both educational and entertaining, unlike most other educational games. They also praise the variety of locations to explore and objects to collect, though they criticize that the core gameplay is a bit repetitive and the city graphics are lack-luster. While they acknowledge that Mario fans and older demographics may not derive much enjoyment from the game, they do recommend the game to those who have an interest in geography or under the age of eleven.
Electronic Gaming Monthly's "Review Crew" gives the game a combined average score of 5.75/10. Steve Harris, Ed Semrad, and Martin Alessi all recommend the game to only young audiences and praise the educational content. However, Alessi criticizes that the game has very little challenging action sections. He points out that even boss fights "offer little to no challenge". Sushi-X, who gives the game the lowest score of 3/10, criticizes that the game plays like a slow Mario game and that the graphics were not lively enough to keep him interested.
|SNES||Nintendo Magazine System||83/100||An 'edutainment' game that actually succeeds in both departments. Because of the nature of it, it is only suitable for certain ages.|
|SNES||Martin Alessi, Electronic Gaming Monthly||6/10||Older, more experienced gamers should not bother with this cart. The idea behind it is cute, and younger kids will identify with Mario better than Carmen Sandiego. This game doesn't promise real action, but is very educational and kids may actually learn something. Even the bosses offer little or no challenge.|
|SNES||Nintendo Power||10.6/20||+ For younger players, this is a chance to learn about famous artifacts with some of their favorite characters. Lots of exploring without the chance of being defeated|
- If you're looking for an edutainment product, you've found it! If you're looking for a Mario game, you may be left scratching your head.
In an August 1993 press release, Software Toolworks claimed that sales of the console versions of Mario is Missing! exceeded $7,000,000 for the fiscal quarter and that the game boosted the company's revenue during a slow quarter. One employee also claims that the game sold over one million units.
Luigi's sprite in the PC version started the Internet meme "Weegee", as well as Mario being "Malleo" and Yoshi being called "Yushee".
References to other games
- Super Mario Bros. - The Koopas look similar to their Super Mario Bros. artwork in the MS-DOS version.
- Super Mario World - The Mario, Luigi and Yoshi sprites in the NES and SNES versions were taken from this game. Bowser's sprite in the NES version appears to use an edited version of Morton, Ludwig, and Roy's body from this game, along with an edited version of Lemmy's head. As such, he is uncharacteristically short in this game. When retracted into his shell, it uses the normal Koopa Troopa shell sprite from this game, except with all original detail removed and spikes drawn on. Finally, after defeat, he is knocked out of his shell and appears as a Koopa without a Shell, specifically from a Koopa Troopa. In addition, the Curators in the SNES version have their sprites being slightly modified from Princess Toadstool's sprite in Super Mario World. The map included in the Globulator in the SNES version is based on the map for Dinosaur Land from Super Mario World, and some backgrounds in the NES version is derived from similar backgrounds in Super Mario World (this is most especially evident in the opening for the NES version).
- Main article: List of Mario is Missing! staff
Names in other languages
|French||Mario a disparu !||Mario has disappeared!|
|German||Mario wird vermißt!||Mario is missing!|
- According to the MS-DOS release, Mario has a fear of the dark, which he is increasingly worried that Bowser will exploit his fear and haunt him. This is not seen or referenced in other games, except potentially Hotel Mario when he stutters (presumably in fear) before entering the cave hotel without a flashlight.
- Mario's voice is inconsistent in the CD-ROM Deluxe edition. Sometimes he has an Italian accent, sometimes he has a New York accent with a slight hint of Italian. The game's data includes all of his lines in both accents, so it is likely that the developers accidentally assigned some from both.
- Luigi, however, has a consistent New York accent.
- Although some Mario media supply voice acting for the Koopalings, the CD-ROM Deluxe edition is the first game to have them voiced, as well as the only game to actually supply them with dialogue until the release of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. Later games starting with New Super Mario Bros. Wii have the Koopalings voiced, although it is limited to roars and grunts.
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|Platformers||Super Mario series||Super Mario Bros. (1985, NES) • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (1986, FDS) • Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, NES) • Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988, NES) • Super Mario Land (1989, GB) • Super Mario World (1990, SNES) • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992, GB) • Super Mario 64 (1996, N64) • Super Mario Sunshine (2002, GCN) • New Super Mario Bros. (2006, DS) • Super Mario Galaxy (2007, Wii) • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009, Wii) • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010, Wii) • Super Mario 3D Land (2011, 3DS) • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012, 3DS) • New Super Mario Bros. U (2012, Wii U) • Super Mario 3D World (2013, Wii U) • Super Mario Maker (2015, Wii U) • Super Mario Run (2016, iOS/iPadOS/Android) • Super Mario Odyssey (2017, Switch) • Super Mario Maker 2 (2019, Switch)|
|Donkey Kong /
Mario vs. Donkey Kong series
|Donkey Kong (1981, arcade) • Donkey Kong (1994, GB) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004, GBA) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (2006, DS) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (2009, DSiWare) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (2010, DS) • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (2013, 3DS) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (2015, 3DS/Wii U) • Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge (2016, 3DS/Wii U)|
|Mario Bros. series||Mario Bros. (1983, arcade) • Mario Bros. Special (1984, computer) • Punch Ball Mario Bros. (1984, computer) • Mario Clash (1995, VB)|
|Wrecking Crew series||VS. Wrecking Crew (1984, VS) • Wrecking Crew (1985, NES) • Wrecking Crew '98 (1998, SFC)|
|Other||Mario Bros. (1983, G&W) • Mario's Cement Factory (1983, G&W) • Super Mario Bros. Special (1986, computer) • Mario & Wario (1993, SNES) • Hotel Mario (1994, CD-i) • Super Princess Peach (2005, DS) • New Super Luigi U (2013, Wii U) • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2014, Wii U) • Super Mario Bros. 35 (2020, Switch)|
|Ports and remakes||Crazy Kong (1981, arcade) • Donkey Kong (1982, G&W) • VS. Super Mario Bros. (1986, VS) • Super Mario Bros. (1986, G&W) • All Night Nippon: Super Mario Bros. (1986, FDS) • Kaettekita Mario Bros. (1988, FDS) • Super Mario Bros. (1989, NGW) • Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990, NGW) • Super Mario World (1991, NGW) • Super Mario All-Stars (1993, SNES) • Donkey Kong (1994, NGW) • Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World (1994, SNES) • BS Super Mario USA (1996, SNES) • BS Super Mario Collection (1997, SNES) • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999, GBC) • Super Mario Advance (2001, GBA) • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2002, GBA) • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (2003, GBA) • Famicom Mini Series (2004, GBA) • Classic NES Series (2004-2005, GBA) • Super Mario 64 DS (2004, DS) • Virtual Console (2006-current, Wii/3DS/Wii U) • Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010, Wii) • Luigi Bros. (2013, Wii U) • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016, 3DS) • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2018, Switch/3DS) • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019, Switch) • Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020, Switch) • Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. (2020, G&W) • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021, Switch)|
|Tech demos||snd_test (Unknown, SNES) • Super Mario 128 (2000, GCN) • New Super Mario Bros. Mii (2011, Wii U) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong Wii U demo (2014, Wii U)|
|Canceled games||Super Mario's Wacky Worlds (CD-i) • Mario Takes America (CD-i) • VB Mario Land (VB) • Super Mario 64 2 (N64DD)|
|Mario Kart series||Main||Super Mario Kart (1992, SNES) • Mario Kart 64 (1996, N64) • Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001, GBA) • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003, GCN) • Mario Kart DS (2005, DS) • Mario Kart Wii (2008, Wii) • Mario Kart 7 (2011, 3DS) • Mario Kart 8 (2014, Wii U) • Mario Kart Tour (2019, iOS/iPadOS/Android)|
|Arcade||Mario Kart Arcade GP (2005, arcade) • Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 (2007, arcade) • Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (2013, arcade) • Mario Kart Arcade GP VR (2017, arcade)|
|Other||Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (2020, Switch)|
|Ports||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017, Switch)|
|Tech demos||Mario Kart for Nintendo GameCube (2001, GCN)|
|Pitches / canceled games||VB Mario Kart (VB) • Mario Kart XXL (GBA) • Tesla Mario Kart game (Tesla vehicles)|
|Mario Party series||Main||Mario Party (1998, N64) • Mario Party 2 (1999, N64) • Mario Party 3 (2000, N64) • Mario Party 4 (2002, GCN) • Mario Party 5 (2003, GCN) • Mario Party 6 (2004, GCN) • Mario Party 7 (2005, GCN) • Mario Party 8 (2007, Wii) • Mario Party 9 (2012, Wii) • Mario Party 10 (2015, Wii U) • Super Mario Party (2018, Switch) • Mario Party Superstars (2021, Switch)|
|Handheld games||Mario Party Advance (2005, GBA) • Mario Party DS (2007, DS) • Mario Party: Island Tour (2013, 3DS) • Mario Party: Star Rush (2016, 3DS) • Mario Party: The Top 100 (2017, 3DS)|
|Arcade||Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party (2004, arcade) • Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party 2 (2005, arcade) • Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher (2009, arcade) • Mario Party Kurukuru Carnival (2012, arcade) • Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher 2 (2013, arcade) • Mario Party Challenge World (2016, arcade)|
|Other||Mario Party-e (2003, GBA)|
|Sports games||Mario Golf series||Golf (1984, NES) • Family Computer Golf: Japan Course (1987, FDS) • Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course (1987, FDS) • NES Open Tournament Golf (1991, NES) • Mario Golf (1999, N64) • Mario Golf (1999, GBC) • Mobile Golf (2001, GBC) • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (2003, GCN) • Mario Golf: Advance Tour (2004, GBA) • Mario Golf: World Tour (2014, 3DS) • Mario Golf: Super Rush (2021, Switch)|
|Mario Tennis series||Mario's Tennis (1995, VB) • Mario Tennis (2000, N64) • Mario Tennis (2000, GBC) • Mario Power Tennis (2004, GCN) • Mario Tennis: Power Tour (2005, GBA) (Bicep Pump [Unknown, Adobe Flash] • Reflex Rally [Unknown, Adobe Flash]) • Mario Tennis Open (2012, 3DS) • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (2015, Wii U) • Mario Tennis Aces (2018, Switch)|
|Mario Baseball series||Baseball (1989, GB) • Mario Superstar Baseball (2005, GCN) • Mario Super Sluggers (2008, Wii)|
|Mario Strikers series||Super Mario Strikers (2005, GCN) • Mario Strikers Charged (2007, Wii) • Mario Strikers: Battle League (2022, Switch)|
|Other||Donkey Kong Hockey (1984, G&W) • Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race (1987, FDS) • Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally (1988, FDS) • Super Mario Race (1992, GwB) • Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (2006, DS) • Mario Sports Mix (2010, Wii) • Mario Sports Superstars (2017, 3DS)|
|Ports||New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (2009, Wii)|
|Canceled games||Mario American football game (GCN) • Super Mario Spikers (Wii)|
|Role-playing games||Paper Mario series||Paper Mario (2000, N64) • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004, GCN) • Super Paper Mario (2007, Wii) • Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012, 3DS) • Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016, Wii U) • Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020, Switch)|
|Mario & Luigi series||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003, GBA) • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005, DS) • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009, DS) • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013, 3DS) • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015, 3DS)|
|Other||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996, SNES)|
|Remakes||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017, 3DS) • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018, 3DS)|
|Canceled games||Super Mario RPG 2 (N64DD) • Super Paper Mario (GCN)|
|Dr. Mario series||Main||Dr. Mario (1990, NES) • Dr. Mario 64 (2001, N64) • Dr. Mario Online Rx (2008, WiiWare) • Dr. Mario Express (2008, DSiWare) • Dr. Luigi (2013, Wii U) • Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (2015, 3DS) • Dr. Mario World (2019, iOS/iPadOS/Android)|
|Other||VS. Dr. Mario (1990, VS) • Dr. Mario (1993, GwB)|
|Remakes||Tetris & Dr. Mario (1994, SNES) • Nintendo Puzzle Collection (2003, GCN) • Dr. Mario & Puzzle League (2005, GBA)|
|Luigi's Mansion series||Main||Luigi's Mansion (2001, GCN) • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013, 3DS) • Luigi's Mansion Arcade (2015, arcade) • Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019, Switch)|
|Remakes||Luigi's Mansion (2018, 3DS)|
|Tech demos||Luigi's Mansion (2000, GCN)|
|Educational games||Mario Discovery series||Mario is Missing! (1993, MS-DOS/SNES/NES) • Mario's Time Machine (1993, MS-DOS/SNES/NES) • Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters (1993, MS-DOS/SNES) • Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers (1994, MS-DOS/SNES) • Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun (1994, MS-DOS/SNES)|
|Other||Family BASIC (1984, FC) • Mario Teaches Typing (1991, MS-DOS) • Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up (1991, MS-DOS) • Mario Teaches Typing 2 (1996, MS-DOS)|
|Ports||Mario's Early Years! CD-ROM Collection (1995, MS-DOS)|
|Canceled games||Mario's Mission Earth (SNES)|
|Art utilities||Games||I am a teacher: Super Mario Sweater (1986, FDS) • Super Mario Bros. Print World (1991, MS-DOS) • Mario Paint (1992, SNES) • Super Mario Collection Screen Saver (1997, PC) • Mario no Photopi (1998, N64) • Mario Artist: Paint Studio (1999, N64DD) • Mario Artist: Talent Studio (2000, N64DD) • Mario Artist: Communication Kit (2000, N64DD) • Mario Artist: Polygon Studio (2000, N64DD) • Mario Family (2001, GBC)|
|Pitches / canceled games||Mario Factory ("Game Processor RAM Cassette") • Mario Paint 3D (N64) • Mario Artist: Game Maker / Graphical Message Maker / Sound Maker / Video Jockey Maker (N64DD)|
|Miscellaneous||Games / other software||Mario's Bombs Away (1983, G&W) • Pinball (1984, NES) • Alleyway (1989, GB) • Mario's Egg Catch (1990, SMBW) • Luigi's Hammer Toss (1990, SMBW) • Princess Toadstool's Castle Run (1990, SMBW) • Mario the Juggler (1991, G&W) • Yoshi's Safari (1993, SNES) • Undake30 Same Game (1995, SFC) • Mario's Game Gallery (1995, MS-DOS) • Mario's Picross (1995, GB) • Mario's Super Picross (1995, SFC) • Donkey Kong (slot machine) (1996, arcade) • Picross 2 (1996, GB) • Mario's FUNdamentals (1998, Windows) • Mario's Memory Madness (1998, Adobe Shockwave) • Crazy Counting (1999, Adobe Shockwave) • Dinky Rinky (1999, Adobe Shockwave) • Goodness Rakes (1999, Adobe Shockwave) • Melon Mayhem (1999, Adobe Shockwave) • Nomiss (1999, Adobe Shockwave) • Picross NP (1999-2000, SFC) • The Lab (2001, Adobe Flash) • Mario Party 4 (Flash game) (2002, Adobe Flash) • Super Mario Fushigi no Janjan Land (2003, arcade) • Mario Pinball Land (2004, GBA) • Yakuman DS (2005, DS) • Mario Trivia (Unknown, Adobe Flash) • Mario Memory (Unknown, Adobe Flash) • Virus Attack! (Unknown, Adobe Flash) • Mini-Mario Factory Game! (2004, Adobe Flash) • Bill Bounce (2004, Adobe Flash) • Mario Party 7 Bon Voyage Quiz (2005, Adobe Flash) • Super Mario Strikers Advergame (2005, Adobe Flash) • Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss (2005, Abobe Flash) • Bowser's Lair Hockey (2005, Abobe Flash) • Heads-Up (2005, Abobe Flash) • Parasol Fall (2005, Abobe Flash) • Dribble Skillz (2006, Abobe Flash) • Superstar Shootout (2006, Abobe Flash) • Mario vs. DK 2: Cannon Kaos (2006, Abobe Flash) • Super Paper Mario Memory Match (2007, Abobe Flash) • Are You Smarter Than Mario? (2008, Abobe Flash) • Mario Calculator (2009, DSi) • Mario Clock (2009, DSi) • Play Nintendo activities (2014-)|
|Tech demos||Mario Demo (1994, VB) • morphdemo (Unknown, N64) • Peach's Castle (2002, GCN) • Mario's Face (Unknown, DS) • DSpeak (2005, DS) • Koopa Troopa Forest (Unknown, Wii) • Mario FPS (Unknown, Wii)|
|Pitches / canceled games||Mario's Castle ("Project Atlantis") • Boss Game Studios' Mario game pitch (Unknown) • Retro Studios' Boo project (DS) • Mario Motors (DS)|
|Crossovers||Super Smash Bros. series||Super Smash Bros. (1999, N64) • Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, GCN) • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Wii) • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, 3DS) • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014, Wii U) • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Switch)|
|Mario & Sonic series||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2007, Wii) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2008, DS) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009, Wii) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009, DS) • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011, Wii) • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2012, 3DS) • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (2013, Wii U) • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016, Wii U) • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016, 3DS) • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition (2016, arcade) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2019, Switch) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition (2020, arcade)|
|Mario + Rabbids series||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2017, Switch) • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022, Switch)|
|Game & Watch Gallery series||Game & Watch Gallery (1997, GB) • Game & Watch Gallery 2 (1997, GB) • Game & Watch Gallery 3 (1999, GBC) • Game & Watch Gallery 4 (2002, GBA)|
|Itadaki Street series||Itadaki Street DS (2007, DS) • Fortune Street (2011, Wii)|
|Other||Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle (1997, Satellaview) • NBA Street V3 (2005, GCN) • Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (2005, GCN) • SSX on Tour (2005, GCN) • Nintendo Land (2012, Wii U) • Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (2015, 3DS)|
|Tech demos||Chase Mii (Unknown, Wii U)|
|Pitches / canceled games||Mario/Rabbids crossover adventure game (Wii) • DDR MARIO 2 (Wii)|
|games and applicationsComputer|
|MS-DOS and PC games||Donkey Kong • Mario's Early Years! CD-ROM Collection (Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters · Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers · Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun) • Mario's FUNdamentals • Mario is Missing! • Mario Teaches Typing • Mario Teaches Typing 2 • Mario's Time Machine • Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up • Super Mario Bros. Print World • Super Mario Collection Screen Saver|
|Apple II||Donkey Kong • Mario Bros. • Super Mario Bros. Print World|
|Commodore home computers||Donkey Kong • Donkey Kong Jr. • Mario Bros. • Super Mario Bros. Print World|
|NEC personal computers||Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū • Golf • Mario Bros. • Mario Bros. Special • Punch Ball Mario Bros. • Super Mario Bros. Special|
|Browser||Camp Hyrule||Donkey Konga Beat • Donkey Konk • Kremling Krunch • Mario Sports Complex: Barrel Blast • Virus Attack!|
|Nintendo Arcade||1-Up Hunt! • Banana Grab • Barrel-Blastapalooza • Bicep Pump • Bowser's Lair Hockey • Cannon Kaos • Dribble Skillz • Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss • Heads-Up • Hurling for Distance • Parasol Fall • Reflex Rally • Super Paper Mario Memory Match • Tetris DS Puzzle Mode • Timber's Balloon Pop • Wario: Master of Disguise Trivia • Yoshi's Egg Toss|
|Nintendo Kids Club||Captain Toad's Dungeon Dash! • Luigi's Word Jumble • Make four with Mario • Mario's Festive Jigsaw Jumble • Mario's Festive Mix-up! • Match-Up Mario • Nintendo Friends Object Hunt • Peach's Puzzle • Poochy's Mix-Up • Shadow Spotter • Yoshi's Mix-Up|
|Other||Banana Bonanza! • Donkey Kong 64 Lore Quiz • Donkey Kong Country Barrel Maze • Donkey Konga • Kremling Krushin • The Lab (Ask Madame Clairvoya · The Bookshelf · The Drafting Table · PolterCue) • Mario's Memory Madness • Mario Party 4 • Mario Trivia • Rolling Panic • Superstar Shootout • Wario's Whack Attack|
|Super Nintendo Entertainment System / Super Famicom games|
|Mario franchise||Super Mario World (1990) • Mario Paint (1992) • Super Mario Kart (1992) • Mario is Missing! (1993) • Super Mario All-Stars (1993) • Yoshi's Safari (1993) • Mario & Wario (1993) • Mario's Time Machine (1993) • Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers (1994) • Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters (1994) • Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun (1994) • Tetris & Dr. Mario (1994) • Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World (1994) • Undake30 Same Game (1995) • Mario's Super Picross (1995) • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996) • Wrecking Crew '98 (1998)|
|Donkey Kong franchise||Donkey Kong Country (1994) • Donkey Kong Country Competition Cartridge (1994) • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995) • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)|
|Yoshi franchise||Yoshi's Cookie (1993) • Yoshi no Cookie: Kuruppon Oven de Cookie (1994) • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995) • Tetris Attack (1996)|
|Wario franchise||Mario & Wario (1993) • Wario's Woods (1994)|
|Satellaview||Wario no Mori Bakushō Version (1995) • Wario no Mori Futatabi (1995) • BS Super Mario USA (1996) • Yoshi no Panepon (1996) • Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle (1997) • BS Super Mario Collection (1997-1998) • Satella-Q (1995-1999)|
|Miscellaneous||Nintendo Campus Challenge (1992) • Nintendo PowerFest '94 (1994) • Picross NP (1999-2000)|
|Nintendo Entertainment System / Family Computer games|
|Mario franchise||Donkey Kong (1983) • Mario Bros. (1983) • Pinball (1984) • Golf (1984) • Family BASIC V3† (1985) • Wrecking Crew (1985) • Super Mario Bros. (1985) • Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) • Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) • Dr. Mario (1990) • NES Open Tournament Golf (1991) • Mario is Missing!* (1993) • Mario's Time Machine* (1994)|
|Donkey Kong franchise||Donkey Kong (1983) • Donkey Kong Jr. (1983) • Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Sansū Lesson† (1983) • Donkey Kong Jr. Math (1983) • Donkey Kong 3 (1984) • Donkey Kong Classics* (1988)|
|Yoshi franchise||Yoshi (1991) • Yoshi's Cookie (1992)|
|Wario franchise||Wario's Woods (1994)|
|Family Computer Disk System||Golf (1986) • Super Mario Bros. (1986) • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (1986) • I am a teacher: Super Mario Sweater (1986) • All Night Nippon: Super Mario Bros. (1986) • Family Computer Golf: Japan Course (1987) • Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course (1987) • Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987) • Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race (1987) • Donkey Kong‡ (1988) • Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally (1988) • Donkey Kong Jr.‡ (1988) • Kaettekita Mario Bros.‡ (1988) • Wrecking Crew‡ (1989) • Pinball‡ (1989)|
|Miscellaneous||Nintendo World Championships 1990* (1990) • Nintendo Campus Challenge* (1990)|
|*NES only †Famicom only ‡Disk Writer only|