Mexico City

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Map of Mexico City
The map of Mexico City as it appears in Mario is Missing!

Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México; Nahuatl: Āltepētl Mēxihco) is the capital and largest city of Mexico, North America. It has made two appearances in Super Mario-related works.


Saturday Supercade[edit]

Mexico City as seen in the Saturday Supercade episode "Amazing Rollerskate Race"
Bones, Junior, and the Roller Stars arriving in Mexico City

Mexico City first appears in the Saturday Supercade episode "The Amazing Rollerskate Race". Donkey Kong Jr. and Bones head there to supervise the Roller Stars during a rollerskating race and also catch Al and his partner, who are after their skates.

Mario is Missing![edit]

Mexico City appears in all versions of Mario is Missing!. In the NES version, it is part of the sixth pair of levels alongside Cairo; in every other version, it is in the second set of five levels. Just like all the other cities in Mario is Missing!, Mexico City was invaded by Koopa Troopas. The enemies stole artifacts from various local landmarks: a catalog from the Fine Arts Palace, the Diego Rivera mural The History of Mexico from off the walls of the National Palace, the titular part of the Angel of Independence monument, and in the PC version, a tile from the Zócalo and the top of the Pyramid of the Sun. Luigi rescues the city by finding the stolen artifacts and returning them to their respective landmarks.

In addition to retrieving the artifacts, he must also figure out where he is to use the Globulator to call Yoshi to get rid of the Pokey blocking the exit. To deduce his location, he has to gather hints from people in the city.

  • Boy:
    • "A hat dance will soon be in order when you realize you're south of the United States border."
  • Tourist:
    • "If you want to get mail here, the envelope must say North America, the Earth and the Milky Way."
    • "Did you really expect to go to Mexico and have no peso?"
  • Business Woman:
    • "You're bound to meet someone you know, it's the most populated city on Earth."
  • Scientist:
    • "This capital city is the oldest in the New World, founded in 1325!"
    • "Show some respect for the glorious Aztec who settled what is now the largest city in the world."
  • Police Officer:
    • "You're in the Zocalo, amigo, the heart of the old city."
    • "Don't you's the Ciudad de Mexico!"


  • Mexico City used to be the headquarters of Nintendo's official magazine for Mexico and part of Latin America, which was discontinued in 2019.