Midas River

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Barrel rolling on the Midas River
Midas River in Super Mario RPG for Nintendo Switch
Midas River in the Switch remake

Midas River is a large river that is fed by Midas Waterfall; it is seen in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. When Mario and Mallow are flushed out of the Kero Sewers, they end up being flung down the falls. They land on a barrel floating in the river, and ride it to the end, collecting coins along the way. The path from Midas River leads to Tadpole Pond. The name "Midas" comes from the Greek mythological character King Midas, who turned everything he touched into gold, which is fitting since many gold coins can be collected in the river.

Participating in a barrel jumping event, Mario collects many coins and has to avoid the river's irritable jumping fish. The Toad at the course's end exchanges the coins Mario collected down the falls and river for Frog Coins. When Mario does well enough, he might even get a Koopa Shell.

The bucket in Moleville serves as a warp to the Midas River. If it is accessed this way, the Toad at the bottom of the river will be absent, leaving a note saying that the course is closed for the day; reading the note will give the player any coins they earned on the course to keep.

This river briefly reappears in the short book, Mario and the Incredible Rescue, where Mario, Luigi and Toad pass through here to reach Tadpole Pond.

Names in other languages[edit]

GateBowser's KeepVista HillMario's PadMushroom WayMushroom KingdomBandit's WayKero SewersMidas RiverTadpole PondRose WayRose TownForest MazePipe VaultYo'ster IsleMolevilleBooster PassBooster TowerBooster HillMarrymoreStar HillSeaside TownSeaSunken ShipLand's EndMonstro TownBean ValleyNimbus LandBarrel Volcano
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワイン川
Wain Kawa
Wain Kawa no Hotori
Wine River (course)

Wine River Bank (map)
Dutch Midas-Kanaal Midas Canal
French Rivière Midas Midas River
German Fluss Krösus Croesus River
Italian Fiume Mida[1] Midas River
Korean 와인강
Wain Gang
와인강 둔치
Wain Gang Dunchi
Wine RIver (course)

Wine River Bank (map)
Spanish Río Midas Midas River


  1. ^ Uno sguardo approfondito a Super Mario RPG. By NintendoItalia on YouTube. Retrieved on November 13th, 2023