Mushroom Kingdom

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This article is about the Mushroom Kingdom political entity. For the town in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, see Toad Town § Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. For the kingdom as seen in Super Mario Odyssey, see Mushroom Kingdom (Super Mario Odyssey). For other uses, see Mushroom Kingdom (disambiguation).
Mushroom Kingdom
The Mushroom Kingdom's artwork from New Super Mario Bros. U.
Map of the Mushroom Kingdom, as seen in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U
First appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Latest appearance Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)
Capital Toad Town
Ruler Princess Peach
Inhabitants Toads, Goombas, Koopas, humans, Yoshis
“Mushroom Kingdom - Most Famous of All Kingdoms”
In-game brochure, Super Mario Odyssey

The Mushroom Kingdom is the primary setting of the Mario franchise. It is ruled by Princess Peach, and its appearance changes from game to game. Despite this, the kingdom consists of many similar recurring landscapes, such as plains, deserts, islands, forests, mountains, snowy areas, and volcanoes.

Although mostly peaceful, in the mainline Mario series, the Mushroom Kingdom is frequently invaded by Bowser, but there have been other disruptions such as by the Dark Star, the Blorbs, and the Shroobs. Most of these incidents involve Peach's kidnapping, after which Mario, the kingdom's resident hero, his brother Luigi, and other allies cooperate to rescue her. Sometimes, usually in the Mario RPGs, the villain even overtakes Bowser, leading Bowser to ally with Mario and Luigi to rescue Princess Peach. In other cases, Princess Peach is not kidnapped (such as in the Mario cartoons), or she is quickly rescued and she assists Mario and friends to save the kingdom from the villains.


Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

In Super Mario Bros. and the New Super Mario Bros. games, the Mushroom Kingdom is often portrayed as having eight differently-themed worlds (usually grasslands, desert, snow, etc.) that Mario has to travel through in order to rescue Peach from Bowser. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, in World 1, is the first appearance of civilian life in the Mushroom Kingdom, something continued later in games such as the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi franchises. Mario Kart 64 and later Mario Kart games reveal that the Mushroom Kingdom has metropolitan areas in the forms of Toad's Turnpike, Mushroom City and other urban courses.

In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, the Mushroom Kingdom, most commonly referred to as "Mushroomland", is a central plot point in the show; the Mushroom Kingdom is apparently under the influence of King Koopa in the show. Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool spend the bulk of the series' episodes searching for someone or something that could free it from his grasp.

Leaping Lizards describes the Mushroom Kingdom as being deep under the surface of the Earth, which is used as an explanation for how Mario and Luigi can reach the Kingdom through a series of pipes in Brooklyn.[1]

The Mushroom Kingdom has inspired several stages in the Super Smash Bros. series. Two of these, both called Mushroom Kingdom, are based off of the kingdom as it appeared in the original Super Mario Bros., with usable Warp Pipes and POW Blocks in Super Smash Bros., and ? Blocks and Brick Blocks in Melee. Despite its name, Mushroom Kingdom II from Melee is based off of Subcon as it appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2. All three of these stages feature 3-D versions of stage elements, such as blocks and platforms, while any characters are portrayed as flat 2-D images.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee's Adventure Mode, the first stage is also called Mushroom Kingdom, where players have to get past Goombas, Koopa Troopas, and a team of Yoshis to reach Princess Peach's Castle, where Peach and either Mario or Luigi are fought. Two Toads also appear, one at the Yoshi arena and one at the endpoint.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl features Mushroomy Kingdom. As a tongue-in-cheek reference to the relative age of Super Mario Bros. in real-world publication history, this stage depicts worlds from that game as long-abandoned (“ancient”, in the Japanese script) regions. Familiar structures are now old, worn-down ruins and the entire stage appears as a barren desert and cave. The stage depicts replicated versions of either World 1-1 or World 1-2 when selected.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a stage called Mushroom Kingdom U, based on the worlds from New Super Mario Bros. U, is featured.

The Mushroom Kingdom appears as a mushroom-shaped island in Super Mario Odyssey.

In the animated film The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the Mushroom Kingdom is depicted as having a landscape composed of various giant mushrooms and floating landmasses, with Peach's Castle being located on top of a mountain.

General information[edit]


The Mushroom Kingdom is ruled by Princess Peach. The kingdom's capital is Toad Town. Here, Princess Peach resides in her castle. Early material also includes her father, the kindly Mushroom King, who is mentioned to rule alongside her. However, he largely does not appear later in the series.

Princess Peach keeps a horde of Toad guards at her castle. However, Mario, Luigi, and many other heroes of the Mushroom Kingdom have fought to save it and its princess countless times before. Currently, Princess Peach staffs and supports Toad Houses in major towns near Toad Town.


The Mushroom Kingdom's population is very vast, consisting of hundreds of species. Most prevalent are Toads, Koopa Troopas, Goombas, Yoshis, and Boos. Aside from Princess Peach and the Mario Bros., there appears to be very few humans living in the Mushroom Kingdom.


The current design of a coin.
Main article: Coin

The Mushroom Kingdom mainly uses coins for tender, referred to as Mushroom coins in the Beanbean Kingdom. Coins are often found scattered throughout the Kingdom. The coin has undergone several changes throughout the years; the three most prominent coin designs are the blank design, the star design and the "|" design.

Below is a table detailing the value of each type of coin.

Type of Coin Value
Coin 1
Red Coin 2 in Super Mario 64, Super Mario 64 DS, and Mario Kart Tour; 1 in other games
Blue Coin 5 in Super Mario 64, Super Mario 64 DS, and Mario Kart Tour; 1 in other games
5 Coin 5
10-Coin 10
20 Coin 20
30-Coin 30
50-Coin 50
100-Coin 100
Win Coin 1000

Cities, towns, and castles[edit]

Toad Town and Peach's Castle in Super Mario Galaxy.
The Mushroom Kingdom area in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

  • Mushroom Way - A northern road between Mario's Pad and the Mushroom Castle.
  • Bandit's Way - A southern road home to outlaw monsters.

Paper Mario series

The Mushroom Kingdom in Paper Mario.

Mario & Luigi series

The Mushroom Kingdom in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
The Mushroom Kingdom in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.

Mario Kart series


Title Release Date System/Format
Super Mario Bros. 1985 Famicom/NES
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels 1986 Famicom Disk System
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 Famicom/NES
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989 Television
Dr. Mario 1990 Famicom/NES/Game Boy/Arcade
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 1990 Television
Super Mario Kart 1992 Super Famicom/SNES
Mario's Tennis 1995 Virtual Boy
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 1996 Super Famicom/SNES
Super Mario 64 1996 Nintendo 64
Mario Kart 64 1996 Nintendo 64
Mario Party 1998 Nintendo 64
Super Smash Bros. 1999 Nintendo 64
Mario Party 2 1999 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf 1999 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf 1999 Game Boy Color
Paper Mario 2000 Nintendo 64
Mario Tennis 2000 Nintendo 64
Mario Party 3 2000 Nintendo 64
Mario Tennis 2000 Game Boy Color
Dr. Mario 64 2001 Nintendo 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit 2001 Game Boy Advance
Luigi's Mansion 2001 Nintendo GameCube
Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 4 2002 Nintendo GameCube
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga 2003 Game Boy Advance
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 5 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2004 Game Boy Advance
Mario Power Tennis 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 6 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Superstar Baseball 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Tennis: Power Tour 2005 Game Boy Advance
Mario Party Advance 2005 Game Boy Advance
Super Princess Peach 2005 Nintendo DS
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2005 Triforce
Mario Kart DS 2005 Nintendo DS
Mario Party 7 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time 2005 Nintendo DS
Super Mario Strikers 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis 2006 Nintendo DS
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 2006 Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros. 2006 Nintendo DS
Mario Party 8 2007 Wii
Mario Strikers Charged 2007 Wii
Super Paper Mario 2007 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Wii
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 2007 Triforce
Mario Party DS 2007 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008 Wii
Mario Kart Wii 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers 2008 Wii
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story 2009 Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010 Wii
Mario Sports Mix 2010 Wii
Super Mario 3D Land 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 7 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Party 9 2012 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. 2 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Paper Mario: Sticker Star 2012 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U 2012 Wii U
New Super Luigi U 2013 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Party: Island Tour 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario 3D World 2013 Wii U
Mario Kart 8 2014 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2014 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Odyssey 2017 Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2018 Nintendo Switch
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 2019 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 2019 Nintendo Switch
Paper Mario: The Origami King 2020 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario 3D All-Stars 2020 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2021 Nintendo Switch
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope 2022 Nintendo Switch


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノコ王国
Kinoko Ōkoku
Kinoko Ōkuni (Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!)
Mushroom Kingdom

Mushroomland (an alternate reading likely a result of the original Super Mario Bros. manual lacking the furigana)[2]
Chinese (Simplified) 蘑菇王国
Mógu Wángguó
Mushroom Kingdom
Chinese (Traditional) 蘑菇王國
Mógu Wángguó
Mushroom Kingdom
Dutch Paddenstoelenrijk
Champignonnen-koninkrijk[3] (Super Mario Bros.)
Mushroom Realm
Mushrooms' Kingdom
French Royaume Champignon
Royaume des Champignons (early)
Mushroom Kingdom
Kingdom of the Mushrooms / The Mushrooms' Kingdom
German Pilz-Königreich
Königreich der Schwammerl (early translations)
Schwammerlland (early)
Pilze-Wunderland (animated series)
Mushroom Kingdom
Kingdom of Mushrooms. Schwammerl ("mushroom") is a dialectal word in Bavarian German.
Mushroom Land
Italian Regno dei Funghi Kingdom of Mushrooms
Korean 버섯 왕국
Beoseot Wangguk
Mushroom Kingdom
Polish Grzybowe Królestwo / Królestwo Grzybów Mushroom Kingdom / Kingdom of Mushrooms
Portuguese (NOA) Reino Cogumelo
Reino do Cogumelo (New Super Mario Bros. 2)
Reino dos Cogumelos (animated series)
Mushroom Kingdom
Mushroom Kingdom
Kingdom of the Mushrooms
Portuguese (NOE) Reino Cogumelo Mushroom Kingdom
Romanian Regatul Ciupercă / Regatul Ciupercilor (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3) Mushroom Kingdom / Kingdom of Mushrooms
Russian Грибное королевство
Gribnoye korolevstvo
Mushroom Kingdom
Slovenian Gobe Kraljestvo Mushroom Kingdom
Spanish (NOA) Reino Champiñón (games)
Reino de los hongos (animated series)
Mushroom Kingdom
Fungi Kingdom
Spanish (NOE) Reino Champiñón (games and re-dub of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
Reino/País de las setas (animated series)
Mushroom Kingdom
Mushroom Kingdom/Country
Swedish Svampriket The Mushroom Kingdom



  1. ^ "'Look out below!' Luigi yells. He dives head first into the Central Pipe that sticks up from the floor of the Mario Bros. plumbing workshop. Tumbling through steamy darkness, he passes dripping faucets, hissing valves and the glowing red eyes of wayward alligators. In minutes, he plunges from the Brooklyn plumbing shop to the Mushroom Kingdom, deep below the surface of the Earth." - Leaping Lizards (Clyde Bosco). Page 1.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Japanese instruction booklet, page 4. 「キノコ王国」
  3. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic, page 18.