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Nairobi in the DOS version of Mario is Missing!
Nairobi in the DOS version of Mario is Missing!
Luigi and Yoshi in Nairobi.
Luigi and Yoshi in the SNES version of Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya, Africa. In most versions of Mario is Missing!, it, alongside Rome, Beijing, Moscow and San Francisco, is one of the five cities Luigi has to visit to defeat the first boss (Ludwig von Koopa in the SNES version and Larry Koopa in the PC version). In the NES version, it and Beijing are much later in the game, being the final pair of levels. It has been overrun with Koopa Troopas who have stolen objects of note from various places: these include a baby elephant from the Nairobi National Park, a Maasai Headdress from a Maasai village, a human skull from the National Museum of Kenya. In the PC version, the Masaai village and its item are replaced by the menu of the Kenyatta International Conference Center's revolving restaurant. Luigi's task is to collect these artifacts from the Koopa Troopas that are roaming around the city and return them to their respective places. He takes his leave once everything has been rightfully returned.


  • Boy:
    • "I'm not a debater, but I think it's greater that this African country is split by the equator."
    • "I can tell you you're on Africa's east coast. I know a lot more but I don't want to boast."
  • Tourist:
    • "We came through Mombasa and picked our way through lions and elephants to this capital city."
    • "I climbed Everest and Fuji and now I'll have to climb Mount Kenya just to keep my reputation up."
  • Business Woman:
    • "You're in the largest city between Addis Ababa and Zanzibar. Need more info? You're in Kenya."
    • "Is Africa your cup of tea? 'Cause Kenya is the world's third largest producer, just between you and me."
  • Scientist:
    • "The British colonized Kenya in the 1880s. Its capital, Nairobi, began life as a (little) train station."
    • "Tired of traveling? You can sleep in the cradle of civilization in the nearby famous Rift Valley."
  • Police Officer:
    • "You won't find adobe here in Nairobi, but they do have some spectacular hotels."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナイロビ
Chinese 奈洛比
Korean 나이로비
Russian Найроби