New Donk City

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Not to be confused with New York City.
New Donk City
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Greater Location Metro Kingdom
Ruler Pauline
Inhabitants New Donkers
First Appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

“New Donk City - The city that never leaps.”
In-game brochure, Super Mario Odyssey

New Donk City[1] is a location featured in the upcoming Super Mario game Super Mario Odyssey. It is based off of the real world location New York City, and is notable for featuring humans as the main inhabitants instead of traditional Mario characters (Pauline, its mayor, notwithstanding). Its nickname, "The city that never leaps", is a play on another nickname for New York City, "The city that never sleeps." The residents of the city are known as New Donkers[2], the equivalent to "New Yorkers". According to one of the residents, New Donk City was the founding location of the Crazy Cap store chain.

Quick Facts[3][edit]

  • Population: Crowded
  • Area: Big
  • Natives: New Donkers
  • Currency: City Coins
  • Industry: Information, Ads
  • Climate: 27°C

Description[edit]

The city's design is largely inspired by real world big cities, most notably New York City. It features many typical things found in cities, such as fire hydrants, street lamps and stoplights (the latter of which Mario is able to grab onto and swing on to jump forward). There are taxis driving throughout the city, which Mario is able to bounce off of the front hoods of in order to gain extra jump height. There are also many billboards, some of which advertise about other locations in the game. Many of the streets and some of the billboards and advertisements in the city are named after characters from the Donkey Kong franchise, such as "Diddy's Mart", "Dixie Street", "Tiny's PIROSHKIS" and "Cranky Avenue", not to mention the city itself; additionally, there are some red girders that appear in New Donk City as a reference to the original Donkey Kong arcade game. The city is located on an elevated platform above many other buildings.

New Donk City is possibly where the wedding between Peach and Bowser will take place, as there are billboards announcing it found throughout the city. During E3 2017, it was revealed that Pauline is the mayor of New Donk City.[4] She appears at the New Donk City Festival in the E3 2017 trailer.[5] It is implied via dialogue by some of the inhabitants and by Pauline herself that the city had undergone a massive disaster that damaged it, and that she, alongside Mario, played a key role in restoring the city.

List of Donkey Kong references[edit]

Power Moon locations[edit]

  • Drummer On Board!: Obtained after recruiting the drummer to the right of Pauline.
  • Guitarist On Board!: Obtained after recruiting the guitarist in the Mayor Pauline Commemorative Park.
  • Bassist On Board!: Obtained after recruiting the bassist in the park near the starting point.
  • Trumpeter On Board!: Obtained after recruiting the trumpeter on the rooftop of the triangular building near the New Donk City Hall Plaza.
  • Inside the Rotating Maze: Obtained after collecting all five Moon Shards in the rotating maze (accessed via a manhole in New Donk City).
  • Outside the Rotating Maze: Hidden behind the rotating maze, accessed by backflipping on top of the rotating maze.
  • How You Doin', Captain Toad?: Received from Captain Toad, who is found on an iron girder on the left side of the city, after talking to him.
  • Shopping in New Donk City: Can be purchased from the Crazy Cap store for 100 yellow Coins. [6]
  • Jump-Rope Hero: Obtained after achieving a score of 30 on the jump-rope challenge.
  • Jump-Rope Genius: Obtained after achieving a score of 100 on the jump-rope challenge.[7]
  • Secret Girder Tunnel!: Found inside an iron girder next to the Odyssey.
  • Inside an Iron Girder: Found inside an iron girder on the left side of the city.
  • Free Parking!: Obtained after parking a motor scooter on the parking space in the far-back side of the city.
  • Bullet Billding: Found after climbing across the swinging poles on the far-back side of the buildings in the back of the city.
  • Hanging from a High-Rise: Found at the end of a secret area accessed via a rocket ship in the Mayor Pauline Commemorative Park.
  • Vaulting Up a High-Rise: Found hidden above an upwards-moving pole during the "Hanging from a High-Rise" mission.
  • Dizzying Heights: Found at the top of the New Donk City Hall.
  • Glittering Above the Pool: Found above a rooftop pool, accessed by long-jumping from the top of the New Donk City Hall.
  • Swaying in the Breeze: Found on top of a swinging iron girder on the Helipad area.
  • Girder Sandwich: Found between two iron girders on the right side of the Kingdom.
  • Remotely Captured Car: Found inside a cage, accessed by capturing the nearby New Donker to control an RC car to enter the cage.
  • Who Piled Garbage on This?: Revealed after ground pounding a shining vent underneath a pile of garbage on top of a building near the Odyssey.
  • Metro Kingdom Slots: Received after lining up at least three Power Moon symbols in the slot minigame found inside a building on the left side of the city.[8]
  • Taking Notes: In the Private Room: Revealed after collecting all of the Rainbow Notes inside a building on Cranky Avenue.
  • City Hall Lost & Found: Found in a hidden treasure chest near the top of New Donk City Hall Interior.[9]
  • Rewiring the Neighborhood: Obtained after collecting all five Moon Shards inside the building at the Outdoor Café (can only be accessed with the Builder Mario outfit)[10]
  • Off the Beaten Wire: Found inside a crate hidden in the "Rewiring the Neighborhood" mission area.[11]
  • Bench Friends: Found by sitting next to the lonely man on the bench.

Grand Moon locations[edit]

  • The Scourge on the Skyscraper: Obtained after defeating the Mechawiggler.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニュードンクシティ
Nyu Donku Shiti
New Donk City
Russian Город Нью-Донк
Gorod N'yu-Donk
New Donk City

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Odyssey trailer
  2. ^ Game Informer. (June 14, 2017). Watch Us Play Super Mario Odyssey. YouTube. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  3. ^ https://youtu.be/lCeK_P9v0CA?t=317
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ5F60fXVa4
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGQHQc_3ycE
  6. ^ https://youtu.be/v4oqMSsrHbE?t=4m31s
  7. ^ https://youtu.be/C4E208ipMtY?t=115
  8. ^ https://youtu.be/TpArskou4_Q?t=8m12s
  9. ^ https://youtu.be/GENPG_WbVeI
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t92phCwLJVw&t=19m16s
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM2QuIQHB-w&t=4m11s