New York City

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New York City
NewYorkCityScene MIM.png
Luigi and Yoshi in New York City in Mario is Missing!
Greater location United States of America
Ruler Mayor of New York City
Inhabitants Humans, Mario (former), Luigi (former)
First appearance Mario Bros. (1983)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Not to be confused with New Donk City or New Pork City.

New York City (or just New York) is the largest city in the United States of America, and is one of the largest cities on Earth.

New York City consists of five boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. However, Brooklyn is the most notable borough to the Mario television series for it is where Mario and Luigi grew up, and also where Mario Brothers Plumbing is located.


Mario Bros.[edit]

According to Shigeru Miyamoto in an interview he held with USA Today in 2010, Mario Bros. takes place in the sewers of New York[1].

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

New York City is mentioned several times on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, mostly in some of the live-action segments. In "Flatbush Koopa", King Koopa announces that he will take over all of New York City and dub it "New Koopa" once he finishes taking over Brooklyn.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Excluding references to Brooklyn, New York City as a whole is also seen a few times in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. In "Kootie Pie Rocks", Princess Toadstool takes her friends to see a Milli Vanilli concert somewhere in New York City.

In "Recycled Koopa", the Koopalings end up dumping their garbage down a Warp Pipe leading to Brooklyn. When their contaminated garbage winds up turning the citizens of Brooklyn into Koopa Zombies, Bowser takes advantage of the situation by using the garbage to turn everyone in New York into zombies. Bowser's plans were foiled by Mario and Luigi, who build a Trash Smasher that recycles the garbage, turning everyone back to normal. The Statue of Liberty makes an appearance at the end of the episode.

Mario is Missing![edit]

The city map of New York City as it appears in Mario is Missing!.

In its only video game appearance to date, New York is one of the cities – besides Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Cairo, and London – Luigi has to visit in Mario is Missing! His task is to return artifacts to some of the city's landmarks that were invaded by Koopa Troopas. The Troopas stole "King Kong" from the Empire State Building, the torch from the Statue of Liberty, and the Statue of Prometheus from the Rockefeller Center.

Club Nintendo[edit]

"Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit"[edit]

New York City also makes several appearances in the Club Nintendo comic series. In "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit", Mario is teleported into the Viking Age and, at the same moment, the Vikings Erik, Baleog and Olaf are teleported into New York. Their simple presence in the city causes an enormous chaos there, resulting in car crashes, for example. Finally, some New York policemen arrest them.

"Mario in Mariozilla"[edit]

The city is razed to the ground once more in "Mario in Mariozilla", this time by Mario who, due to a bad spell of Kamek, has grown to a huge size. Searching for advice from Dr. Light, who lives in the Empire State Building, the huge Mario cannot avoid crashing some buildings and even skyscrapers in New York City. When he finally reaches Light's home, he climbs up the Empire State Building in order to talk to the doctor.

"Sag niemals Holerö!"[edit]

New York is also mentioned in the story "Sag niemals Holerö!", in which Mario vacations in Switzerland. At some point, due to the word "Holerö" being pronounced by evil alien Heini, all humans in Switzerland turn into cheese. Mario decides to leave the country, but notices that the crew of the airline that were supposed to bring him back to New York have turned into hot dogs. Doubting their aeronautical competence, the plumber decides to go to Germany instead.

Super Mario Bros. film[edit]

In the Super Mario Bros. movie, Mario Mario and Luigi Mario live in Brooklyn, where they run the Mario Bros. Plumbing Service. The bulk of the film takes place in Dinohattan (named after Manhattan), an alternate-universe version of New York City in a world where humans evolved from dinosaurs.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Main article: Metro Kingdom

In Super Mario Odyssey, the location of New Donk City is a re-imagining of New York City.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Times Square (left) and the Statue of Liberty (right) in Mario Kart Tour

In Mario Kart Tour, the courses New York Minute and New York Minute 2 are inspired by New York City, and feature areas resembling Times Square and Central Park as traversable locations. Another New York City-inspired course shown in beta featured the Statue of Liberty in the background.[2]

Official profiles[edit]

Information from Mario is Missing![edit]

  • Boy:
    • "You're in the home where the buffalo roam, and the skies are not cloudy all day."
    • "Being an early bird in the Big Apple really helps."
  • Tourist:
    • "The country is divided into 50 states. But the nation's capital isn't in any of them!"
    • "Baseball is the national sport, and apple pie is the dessert of choice."
  • Business Woman:
    • "So nice they named it twice, NY, NY."
    • "Catch a cab, or take the subway, not many private cars in this island city."
  • Scientist:
    • "Legend has it the colonists bought Manhattan for $24 from the Indians."
  • Police Officer:
    • "Thanks for asking one of New York's Finest, you're in New York City."
    • "It's made up of five boroughs, this borough is Manhattan."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニューヨーク市
Nyū Yōku-shi
Nyū Yōku
New York City (「shi meaning "city", "town", etc.)
New York
Spanish Ciudad de Nueva York
Nueva York
New York City
New York
Portuguese Cidade de Nova York
Nova York
Nova Iorque
City of New York
New York
New York
Russian Нью-Йорк
New York
Korean 뉴욕 시
Nyu Yog-si
New York
Chinese 紐約市 (Traditional)
纽约市 (Simplified)
Niǔ Yuē-shì
New York



  1. ^ "Now with Mario, I think with Mario Bros. we had a setting of course that was underground, so I just decided Mario is a plumber. Let's put him in New York and he can be Italian. There was really no other deep thought other than that." Snyder, Mike (November 11, 2010.Q&A: 'Mario' creator Shigeru Miyamoto. USA Today. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Nintendo Mobile (August 27, 2019). Mario Kart Tour - RACE AROUND THE WORLD. YouTube. Retrieved August 27, 2019.