New York City
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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.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
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
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 his zombie minions, as well as other creatures into his minions (e.g. seagulls into Paragoombas and fish into Spiny Cheep-Cheeps), thanks to his Crud Cannon. 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 in the episode, first mutated by the garbage into a Koopa Statue, then after being transformed back to normal, the statue comments on the Mario Brothers' success at stopping Koopa's dumping spree.
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.
"Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit"
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"
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!"
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
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
In Super Mario Odyssey, the location of New Donk City is inspired by New York City. Its skyline backdrop also resembles Manhattan.
Mario Kart Tour
In Mario Kart Tour, the courses New York Minute, New York Minute 2, and New York Minute 3 are inspired by New York City, and feature areas resembling Times Square and Central Park as traversable locations. In New York Minute 3, the Statue of Liberty is visible in the background.
Information from Mario is Missing!
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