Parthenon Column

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Parthenon Column
The Parthenon Column in the SNES release of Mario is Missing!
The Parthenon Column in the DOS release of Mario is Missing!
First appearance Mario is Missing! (1992)

The Parthenon Column is an item in Mario is Missing! As its name suggests, it is one of the pillars that holds up the Parthenon. While a bunch of Koopa Troopas are rummaging around Athens, they steal this Column, causing the Pantheon to shut down. Luigi soon sets out to take it back, and he comes across it on a Koopa Troopa walking around the city. However, as he does not know where it belongs, he asks various people within the city about it. Everyone immediately recognizes its origins and beings telling him various facts about the Pantheon, such as how they are 36 feet (they are actually 34 feet[1]). Eventually, Luigi gathers enough information that he able to successfully return it to the Parthenon through its information booth. He receives $1500 as a reward, with an additional $3000 if he returns the Column before any other item.


  • Boy: "46 of those hold up the Parthenon's canopy. I hope the remaining 45 can do the job!"
  • Tourist: "It's Doric. I remember that from the columns in my history book. It goes on the Parthenon."
  • Reporter: "The hill has four buildings with columns, but at 36 feet high this can only belong to one of them."
  • Scientist: "The Parthenon is the peak of classical architecture. That is a piece of the peak."
  • Policewoman: "That column's place will be obvious, it's near the great Acropolis."


  1. ^ "Athens, Parthenon (Building).", Tufts University, Retrieved February 7, 2018.