From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
SML Sarasaland Artwork.png
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021)
Ruler Princess Daisy

Sarasaland is the setting for Super Mario Land. The realm is a country ruled by Princess Daisy, and consists of four separate administrative wards referred to as kingdoms, which could also characterize Sarasaland as an empire. Daisy is the only known ruler of the entirety of Sarasaland, although she has mentioned her father in games including Mario Party 3 and Fortune Street.


Super Mario series[edit]

In Super Mario Land, Sarasaland, a normally peaceful country, is attacked by an evil space alien named Tatanga, who hypnotizes the inhabitants, taking control over Sarasaland, and kidnaps Daisy. Mario returns peace to Sarasaland by rescuing Daisy and foiling Tatanga's conquest.

In the manual of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, it is revealed that Wario had used Tatanga's attack as a means to take over Mario's castle while Mario was saving Sarasaland.[1]

In Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Sarasaland is mentioned in one of the tips on the loading screen, which states that Daisy is its princess.

WarioWare series[edit]

Sarasaland makes an appearance in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! in the Grow Wario Grow microgame where Wario has to get the Super Mushroom before Mario. The minigame reappears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! Additionally, in WarioWare Gold, a new microgame named Super Mario Land takes place in Sarasaland. A microgame with the same name also appears in WarioWare: Get It Together!.


Aside from the WarioWare series, Sarasaland has not made an actual appearance in many years, and has since been reduced to mere mentions in Daisy's profile information for her game appearances, including Mario Superstar Baseball and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Mario Party 3 also briefly references Sarasaland: among all questions available in the M.P.I.Q. minigame, Toad can ask the players who the princess of Sarasaland is. In Fortune Street, Daisy's dialogue as well as the responses by the other characters frequently mention the country. Likewise, both the title and description for the event course Adventure in Sarasaland from Super Mario Maker mention Princess Daisy's country (and to a lesser extent, the level itself has elements taken from Sarasaland, particularly World 1-1 from Super Mario Land), as do her bios in Super Mario Run and the official Super Mario Party website,[2] her badge description in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and a loading screen tip about her in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.[3] Daisy's Classic Mode route in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is named "Sarasaland Represent!", with her Boxing Ring nickname being "Sarasaland's Chipper Princess".

General information[edit]


The name "Sarasaland" comes from the calico textiles imported by Portuguese traders from India to Japan during the Edo period, becoming widely popular and known by their Portuguese name, "sarasa".[4] The particular variety of calico textures imported into Japan were referred to in pre-modern Portuguese as saraça (transliterated into Japanese as サラサ sarasa) and are known in modern Portuguese (and English) as chintz.[5] Calico, or sarasa, textiles are most commonly floral patterns made up of multiple, contrasting colors,[6] which is why Sarasaland's ruler, Princess Daisy, is named after a flower.[7] Moreover, just as animal color patterns are named after the fabric (e.g. calico cats, etc.), Sarasaland's name alludes to the fact it is composed of multiple, diverse kingdoms.

"Sarasaland" was left unlocalized for the English release of Super Mario Land, and subsequent releases have often rendered the name differently. The Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins manual spaces the name out as Sarasa Land,[1] and the Daisy trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee hyphenates the name as Sarasa-land; both spaces or hyphens are methods of romanizing the interpunct used in the Japanese name, which had been disregarded during the initial Super Mario Land localization. In addition, Daisy's Mario Superstar Baseball profile erroneously calls it Sarasara Land.

Constituent countries[edit]

As mentioned, Sarasaland is made up of four separate kingdoms. They are all inspired by real life locations.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サラサ・ランド
Sarasa Rando

Chinese (simplified) 萨拉萨大陆联合国
Sàlāsà Dàlù Liánhéguó
Sarasa Land United Countries

Chinese (traditional) 薩拉薩大陸
Sàlāsà Dàlù
Sarasa Land

Dutch Sarasaland
French Sarasaland
German Sarasaland
Italian Sarasaland
Sarasa Land[9]
Korean 사라사랜드
Sarasa Raendeu
Sarasa Land

Portuguese Sarasaland
Russian Сарасаленд

Spanish Sarasaland


Concept art of key art for Super Mario Odyssey (2017), as published in The Art of Super Mario Odyssey (2018). It features some concepts that did not appear in the final game as well as early designs for some of the characters, such as the T-Rex.
Moai statues and mountains from Super Mario Land appear on the right edge, three quarters down.
  • Moai statues and mountains from Chai Kingdom as seen on the Super Mario Land boxart appear in concept art for Super Mario Odyssey, suggesting Sarasaland may have been planned to appear in Super Mario Odyssey somewhere early in development, but was later scrapped in the final game.


  1. ^ a b "While I was away crusading against the mystery alien Tatanga in Sarasa Land, an evil creep took over my castle and put the people of Mario Land under his control with a magic spell." – Nintendo (1992). Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 3.
  2. ^ "The ruler of Sarasaland loves the thrill of the chase." – Characters. Super Mario Party official website (American English). Archived January 13, 2019, 21:48:15 UTC from the original via Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 31, 2024.
  3. ^ "Daisy is the princess of Sarasaland. She's always chipper, cheerful, and lively!" – Loading screen tip. Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
  4. ^ Short History Of Japanese Textiles. Kimonoboy (English). Retrieved May 31, 2024.
  5. ^ Glossary of Japanese words of Portuguese origin. Wikipedia (English).
  6. ^ Kadolph, Sara J., ed. (July 24, 2006). Textiles, 10th edition. Pearson/Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0-13-118769-4. Page 463.
  7. ^ With LUIGI 30th Anniversary: The Year of LUIGI Memorial Book.[page number needed]
  8. ^ Club Nintendo (Mexico) Año 1 No. 1. Page 30.
  9. ^ Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Italian booklet. Page 3.