Snow Kingdom

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Snow Kingdom
Bedrock Community, Blanketed in Snow
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Shiveria
The warmest community in the coldest land.
Population Middling
Size Deep, Wide
Locals Shiverians
Currency Snowflake-shaped
Industry Cakes, Racing
Temperature Average 14°F (-10°C)
First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

The Snow Kingdom is a region featured in Super Mario Odyssey, and can either be the ninth or tenth location visited, depending on if the player selects to go here or to the Seaside Kingdom after leaving the Metro Kingdom. It is the greater location of Shiveria, a snowy area containing a small town under the surface. When Mario first visits this kingdom, there is a blizzard occurring outside the town area, and the entrance to the Bound Bowl Grand Prix race area is blocked off. Mario must help the Shiverians open the entrance to the race area by collecting the four Power Moons located in the rooms around the race area's entrance. Once Mario collects all four of these Power Moons, the race area opens up, allowing Mario and the Shiverians to enter. Upon entering the race area, the player discovers that one of the racers is still in the waiting room. Mario goes to find the racer and captures him, allowing the player themselves to participate in the Bound Bowl Grand Prix race. If Mario successfully gets first place in the race, he will receive a Multi Moon, which (when collected) restores the Snow Kingdom to its former glory, getting rid of the blizzard outside the town, allowing the Shiverians to race on their race course peacefully and granting access to more Power Moons. Once Mario collects enough Power Moons, he can access the next kingdom - either the Seaside Kingdom (if the player has not visited it yet) or the Luncheon Kingdom (if both the Seaside and Snow Kingdoms have been visited).

This location is based off of Russia, specifically the icy cold areas of Siberia. This is evidenced by the name (Shiveria), the nesting dolls on sale at the local Crazy Cap, and by the local performing the Hopak. The town of Shiveria also seems to draw inspiration from Scandinavia, as the locals here resemble harp seals in knitwear and live in wooden Scandinavian-style housing.

Brochure details[edit]

Blizzard conditions can reduce visibility.

A Frozen Land[edit]

The Snow Kingdom is a world of ice and snow that freezes the body but dazzles the eyes. Stay alert, though—one bad step can drop you into the dangerously frigid sea. Despite the cold, the town of Shiveria is famous for its warm hospitality, and on clear days, the view can't be matched.

Come and sit by their fire.

A Warm Community[edit]

Shiveria is a huge excavated settlement beneath the ice. It's warmer here than up above, but you'll want to bundle up all the same.

Despite the cold, the cheerful Shiverians will thaw any traveller's frozen heart. And if you visit the center square, you'll see the fiery passion the Shiverians have for their traditional races. Take one look at the screens showing the action, and you'll be caught up in the excitement too!

The racing course extends from the plaza.

Bound Bowl Grand Prix[edit]

THE sporting event is the Bound Bowl Grand Prix. Only Shiverians are allowed to participate, but when you watch a race, you'll understand why no one else COULD participate. Only Shiverian sturdiness could survive a race based on bounding violently through the course and crashing into one another. Be sure to see it if you get a chance!

The rare and exquisite Frost-Frosted Cake.

Icing and Racing[edit]

Beyond racing, Shiverians are known for elaborate baked goods. Especially renowned is the Frost-Frosted Cake, which is very popular at weddings. By tradition, only the Shiverian Elder is allowed to make this extraordinary confection. What's more, they are specifically created as the grand prize for the Bound Bowl Grand Prix, so the only way to get one is to convince the winner to let you have it.

A bitefrost can move directly through ice.

Crevasse Menace[edit]

Lurking in the local crevasses you may find a Bitefrost. These creatures move through the ice under their prey, then thrust upward, chomping. Caution (and jumping ability) is advised.

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Some Animals Brave the Cold[edit]

When the weather is clear, you might spot a few animals making the best of the cold. Be sure to keep an eye out!

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Three Keys to the Kingdom[edit]

  1. Swim only in short bursts if you like being warm enough to stay alive.
  2. Dig for the gate to the town, which is frequently buried in the snow.
  3. Bound your way through a race (build and species permitting).

Map[edit]

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  • Above the Ice Well
  • Corner of the Freezing Sea
  • Snow Kingdom Clifftop

Bonus areas[edit]

Bonus area Accessed via Location Description
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Trace-Walking Cave
Red door In front of the Corner of the Freezing Sea Checkpoint Flag A small ice cave where Mario can participate in a Koopa Trace-Walking minigame.
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Freezing Water Path
Red door On the small island at the west end of the kingdom An area mostly composed of a river of cold water, along which Mario must run across by collecting as many Rocket Flowers as possible without falling in and colliding into any Moonsnakes along the way.
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Freezing Water Cave
Blue door At the base of the iceberg with the beanstalk dirt patch A cave-like area filled with bodies of cold water, both moving and stationary, as well as several Goombas which Mario must cross. Mario cannot use Cappy in this area.
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Wooden Block Area
Red door At the base of the iceberg with the Odyssey A small room where Mario must capture a Ty-foo and use it to blow two large wooden structures to their correct positions, forming a staircase to a Power Moon. The door leading to this area is obscured by a wooden block that can be blown out of the way as a Ty-foo.
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The Cold Room
Locked door guarded by a Shiverian On the upper floor to the right of the race course entrance in Shiveria Town A small, cylindrical room with an 8-bit, wraparound segment containing many Spinies, which can be defeated with the nearby Koopa Troopa's shell. Mario can only access this area by talking to the Shiverian while wearing his snow set.
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Sky Tornado Area
Beanstalk At the end of the path from the Odyssey A sky area featuring Hat Trampolines and updrafts. A seed is required to grow the beanstalk leading to this area, which can be found frozen on the raised, snowy platform near Shiveria Town's entrance.
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Iceburn Circuit
Open doorway At the kingdom's northeastern corner Another race course where Mario can participate in the Bound Bowl Grand Prix. The doorway leading to the circuit is obscured by the kingdom's Moon Rock, which must be broken before Mario can enter.
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The Flower Road
Moon Pipe On a mound northeast of the island leading to Shiveria Town An area featuring icebergs over a sea of Poisoned Water, which Mario must cross using flower bridges without the use of Cappy, all while avoiding the Moonsnakes and Banzai Bills.

Enemies[edit]

Enemies marked with an asterisk (*) are only found in bonus areas.

Objectives[edit]

  1. The Cake Thief's Parting Gift: The goal is to open all four barriers blocking the entrance to the Snowline Circuit, along with defeating Rango.
  2. The Bound Bowl Grand Prix: The goal is to rank first place in the Snowline Circuit Bound Bowl Grand Prix.

Paintings[edit]

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The painting that leads to the Wooded Kingdom
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The painting that leads to the Cascade Kingdom

There are two paintings in this kingdom. One can be accessed by capturing a Ty-foo and taking it to where a wood piece is. With the Ty-foo, the wood piece must be blown up until it touches a snow wall. Then, Mario must un-capture it and go to the painting. It takes the player either to the Iron Cage at the Wooded Kingdom, the Island in the Sky at the Cascade Kingdom, or the Viewing Balcony in the Lake Kingdom. It can only be accessed after collecting the The Bound Bowl Grand Prix Multi Moon.

The other painting can only be accessed, by normal means, from a painting in either Bowser's Kingdom or the Mushroom Kingdom.

Power Moons[edit]

The Snow Kingdom has orange Power Moons.
Main article: List of Power Moons in the Snow Kingdom

There are a total of 55 Power Moons in the Snow Kingdom. During the player's first visit to this kingdom, they can collect 33 Power Moons, including one from the kingdom's Hint Art. The player can also collect a Power Moon if they travel to this kingdom using a painting found in a future kingdom (either the Mushroom or Bowser's Kingdom). After the player defeats Bowser in the Moon Kingdom, 3 more Power Moons become available to collect. The Moon Rock will also be available to destroy, causing 18 additional Power Moons to be accessible.

In order to progress to the next kingdom, the player must collect at least 10 Power Moons.

Regional coins[edit]

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Main article: List of regional coins in the Snow Kingdom

The Snow Kingdom contains 50 regional coins, which take the form of snowflakes.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Snow Kingdom[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 雪の国[1]
Yuki no Kuni
Snow Country
Spanish Reino del Hielo Ice Kingdom
French Pays des Neiges Snow Country
Dutch Sneeuwrijk Snow Realm
German Polarland Polar Country
Italian Regno delle Nevi Snow Kingdom
Russian Снежное царство
Snezhnoye tsarstvo
Snow Kingdom
Korean 눈 왕국
Nun Wangguk
Snow Kingdom
Chinese 雪之国 (Simplified)
雪之國 (Traditional)
Xuě zhī guó
Snow Country

Shiveria[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パウダーボウル[1]
Paudābouru
Powderbowl
Spanish Friolandia From frío (cold) and the suffix -landia (land)
French Flocons-en-Flonfonnie From the French word flocon (snowflake)
Dutch Bibberië From bibberen (to shiver) and Siberië (Siberia)
German Schlotterkomben Shivercombs (Pun on schlottern (shiver) and Katakomben (Catacombs))
Italian Ibernia From ibernare (to hibernate)
Russian Озябск
Ozyabsk
From озябнуть ozyabnut' (to get cold) and -ск -sk (a common ending of Russian town names)
Korean 파우더볼
Paudeobol
Transliteration of the Japanese name.
Chinese 帕达博乌尔 (Simplified)
Pàdábówū'ěr
帕達博爾 (Traditional)
Pàdábó'ěr
Transliteration of the Japanese name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nintendo. (September 13, 2017). スーパーマリオ オデッセイ [Nintendo Direct 2017.9.14]. YouTube. Retrieved September 23, 2017.