London, the United Kingdom's capital, in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
|First appearance||NES Open Tournament Golf (1991)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 3) (2022)|
|Inhabitants||Humans, Animals, etc.|
The United Kingdom (UK for short, and officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) is a country in Western Europe consisting of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is the main setting of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and a featured location in several other games.
NES Open Tournament Golf
The United Kingdom is one of the three levels that are playable in NES Open Tournament Golf, along with Japan, the United States of America, France (in the Japanese version), and Australia (in the Japanese version). Like all golf courses, it has 18 holes. The UK is the largest of all five courses and has more obstacles. The background music played sounds like bagpipes being blown.
Mario is Missing!
In Mario is Missing!, Luigi visits one city in the United Kingdom on his quest to rescue Mario, the capital city of London. London is visitable in all three versions of the game: the MS-DOS, SNES, and NES versions. Several notable landmarks are visited, including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Luigi must also return famous artifacts back to the three landmarks - the crown jewels from the Tower, a Shakespeare bust from Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben's minute hand.
In addition to the cities that Luigi can travel to, several cities in the United Kingdom that are visible on the Globulator that are not able to be traveled to. The cities included vary depending on the version of the game.
- SNES version
- PC & MS-DOS versions
Mario's Time Machine
Mario travels to several locations in the United Kingdom in Mario's Time Machine. Like the cities on the Globulator in Mario is Missing!, the cities included are different depending on the version of the game.
- PC version
- SNES version
- NES version
- United Kingdom (1602)
- Cambridge (1687)
In addition, Great Britain is mentioned when Mario travels to other time periods as well. Namely, the country is referenced when he is in Calcutta, India in 1947, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1776
Donkey Kong Country television series
In the episode "Bug a Boogie" of the Donkey Kong Country television series, Kaptain Skurvy, Kutlass, and Green Kroc sing a song which features lyrics that references to British culture. In one of the lines, Kaptain Skurvy sings, "I'd swipe the Crown Jewels, and Merlin's crystal ball, but the Crystal Coconut is the daddy of 'em all!" "The Crown Jewels" refer to the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, which are a collection of valuable objects owned by the British Royal Family. "Merlin" refers to the wizard Merlin, a character in historical British mythology.
The United Kingdom is one of the countries featured on the Globe souvenir in WarioWare: Twisted! The Globe shows a picture of the British flag, the Union Jack, and lists the country as "Great Britain."
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is based entirely in the United Kingdom, primarily the city of London. The game is based on the real-life 2012 Summer Olympics which took place in London.
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart Tour features London Loop, London Loop 2, and London Loop 3, which are courses set in the United Kingdom's capital city London. London Loop returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the first course of the Rock Cup in the third wave of the Booster Course Pass.
Locations based on the United Kingdom
The following sections describe elements from Super Mario-related media that are not located in the United Kingdom but are inspired by their landmarks and locations.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
The episode The Adventures of Sherlock Mario of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! takes place in a fictional city known as Victoria, which is heavily based on London. The name itself is named after the Victorian Period, which took place in the mid-to-late 19th century and is named after Queen VIctoria. Mario describes Victoria as being the land of mystery, cloaks and daggers and screams in the night and is somewhat dark and gloomy in appearance at night, being surrounded by extremely thick fog. This clearly alludes to the city of London's portrayal in popular media such as mystery movies and books. The episode also features the character Herlock Solmes, who is based on the fictional British detective Sherlock Holmes.
Super Mario Odyssey
The first location that Mario visits in Super Mario Odyssey is Bonneton in the Cap Kingdom, which is also heavily based on Victorian Period London. The misty haze throughout the Kingdom, the architecture in the background, and the clothing worn by the Bonneters all point back to 19th century England. Further, the residents of Bonneton use many British expressions.
Names in other languages
|Spanish||Reino Unido / Gran Bretaña|
|NES Open Tournament Golf|
|Playable characters||Mario • Luigi|
|Non-playable characters||Billy • Donkey Kong • Mark • Princess Daisy • Princess Toadstool • Steve • Toad • Tony|
|Courses||Japan • United Kingdom • United States of America|
|Further info||Gallery • Staff • List of golfing terms|