United States of America
|United States of America|
|First appearance||Saturday Supercade - "Mississippi Madness" (1983)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 2) (2022)|
|Greater location||North America|
The first appearance of the United States of America in Mario-related media occurs in the first episode of the cartoon series Saturday Supercade, "Mississippi Madness." The episode takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana as evidenced by a large sign reading "Welcome to New Orleans." Other features of Louisiana are also included, such as the Mississippi River and large swamps. In the episode "Trucknapper Caper", Donkey Kong Jr. and Bones travel to the state of Texas on their motorcycle. In the episode "Rocky Mountain Monkey Business", Donkey Kong Jr. and Bones ride through the Rocky Mountains, a large mountain range in the western United States.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
All of the live-action segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, are set in Brooklyn, New York at the Mario Bros.' business Mario Brothers Plumbing. Further, the show's opening sequence shows Mario and Luigi in Brooklyn getting sucked down a drain pipe into the Mushroom Kingdom. In addition to the live-action segments and the intro, a few of the animated episodes also take place in the United States. In the episode Plummers Academy, there is an extended flashback of Mario and Luigi at the Brooklyn Plumbers Academy in Brooklyn. In the episode Flatbush Koopa, King Koopa attempts to take over New York City and rename it "New Koopa," with most of the episode taking place in Brooklyn and Coney Island. In addition, in the episode "Koopa Klaus," Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool attempt to vacation to a place known as Hawaii Land, but accidentally end up at the North Pole instead.
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
Several episodes of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 take place within the United States of America. Hollywood, California is featured in the episode "Dadzilla." Miami, Florida and the Kennedy Space Center appear in the episode "Life's Ruff." The state of Kansas appears in the episode "Mush-Rumors," which also mentions the states of Iowa and Nebraska. The state of Hawaii is featured in the episode "Reign Storm." The capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., is featured in the episode "Reptiles in the Rose Garden." Finally, New York City is featured in "Kootie Pie Rocks," and Brooklyn specifically is featured in "Recycled Koopa," "Toddler Terrors of Time Travel," and "Misadventures in Babysitting."
New York City, Washington, D.C., and the state of Hawaii appear in several comics in the German Club Nintendo series.
"Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit"
In "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit," Vikings Erik, Baleog and Olaf are teleported to New York while Mario is also teleported to the Viking Age. the Vikings' presence in the city causes enormous chaos until some New York policemen finally arrest them.
"Mario in Mariozilla"
New York City is featured once again in "Mario in Mariozilla." Kamek casts a spell onto Mario, which causes him to grow to an enormous size. Mario searches for advice from Dr. Light, who lives in the Empire State Building, and accidentally crashes into some buildings and skyscrapers. When he finally reaches Dr. Light's home, Mario climbs up the Empire State Building in order to talk to the doctor.
"Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24"
In "Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24," Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Cranky Kong, and Kiddy Kong travel to Washington, D.C. in order to talk to the President of the United States. The President then provides the Kongs with a space shuttle from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
"Super Mario in Aloha Hawaii"
Nintendo Adventure Books
In the second title of the Nintendo Adventure Books series, Leaping Lizards, it is stated that Luigi once saved Topeka, Kansas from a flood caused by a clog, but Mario later lies to Princess Toadstool and states that he was the one who fixed the clog. In "Dinosaur Dilemma," Mario mentions Hawaii after finding 300 Coins, stating that he now has enough coins to "take a whole herd of cattle on a vacation to Hawaii."
NES Open Tournament Golf
The United States of America is one of the three levels that are playable in NES Open Tournament Golf, the other two being Japan and the United Kingdom. In addition, Mario and Luigi's outfits in the game are based on the American flag.
Mario is Missing!
In addition to the cities that Luigi can travel to, there are numerous cities in the United States 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
- MS-DOS and PC versions
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Chicago, Illinois
- Detroit, Michigan
- Houston, Texas
- Los Angeles, California
- Miami, Florida
- Seattle, Washington
- Washington, D.C.
- SNES version
Super Mario Bros. film
In the Super Mario Bros. movie, Mario and Luigi live in Brooklyn, New York where they run Mario Bros. Plumbing. Most of the film takes place in Dinohattan, an alternate-universe version of New York City.
Mario's Time Machine
Mario travels to several locations in the United States 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
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1752, 1776)
- Washington, D.C. (1863)
- Menlo Park, New Jersey (1879)
- Tuskegee, Alabama (1915)
- Novato, California (1994)
- SNES version
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1776)
- Menlo Park, New Jersey (1879)
- NES version
Donkey Kong Country television series
In the episode "Four Weddings and a Coconut" of the Donkey Kong Country television series, Donkey Kong sings a song which lyrics mention the Everglades, subtropical wetlands located in the state of Florida. In one of the lines, Donkey Kong sings, "You promenade as you're dancing through the Everglades. Skip to the beat 'til you can't feel your feet!"
Mario Party DS
Mario Kart series
Following the main theme of Mario Kart Tour featuring courses based on real-life locations, the course New York Minute takes place entirely in New York City. The players race by and through several notable landmarks, including Times Square, where the race begins, Broadway, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Also, the title screen features the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and several skyscrapers in the background. New York Minute reappears in the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Locations based on the United States of America
The following sections describe elements from Mario-related media that are not located in the United States of America but are inspired by their landmarks and locations.
Mario Party 7
The board Neon Heights in Mario Party 7 is heavily based on several locations throughout the United States. The board is mainly based on Las Vegas, Nevada, but it also contains elements from Hollywood, California, Cape Canaveral, Florida, and New York City. It includes a theater district, a movie set based on the Western United States, a space center, and a baseball diamond. There is also a Mario statue in the center of the board that greatly resembles the Statue of Liberty.
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Toad Harbor in the Flower Cup in Mario Kart 8 and its remake Mario Kart 8 Deluxe features several areas that seem to be inspired by American cities. The steep cable car hill and cable cars scattered throughout the track appear to be inspired by San Francisco, California, and the Princess Peach style Statue of Liberty in the harbor is directly based on the real Statue of Liberty in New York City.
Super Mario Odyssey
New Donk City in the Metro Kingdom is directly based on New York City. The city features several buildings that are inspired by real-world locations. The explorable area of the city has New Donk City Hall, which is based on the Empire State Building, and a triangular building based on the Flatiron Building. In addition, The kingdom's background contains structures almost identical to the Chrysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge.
States and cities
This lists every state, city, and related vicinity that has appeared within the Mario franchise.
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Washington, D.C.
This lists all those who have lived in the country within the Mario franchise, including those who have since passed away.
- Abraham Lincoln
- Andrew Iverson
- Benjamin Franklin
- Booker T. Washington
- David Grenewetzki
- Deborah Read
- Don Lloyd
- Frederick Douglass
- George Washington Carver
- Henry Ford
- Jeff Griffeath
- Mary Todd Lincoln
- Mr. President
- Mrs. President
- Thomas Edison
- Thomas Jefferson
|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|