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Toad (Nintendo)

Fictional character in Nintendo's "Mario" franchise

Toad (Japanese: キノピオ, Hepburn: Kinopio) is a fictional character who primarily appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise. A humanoid with a mushroom-like head, Toad was created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and is portrayed as a citizen of the Mushroom Kingdom and is one of Princess Peach's most loyal attendants, constantly working on her behalf. He is usually seen as a non-player character who provides assistance to Mario and his friends in most games, but there are times when Toad takes center stage and appears as a protagonist, as seen in Super Mario Bros. 2, Wario's Woods and Super Mario 3D World.

While Toad is the name of an individual, it also refers to his entire race (much like Yoshi, Birdo and Kirby from the Kirby series). However, in early games, the species was called Mushroom Retainers, in Japan they were called Kinoko-zoku (キノコ族), literally "Mushroom People" (which is an alternate name used in earlier localizations, along with "Mushroom Retainers"). In the Mario franchise, there are also some other individual Toad characters (e.g., Toadette, Toadsworth, Toadbert, and Captain Toad). The most prominent trait of a Toad is its large head that resembles a mushroom in shape and color – historically speculated as them wearing a mushroom hat, as portrayed in the Super Mario Super Show, but eventually ruled out by Japanese video game designer Yoshiaki Koizumi.[3] Another common point of most Toads is their traditional vest.

The Toads usually play assisting roles in the Mario franchise and its action games, such as Toadsworth introduced in Super Mario Sunshine and the Toad Brigade association in Super Mario Galaxy, (he has not made a main game appearance since.) Despite this, Toads also play the role as heroes in some games. Such a case included the 2 Toads (yellow and blue) who were featured as playable characters along with Mario and Luigi in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The 2 Toads (yellow and blue) return as playable characters later on in New Super Mario Bros. U as well as New Super Luigi U. Toad himself (in a blue palette in reference to his original sprite from Super Mario Bros. 2) returns as one of the playable characters in Super Mario 3D World. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker cast Captain Toad into the spotlight, thus marking it as the first game in 20 years (since Wario's Woods) to have a Toad as the star of a game, as well as the first game to have Toad as the titular character.

Concept and creation[edit]

Toad and the mushroom people were first seen in the game Super Mario Bros. where the species was revealed to comprise the majority of the population of the Mushroom Kingdom. Toad's design was made directly from the power-up, the Super Mushroom, as well as the game's general association with mushrooms.[4]Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Mario franchise, reasons that Toad's creation was that of being a character that has a simplistic design; yet, still appears cute and lovely and pleasing to everybody.[5] In the game, the peaceful Toads of the Mushroom Kingdom had been turned into various objects such as bricks and pipes by the evil King Bowser; however, some of Princess Toadstool's loyal servants, known as the "Mushroom Retainers," were simply kidnapped. [6]

During the development of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the developers at Nintendo decided between four characters to be playable in the game: Princess Peach, Toad, Wario and Waluigi (all suggestions made by fans).[7] Two Toads (yellow and blue) were eventually included as playable characters in New Super Mario Bros. Wii due to their physical similarity to Mario and Luigi.[8]

Toad's English name appears to have been inspired by the word "toadstool", a word used to describe mushrooms including those featuring umbrella-like cap-and-stem form characteristics which Toad's design portrays along with the character's general resemblance to a mushroom. Toad's Japanese name, "Kinopio", appears to be a combination of the Japanese word for mushroom ("kinoko") and the Japanese name for Carlo Collodi's character, Pinocchio ("Pinokio"), which both roughly blend together to form the meaning of "a real mushroom boy" (as evidenced through Pinocchio's dream to become a real boy in his own tale).[9]


Toad's appearances in the non-canonical animated series sometimes depict him taking off his cap

Though Toad's signature mushroom cap is a hat in the non-canon Mario cartoons, Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi confirmed that since the creation of the character in 1985 the cap was intended to be part of his head.[10]

During an interview in 2014, Nintendo director Koichi Hayashida who produced the game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, revealed that the appearance of a Toad does not represent his gender, explaining it has never been decided what gender could be associated with any Toad.[11] He clarifies later that the gender of the Toads will remain a mystery.[12]

Toad bears a similar appearance to the rest of his species with his large mushroom caps and clothes. He is very small in size, and has no legs visible, with just his typical brown shoes showing. Unlike other Toads, he features five red spots on his mushroom cap and wears a blue and yellow vest; however, his coloration will change if he gets a fire flower, as his cap's colors will be reversed while his clothes turn red. A yellow outline was added to his vest in the recent Mario games, starting with Super Mario Sunshine. Sometimes, Toad appears with a red vest, though he is most often seen with his blue vest. In the non-canonical Mario cartoons, Toad has on occasion removed his mushroom cap, revealing three strands of hair. Toad is also seen with pants of a white color that resemble the base of a mushroom or toadstool stalk.

At most times, Toad is portrayed as timid and cowardly. Despite his fears, in many games such as Super Mario 64 he is helpful to Mario and his crew on their search for Peach, supporting him on his adventures, from providing items to adventuring alongside the hero on his quest. Although he is usually seen as a cheerful character, he can become distressed when a major event occurs, such as the kidnapping of Princess Peach.

Toad demonstrates a strong loyalty to his Princess and friends and is depicted as hard working. In Luigi's Mansion, he is seen crying in certain places because he cares so much about Mario getting kidnapped by ghosts and fears he could get captured too. He was sent by Princess Peach to the mansion to look for Mario. In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, five colored Toads are trapped in paintings by King Boo.


Through the various games that Toad is playable in, he has been shown with different unique abilities that differ from the other characters in the series. In Super Mario Bros. 2, the game describes him as being the strongest and fastest character in the game with 5 out of 5 stars each, but with a weak jumping ability, rated at 2 stars. In Wario's Woods, Toad has the unique ability to run up walls and make strong kicks. Toad is once again given superhuman strength in the game, as he is able to lift and throw enemies around; however, these abilities have not been seen since this game. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Toad shares many of the moves and abilities of Mario and Luigi, such as the ground pound and wall jumping as represented by the yellow and blue Toads.[13] Toad has access to Mario's power ups, but unlike the other games Toad has starred in, this game gives him all-round stats similar to those of the Mario Bros.[14] In Super Mario 3D World, Toad is again the fastest playable character; however, his weakness includes his weaker jumps in comparison to the other playable characters.

In the Super Smash Bros. series, Toad is shown to emit spores like a real mushroom whenever he is attacked, as shown when Peach uses her standard special move.[15] However, this has never been seen in the main Mario series games. Toad exhibits a similar technique in Mario Sports Mix where he is capable of using the spores to cause mushrooms to sprout from the ground, and his special move is also based on this skill. He is also capable of using these emitted spores as a shield against various attacks in this game.[16]


Toad and his race of mushroom people made their debut appearance in Super Mario Bros. where they play a minimal role in the game. They appear at the end of every world as the Mushroom Retainers (who serve the princess) once Mario or Luigi defeats Bowser, rewarding the heroes with the message: "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!",[17] and in the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2 they maintain this role. In the American Super Mario Bros. 2, Toad got his first individual appearance and was given a bigger role as one of the four playable characters. In Super Mario Bros. 3, Toad appears in the Toad houses where he provides items and extra lives for Mario to take on his journey. He is the sole playable character in the puzzle game Wario's Woods, where he tries to prevent Wario from taking over the woods with the help of Birdo and a fairy named Wanda.[18][19]

The 3D Mario games introduced Toad's role as a helper who would provide assistance to Mario if he needed it, thus making him a major allies. In Super Mario 64, Toad explains the backstory as well as explaining what Mario has to do to proceed. In the remake Super Mario 64 DS, he is given character-specific remarks, such as mistaking Luigi for Mario in green clothes or thinking that Wario would betray the rest of the group. In Luigi's Mansion, he appears in various parts of the mansion as a save point. Different colored Toads appear in Super Mario Sunshine as Peach's attendants. In Super Mario Galaxy, Toads appear in the beginning as citizens of Toad Town.[20][21] Toad appears in the introduction, holding hands with Toadette as the two look at the night sky.

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii and U, there are two playable Toads (multi-player only), one blue and one yellow. The blue Toad has a similar appearance to the original Toad and shares the same voices as Toad in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The yellow Toad has a higher pitched voice.[22] Red spotted Toads are non-playable hosts of Toad houses and are strewn throughout levels that Mario must bring to the finish to save.

Toad plays a role in the 2011 3DS title Super Mario 3D Land in which he, upon his rescue at the end of World One, assists Mario throughout the rest of the adventure through the availability of Toad Houses, where he provides items and uncovering secrets in various levels.[23] Toad appears as a prominent character in New Super Mario Bros. 2 again running the Toad Houses to assist both Mario and Luigi.[24] In Super Mario 3D World, a blue Toad is a playable character.[25]

In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Toad and four others (yellow, blue, green and purple) act as assistants to Professor E. Gadd, who had sent them to investigate the mansions before Luigi had arrived. Throughout the game, Luigi meets up with the Toads, who help him uncover secrets in the mansions.

Throughout the Mario RPG series, Toad is featured as more of a minor character due to the large amounts of generic Toads which appear in the games who seem to replace his role as a helper. In the times he does appear, Toad is once again a minor character who provides backstory to Mario and the others. In Super Mario RPG, he appears as a major NPC character who teaches Mario about the different skills to use in battles in the beginning as the duo heads to the Mushroom Kingdom (though Toad had to be saved by Mario along the way as he is kidnapped frequently by enemies). He appears more throughout the game, for example as part of Mario's nightmare. Toad appears as a playable character in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for a short time when the player is exploring around Mario and Luigi's house. In Super Princess Peach, Toad is kidnapped earlier in the game along with Mario and Luigi by the Hammer Bros.. However, Toad appears as a playable character in two of the minigames in the game. Toad appears in Super Paper Mario in 3 aspects of the game. He appears in the intro, telling Mario and Luigi that Princess Peach has been kidnapped, and later appears in the Arcade mini-game Mansion Patrol. Additionally, Toad is one of the 256 Catch Cards in the game. In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, a mysterious infection called "The Blorbs" causes the Toads to inflate to many times their normal size and roll around uncontrollably.[26] Recent games in the Paper Mario series, starting from Paper Mario: Sticker Star in 2012, have prominently featured Toads as the most common non-playable character (NPC) that Mario can interact with. This is due to the fact that Nintendo's intellectual property (IP) team refrains them from creating new characters that could possibly interfere with the Mario universe.[27][28]

Captain Toad[edit]

Later in Super Mario Galaxy, a group of Toads appear as the Toad Brigade led by new character, Captain Toad, the captain of the brigade, who helps Mario or Luigi retrieve the Power Stars.[29][30]

Captain Toad appears in the sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2[31] with his brigade to again help Mario retrieve the Power Stars in order to save Princess Peach.

In Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad appears in his own levels "The Adventures of Captain Toad" separate from the main playable characters.[25] In "The Adventures of Captain Toad", Captain Toad must collect five Green Stars without jumping, and two hits will result in a life loss, but he can use his headlight to destroy any ghosts in his levels.

Captain Toad later starred in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker a year after Super Mario 3D World was released.

A Mystery Mushroom costume based on Captain Toad from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was made available through an update to Super Mario Maker.

Other appearances[edit]

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Toad has appeared in many of the various Mario spin-off games. In the Mario Kart series, of which he has appeared in every installment, Toad is usually featured as a lightweight driver with good acceleration to compensate for his speed.[32] His partner Toadette was created for Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and together they shared a special item, the Super Mushroom, which allowed them to take multiple boosts for a short while.[33] The item reappears in later Mario Kart games, but is renamed the Golden Mushroom.[34] Toadette, who has appeared in other spin-off games since her first appearance, was stated to be Toad's sister in an official Prima strategy guide for Mario Kart Wii (though this relationship between Toad and Toadette has yet to be confirmed by Nintendo itself).[35] He appears in his own tournament for Mario Kart Wii, where the player goes through Mushroom Gorge backwards using Toad as their character.[36] Toad even receives his own tracks throughout the installments such as his own circuit (named after himself) in Mario Kart 7.[37] He appears in every Mario Party game; however, it is only from Mario Party 5 and on that he is playable (excluding Mario Party Advance), as he was a host for the earlier games in the series and Super Mario Party, and even a damsel in distress character for Mario Party 2 after several Baby Bowsers abduct him.[38] Toad appears in the various Mario sports games. In Mario Superstar Baseball, Toad appears as a team member whose chemistry refers to his background; for example, he has good chemistry with Princess Peach and Toadette but bad chemistry with Wario. Toad also appears in the sequel, Mario Super Sluggers, again as a team member along with other differently colored toads. He also appears as a team member with good techniques in Mario Strikers and he also appears in its sequel Mario Strikers Charged with the same role.[39] His sidekick role is retained in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, where he accompanies either Mario or Luigi to help get back the musical keys from the villains of the game. Mini Toads (toy versions of Toad) are included as playable characters throughout the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, starting with Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. Mini Toads make a returning appearance in the 2010 release of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! as playable characters who assist Mario on his journey to rescue his friend Pauline from the clutches of Donkey Kong.[40] Toad makes appearances in Super Mario Maker. A Mystery Mushroom costume based on Toad can be unlocked, and Toad appears at the end of the 10-Mario challenge and the easy mode of the 100-Mario challenge, saying that Princess Peach has been taken to another castle (kind of like what happened in Super Mario Bros.). In Super Mario Run, Toad is one of six playable characters and it can be unlocked by connecting a My Nintendo account. In addition, he is the referee of Toad Rally if players use Toadette.

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games he is a referee along with Cream the Rabbit, a Lakitu, and other Mario and Sonic characters.[41] In its sequel, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Toad appears in the adventure mode and as well as a host. In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Toad resumes his role as one of the main hosts; however, he plays a much larger role as a main protagonist within the story mode in the 3DS version of the game. He appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a sticker, trophy,[42] spirit, and a counter-attack for Peach and Daisy.

In Kirby Super Star and Ultra, Toad appears as an audience member in the Megaton Punch minigame along with Mario, Luigi and Birdo. He also appears in Dedede Stadium along with Mario, Luigi, Wario and Peach. Toad appears as a main protagonist in the Game & Watch masterpieces in the Game & Watch Gallery series as well.[43] Toad appears as one of the 11 Mario series characters that are playable in the Japan only game, Itadaki Street DS which was developed by Square-Enix.[44] Toad is also playable in the international release of the Wii sequel Fortune Street.[45] Toad had also appeared as a playable character in the Japanese sattellaview game Mario Excite Bike.[46] Toad makes a playable appearance in the Nintendo Wii game Mario Sports Mix, and is classified as a speedy character in this game.[47]

Appearances in other media[edit]

Toad appeared in the animated series The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! produced by DIC Entertainment in 1989.[48] Although he usually tagged along with Mario and Luigi in cases where King Koopa had kidnapped Princess Peach, he sometimes got captured as well. Toad's role in the show was to be the sidekick to the Mario Bros. (as Luigi was a major character rather than a sidekick). He remained on the show when it spun off into The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, allowing them to live in his house. During the show he got alternate forms such as The Toad Warrior, Fire Toad and even Baby Toad; however, these forms of Toad have not made an appearance outside of the show. Due to his absence in the Super Mario World game, Toad did not make an appearance in the TV show of Super Mario World with Yoshi and Oogtar (the latter having the same voice actor as Toad) instead taking his place. Toad appeared in the Super Mario Bros. comic books published by Valiant as well. In these comics, Toad often followed Mario on his adventures, seemingly replacing Luigi as the hero's sidekick. He was a regular companion for King Toadstool, and even indulged in the King's activities. Played by Mojo Nixon, Toad appeared as a street musician in the non-canon Super Mario Bros. film.[49] In the film, Toad is arrested for singing a song that badmouths Koopa, who punishes him by having him turned into a Goomba. Despite this, the Goomba-fied Toad (portrayed by John Fifer) remains hating Koopa and still manages to help Princess Daisy escape and distract the other Goombas by playing his harmonica.

Toad also makes a cameo appearance in the Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited, as a guest character from Nintendo's Super Mario series.[50] A costume of Toad is also one of the exclusive Nintendo character costumes available to be equipped to various characters in the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.[51]

Toad will be voiced by Keegan-Michael Key in the upcoming 2022 film adaptation.[52]

Promotion and reception[edit]

As a character who appears frequently in the series, Toad is considered to be one of the major Mario franchise characters.[53] He has appeared in much of the Mario merchandise in products ranging from toys to plushies and keychains,[citation needed] and is featured in Nintendo's board games such as being on the protagonist side in a Mario themed chess set[54] and being a purchasable character in a Nintendo-themed monopoly game. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Toad's hat is available after getting 3000 points in Tom Nook's Point Tracking system.[55] The American Club Nintendo website, which is now closed, offered a special reward featuring Toad and some other major Mario characters in a folder set reward named as the "Toad & Friends Set with Bookmarks".[56] The quote repeated by the Toads in Super Mario Bros., "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!", was ranked one of the most repeated video game quotes,[57] and inspired a 2008 song by The Mountain Goats and Kaki King.[58][59]

Toad ranked in the seventh slot on GameDaily's top 10 Nintendo characters that deserve their own games list; the site explained that he has a strong appeal that Nintendo has yet to tap into.[60] Toad is listed in The Most Neglected Mario Bros. Characters list as a character whom Nintendo has ignored for quite a while due to his lack of starring roles in more recent games.[61]IGN editor Matt Casamassina criticized Nintendo for including the two generic Toads over more notable characters (including the red-spotted Toad himself) in the Mario series for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, arguing that the developers were being lazy to not include other characters because the Toads were easier to make.[8] IGN also listed Toad as one of the top ten characters needing a spin-off.[62] In an Oricon poll conducted in Japan from 2008, Toad was voted as the eighth most popular video game character in Japan.[63] Another poll (of over 1000 votes) conducted in Japan by NintendoWorldReport in concern to Japan's favorite Mario Kart racers listed Toad as the second most favorite Mario Kart racer in the country (only being beaten by Yoshi).[64] Toad has been credited for being one of the celebrated characters in the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. games.[65] MTV, when commenting on the wackiness of Super Mario 2 (Super Mario Bros. 2), called Toad "so awesome".[66] listed Toad on their list of "The Cutest Video Game Characters," stating "Once you get over his misleading name, you’ll find Toad to be quite the adorable mushroom."[67]

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Super Mushrooms are items that originated in Super Mario Bros.. They have an alternate form called Master Sword.


They will normally move to the right when loaded. In the NightGroundCourse Theme, they will act like a Super Star but will always try to bounce away from the player. When a small player touches them, they become their Super Form. If a player in any form touches them, they will get 1,000 points.

Players in their Super Form will become bigger and be able to break Brick Blocks from below. They'll also be able to destroy them by Ground-pounding them. Super players can spin-jump on Rotating Blocks to break them. All of these abilities carry over to higher power-ups(except the P balloon, which removes spin-jumping).

Master Sword[]

The Master Sword acts the same as a Superball Flower, never moving on their own but being affected by gravity. When the player picks up this power-up, they get 1,000 points and become Link[1]. This allows the player to have several new abilities.

By tapping Input Y.png, Link can stab their sword forward, which can be used to attack enemies, hit ON/OFF Switch, activate POW Blocks and hit ? Blocks, Blocks, and Hidden Blocks. Titling Input Lstick.pngInputDir Down.png while not in a vehicle will allow Link to use his shield to deflect obstacles in front of him (said obstacles include Thwomps, Spike Balls and others. In the case of Thwomps, they'll return to their original position (if they had a Parachute, they'll permanently lose it) and Spike Balls will move in the opposite direction after they've been blocked), similarly to a Buzzy Shell Helmet but from the side. Link cannot be shielding in midair. By pressing Input Lstick.pngInputDir Down.png + Input Y.png

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Mushroom Kingdom

Fictional location in the Super Mario universe

The Mushroom Kingdom (キノコ王国, Kinoko Ōkoku) is a fictional principality in Nintendo's Mario series.[1] It is the setting of most main-series Mario games with an inconsistent presentation, and neighbors the Sarasaland Kingdoms. There is no established canon regarding the topography of the Mario universe, and many areas are not certain to be part of the Mushroom Kingdom.[2]


The Mushroom Kingdom is a principality ruled by Princess Peach as head of state.[3][4][5] In the instruction manual of Super Mario Bros. (1985), Peach debuts as the princess of the kingdom.[6]Toadsworth is her steward.[7]

A minority of humans like Princess Peach, Mario, and Luigi live in the kingdom.[3][8][9] It is mostly populated by Toad citizens.[9] There are colonies of Yoshis, Goombas,[10] and Koopas. Other creatures in Peach's territory include Boos.

The kingdom's most famous currency is various colors of coins.[11] Dispersed across the land are brown brick blocks and golden "question-mark blocks", which may contain coins or power-ups. The main mode of transportation in the Mushroom Kingdom is warp pipes. Some pipes merely travel a short distance (such as over and underground), while some pipes are linked to entirely different worlds. New warp tools and areas have been introduced in games since including the secret "warp whistle" in Super Mario Bros. 3 and cannons in New Super Mario Bros..


Princess Peach's Castle is a large Central European-style red-and-white castle decorated with a stained-glass above the main doors representing the princess.[12] Inhabited by the princess and her Toadretainers, the castle first appeared in-game in Princess Toadstool’s Castle Run (1990) but is really depicted in Super Mario RPG (1996) and is the central hub in Super Mario 64. Its design has remained relatively consistent since, in games such as Mario Kart 64, Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Odyssey (where it is the Mushroom Kingdom's capital city), and the Mario Kart series. Peach's Castle is generally located in the center of the kingdom. It can serve as the final world or as headquarters, as a navigation hub or a feature access point.[13]

Mario's house[14] is the home of Mario[15] and his brother Luigi. It is located close from Peach's castle.

Toad Town is the capital of the Mushroom Kingdom as seen in the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series. It is generally located next to Peach's castle. Several species reside in the city, in particular Toads.

Bowser's Castle is the abode of Bowser, arch-villain of the Super Mario video games. The castle has often been destroyed and rebuilt and appears different in each game that it appears in. It is usually filled with lava pits, booby traps, and Bowser's minions. Variations on Bowser's Castle appear in nearly every Mario game, and every Mario Kart game features at least one track titled "Bowser's Castle". Sometimes Bowser takes over Peach's castle and makes it look like his own.


A mushroom icon modeled on the Mario power-up.

The Mushroom Kingdom has been revamped several times over the course of the Mario games, similar to the kingdom of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda series. In Super Mario Bros., for example, the Mushroom Kingdom encompasses 32 different levels of varying terrain. Super Mario Bros. 3 expands on this concept with a map screen to add topography to the kingdom. The games do not follow these landscape variants exactly, but still are recurring themes in the Mario series. For example, even though Super Mario World is set in Dinosaur Land, its geography was very similar to the Mushroom Kingdom. The paintings that lead to the different levels in Super Mario 64 follow this idea.

Blogger Natalie Grigson noted that the grassy fields, mountains, waterfalls, and red-and-white mushrooms seen in the area around Princess Peach's Castle best compares to Oslo, Norway.[16]

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U depicts the Mushroom Kingdom as a land composed by 8 worlds:[6][17][18]

  • Peach's Castle: A large Central European-style red-and-white castle surrounded by water and a white wall, with a bridge serving as an access.[19]
  • Acorn Plains: A grassy and mushroomy world with hills and small mountains.[20]
  • Layer-Cake Desert: A dry desert world with several stone statues.[21]
  • Sparkling Waters: An aquatic world with geysers and shipwrecks.[22]
  • Frosted Glacier: A snowy and icy world in a perpetual night full of stars.[23]
  • Soda Jungle: A forest world composed by a deadly purple poison liquid.[24]
  • Rock-Candy Mines: A world composed by high rock mountains.[25]
  • Meringue Clouds: A sky world full of clouds.[26]

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle[edit]

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle depicts the Mushroom Kingdom as a land composed by 5 worlds.[27]

  • Peach's Castle: A large Central European-style red-and-white castle surrounded by water, trees and flowers with a white bridge. It serves as the headquarter, notably to allow the player to travel to the other worlds.[28]
  • Ancient Gardens: A grassy world with plains and jungles.[29]
  • Sherbet Desert: A world composed by a sand desert and a snowy and frosty zone.[30]
  • Spooky Trail: A dark zone with falling buildings and abandoned houses.[31]
  • Lava Pit: A world made of rocks and lava where Bowser's Castle is located.[32]

In other games[edit]

The Super Smash Bros. series includes four different arenas based on the Mushroom Kingdom. The original Super Smash Bros. includes the unlockable stage "Mushroom Kingdom" which is graphically based on the original Super Mario Bros.Super Smash Bros. Melee includes a re-vamped "Mushroom Kingdom" which omitted piranha plants and warp pipes from the original stage, and its stage "Mushroom Kingdom II" is based on the Subcon setting of Super Mario Bros. 2.[citation needed]Super Smash Bros. Brawl includes the level "Mushroomy Kingdom", which primarily appears as an abandoned, derelict version of "World 1-1" of Super Mario Bros.[33] In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the "Mushroom Kingdom U" stage is based on New Super Mario Bros. U.


The Mushroom Kingdom is depicted as a location from the Mario series.[34] The fictional land will be in the Super Nintendo World park.[35][36]GamesRadar+ wrote a humorous article listing the "Top 7 most disturbing things about the Mushroom Kingdom", listing facts such as "the kingdom's greatest hero is a dumpy plumber", "the political system is a complete mess", and "everything is alive" as examples.[37]Animation Domination High-Def ran a short titled "Real Plumber in Mario World." Game Informer lauded the fact that Super Mario Maker allowed players to "build the Mushroom Kingdom of [their] dreams", writing "since Mario first won the hearts of gamers across the world in the early '80s, fans have been sketching up their own ideas for Mario levels on paper and imagining what sort of worlds they could create for the iconic plumber to explore."[38] Theyab Al-Tamimi created a comedy fanbook, Science of the Mushroom Kingdom, exploring the species of flora in the Mushroom Kingdom; this was later recommended to readers by Kotaku.[39]Screen Rant stated that the Mushroom Kingdom "is a place full of mystery".[40] A fan-created mod of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim titled Super Skyrim Bros turns the game environment into the Mushroom Kingdom.[41]

See also[edit]


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  12. ^July 2015, GamesRadar 13. "How Nintendo's most famous castle changed Mario forever". GamesRadar+. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  13. ^"Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - How to Fast Travel". Prima Games. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  14. ^"Preview: Buckets Of Fun With Paper Mario: Color Splash". Nintendo Life. September 13, 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  15. ^Dennis, Thomas (October 23, 2016). "Paper Mario: Color Splash Review - Last Hurrah For The Wii U?". Daily Express. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  16. ^Grubb, Jeff (July 3, 2013). "Princess Peach's castle is worth nearly $1 billion (if it were real)". VentureBeat.
  17. ^"New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe': All of the secret exits and world skips". Digital Trends. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  18. ^Tach, Dave (February 18, 2019). "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Star Coins guide". Polygon. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  19. ^Graeber, Brendan (December 3, 2012). "World 8 Peach's Castle". IGN. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  20. ^Sundberg, Kelly Hudson (February 18, 2019). "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe guide: Acorn Plains Star Coins". Polygon. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  21. ^Sundberg, Kelly Hudson (February 18, 2019). "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe guide: Layer-Cake Desert Star Coins". Polygon. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  22. ^Sundberg, Kelly Hudson (February 18, 2019). "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe guide: Sparkling Waters Star Coins". Polygon. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  23. ^Sundberg, Kelly Hudson (February 18, 2019). "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe guide: Frosted Glacier Star Coins". Polygon. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  24. ^Sundberg, Kelly Hudson (February 18, 2019). "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe guide: Soda Jungle Star Coins". Polygon. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  25. ^Sundberg, Kelly Hudson (February 18, 2019). "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe guide: Rock-Candy Mines Star Coins". Polygon. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  26. ^Sundberg, Kelly Hudson (February 18, 2019). "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe guide: Meringue Clouds Star Coins". Polygon. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  27. ^Walkthrough - Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Wiki Guide - IGN, retrieved September 25, 2020
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  29. ^"World 1 - Ancient Gardens". August 29, 2017.
  30. ^"World 2 - Sherbet Desert". September 5, 2017.
  31. ^"World 3 - Spooky Trails". September 18, 2017.
  32. ^"World 4 - Lava Pit". September 19, 2017.
  33. ^"Official Site - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U". Archived from the original on March 2, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  34. ^Spinner, Kyle (January 23, 2020). "Super Nintendo World coming to Universal's new theme park". WPEC. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  35. ^Radulovic, Petrana (July 8, 2019). "Everything we know about Super Nintendo World". Polygon. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  36. ^"First Super Nintendo World theme park will open in 'spring 2020'". MCV/DEVELOP. June 16, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  37. ^"The Top 7... Most disturbing things about the Mushroom Kingdom". Games Radar. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  38. ^"Super Mario Maker". Game Informer. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  39. ^"'The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom' Explores Super Flora". Kotaku. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  40. ^"Super Mario: 15 Secrets Hidden In The Mushroom Kingdom". ScreenRant. February 12, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  41. ^"Super Skyrim Bros mod gives Skyrim a Mushroom Kingdom twist". Polygon. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
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