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Mario is Missing!

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Bowser, the token bad guy from the Mario Bros. series, is up to no good again in this educational game designed to teach children geography. This time he's set up his headquarters in Antarctica and created portals to 25 famous cities around the world, so that his Koopas can wreak havoc in our own world. He's also kidnapped Mario, hence the title of this game. You play as Luigi who must foil Bowser's plans by entering through each of the portals, tracking down the Koopas who have stolen famous artifacts, and looking for clues about your location. Once you've set everything right and determined where you are, you call Yoshi on your Globulator so he can track you down. You need Yoshi's help to eat the Pokey (a cactus-like creature) that's guarding the return portal, and when Luigi returns he can close the portal forever.

By exploring these 25 cities, children can familiarize themselves with the landmarks and artifacts that each city has. When Luigi returns the stolen artifacts to the proper places he can even take photographs of them. There is also an add-on disk you can purchase that adds ten additional cities to the game.


Mario is Missing! DOS Read about the local news
Mario is Missing! NES Each of these cities has had their tourist attractions gone missing! Naturally you'll have to find them...
Mario is Missing! SNES Luigi and Yoshi giving a good example in the "transit"... :-)
Mario is Missing! DOS Plea from the Mayor

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario wird vermi├čt" -- German title
  • "Mario wird vermisst" -- Alternate German title spelling
  • "Mario is Missing! (CD-ROM Deluxe)" -- CD-ROM release title
  • "Mario a Disparu" -- French title

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The Press Says

Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES 1993 83 out of 100 83
Total!! UK Magazine NES Oct, 1993 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) SNES Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Games Master SNES Sep, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Power Unlimited SNES Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Video Games SNES Sep, 1993 61 out of 100 61
Total! (Germany) SNES Apr, 1994 3 out of 6 60
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1993 45 out of 100 45


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installation help 1 nicola owen
Jan 12, 2010


Mario is Missing! was originally developped for PC as a point and click edutainment adventure, similar to Carmen Santiago Games , however the SNES does not lend itself well to that type of gameplay, so instead runs on the Super Mario World engine and allows similiar action.

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