magazine advertisement (US):
MARIO'S GREATEST ADVENTURE YET!
Description from manual – SNES (US):
BOWSER HAS GRABBED MARIO...
... and Luigi needs your help on the adventure-filled mission to rescue his bro.
Find me or else
I'll destroy the
Deep within Antarctica, the evil Bowser has kidnapped Mario and plans to flood the planet by melting all the snow on earth. Bowser has the latest in high tech -- the Passcode Operated Remote Transportation And Larceny System (PORTALS). Using the PORTALS, Bowser's lizardly henchmen steal off to famous cities where they commit dastardly deeds.
It's up to you and the "ever-true-to-his-bro" Luigi to travel around the world, rescue national treasures and find the missing clues to save the world from destruction by Bowser. You'll explore exotic locations, chat with friendly (and not-so-friendly natives), collect valuables, outsmart the thieving Koopas, master the Globulator, and then rescue Mario in a surprise ending.
MARIO IS MISSING! has great 2-D and 3-D graphics, a new Mario music soundtrack, lots of help screens and a fold-out map to help you keep track of facts, clues, photos and data.
Keep track of your clues, facts and cities with your fold-up map.
MARIO NEEDS YOU NOW!
Mario has been your true-blue friend for years. Now, he needs your help. The evil Bowser has your favorite plumber in his grasp and it's up to you and Luigi to rescue Mario and save the planet from destruction. It's time for you to be a Mario hero!
MARIO IS MISSING!(tm)
For NES(r), Super NES(r) and IBM(r) PC & Compatibles.
(Source: two-page spread at inside back cover of "Valor" issue 11, Sept 1993.)
Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (42223) on Mar 12, 2008.
Back of Box–SNES (US):
Oh no! Bowser and his bad boys are back to a life of crime. This time, it's not Mario World – it's your world! From his Antarctic castle, Bowser hustles his cold-blooded crew of cantankerous Koopas into his powerful Passcode Operated Remote Transport And Larceny System (PORTALS). The twisted turtles transport themselves throughout the globe, where celebrated cities suffer shell-shocking crime waves, as turtles trash landmarks and loot ancient artifacts. With dough from his smiley sales, Bowser hoards hair dryers from the Hafta-Havit Hotline. His plot? Melt Antarctica and flood the planet! Whoa!
Will the brave brothers from Brooklyn permit this abominable snow plan? The boys say "Not!" Mario, Luigi and Yoshi trek across ice and snow to shellac the shelled ones' schemes. But Bowser's slick: in one last trick, he takes the dearest thing of all... Mario is Missing!
Contributed by Evil Ryu (49843) on Jun 28, 2005.