Mario is Missing!

aka: Mario a Disparu, Mario is Missing! (CD-ROM Deluxe), Mario wird vermißt
Moby ID: 7106
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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.

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  • Mario wird vermisst - Alternate German title spelling

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Version differences

Mario is Missing! was originally developed for PC as a point and click edutainment adventure, similar to Carmen Sandiego 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 similar action.

Weegee

Mario is Missing! is very famous for its sprite for Luigi (although most people refer to him in this game as "Weegee"). Weegee is still used in video-game related jokes today. You can only see Weegee in the DOS version of the game.

Mario licence

Mario is Missing! is the first title in which Nintendo allowed another company to use their characters on a machine not produced by Nintendo.

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Game added by SAGA_.

SNES, NES added by Shoddyan. Macintosh added by Rockin' Kat.

Additional contributors: Shoddyan, Alaka, formercontrib, LepricahnsGold, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST.

Game added August 16, 2002. Last modified September 2, 2023.