Super Mario Brothers Movie Designed for people interested in the series: millions of Nintendo fans who have spent countless hours in the world of the Mushroom Kingdom. These are the same people who will eagerly seek references to Nintendo history throughout the new movie. The good news: This movie is full of easter eggs, you’ll both wink and miss the origins of Mario (and company) and playful winks at some of the 80’s Nintendo classics.
For a complete rundown of all Nintendo goodness, you’ll want to keep an eye out when you go to see it. Super Mario Brothers Movie first, second or fifth time (you know who you are), follow our complete guide. And if there’s anyone we missed somehow, please let us know! But be gentle about it.
Cape Mario: Super Mario Bros. At the end of the Plumbing commercial, Mario dons his famous yellow cape, which he wore for the first time. Super Mario Worldthis makes it fly.
Punch-Out Pizzeria: The pizzeria where Mario and Luigi hang out and watch their commercials is named after the popular Nintendo Entertainment System game. It’s filled with other references to the games, including framed photos of many of the challengers you’ve fought in. I saw Glass Joe, Bear Hugger, and Mike Tyson – or maybe it was Mr. Dream.
bouncing: In the corner of the pizzeria is an arcade cabinet for fiction. Donkey Kong-style game jumper. English version of the original Donkey Kong The then-anonymous arcade game Mario was nicknamed “Jumpman,” which never became an official nickname. But the nickname still persists among fans. Also the guy playing jumper? It’s clear that Mario and Luigi are voiced by in-game voice actor Charles Martinet.
foreman spike: Mario and Luigi’s former boss, who mocks his ads in the pizzeria, is the main villain of the NES game. demolition team. He even wears a hat that says “Demolition Squad” to put a really good point on it. Good choice of bully, because demolition team It pits Mario and Luigi directly against Spike.
GameCube start music: When Luigi gets a call from the brothers’ first customers, the ringtone is a shortened version of the familiar jingle that plays every time you launch a GameCube game. This is our first reference from the 21st century!
Sunshine Travel Agency: Name of the showcase right next to Punch-Out Pizzeria Super Mario Sunshine, Mario’s big GameCube adventure. The sign is written in the same tropical-looking font as the title of the game.
This Fire Game and Watch Game: A truck with brothers passing by, with a design inspired by one of the most famous game of Game and Watch handheld games, Fire. A contrasting character holds a trampoline, which is intended to help smooth the landing for people jumping from a burning building in the game.
construction site: There is a fun scene where Mario and Luigi are running and jumping on a construction site similar to a Mario game level on their way to their first job. And this one! This is a remake of World 1-1 from the original. Super Mario Brothers. video game.
Duck hunting dog: There are multiple references in the movie Duck hunting, one of the most iconic NES games. An early one is in Bros’ large house.’ customers. We see framed abstract paintings on the walls, including a picture of that filthy dog laughing at you when you fail to shoot a duck.
pikmin: Customers also have a glass vase in the shape of Pikmin, little plant creatures from the eponymous alien planet strategy game.
Mario’s father’s voice: We meet Mario and Luigi’s parents after their first big job goes wrong. The children return home defeated. It turned out that their father, who was especially cruel to his son, was voiced by Charles Martinet. I’m glad you got a full-fledged role, albeit a small one!
juvenile carus: Playing Mario juvenile carusside-scrolling of the old NES starring a winged boy in his room, where he retreats while his family continues to mock his new job at dinner.
Arwing: Mario has a model star fox spaceship above the TV of hero Fox McCloud.
Pauline: Mario and Luigi are watching a newscast featuring a short interview with the city’s mayor about a major plumbing problem in Brooklyn. That’s Pauline, the first damsel in distress. Donkey Kong. Finally, he became the mayor of the city of New Donk. Super Mario Odysseymaking it a shout out to that game.
Duck hunting duck: Other major Duck hunting Easter Egg is a French restaurant called Chasse Au Canard. Translation: “Duck Hunt.” The awning of the restaurant has duck. Duck hunting.
“Level” 1-2: This Easter egg is kind of annoying because the levels in Mario are actually called worlds. When Mario and Luigi descend into the city’s sewers to fix the pipes, the sign next to the ladder they descended reads “Level 1-2”. Super Mario Brothers. World 1-2 is the first underground level of the game.
Crazy Hat: After Mario enters the Mushroom Kingdom, he and Toad pass a group of storefronts on their way to the castle. One of them is the costume shop Crazy Cap. Super Mario Odyssey.
Blow into cartridges: This one is hard to miss, but Mario and Toad also pass by an antique stall selling NES cars. To a shopkeeper customer, if the car doesn’t start at first, try blowing on it – a mythological trick to revive old Nintendo games that don’t want to play nice.
Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong: Dixie Kong and his younger brother Kiddy are among the participants in Donkey Kong and Mario’s big battle in Kong Kingdom. They acted together Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!and it’s rude that they didn’t see the cheers that Dixie’s best friend Diddy Kong was getting on screen.
“Game Start” music Donkey Kong: When Donkey Kong finally loses his fight with Mario, we hear a quick sound of music just before he falls. The entrance music of this arcade Donkey Kong– somewhat ironic, because this is the end of the war.
Card customization options: When Peach, Toad, and Mario make their go-karts for Rainbow Road, the dials they turn to make their selections mario card 8, down to specific board, wheel and glider options. Peach and Mario ride with their characters’ default bike and kart, respectively.
Bowser and Peach’s wedding outfits: At their short-lived wedding, Bowser and Peach wear exactly the same white suit and dress from their similarly canceled wedding. Super Mario Odyssey.
Balloon Warrior: When Mario returns to his home planet, he lands right next to the car wash sign. The logo belongs to the main character in the NES game. Balloon Fightwho is known as the … Balloon Fighter.
Diskun Hardware Store: This is probably the most vague reference in the movie, and it takes a surprising amount of screen time. Much of Mario’s last fight with Bowser takes place in the street next door to this hardware store, whose logo and (slightly altered) name come from this little-known character. Diskun was the only mascot of the Famicom Disk System in Japan. This console peripheral, whose games come in floppy disks similar to Diskun itself, has never been abroad.
playing card company billboard: There is a large poster for a playing card company that also appears in the background of this final fight scene. While it may seem like it’s meant for regular Western playing cards, the small post specifically mentions “hanafuda”, which are Japanese cards that Nintendo had been producing for decades, long before they started making video games.
blizzard pop mascot: The mascot of this embattled street frozen food store is the Polar Bear from North Korea. Ice Climbers. This sunglasses and shorts man is one of the main enemies you’ll encounter in the NES game.
Mario’s posters: At the end of the movie, one of the posters behind Mario’s bed features a Polar Bear. Another belongs to the Blue Falcon, Captain Falcon’s racing car from the F-Zero games. And early in the movie, we see Mario have posters for NES games. Baseball And Kung Fu.
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