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- This article is about the Mushroom Kingdom political entity. For information about the town in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, see Toad Town § Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. For the kingdom as seen in Super Mario Odyssey, see Mushroom Kingdom (Super Mario Odyssey). For other uses, see Mushroom Kingdom (disambiguation).
The Mushroom Kingdom, as seen in Mario Kart Wii
|Inhabitants||Toads, Goombas, Koopas, humans, Yoshis|
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. (1985)|
|Latest appearance||Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)|
- “Mushroom Kingdom - Most Famous of All Kingdoms”
- —In-game brochure, Super Mario Odyssey
The Mushroom Kingdom is one of the largest kingdoms in the Mushroom World. Under the rule of Princess Peach Toadstool, the kingdom has enjoyed and endured both a peaceful and traumatic existence. The former is largely attributed to Peach's ability to rule and the general good-nature feeling that permeates Mushroom Kingdom society. The latter is largely attributed to the Koopa Troop, a group of Koopas who reign over the badlands, and their leader, Bowser. Despite their continued belligerency, the peaceful Mushroom Kingdom never wishes for revenge against the Koopa Troop. Additionally, the Mushroom Kingdom shares its southwestern border with the Beanbean Kingdom.
There is disparity between the kingdom's multiple appearances regarding the exact layout of certain towns and locations. However, the Mushroom Kingdom comprises many recurring landscapes, such as plains, deserts, islands, forests, mountains, snowy areas, volcanoes and others.
Super Mario series
Super Mario Bros.
Many years after the Shroob invasion and Donkey Kong's conquest, King Bowser led his first devastating attack against the Mushroom Kingdom. Using Dark Koopa magic, Bowser transformed many of the kingdom's citizens into blocks, Mushrooms, and other objects. However, when Bowser discovered that Princess Peach had the power to undo his curse on the citizens, he captured her and seven of her closest Mushroom Retainers, imprisoning them in eight castles scattered across the kingdom.
Mario and Luigi soon heard of the Mushroom Kingdom's plight. Quickly, they came to the kingdom and began to fight back on behalf of the incapacitated citizens. They traveled to each of the castles, finding a False Bowser guarding each, and that "the Princess is in another castle," as the Mushroom Retainers they rescued repeatedly told them. Finally, in the eighth castle, they defeated Bowser and rescued the Princess. Bowser and his army fled from the Mushroom Kingdom.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Wasting no time after his defeat with Princess Toadstool rescued by Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros., Bowser again invaded and conquered the Mushroom Kingdom using Dark Koopa magic, kidnapping the Toads once more. He also kidnapped Princess Toadstool and hid her deep inside one of his castles. While many of his troops employed similar tactics as before, several new strategies were used. Some Bloopers were instructed to fly in the sky and the Piranha Plants with their frequent red sub-species spent hardly anytime hiding in their Warp Pipes. Poison Mushrooms were used as well. Goombas, Koopa Troopas, Buzzy Beetles, Koopa Paratroopas and Hammer Bros were able to go underwater and are almost invincible as Mario could not stomp on them but had to shoot fireballs in his fire form or use the Starman to kill them. However, against all odds, Mario and Luigi were able to rescue the Princess once more by traveling through various unknown lands of the Mushroom Kingdom defeating all of the Koopa Troop, the False Bowsers and Bowser three times.
Super Mario Bros. 3
After Super Mario Bros. 2, Bowser's next attack on the Mushroom Kingdom was part of a much larger scheme. With the help of the Koopalings and Boom Boom, the Koopa Troop's power spread throughout the seven kingdoms of the Mushroom World. Luring Mario and Luigi away from the Mushroom Kingdom to go to the nearby kingdom, the Grass Land, Bowser was able to again kidnap the Princess, attacking the Mushroom Kingdom and take her to his home in Dark Land. After saving Pipe Maze from Ludwig von Koopa, the Mario Bros. were able to defeat all of the remaining Koopa Troop soldiers of Dark Land, save Princess Toadstool from her fate once more and defeat Boom Boom and the Koopa King, saving the Mushroom World from his reign. Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool returned to the Mushroom Kingdom, and went to start a vacation on Dinosaur Land in Super Mario World.
In the GBA remake, the opening for the game implies that the Mushroom Kingdom proper was in close proximity to, if not bordered, Grass Land.
Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
After helping Mario and Princess Toadstool save the Mushroom Kingdom from Smithy's gang, and racing in the first Mario Kart tourney, it was unclear as to what Bowser’s intentions would be in the not-too-distant future. However, this period of hope was ended when the Koopa Troop directly invaded Princess Peach's Castle, isolating it from the rest of the kingdom. Once inside, the Koopas began an elaborate plan to ensure their success. Utilizing the Power Stars that provided energy to the castle, Bowser powered up his troops and entrusted the Stars to them. Each Star was hidden in an awkward location or in the hands of a boss. The majority of the Power Stars were hidden in worlds accessible through special paintings found in the castle. Trapped inside the castle's walls, Peach and the Toads could not send news of the attack to the outside world, but by coincidence Princess Peach had sent Mario an invitation to the castle that very same day. With the help of several Toads and hints left by Princess Peach, Mario obtained all 120 Power Stars and rescued Princess Peach. After the game was completely finished, Yoshi can be found on the roof and he could give his best friend 100 1-Ups and leave.
Super Mario 64 DS retells this story, but with additional Power Stars in varying locations and the inclusion of Yoshi, Luigi and Wario.
New Super Mario Bros.
Sometime after their vacation on Isle Delfino, Mario (or Luigi) and Princess Peach are walking together around Princess Peach's Castle, when suddenly a mysterious thundercloud appeared right above the castle, and struck the castle with lightning. Mario or Luigi went to investigate, and while he is there, Bowser Jr. sneaks behind a bush and kidnaps Peach. Mario and Luigi follow, and Bowser Jr. drags her through seven different and dangerous worlds of Mushroom World. However, the Mario Bros. managed to defeat Bowser and his son saving Princess Peach (she will say "Thank You!" and reward the plumber with a kiss) and return peacefully to the Mushroom Kingdom.
Super Mario Galaxy
The Mushroom Kingdom celebrated the Star Festival, where everyone collected Star Bits. Princess Peach (with Luma) and her two Toad Guards watched over the Mushroom Kingdom as everyone celebrated the festival. However, soon, the Mushroom Kingdom was attacked by Bowser and his Airships. Using a large UFO, Bowser lifted Peach's Castle (with Peach and her Toads still inside in which the toads are cowering behind Peach) into space.
Bowser's plans were to create a galactic empire to rule every single bit of the universe. However, Mario also found himself in space, and with the help of Rosalina and the Lumas, he was able to reach the center of the universe, where Bowser's planet was being created. Mario defeated Bowser, saved Princess Peach and was able to stop him from taking over the universe.
However, the explosion of Bowser's Planet created a Black Hole which sucked every planet of the galaxy in, and destroyed everything. However, as Rosalina explained, the universe was just being recreated. Soon, Mario, Princess Peach and Bowser awoke near Princess Peach's Castle, and Mario then realized that the Mushroom Kingdom, as well as every planet in the galaxy, had been recreated. Mario then welcomed the new galaxy by shouting "Welcome! Welcome new galaxy!"
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
At Peach's Castle, as Mario, Luigi and their friends are celebrating Princess Peach's birthday, a huge cake slides in. Immediately, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings (who made a surprise return) pop out and throw the giant cake on top of Peach, trapping her inside. The Koopalings jumped into their Airship with the cake and Princess Peach inside and flew hastily away. Mario, Luigi and the two Toads then chased them through various different lands of the Mushroom Kingdom at full speed.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Again, the Mushroom Kingdom celebrated the Star Festival. As Mario is on his way to Peach's Castle collecting Star Bits, he found Luma collapsed on the grass, his companion from Super Mario Galaxy. He seemed to like Mario and jumps into his hat. At Toad Town, Mario discovers an over-sized Bowser attacking the castle. He kidnaps Princess Peach in his hand and takes her away, hoping for her to witness his creation of his new galaxy in the center of the universe and bake him some cake. Mario heads to Peach's castle where he finds two Lumas. After seeing Baby Luma with Mario, they offer to aid Mario in his search for Power Stars. One of the Lumas transforms into a Launch Star, which sends Mario away from Mushroom World to the Sky Station Galaxy and begin his adventure.
After Mario, Luigi and Yoshi rescued Princess Peach and saved the Galaxies, they (along with Lubba) all returned to the Mushroom Kingdom, as a huge cake with Star Bits and Yoshi Fruits on it can be seen in front of Peach's Castle during the game's ending credits.
Super Mario 3D Land
Following the adventures in outer space, there existed a Tanooki-tailed tree that stands outside of Princess Peach's Castle, known as the Tail Tree. One night, a huge storm blows all of the leaves off. The next morning, Princess Peach goes outside to see if the tree is okay, but during her inspection, Bowser and the Koopa Troop once again kidnaps her.
Later on, Mario and three Toads (Red, Yellow, and Blue) go looking for the princess. Eventually, they discover that she is missing and the Super Leaves are gone too. Yellow Toad notices a hovering letter near the tree, and the group of four goes to investigate. Mario grabs and opens the letter, and a picture of Bowser holding Princess Peach with Super Leaves flying in the background pops out. The message shocks the three Toads and Mario, and immediately, Mario and the three Toads run to save Princess Peach through various worlds of Mushroom World.
At last, Mario and the three Toads find Princess Peach and, using their Tanooki powers, bring the princess back home to the Mushroom Kingdom.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Mario, Luigi and the princess are enjoying their time time of peace at the Mushroom Kingdom, at Princess Peach's Castle, at the beginning of New Super Mario Bros. 2. The Mario Bros. flew of in their Racccoon/Fox form, collecting Coins in the sky. When suddenly, the Koopalings had kidnapped Peach, then Mario and Luigi ran off to save the princess in various worlds of Mushroom World.
The brothers managed to defeat Bowser, the Koopalings and save Princess Peach, bring her back home to the Mushroom Kingdom (in a similar fashion to Super Mario 3D Land).
New Super Mario Bros. U
Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad and Yellow Toad are with Princess Peach in Princess Peach's Castle having dinner together. Bowser suddenly arrives in his Airship, with a giant mechanical fist, that smashes and launches the brothers and the Toads towards the Acorn Plains. Mario and his friends crash into the Acorn Tree, launching Super Acorns through the area. Mario and co. then tumble out of the tree, passing a Bubble Baby Yoshi and Balloon Baby Yoshi, while they're at it, and look into the horizon to see Bowser beginning a seige on Princess Peach's Castle, setting the Mario Bros. and the Toads to go on a new adventure and save Princess Peach.
After reaching Peach's Castle, Mario defeats Bowser and sees Peach in a tower. Before he can save her, she is locked inside. Then Bowser returns, and Mario must use Bowser Jr.'s Koopa Clown Car (stolen by stomping the rider) to trounce him. Bowser eventually is defeated and Bowser Jr. runs away in fright. Mario gets to Peach and bows down to her, he is then kissed on the forehead by her, to Mario's shock but delight. The Koopa Troop leaves and their airship crashes, and Mario and Co. rejoice.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, the Mushroom Kingdom, most commonly referred to as the "Mushroom Land", was a central plot point in the show; the Mushroom Kingdom was apparently under the influence of King Koopa in the show, and Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool spent the bulk of the series' episodes searching for someone or something that could free it from his grasp. King Koopa's hold on the Mushroom Kingdom was relinquished in one of the last episodes of the show, "Flatbush Koopa".
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 seemed to have combined both the Mushroom Kingdom and Grass Land into one location; in Super Mario World, which took place in Dinosaur Land (renamed "Dinosaur World") the Mushroom Kingdom was only mentioned in the shows last episode, "Mama Luigi", which revealed King Koopa and his armies were successfully driven from it and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Mario series
Just when the kingdom's problems seemed to be over, an epidemic broke out among its citizens. The microscopic viruses were responsible for the infection. In response, Mario assumed the title Dr. Mario and worked to develop a cure: the Megavitamin. While the process was effective, it was slow. Dr. Mario needed to place viruses in vials before dropping the proper Megavitamin on each virus, a very painstaking process. However, his efforts were fruitful, and the Mushroom Kingdom regained its good health.
Dr. Mario 64
While it was widely known that Dr. Mario had contained the Viruses, he had not eradicated them. When Wario decided to steal Dr. Mario's remaining samples, the kingdom was threatened by another potential infection. Chasing down Wario, the doctor’s adventure proved involved and extensive. Finally, he recaptured the vials and contained the virus once again.
Mario Kart series
Super Mario Kart
Named after Mario, the first Mario Kart races following Bowser’s kidnapping of Princess Peach on Dinosaur Land in Super Mario World were not witnessed by many citizens firsthand. However, it served to popularize the karting sport. Later tournaments proved immensely popular. The races took place in Dinosaur Land, the Mushroom Kingdom, Bowser’s Castle, Rainbow Road and possibly other locations.
Mario Kart 64
As evidenced by the crowds that gathered in the arena-based racetracks, the second Mario Kart Tournament proved much more popular. Following Bowser's first assault on Princess Peach's Castle in Super Mario 64 and Mario’s conflicts with Wario, it again served as an olive branch. The races took place in the Mushroom Kingdom, the Koopa Kingdom, Rainbow Road and possibly others. Famous tracks include Yoshi Valley. A short road, several bridges and minor signs mark the only man-made additions to the course.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
A longer, but less prominent tournament, tourney proved to be one of the most challenging. Sometime during the Super Mario Advance Era, races took places in more exotic locations, such as Cheese Land and Ribbon Road among old favorites such as Bowser's Castle. This tournament also marked the last time Coins were used as a method of powering up karts and continued the use of Item Boxes rather than ? Panels. Additionally, the Super Mario Kart tourney's race tracks were reused for five of the cups.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Following the Toadstool Tour and the events on Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine, the fourth Mario Kart tournament made major changes to the classic formula set forth by its predecessors. Participants were split into groups of two, with each group commanding one kart. One participant drove the kart while the other used items. While all of the famous racers competed, several people famous for other deeds joined the races. These racers included Daisy, Waluigi, and Petey Piranha. This tournament proved to be one of the most prominent of the Mario Kart tournaments, with fans easily filling multiple stadiums.
Mario Kart Wii
Some time after Bowser's invasion of the galaxies in Super Mario Galaxy, the Mushroom Kingdom held yet another momentous racing event. The majority of the races took place inside the kingdom itself, such as in Toad Town, Peach's royal gardens, and even through newly discovered regions of it, such as Koopa Cape and the canyons of Wario's Gold Mine. Once again the tournament spanned throughout other areas and kingdoms, such as Isle Delfino and possibly even Sarasaland. But this time the races even exceeded the Mushroom World, and traveled into the galaxy. Rainbow Road appeared to take place far above the Mushroom World's atmosphere, and one of the races courses even appeared to take place in the Gold Leaf Galaxy. Racers ranged from the racing veterans such as Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi, but also marked the racing debut of Rosalina, Dry Bowser, and even Funky Kong. The Mushroom Kingdom also allowed other human residents from the areas to participate for the first time in this competition. The number of participants in each race has been increased by four, making a total of twelve drivers in this tournament.
Mario Kart 7
After saving Mushroom World and the galaxies once again from the clutches of Bowser in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 3D Land, the Mushroom Kingdom hosted a seventh Mario Kart tournament. This time, the tournament will have new racers and returning veterans. The races will now take place in Toad Town, and other locations in, around and outside the kingdom, especially Donkey Kong Island and some places from Super Mario 3D Land.
In the events of Wario's Woods, Toad saved the Mushroom Kingdom by his lonesome from Wario's antagonistic capture of the Kingdom. Wario took over the Mushroom Kingdom starting from the taking over of a once peaceful forest. To ensure that nobody tried to stop him, Wario set up many of his minions to serve as mini-bosses in each one of the Kingdom's areas in the game. Fortunately, his plan did not go too successful as his minions were defeated by Toad (with the help of his friends Birdo and Wanda). Eventually, Toad defeated Wario himself and saved both the Kingdom as well as the Woods that began it all. In the SNES version of the game, Toad even went to destroying Wario's own castle (that was constructed in the Mushroom Kingdom) by throwing a bomb at it.
While Toad is referred to as the Mushroom Kingdom Hero in this game, the usual protectors (including Mario, Luigi, and Peach) of the Mushroom Kingdom are oddly absent throughout the events of this game. Even Bowser himself (the main antagonist of the games) was absent during the event of Wario's taking over of the Kingdom. While it is unknown as to where these characters were during this time, it could be possible that this game takes place during the events of Super Mario World (a game released a few years earlier). As Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Bowser (unknowingly) had left the Kingdom during the events of Super Mario World to explore distant lands, this would make Toad to be the only major protagonist to be left in the Mushroom Kingdom (as he did not make an appearance in Super Mario World). Additionally, only characters that are not present in Super Mario World make an appearance in Wario's Woods. However, the proof that whether or not Wario's Woods takes place in the same time period as Super Mario World has yet to be shown.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
The Mushroom Kingdom is both a level and a world in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The Mushroom Kingdom is the name of a single town in the game, as well as World 1, which consists of the levels in close proximity to the town. The levels include Mario's Pad, the home of Mario, Mushroom Way, a passage blocked by Bowser's forces, the Mushroom Kingdom town itself, and Bandit's Way, a den for thieves such as the criminal Croco.
During the events of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Bowser once again kidnapped Princess Peach. By change, the Smithy Gang, a vicious group of mechanical villains from another dimension, warped the giant sword, Exor, into the Mushroom Kingdom's dimension shortly afterward. Landing in Bowser's Keep where the princess was kept, they inadvertently saved the princess. However, she could not easily return to the Mushroom Kingdom, and was cut off. In this state, the Mushroom Chancellor took temporary control as Mario began a counter-attack. The mechanical monster Mack conquered the Mushroom Kingdom, but Mario, with Mallow's help, was able to liberate the kingdom. Mario and Mallow eventually joined up with Geno, Princess Toadstool, and Bowser. This party traveled across the planet, liberating other countries, and reclaiming the scattered Star Pieces. Eventually, Mario and his comrades gained access to the futuristic Factory located in a different dimension. They stormed the factory and cornered Smithy, the leader of the gang. After destroying Smithy and returning to the Mushroom World, Mario and friends saw Exor dissolved into nothingness, breaking the link between the two dimensions and leaving the Mushroom Kingdom safe from future attacks by the gang.
Mario Party series
What started out as a personal competition between Mario and his friends at a party evolved into a full-scale adventure. When Mario invited a few of his closest friends to a party, an argument erupted over which of them was the Superstar of the Mushroom World. Toad decided that it would best be resolved through a contest to solve the many problems of the world. Several of these problems belonged to the Mushroom Kingdom.
Mario Party 2
Mario gathered his friends together to create a theme park for them to enjoy. After viewing their work, the plumber named it Mario Land, after himself. Whether the others felt jealous or not, only Wario showed his feelings, destroying the front sign and replacing it with one that read "Wario Land." The tranquility broke and a fight erupted over the name. They were so absorbed by the argument that Bowser was able to pass by undetected and invade the land.
Witnessing this, Toad rushed towards the main gate and proposed that the gathering of heroes put aside their arguments and name the world after the one who defeated Bowser. Utilizing the same competitive spirit they had to resolve the problems of the world previously, the group was able to drive Bowser out of the world, but not before Bowser had established a stronghold known was Bowser Land. Toad named the land after the hero or heroine who defeated Bowser.
Mario Party 3
One Millennium Star is born every one thousand years, and this particular star landed in the Mushroom Kingdom. Once there, the usual group of party-goers plus Daisy and Waluigi fought over it. Eventually, the Millennium Star revealed itself to be a fake. He had deceived them so that the true star could observe their true natures and accurately grant the title of Millennium Star to one of them.
Mario Party 4
For a group celebration of Peach and her closest friends' birthdays, the Party Cube came to Princess Peach’s Castle. Decked out for a party, a band of hosts presented the group with many challenges. After the party, the Party Cube flew away from the hosts and disappeared.
Mario Golf series
After the success of the Mario Kart tournaments, a golf tournament was held under Mario's name shortly afterward. Many famous people took part in the tournament, such as Mario, Peach, and Bowser, showing skill previously unpublicized. In addition, many new golfers, such as Charlie and Maple, rose to fame through the tourney. By this point in time, the possibility of a sporting event calming Bowser's ambitions was unbelievable, although it would be a long time before the Koopa tried again.
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Another golfing tour, the Toadstool Tour's main difference from the original tour was its players' new abilities. Now more advanced, the famous players were able to pull off even more advanced shots. The downside to this change was that the lesser known golfers were pushed to the side. The tour was made up of six different tournaments.
Mario Tennis series
After peace returned to the Mushroom Kingdom, a celebratory tennis tournament was held, named after the kingdom's hero, Mario. Many new and old faces attended the tournament. Even Bowser dared to show his face. However, he made it clear that his intentions were friendly. Additionally, the tourney lead to a great friendship between Peach and Daisy.
Paper Mario series
After another period of general tranquility, Bowser developed a new scheme to fulfill his dreams. Tired of his wishes being ignored by the seven Star Spirits, the granters of wishes, Bowser attacked Star Haven, where their source of power, the Star Rod was kept. He stole the Star Rod and turned the Star Spirits into cards. After spreading the spirits to remote locations of the Mushroom Kingdom, Bowser used his new, unlimited powers to transport his castle directly beneath Princess Peach’s Castle and elevated both into the upper reaches of the Mushroom World. Bowser thwarted Mario’s attempts to rescue Princess Peach by turning himself invincible, and nearly killed Mario in the process, sending him hurtling to the earth.
After many long fights with Bowser’s expansive force, Mario and a new group of allies were able to rescue all of the Star Spirits. The spirits granted Mario their failsafe against the Star Rod’s power, the Star Beam, which could temporarily end the effects of the rod. However, Kammy Koopa was able to render this useless with a special machine that powered up Bowser during Mario and his partners' siege on the castles. With the help of Twink, a Star Kid, Princess Peach was able to send her power to Mario and the Star Spirits. As a result, Mario was granted the Peach Beam and used it to destroy Bowser’s castle, sending Bowser and Kammy to the ground below. Using the rod, the spirits replaced Princess Peach’s Castle in Toad Town and returned to Star Haven.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Princess Peach and her faithful ward Toadsworth decided to make a visit to Rogueport while on vacation. While the idea appeared dangerous, as long as Toadsworth kept an eye on Peach, she was safe from trouble from the thugs of the town. However, when Peach decided to sneak away for a bit of freedom, she was snapped up by the X-Nauts. Word on the street was that Peach had found the Magical Map, an object the aliens had long sought. Luckily, Peach had previously sent the map to Mario, requesting that he come and help her look for the treasure marked.
When Mario arrived in Rogueport, he discovered what happened to the princess from various eye-witnesses. With the map and the help of Goombella and Professor Frankly, Mario discovered the Thousand-Year Door and realized that to find Princess Peach, he would need to track seven keys to the door. These keys, the Crystal Stars, were the treasures of the Magical Map. After many adventures and gaining new partners, Mario learned the full story of the X-Nauts. Sir Grodus, their leader, had long planned to unlock the Thousand-Year and use the "cataclysm" locked inside to take over the world. Still, this did not explain why they continued to hold Peach after questioning. Tricking Mario into opening the door, Sir Grodus reached the cataclysm moments before the plumber and his friends. The cataclysm that had been sealed away by the Crystal Shards was in actuality an apocalyptic demon known as the Shadow Queen. She returned to her former self by possessing Princess Peach, and proceeded to wreak havoc upon the scene. Defeating Grodus, she turned her anger to Mario and the rest of the world. Mario was able to defeat her after the Crystal Stars gathered positive energy from their hidden locations and returning it to the scene. The light that resulted freed Peach from her prison momentarily, and she charged up Mario and his partners with her remaining power.
After these events, Rogueport and its surrounding areas remained the roughest part of the Mushroom Kingdom. Yet, some peace had returned to the area, and hope had returned.
Super Paper Mario
- Main article: Super Paper Mario
In this game, the Mushroom Kingdom is shown only at the start of the game as the game's setting takes place in Flipside.
Before the events of the game, Count Bleck invaded Princess Peach's Castle and kidnapped Princess Peach. Coincidentally, Mario and Luigi are bored and decide to meet up with her. But a panicking Toad informs them of the news. Luigi assumes this is Bowser's doing, and their destination is quickly relocated to Bowser's Castle. There, Bowser was ready to go and kidnap Peach, when he, the Mario Bros., and the Koopa Troop, discover that Count Bleck has taken her. The Count quickly incapacitates Mario, and the others are sucked into a vortex to Castle Bleck. A grounded Mario is awakened by a mysterious butterfly-like creature named Tippi, who has teleported to the Mushroom Kingdom to find him after The Void appeared. He is quickly teleported to Flipside by her.
After Dimentio's defeat at the hands of the Heroes of Light, Merlon teleports the heroes back to the Mushroom Kingdom, though they can (optionally) come back for a visit a little while later.
When Mario was lured to a remote mansion filled with ghosts located in Boo Woods, King Boo kidnapped the plumber. With Luigi off saving his brother, the fate of the Mushroom Kingdom was questionable. Princess Peach was frantic as she feared for the worst. With the help of Professor Elvin Gadd, Luigi was able to undo the damage caused by King Boo's gang and eventually corner King Boo. However, the king counterattacked by sucking Luigi into a world beyond a painting of Bowser. Much like the paintings that Bowser had placed in Peach's castle, the world beyond was of questionable integrity. King Boo appeared to have possessed Bowser. However, Bowser had not died, and thus King Boo was operating a False Bowser. Luigi and E. Gadd were able to trap King Boo and his False Bowser inside a painting. Mario was safely rescued and the brothers to their home, ensuring the continued protection of the kingdom. E. Gadd went on to benefit the world with his inventions.
Mario & Luigi series
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
One day, Princess Peach met with a Goodwill Ambassador from the Beanbean Kingdom at her castle. Much to the kingdom's surprise, the meeting was really an extensive plot to steal Princess Peach's voice. The perpetrator was an evil witch named Cackletta with whom the Beanbean Kingdom had been grappling with for years. Luckily, this attack had been forseen by Prince Peasley of the Beanbean Kingdom. He wasted no time in alerting Peach of the situation. A Birdo agreed to disguise herself as the princess and stand in for her on the day of the attack. The Birdo's voice was stolen by the witch and replaced with an explosive vocabulary. Every time she spoke, the Birdo would cause explosions in the castle. Bowser arrived shortly after the attack to kidnap Peach, but finding the disguised Birdo, he instead lent Mario and Luigi a hand in defeating Cackletta. The trio set off for the Beanbean Kingdom.
Yet, Peach could not travel to the Beanbean Kingdom to notify her heroes of her true situation due to Cackletta's invasion. As soon as she received word of Cackletta's death at the hands of the Mario Bros., she rushed out to greet them. Almost immediately, she was kidnapped by Bowletta, who was truly Bowser possessed by Cackletta's disembodied spirit. After a long battle in the Beanbean Kingdom, the brothers were able to save the Peach and defeat Cackletta by destroying her spirit. Bowser was saved in the process.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Years ago, the Mushroom Kingdom was invaded and conquered by a race of aliens known as the Shroobs. Growing tired of life on the toxic, barren Planet Shroob, they discovered the Mushroom Kingdom, and set out to conquer it using their expansive military.
One of the first targets was Princess Peach's Castle. The Shroobs began to set base there after a brief encounter with the future Princess Peach, who had traveled back in time via a Time Machine. The princess trapped the Elder Princess Shroob inside the Cobalt Star, which powered the machine. Peach then destroyed the artifact and spread the Cobalt Star Shards throughout the kingdom. The rest of the invasion and the search for the Shards was carried out by Princess Shroob, the elder's younger sister.
As the Shroob invasion spread, the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom fled, leaving entire towns, such as Toad Town, nearly desolate. A number of unfortunate Toads were captured and brought to Toadwood Forest, where their vim was sucked out of them to create fuel for the Shroobs' war fleet of Shroob UFOs.
The Mushroom Kingdom was saved by Mario and Luigi, then Baby Mario and Baby Luigi, and their future selves. During the storm of Shroob Castle, previously known as Princess Peach's Castle, the younger Princess Shroob was defeated. The Elder Princess Shroob escaped from the Cobalt Star as a result of the reunion of the Shards, was defeated, and then was taken to the future in the form of a purple Mushroom. A stream of baby tears came through the Time Holes from the future and destroyed the handywork of the Shroobs, returning the kingdom and its inhabitants to their previous state. However, the physical destruction remained. The kingdom began reconstruction, finishing at a later date.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong series
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Deciding to cash-in on his popular image, Mario created the Mario Toy Company and released its first product, the Mini Mario. This wind up toy proved to be phenomenally successful, and demanded an overwhelming supply. As the company prepared a new shipment, Donkey Kong invaded the company factory and stole countless Mini Marios. Mario ran after Donkey Kong and eventually reclaimed the entire shipment.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
The beginning of this game is similar to its prequel's - a theme park called Super Mini Mario World opened in the Mushroom Kingdom sells Mini Marios. When Donkey Kong arrived, he saw Pauline and fell in love with her. When Mario offered her a Mini Mario, Donkey Kong offered her a Mini Donkey Kong out of love. But Pauline chose the Mini-Mario, so Donkey Kong started to throw a tantrum. He stole Pauline out of anger so Mario couldn't be with her. Luckily, the Mini Marios Donkey Kong broke out of their containers served as allies to Mario. In the end, Donkey Kong and Mario are friends again, and continue with their lives.
Super Smash Bros. series
The Mushroom Kingdom has inspired several stages in the Super Smash Bros. series. Two of these, both called Mushroom Kingdom, are based on the kingdom as it appeared in the original Super Mario Bros., with Warp Pipes and POW Blocks. Despite its name, Mushroom Kingdom II from Super Smash Bros. Melee is based off of Subcon as it appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2. All three of these stages feature 3-D versions of stage elements, such as blocks and platforms, while any characters are portrayed as flat 2-D images.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the first stage of Adventure is also called Mushroom Kingdom, where players had to get past Goombas, Koopa Troopas, and a team of Yoshis to reach Princess Peach's Castle. Some Toads also make an appearance.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl features Mushroomy Kingdom. This stage indicates that in the alternate world of Super Smash Bros., the Mushroom Kingdom has become run down as a result of the epic battles that have been fought there and the fact that specific area of the kingdom has gotten old and worn down. Familiar structures are now ruins and the entire world appears as a barren desert. The stage depicts replicated versions of either World 1-1 and World 1-2.
The Mushroom Kingdom is a monarchy ruled by the Toadstool family. Currently, the ruler in power is Princess Peach. While King Toadstool's exact role in the government has never been confirmed, he has seemingly ceased ruling after Bowser's first direct attack on the kingdom. However, the fact that Princess Peach is not the queen may indicate that he still has political presence.
The Mushroom Chancellor remains in office for many years, allowing the royals to call on him for advice. In addition to his duties as adviser, the Chancellor may temporarily rule when the royal in power is to be away for an extended period of time. Princess Peach also employs many guards and attendants.
The kingdom's capital is Toad Town. Here, Princess Peach resides in a castle that is commonly referred to as Princess Peach's Castle. From here, Princess Peach takes care of her political duties, such as speaking with foreign ambassadors and holding parties. This building doubles as The castle interior and exterior have changed over time to reflect current needs.
Princess Peach keeps a hoard of Toads guards at her castle, but there is no evidence of an extensive military controlled by the Toadstools. During the Shroob Invasion, the Toadstools kept an extensive military, but it was quickly wiped out. Whether this organization has resumed is unknown. However, Mario, Luigi, and many other heroes of the Mushroom Kingdom have fought to save it and its princess countless times before. The Mario Bros. show no signs of stopping this trend. Currently, Princess Peach staffs and supports Toad Houses in major towns near Toad Town.
The Mushroom Kingdom's population is very vast, consisting of hundreds of species. Most prevalent are Toads, Koopa Troopas, Goombas, Yoshis, and Boos. Even though Princess Peach is human, there are very few humans living in the Mushroom Kingdom.
While racism is not much of a problem in the kingdom, species tend to segregate themselves into different areas. For example, Toad Town's population is almost entirely made up of Toads, while Shiver City is inhabited by many Bumpties.
Species of the Mushroom Kingdom
- Main article: Coin
The Mushroom Kingdom primarily uses Coins for tender, referred to as Mushroom Coins in the Beanbean Kingdom. Coming in five varieties (Gold Coin, Red Coin (worth two coins), Blue Coin (worth five coins), 10 Gold Coin (worth 10 coins), and 100 Gold Coin (worth 100 coins)), Coins are often found scattered throughout the Kingdom for unknown reasons. The coin has undergone several changes throughout the years; the three most famous Coin designs are the blank design, the star design, and the "1" design.
Compared to Beanbean Coins from the Beanbean Kingdom, Coins are of little worth (their exact comparative worth is constantly fluctuating). It is unknown if this signifies a good economy in Beanbean or a bad one in the Mushroom Kingdom. It could also simply mean that the Mushroom Kingdom uses very small units of measurement compared to the Beanbean Kingdom in terms of currency.
Additionally, the gold system featured in Luigi's Mansion may additionally be used in the Mushroom Kingdom, although it is unconfirmed.
Cities, Towns and Castles
- Toad Town - Capital City
- Princess Peach's Castle - The princess's castle
- Mario's Pad- Mario and Luigi's house
- Goomba Village - A small village populated by Goombario's family
- Koopa Village - A village of Koopa Troopas
- Koopa Bros. Fortress - The Koopa Bros. hideout
- Dry Dry Outpost - A small desert town home to Dryites
- Dry Dry Ruins - The ancient home of the Nomadimice
- Forever Forest - A spooky forest.
- Boo's Mansion - One of many ghost houses found in the world
- Gusty Gulch - The path to Tubba Blubba's Castle; includes a village home to Boos
- Tubba Blubba's Castle - A castle filled with Clubbas and their master, Tubba Blubba
- Lavalava Island - A volcanic island and its village full of Yoshis and Ravens
- Flower Fields- Flowers and fauna grow here; home to the Bub-ulbs
- Shiver City - A snowy city full of Bumpties
- Starborn Valley - Birthplace of the stars
- Crystal Palace - An intricate maze of mirrors and statues
- Hollijolli Village - A jolly little town until the Shroobs invaded
- Mushroom City - A giant city with many buildings; possibly the largest city in the Kingdom
- Mushroom Bridge - A bridge near Mushroom City
- Moonview Highway - A highway in Mushroom City
- Rogueport - A widely known port
- Petal Meadows - A peaceful meadow
- Hooktail Castle - The home to a ferocious dragon
- Petalburg - A village full of Koopas and even some Toads
- Shhwonk Fortress - A fortress that guards the stone keys that open Hooktail Castle
- Glitzville - A widely known floating city
- Glitz Pit - An arena where fighters battle to the finish
- Twilight Town - A town stuck in dim twilight
- Creepy Steeple - A bell castle with many secrets
- Keelhaul Key - An island ruled by pirate king Cortez
- Poshley Heights - A town full of rich people
- Fahr Outpost - A desolate town populated only by bob-ombs
Protectors of the Mushroom Kingdom
- Princess Peach
- Bowser (Bowser wants to rule to the Mushroom Kingdom rather than destroy it, and protects it from destruction in Bowser's Inside Story)
- Yoshi (character)
- Yoshi (species)
- Yellow Toad
- Blue Toad
- Wario (Super Mario 64 DS)
- Lady Bow
- Star Spirits
- Wise Wisterwood
- Admiral Bobbery
- Ms. Mowz
Names in other languages
Kinoko Ōkuni (Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!)
Mushroomland (an alternate reading likely a result of the original Super Mario Bros. manual lacking the furigana)
Champignonnen-koninkrijk (Super Mario Bros.)
Royaume des Champignons (early)
Kingdom of Mushrooms
Königreich der Schwammerl (early translations)
Pilze-Wunderland (animated series)
Kingdom of Mushrooms. Schwammerl ("mushroom") is a dialectal word in Bavarian German.
|Italian||Regno dei Funghi||Kingdom of Mushrooms|
|Polish||Grzybowe Królestwo / Królestwo Grzybów||Mushroom Kingdom / Kingdom of Mushrooms|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||Reino Cogumelo
Reino do Cogumelo (New Super Mario Bros. 2)
Reino dos Cogumelos (animated series)
Kingdom of the Mushrooms
|Portuguese (Europe)||Reino Cogumelo||Mushroom Kingdom|
|Romanian||Regatul Ciupercă / Regatul Ciupercilor (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)||Mushroom Kingdom / Kingdom of Mushrooms|
|Slovenian||Gobe Kraljestvo||Mushroom Kingdom|
|Spanish (Americas)||Reino Champiñón (games)
Reino de los hongos (animated series)
|Spanish (Europe)||Reino Champiñón (games and re-dub of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
Reino/País de las setas (animated series)
|Swedish||Svampriket||The Mushroom Kingdom|
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