Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty

Luigi's photograph of the Statue of Liberty in Mario is Missing!'s Super Nintendo Entertainment System version
General information
Located Liberty Island
New York City, New York
Country United States of America
First appearance The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 - "Recycled Koopa" (1990)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass) (2022)
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Statue of Liberty, "Recycled Koopa"

The Statue of Liberty is a famous statue in the real world honoring the friendship between France and the United States of America. It can be found at Liberty Island in New York City, New York. The Statue of Liberty is a light green copper statue of Libertas, a Roman goddess and a personification of liberty. She is holding up a torch in her right hand, while her left hand is holding a tabula ansata inscribed JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

The Statue of Liberty has been featured in some Mario-related media, including as a cameo in some Mario Kart games. It first appeared in the The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Recycled Koopa."


The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

The Statue of Liberty commenting on Mario and Luigi's heroics at the end of "Recycled Koopa"

In "Recycled Koopa," when King Koopa planned to turn the human populace of New York City, let alone the rest of the Real World, into Koopa Zombies when his garbage was dumped into Brooklyn by the Koopalings, the statue was mutated into a Koopa Statue before Koopa continued his dumping spree with his Crud Cannon, and just as Mario began mutating into a Koopa Zombie himself. The statue was transformed back to normal, along with the city's populace and Mario, thanks to the brothers' Trash Smasher, and as the brothers chased Koopa out of the city, the statue commented on the success of the brothers for foiling his plan. The statue was voiced by Tracey Moore.

Mario is Missing!

The Statue of Liberty is one of the three landmarks in the city that Koopa Troopas stole artifacts from during the events of Mario is Missing!. Luigi's task is to find the Statue of Liberty Torch, which symbolizes enlightenment, and deliver it back to the statue. Upon success, he is rewarded 1,750 dollars plus a bonus prize of 2,500 dollars.

Mario Kart series

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

In Mario Kart 8, the background of Toad Harbor has a parody of the Statue of Liberty sculpted to look like Princess Peach. It holds a Fire Flower in its raised hand (instead of a torch) and a Super Star (instead of the tabula ansata) in the other.

New York Minute returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe via the Booster Course Pass. A portion of the track is dedicated to New York Minute 3's layout, thus including the Statue of Liberty.

Mario Kart Tour

In Mario Kart Tour, the actual Statue of Liberty is visible in New York Minute 3 on a tunnel section, which reappears in New York Minute 4 as every notable landmark and location from across the New York Minute courses are visited on it. The statue is also depicted on a badge.


Mario is Missing! pamphlet information

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people to commemorate the friendship between the countries which started during the American Revolution. Built by Franco-Italian sculptor Frederic Bartholdi, Ms. Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. Made from copper, the statue weighs 225 tons and stands 151 feet tall. Her nose alone is four feet long. The torch in her right hand is raised above the Hudson River. Her left hand holds the Declaration of Independence. The statue stands on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor.


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