One day, Mario was rescuing Princess Toadstool from King Koopa. Suddenly, Bowser's Keep was shaken by a giant sword. With the Star Road shattered and the wishes of the Mushroom Kingdom unfulfilled, Mario and his friends must race against time, battling the metallic warriors of the Smithy Gang. Written by
Mario Returns in a Wild New Role-Playing Adventure!
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Did You Know?
Due to a falling out between the companies, this was the last game developed by Squaresoft (later Square-Enix) for a Nintendo system for several years. Normal relations between Nintendo and Square would later be restored. See more
When you arrive at Bowser's Keep via the Cloud Bus, a group of people can be seen on Vista Hill, celebrating your getting into the keep. But if you visit Vista Hill on the map again, they are gone. See more
[after she and Mario came crashing through the roof of her house
Gracious! They really did drop in on us!
During the credits we see that the Mushroom Kingdom is celebrating the defeat of Smithy by holding a parade. As Luigi leads the parade (yes, Luigi makes a cameo in this game), we see humorous scenes that involve Bowser and his minions fixing the castle, Booster with his new wife Valentina and her henchman Dodo, Johnathan Jones and his crew on his ship, prince Mallow with his real parents, and finally Mario and Peach together. The sky turns dark and the Mushroom people's costumes glow a la Disneyland electrical parade and it shows the Mushroom castle (resembling "Sleeping Beauty castle") and ends with fireworks (another Disneyland reference). How many fireworks you bought in Mole village determines which firework is shown. The whole thing ends when Geno returns to his home in the stars, while the music from the original "Super Mario Bros" game plays. See more