History VideoGame / MarioIsMissing

24th Jan '17 2:02:08 PM Thanos6
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* {{Unwinnable}}: Alcatraz can only be reached by taxi token. If you use your last token to get there, you're stuck.

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* {{Unwinnable}}: Alcatraz can only be reached ''or left'' by taxi token. If you use your last token to get there, you're stuck.
11th Dec '16 8:17:19 PM TheTropper
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''Mario Is Missing!'' is a geography-based [[EdutainmentShow educational game]] released for the PC in 1992 and {{Nintendo|EntertainmentSystem}} [[SuperNintendo consoles]] in 1993. It was the first game with Luigi as the main character, and the only one until ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' came out in 2001. The PC version is notable for giving birth to the "Weegee" internet meme, based on Luigi's [[UncannyValley creepy sprite]]. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] did a [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/07/01/mario-is-missing/ review]] of the game in summer 2009.

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''Mario Is Missing!'' is a geography-based [[EdutainmentShow educational game]] released for the PC in 1992 and {{Nintendo|EntertainmentSystem}} [[SuperNintendo consoles]] in 1993. It was is the first game with Luigi as the main character, and the only one until ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' came out in 2001. The PC version is notable for giving birth to the "Weegee" internet meme, based on Luigi's [[UncannyValley creepy sprite]]. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] did a [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/07/01/mario-is-missing/ review]] of the game in summer 2009.
2nd Oct '16 6:23:00 PM Thatguy62
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* AdaptedOut: The Koopalings are entirely absent in the NES version.



* HarmlessVillain: The Koopalings, who don't even ''try'' to attack you in any of the games, even after telling you their one weakness!

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* HarmlessVillain: HarmlessVillain:
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The Koopalings, who don't even ''try'' to attack you in any of the games, even after telling you their one weakness!weakness!
** Bowser himself is completely harmless in the NES version and a {{Cutscene Boss}} in the other versions.



** In the NES game, Mario notices Roy and a sack with his name on it, but doesn't think to run.

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** In the NES game, Mario notices Roy [[OffModel Bowser]] and a sack with his name on it, but doesn't think to run.



** Bowser in the PC version has brown hair instead of orange (which was his default color before later games were able to show him as a redhead) and his tail is somehow a part of the shell rather than his body, which also shows that his actual body has no tail after Luigi yanks the shell off. The SNES version has Bowser with a very small belly/body, making his legs and arms looking too big by comparison. Strangely, the NES version has most of Bowser sprites being a direct copy from the ones used in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' with some slight discoloration.

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** Bowser in the PC version has brown hair instead of orange (which was his default color before later games were able to show him as a redhead) and his tail is somehow a part of the shell rather than his body, which also shows that his actual body has no tail after Luigi yanks the shell off. The SNES version has Bowser with a very small belly/body, making his legs and arms looking too big by comparison. Strangely, the The NES version has most of is even worse; Bowser sprites being looks completely different, looking more like a direct copy koopaling or even a normal koopa with fangs and despite [[YourSizeMayVary ranging from the ones used tall to giant]] in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' with some slight discoloration.most games, here ''he's shorter than Luigi!''



** Yoshi in the PC version looks like someone who had tried to draw him after only seeing him once. Yoshi's body is very elongated and his head is laughly small, along with having a pair of comically small arms. When viewed from the front, Yoshi looks like he suddenly became obese and very wide.
* The Koopalings in the SNES version not only suffer HeadSwap syndrome, but their bodies have the same green shell, even though they typically have shells of different colors and sizes to reflect their character.

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** Yoshi in the PC version looks like someone who had tried to draw him after only seeing him once. Yoshi's body is very elongated and his head is laughly laughably small, along with having a pair of comically small arms. When viewed from the front, Yoshi looks like he suddenly became obese and very wide.
* ** The Koopalings in the SNES version not only suffer HeadSwap syndrome, but their bodies have the same green shell, even though they typically have shells of different colors and sizes to reflect their character.



* RhymesOnADime: Iggy Koopa. Luigi also indulges in this a bit in some dialogue DummiedOut [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntvLTrb3Szk from the ending]].

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* RhymesOnADime: Iggy Koopa.Koopa speaks in rhymes in the DOS version. Luigi also indulges in this a bit in some dialogue DummiedOut [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntvLTrb3Szk from the ending]].



* WrittenInAbsence: Lemmy Koopa and Morton Koopa Jr. were the only ones not appearing in the PC game. Only Lemmy's absence was explained: He wanted to play in the snow.

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* WrittenInAbsence: Lemmy Koopa and Morton Koopa Jr. were the only ones not appearing in the PC game.game (though [[WhatCouldHaveBeen they were meant to appear]]. Only Lemmy's absence was explained: He wanted to play in the snow.
27th Jul '16 1:37:18 PM MrLavisherMoot
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-->-- '''Policewoman''', ''Mario is Missing!''

''Mario is Missing!'' is a geography-based [[EdutainmentShow educational game]] released for the PC in 1992 and {{Nintendo|EntertainmentSystem}} [[SuperNintendo consoles]] in 1993. It was the first game with Luigi as the main character, and the only one until ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' came out in 2001. The PC version is notable for giving birth to the "Weegee" internet meme, based on Luigi's [[UncannyValley creepy sprite]]. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] did a [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/07/01/mario-is-missing/ review]] of the game in summer 2009.

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-->-- '''Policewoman''', ''Mario is Is Missing!''

''Mario is Is Missing!'' is a geography-based [[EdutainmentShow educational game]] released for the PC in 1992 and {{Nintendo|EntertainmentSystem}} [[SuperNintendo consoles]] in 1993. It was the first game with Luigi as the main character, and the only one until ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' came out in 2001. The PC version is notable for giving birth to the "Weegee" internet meme, based on Luigi's [[UncannyValley creepy sprite]]. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] did a [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/07/01/mario-is-missing/ review]] of the game in summer 2009.



* PaintingTheMedium: In all versions of the game, Mario notices the title of the game, and does a double take as if to say "'Mario is Missing'? But I'm not missing!" And then he goes missing.

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* PaintingTheMedium: In all versions of the game, Mario notices the title of the game, and does a double take as if to say "'Mario is Is Missing'? But I'm not missing!" And then he goes missing.
2nd Feb '16 7:41:25 AM GojiBiscuits
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**The best ending to the sequel, ''Mario's Time Machine'', is arguably just as cruel. Bowser is repeatedly stomped on by a giant dinosaur until he's nothing more than a flattened pile of mush. The PC version adds a bit of humour by implying he was stomped into a frisbee, as a raptor picks him up and throws him into the distance. Nevertheless, the best ending to the SNES ending makes you wish Bowser got the bad ending instead, where he uses his time machine to go off to a tropical island and relax.
11th Oct '15 9:32:32 PM Brandon
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* And, as AVGN pointed out, the citizens of New York are not nonplussed about King Kong being abducted by the Koopas.

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* ** And, as AVGN pointed out, the citizens of New York are not nonplussed about King Kong being abducted by the Koopas.
11th Oct '15 9:32:16 PM Brandon
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* And, as AVGN pointed out, the citizens of New York are not nonplussed about King Kong being abducted by the Koopas.
2nd Sep '15 10:29:27 PM Steven
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* HeadSwap: The SNES version has all the Koopalings share the same exact body.


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* The Koopalings in the SNES version not only suffer HeadSwap syndrome, but their bodies have the same green shell, even though they typically have shells of different colors and sizes to reflect their character.
1st Sep '15 2:20:36 PM Steven
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The premise is that {{B|igBad}}owser [[EvilPlan plans to]] [[TheGreatFlood flood Earth]], and he sends Koopas to steal famous landmarks to help fund his operation. Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi travel to Bowser's castle to stop him. Mario enters all by himself and gets captured, prompting Luigi to go and rescue him.

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The premise is that {{B|igBad}}owser [[{{BigBad}} Bowser]] [[EvilPlan plans to]] [[TheGreatFlood flood Earth]], and he sends Koopas to steal famous landmarks to help fund his operation. Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi travel to Bowser's castle to stop him. Mario enters all by himself and gets captured, prompting Luigi to go and rescue him.



* EdutainmentGame

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* EdutainmentGameEdutainmentGame: The game teaches children about geography and the history behind some cities and artifacts.



* ExcitedShowTitle

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* ExcitedShowTitleExcitedShowTitle: Just to clue you in that Mario is indeed missing!



* IdiotBall: There are quite a few moments.

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* IdiotBall: There are quite a few moments.moments:



** Yoshi in the PC version looks like someone who had tried to draw him after only seeing him once. Yoshi's body is very elongated and his head is laughly small, along with having a pair of just as comically small arms. When viewed from the front, Yoshi looks like he suddenly became obese and very wide.

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** Yoshi in the PC version looks like someone who had tried to draw him after only seeing him once. Yoshi's body is very elongated and his head is laughly small, along with having a pair of just as comically small arms. When viewed from the front, Yoshi looks like he suddenly became obese and very wide.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: While each city's mayor acknowledges that a bunch of Koopa Troopas with stolen artifacts are running loose, the citizens don't seem to be bothered by the problem or the fact that there's sentient turtle-like beings roaming the streets. The PC version softens the blow slightly when a civilian, when asked, will tell you where the nearest Koopa is, but that is all you will get in terms of acknowledgement.



* WarpWhistle: The PC version allows you to travel to any location in the city you're in as long as you have taxi tokens to hail a cab.

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* WarpWhistle: The PC version allows you to travel to any location in the city you're in as long as you have taxi tokens to hail a cab. The SNES version uses the traditional warp pipes instead.
30th Aug '15 11:03:51 AM Steven
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** In the PC version, at least two castle hallways have shields bearing the faces of Larry, Roy, Iggy, Ludwig, and Lemmy... except Lemmy is blatantly Larry with Lemmy's hair in a glaring example of cutting corners. Bowser in the PC version has brown hair instead of orange (which was his default color before later games were able to show him as a redhead) and his tail is somehow a part of the shell rather than his body, which also shows that his actual body has no tail after Luigi yanks the shell off.
** Mario in the SNES version has purple overalls instead of the usual blue.

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** In the PC version, at least two castle hallways have shields bearing the faces of Larry, Roy, Iggy, Ludwig, and Lemmy... except Lemmy is blatantly Larry with Lemmy's hair in a glaring example of cutting corners.
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Bowser in the PC version has brown hair instead of orange (which was his default color before later games were able to show him as a redhead) and his tail is somehow a part of the shell rather than his body, which also shows that his actual body has no tail after Luigi yanks the shell off.
off. The SNES version has Bowser with a very small belly/body, making his legs and arms looking too big by comparison. Strangely, the NES version has most of Bowser sprites being a direct copy from the ones used in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' with some slight discoloration.
** Mario in the SNES version and NES versions has purple overalls instead of the usual blue.
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