Tear Jerker: Super Mario 3D Land

  • It's not the first time Mario gets to see Peach getting kidnapped right before his eyes, but this is the only time this hit him... hard. To clarify, at the end of that level (World 8, first Bowser castle), Mario doesn't even do his happy dance. Though he did seem more determined than shell shocked, meaning he's about to get dangerous.
  • The Special World 8 music can seem like this. It makes it apparent that your journey's almost over. They may've been tears of joy, but this troper tears up mildly whenever hearing it.