Mario is Missing!
DOS - 1992
Also available on: Mac
Description of Mario is Missing!
One of the best Carmen Sandiego clones, Mario is Missing is a fun edutainment title that is aimed at educating kids ages 8-12 about the world's geography and history.
As the title suggests, it stars Mario, Nintendo's most famous character whose reputation went far beyond the console. The plot will be familiar to any Mario fan: Bowser, the arch-nemisis of brothers Luigi and Mario, plans on kidnapping all the wold's most famous artifacts. So Mario, as usual, goes off to Bowser's castle in Antarctica to confront this villain, only to get captured himself. Now it's up to Luigi to find his bro and, while he's at it, recover all the world's treasures.
While there are some jumping and platform-style maneuvers similar to the Nintendo games, this is no arcade adventure. Mario is Missing is actually a cleverly disguised voyage of discovery around the world, learning about various cultures, geography, and history. There are dozens of cities to visit around the world, and in each one you have to ask the locals to find out where you are so that you can direct your pal Yoshi to come to your assistance (he's still waiting in Antarctica).
You've also got to find three evil koopas who are prowling the streets, having stolen three famous artifacts from the city's tourist attractions. Whenever you learn some interesting facts about the objects you're carrying, take note, because the girl in the tourist office will be asking you questions to make sure that you deserve the reward. The controls are a bit more complex than your average arcade games: you can talk to people, swap artifacts around, check out the city map, recall past conversations and call up a world map for summoning Yoshi.
Overall, Mario is Missing won't give Carmen a run for her money, but it's still a very entertaining game for anyone who is not joystick-shy. The streets are a bit too repetitive, though, so a lot of patience is required.
Review By HOTUD
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Comments and reviews
Bogo 2019-08-13 3 points DOS version
If you play it through you'll be shown where the Annunaki are.
SomeGuyWithoutAnAccount 2018-08-22 1 point NES version
Remember how myamoto said they couldn't put yoshi in smb1 yeah then how is nes version possible!
K-cool 2018-03-02 0 point
Oh wow really this game is on here what's next. Mario's time machine this game is so bad it's funny I can't wait to play it again
Space Man 100789 2018-01-04 -2 points
Awful! They Should Have called it crappy Luigi emulator dos game, by the way how is this game educational? This game is so bad! It has the worst plot and the worst gameplay!
Chromeno 2017-10-15 -1 point DOS version
I tried to use this on my emulator and the emulator lagged and in the app there were just some lines.
What the hell
kyle 2015-10-12 1 point Mac version
I will tell the oposit of the characters ---luigi as weegee---mario as malleo---yoshi as yahshee---I don't know the word as koopa,bowser,peach,goomba. I cannot say all the caracters in the super mario bross. becous it's many characters.
kyle 2015-10-05 1 point
to move weegee just click at the way and I just click the map and the taxi is bringing weegee there. but I don't now where am I?
LOLmrW 2014-03-07 0 point DOS version
When I download it and click on any of the EXE's, it says that my windows version is not compatible. I have x64 I don't know if it needs x86
daria 2013-09-04 1 point DOS version
I really learnt a lot of English and about countries playing this game. It's awesome!
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