Video Game | Action, Adventure, Family
King Koopa has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven kingdoms in the Mushroom World, and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue.
The Tanooki and Raccoon power-ups are based around Japanese mythology. The Tanooki/Tanuki--or Raccoon Dog--has many mythical powers reflected in the game, including transformation, becoming stone. Also, the Super Leaf is derived from Tanookis turning things into leaves to disguise or hide them. This is also connected to Tom Nook from the Animal Crossing series, as Tom Nook is in fact a Tanooki, items in the games are shown as leaves, they appear "magically", and the sound effect in Animal Crossing when things are displayed is the same as the Raccoon/Tanooki transformation of Mario.
Greetings, be careful in the Ice World. The creatures trapped in the ice will come to life if warmed.
During the card matching game, Toad's quote should have read "Flip over any two cards and see if they match. Miss twice and you're out!", not "your out"; therefore, it is lacking an apostrophe.
Originally, at the end of the Japanese version of World 5-1, you would go through the pipe. You would emerge on the other side of the wall, and would find the goal area after about 20 more blocks of vacant terrain. This ending was shortened in the U.S. version, as the "darkness" was moved ahead to where the pipe and wall used to be. The wall was removed to fix an odd, harmless glitch that would happen if you were to fly over the wall after going through the pipe.