Video Game History: Mario is Missing (SNES)

Mario is Missing SNES Boxart Nintendo

When most gamers think of Luigi’s first adventure to save Mario, they would probably say Luigi’s Mansion on the Nintendo Gamecube. However they’d be wrong, because Luigi got the star role of his own game in 1992. Which was Mario is Missing, one of the few bizarre Mario spin-offs in the early 90’s.

Luigi riding Yoshi Mario is Missing SNES

Honestly I loved the concept of Luigi saving Mario, and when I first heard of the game my imagination ran wild. So what kind of game is Mario is Missing? Well it’s about learning… Yes it’s one of the lame education games that implemented no knowledge at all.

Luigi in Egypt Mario is Missing SNES Nintendo

And just in-case you didn’t have SNES, Nintendo also made a PC version as well as an NES one. So everyone could go around random cities in the world and get clues to find Mario by answering geographical questions. Except most of the quizzes in the game weren’t plain and simple tests, as a lot of the game-play involved randomly walking around finding the right items and taking them to the correct places.

Princess Peach cameo Mario is Missing SNES Nintendo

I played a little bit of Mario is Missing for laughs many years ago on a friend’s SNES, and it’s even more horrible than I could imagine. I like history, I like geography, but this is not even close to fun. I feel sorry for the unfortunate gamers who got this back in the early 90’s thinking this was a Mario platformer. It almost seems like a bad April fool’s joke.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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