The following is a list of references to other media that has appeared in the Mario series.
Note: References to other Mario series games are not included here.
All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros.Edit
The head by the pipe is Sunplaza Nakano, while the head in the pipe is Tamori, both respective replacements of Goomba and Piranha Plant.*This game was an officially licensed hack of Super Mario Bros. It referenced the japanese radio program All Night Nippon by replacing certain enemies and objects with japanese celebrities.
Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow UpEdit
- Link makes a cameo in the chef/waiter page.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven StarsEdit
Samus's cameo*Link can be found sleeping in the Rose Town inn after beating Bowyer in the Forest Maze.
- Samus can be found sleeping in the guest bed of Toadstool's Castle after beating Yaridovich, and before going to Land's End. When spoken to, she'll say she's resting up for Mother Brain, the end boss of the Metroid series.
- A Samus action figure can be found in a toy box in Booster Tower.
- Hinopio in the Barrel Volcano has models of Captain Falcon's and Samurai Goro's spacecraft, and an Arwing from the Star Fox series.
- Culex is an optional boss designed to resemble the Final Fantasy bosses. During and after the battle with him, Final Fantasy music is played. The music heard is a remix of the Boss Battle theme in Final Fantasy IV and after the battle, the famous Final Fantasy Victory Theme played. His Elemental Crystals are also the same as in Final Fantasy IV.
- The enemy Bahamutt is named after the powerful dragon Bahamut from the Final Fantasy series.
- Another reference to the Final Fantasy series involves the Czar Dragon: a superboss of the same name was dummied from Final Fantasy VI.
- The boxart of this game resembles the cover design of Home Alone.
- If Luigi goes to the door to King Boo's alter before capturing the required amount of boos, a scene will show King Boo mistaking Luigi for Mario. In the scene, King Boo states that, "I will not give up my favorite decoration, I like Mario just where he is". This is a reference to the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, in which Jabba the Hutt states, "I will not give up my favorite decoration, I like Captain [Han] Solo just where he is". Han Solo hangs frozen in carbonite on a wall similar to Mario being trapped in King Boo's painting.
Mario Golf: Toadstool TourEdit
- If the golf ball is hit and lands on a patch of flowers, several Pikmin will pop out from the ground.
Mario Kart WiiEdit
Baby Mario in the Blue Falcon*The Kart; the Blue Falcon is an obvious reference to the F-Zero series, where the blue Falcon is driven by Captain Falcon.
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