Mario's off on his biggest adventure ever, and this time he's brought along a friend. Yoshi the dinosaur teams up with Mario to battle Bowser, who has kidnapped Princess Toadstool once again. Guide Mario and Yoshi through nine peril-filled worlds to the final showdown in Bowser's castle. Use Mario's new powers and Yoshi's voracious monster-gobbling appetite as you explore 96 levels filled with dangerous new monsters and traps. Climb mountains and cross rivers, and descend into subterranean depths. Destroy the seven Koopa castles and find keys to gain entrance to hidden levels. Discover more warps and thrilling bonus worlds than ever before!
Mario is a video game character who has become Nintendo's mascot, easily recognizable by his mustache, his overalls, his white gloves and his red cap marked with an M in a white circle. Born from the imagination of game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, he is Italian-American; he appeared for the first time in 1981, in the game Donkey Kong, under the name of Jumpman, but since 1985 it is the hit series of Super Mario that has made him a global phenomenon and one of the emblematic characters of the video game. Since then, Mario has accompanied all the consoles of Nintendo. The games of the Super Mario series have played an important role in the evolution of the platform game, which they regularly renew the codes. Several episodes have marked the video game, including the first game, Super Mario Bros. (NES, 1985), which for over twenty-three years has been the best-selling game, with more than 40 million cartridges sold (dethroned by Wii Sports in 2008), or its first appearance in 3D, Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64 , 1996). Over the years, Mario's character has appeared in other types of games, such as the racing game (Mario Kart), the fighting game (Super Smash Bros.), or the role play (Super Mario RPG).