- This article refers to the location of several stages in the Super Smash Bros. series. For other uses, see Mushroom Kingdom (disambiguation).
The Mushroom Kingdom (Japanese: キノコ王国, Kinoko Ōkoku) is a primary location in the Mario universe, and is where most Mario games take place.
The Mushroom Kingdom, though the fictional area where almost all Mario games take place, is not the only Kingdom in the franchise; the Game Boy Advance game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, in particular, takes place in the neighboring Beanbean Kingdom.
In Super Smash Bros.
The Mushroom Kingdom manifests as two separate stages, one unlockable:
- Peach's Castle: A Super Mario 64-themed stage consisting in a stage in Super Mario 64. Very Similar.
- Mushroom Kingdom: A wide stage whose visuals and audio are a direct throwback to the original Super Mario Bros..
In Super Smash Bros. Melee
The Mushroom Kingdom is now the setting of three separate starter stages:
- Mushroom Kingdom: Princess Peach's Castle: A wide stage taking place on top of the said castle, where giant Bullet Bills drive into it and explode from time to time.
- Mushroom Kingdom: Rainbow Cruise: A unique, scrolling stage taking place on an aerial platforming and obstacle course inspired by the last world of Super Mario 64.
- Mushroom: Kingdom: A wide stage whose visuals and audio are a direct throwback to the original Super Mario Bros.; in this regard it is the spiritual successor to the Mushroom Kingdom stage of the original Super Smash Bros., but it is designed differently having directly ripped sprites from Super Mario Bros. unlike the edited sprites used in the previous installment in the Smash series.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Mario Circuit: It takes place on a figure-8 Circuit, with Shy Guys driving from both the background and the middle to attack the players. They are all seen on a screen in the background.
- Mushroomy Kingdom: A desert based on stages 1-1 and 1-2 from Super Mario Bros.
- Luigi's Mansion: A stage based on Luigi's mansion from the game, Luigi's Mansion.