Mario is Missing Online Manual (SNES)

Mario is Missing (SNES) - Game Manual


Mario is missing! The Documentation

Starting the Game

To start the game:

1. Make it sure that you turned off your Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).
2. Place Mario is Missing! in your Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
3. Turn the SNES on.
4. Press START that is on the title screen.
5. Choose a door to open the city Portal inside Bowser’s Castle.


Bowser's Plot

Beware! Bowser and his gang are back to a life of crime. But this time, it's not Mario’s World -- it's your world! From his Antarctic castle, Bowser hurried up his hardnosed crew of irritable Koopas into his powerful Passcode Operated Remote Transport And Larceny System (PORTALS). The cruel turtles transported themselves all over the globe, where celebrated cities suffer dreadful crime waves, as turtles litter with rubbish each landmarks and rob ancient artifacts. With dough from his slimy sales, Bowser gathers hair dryers from the Hafta-Havit Hotline. What’s his plot? To melt Antarctica and flood the whole planet! Whoa!

Mario's Fate


Will the valiant brothers from Brooklyn allow this monstrous snow plan?
The boys say "Not!" Mario, Luigi and Yoshi walk across ice and snow to melt down the shelled ones' ideas. But of course Bowser's tricky plan; in his one last trick, he had taken the dearest among the group. Mario! Mario is Missing!  

Luigi's Mission

Now it’s time for Luigi! He must stop the Koopas, outwit Bowser's plan, and find Mario.  Creeping into each Portal, Luigi is transported to each city that is in trouble. In there, our Luigi needs to grab each Koopa, take its loot, and return the artifact to its proper place. Meanwhile, Luigi walk around the city, talk with the neighborhood, reads the maps, and solve the puzzles. You’ve got to help him do this before the time runs out! Because once Luigi figures out where he is on the globe, he must use the "Globulator" to call Yoshi.
Luigi can only return to Bowser’s castle and lock the Portal for that city was after Yoshi scares Pokey away.

Game Controls

To help Luigi on his travels, use the Game controller.


The moment Luigi arrives in a city, he needs to travel around, chat with people, hop on Koopas, acquire the stolen artifacts and return it to its place.
As his reward for returning the stolen goods, on each landmark that Luigi open, he gets to take a snapshot of it.

Control Pad

Push Right - Run right.
Push Left  - Run left.
Push Down  - Cross a street at a crosswalk, or jump down a sewer pipe.
Push Up    - Run up a street, or enter a door.

Note: Control pad can also be used to chat to people, pick necessary tools and enter


Y      - To run faster. Used with Direction Left or Right.
A      - Choose to talk to a person or a tool. While talking, push up and down
          on the control pad to pick a question, and then press A again to ask it.
B      - To jump. This can be used for the Direction Left or Right or even when   
R      - To turn the small city map on/off.
SELECT – To Show the big city map (when the small map is showing).
START  - Open or close the Plumber's Toolbox, or return to game play after
         taking a photo.



Locking a city Portal reveals a Password. Remember and write it down. You can use that Password to play again, starting where Luigi left off.

Note on Scoring


In Mario is Missing! The less time you spent in each city, the higher your score. Every game action, including use of the Globulator, costs time. The choices that do not cost  time are the Artifacts, the City, the Computer, Photo Album, and the Map, these can be found in the toolbox.

The Plumber's Toolbox

Aside from all Luigi’s sightseeing adventures, he needs to remember important information about each landmark. He also needs to call Yoshi when it's about to lockup a city Portal. Fortunately, our Plumber has his handy dandy Plumber's Toolbox. Press START to open the Plumber's Toolbox.


When Luigi jumps on Koopas, he finds artifacts. Some Koopas are carrying loot, while the others have nothing! A small picture of each recovered artifact appears in the Plumber's Toolbox.

Luigi can return the artifact to the Curator at the proper Information Booth once he has the artifact.

Hint: Wrong artifact will make the Curators grouchy.



Fortunate Luigi got a Computer! While Luigi is sightseeing, this essential tool records all conversations and pamphlets that he collects.

Press A Button to choose the computer. Place the box to the item that you want, and then to be able to read it press again the A Button. Then, to go back to the Toolbox, press START.

Note: Luigi doesn't have any information yet if the box is empty.


Luigi can use the Globulator to call Yoshi from Antartica, once Luigi figures out where on Earth he is.

Move Yoshi to the correct city, country, and continent. Then press A to return to the Toolbox. Press START to resume the game. If you have chosen the right city, Luigi will be riding Yoshi. Once Luigi returns all the stolen artifacts, Yoshi will then help him scare away the Pokey guarding the exit portal.

City Map

The city map shows where Luigi is, the citizens and the Koopas are in the city.
The mark for an Information booth for a famous landmark is An "i in a bubble".
To go back to the Toolbox, press START. 

Photo Album


Every time Luigi takes a picture, he keeps it in his photo album.
Choose Photo Album from the Toolbox to be able to see the pictures, and then press START to resume game play.

Note: Until Luigi takes a picture, this tool won't work.

City Sightseeing

City Maps

Wandering by sewer pipe is fast, but it doesn't give greatly of a view. Thus Luigi can take a glance at the city map or look at the big picture. To open / close the small map window, press Right button.    

When the small map is open, press SELECT to open / close the big city map, which shows all, Information Booths, sewer pipes, local people, and Koopas.

Hint: In order to save much time, open the city map from the plumber's toolbox.

Moving Around a City

Luigi can explore a city by foot, by sewer pipe or with Yoshi. Luigi must be riding Yoshi  to be able exit a city, Yoshi will scare away the Pokey guarding the city.

Hint: To save time, use the Globulator ASAP to call Yoshi because Luigi can move faster on Yoshi than he can by foot!

Mopping Up the Koopa Problem

The Koopa crime wave is nerve shaking and dreadful!
Every street are infested with thieving turtles.  None of them would do any good.
Some of them have stolen loot; all of them need the boot!

In order to find every sack of loot, Luigi needs to jump on all the Koopas. As soon as Luigi picks up a sack of loot it will appear in the Artifacts part of the Toolbox.

Hint: As Luigi defeats Koopas, they will disappear from the map.

Talking To People On The Street


Friendliness is a gift. If Luigi meets a local citizen, turn Luigi facing the citizen, to be able to talk, press A Button. Then press it again to keep playing.

To Get the Important Info and to Return the Good

To figure out what each landmark’s info and what does every Koopa stole in it, you should visit each information booth and walk up to the Curator and to be able to talk, press A button.

Make sure that you read the pamphlet; it is available at each Information Booth.
If the stolen artifact is already in Luigi’s hand, answer the questions and return it.
Press A button again to resume the game.

Note: Remember, the Curator gets grouchy if Luigi doesn't have the right artifact
or doesn’t know the right answers.

Just Rewards

When the artifact handed to its rightful owner, Luigi can get his picture taken at the famous landmark if he may walk into the open Information Booth.

To keep playing, just press A button.

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