Mario and Princess Peach are taking a vacation alone to a musical land named Musicana, where all sorts off music and songs are in rhythm and harmony, only to find out that they have been tricked by a secret organization. That organization really desires to rule all of the Mushroom World, where their first step is to capture Mario and Princess Peach and lock them up in jail. Their first step also includes, any friend of Mario to be captured and locked them in jail. It sadly includes Luigi, Princess Daisy, Yoshi, Birdo, Toad, Toadette, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Wario, and Waluigi. Now, they all assist Mario to help find a way to defeat the secret organization and have a musical vacation. Meanwhile, Bowser wants to take over the Mushroom Kingdom yet again just so that he can have Peach, but finds out that she is missing. Now with his raging anger more fiery, he is determined to find Peach.
Mario and friends gameplay
Like other 3D Mario games, this game has a hub, which this one is a musical island named Musicana. This island hub is divided into sectors which acts as the worlds for most of the levels. To access other sectors, you need to beat all the mandatory levels you need to get to another sector. Then, you need to go through classic side-scrolling levels. Each sector has at least eight mandatory levels.
The gameplay is very similar to the basic 3D Mario gameplay. You control Mario to explore the level and try to obtain a special item, a Music Note, which is blocked by a boss.
The basic controls for Mario is jumping with the A and X buttons, running with the B and Y buttons, the air spin attack with the C and Z buttons, and moving with the left analog circle pad. You can also lock on an enemy with the L button, use the R button to use one back up power-up, change the camera view with the right analog circle pad, and use accessories assigned to the +control directional pad.
You can also ride on Yoshi and sometimes Birdo and Donkey Kong. Yoshi can eat fruits and enemies to turn them into fire, which can harm enemies passing by. Birdo sucks fruits and enemies with her snout and turn them into eggs, which can be used like a Koopa shell. Donkey Kong can punch enemies and use bananas as missiles.
Bowser is playable in this game, but he has a different storyline that somehow ties in the main story weirdly. Unlike Mario and friends, he doesn't have a hub, so he has to travel to different levels by side-scrolling levels. It also means he doesn't have sectors to travel to, basically having to travel actual worlds. He still has to through eight mandatory levels in each worlds.
The gameplay is very similar to the basic 3D Mario gameplay. You control Bowser to explore to reach to the end of the level. Each level has its own boss, blocking Bowser's way to the end of the level. The last level of each world also has a mini boss of its own.
The basic controls for Bowser is the same as Mario, but the air spin attack is replaced by breathing fire, similar to Yoshi.
- Princess Peach***
- Princess Daisy***
- Donkey Kong**
- Diddy Kong***
- Bowser Jr.***
- Team M Undercover Organization
- 8-bit Mario
- 8-bit Luigi
* means that the character is playable. ** means that the character is playable by being ridden on the back. *** means that the character is an assistant character, giving you hints.
- Koopa Troopa
- Hammer Bro.
- Shy Guy
- Pirahna Plant
- Bullet Bill
- Chain Chomp
- Dry Bones
- Blue Horned
- Banned Joe
- Hard Rock
- Artsy Piano
- Old Rhythem Beat
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Bowser can explore all locations in the game while Mario and friends can only explore Musicana.
Musicana is the island and the main hub of the game (Mario wise). Musicana is full of music and songs all going around the island. It is divided into sectors for the many different types of music.
Tuned Down Blue Beach
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Blues.
The Old Western Country
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Country.
Hip Hoppy Bouncy
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Hip Hop.
Jazzy Java Jubilee
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Jazz.
Reggae Rave River
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Reggae.
The Rocky Mountains
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Rock.
Sector of the Musical Folks
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Folk.
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Art music.
The Old Traditional Location
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Traditional music.
This sector has the vibe of the music genre, Electric.
Like Super Mario Sunshine, this Super Mario game has voice actors but, Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Birdo, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Wario and Waluigi only uses grunts to express themselves.
- Charles Martinet - Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi
- Samantha Kelly - Princess Peach, Toad, Toadette
- Deanna Mustard - Princess Daisy
- Kazumi Totaka - Yoshi
- Yuko Kaida - Birdo
- Takashi Nagasako - Donkey Kong
- Katsumi Suzuki - Diddy Kong
- Scott Burns - Bowser
- Caety Sagoian - Bowser Jr.
- Jordan Harris - 8-bit Mario, 8-bit Luigi
|N - E - TSuper Mario Musical|
Mario explodes after he gets his final metal Boo and breaks it. They are all teleported to the beginning: Super Mario Bros. 1. The 8-bit Mario confuses them for a goomba (Mario) a koopa(Luigi) and a lakitu(Peach). He jumps on them but 8-bit Luigi tells the truth. Now Super Mario Musical 2 will be made.