Developer(s) Hybrid
Publisher(s) Logo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release Date(s)
25px-Flag of Japan March 10 2011
25px-Flag of USA March 27 2011
25px-Flag of Europe March 27 2011
25px-Flag of Australia April 1 2011
1-4 Players (Local). Unlimited Players (Online).
Age Rating(s)
Genre(s) Platformer, adventure.
Media Included 3DS Card

Super Mario Quest: Black and White is an adventure-platformer game, made by Hybrid Co., and published by Fantendo. It's one of the most innovative Hybrid Co games of 2011, featuring a alignment system, jump combinations, special skills, and even more.


It's, basically, a traditional platformer. You can jump, run, and walk. When you start fighting, you can also throw punchs and attack. You have a open world, taking any paths you see, so you can go and pass levels by searching shortcuts. You can go trough all the Mushroom Kingdom in the game, with a free-will to take choices anytime.

When you start winning EXP, you win acess to the Skill Tree, with skills like "Double Jump", "Shell Throw", "Dash Kick"... Also, you win EXP by helping or attacking your friends/enemies. The skills vary between the alignment of the player.

You can take items from Question Blocks, and power-up whenever you want. However, those items only can be used one time each. If you want to transform one more time, you need to take another one.

At the end of each world, or in the middle of them, you encounter one boss. The boss is different if you're good, evil, or neutral. They have special attack patterns, and skills.

The world is open for you to explore, but has a story full of cutscenes and choices.

You can also play online, with a unlimited amount of players. On the Online mode, you can select other characters (and even their alignment).

In the online mode, you can battle other players with Suits, Power-Ups, shells, and other objects. You can also attack them by jumps. However, you can play on a Co-op mode with your friends.

Some of the Playable Cast in the multiplayer mode have special abilities.

With each level, you can buy one skill from the Skill Tree (however, to have one you have to get the first of the line). These make you jump higher, farther, more times, attack with the hammer... In the Skill Tree, you have two lines, one White and one Red. Those are exclusive to the Good and Evil alignment.

In the online mode, you can play with more than 300 players at the same time, battle them, co-operate with them, and even more.


  • Lawful Good: Law implies honor, trustworthiness, obedience to authority, and reliability. Mario typically acts with compassion, and always with honor and a sense of duty.
  • Neutral Good: Mario is guided by his conscience and typically acts altruistically.
  • Chaotic Good: Mario favors change for a greater good, disdains bureaucratic organizations that get in the way of social improvement, and places a high value on personal freedom, not only for oneself, but for others as well.
  • Lawful Neutral: Mario believes strongly in Lawful concepts such as honor, order, rules and tradition, and often follows a personal code.
  • True Neutral: Mario sees good, evil, law and chaos as simply prejudices and dangerous extremes.
  • Chaotic Neutral: Mario is an individualist who follows his or her own heart, and generally shirks rules and traditions. His own freedom comes first.
  • Lawful Evil: Mario sees a well-ordered system as being easier to exploit, and show a combination of desirable and undesirable traits.
  • Neutral Evil: Mario is selfish and haves no qualms about turning on their allies-of-the-moment.
  • Chaotic Evil: Mario has no respect for rules, other people's lives, or anything but his own desires.


Mario gets a letter from the Princess, saying that he must be in the Toad Town's Central Square at 08:00 o'clock. Not late, he goes to the meeting... and he discovers it's a trap! Bowser has kidnapped Peach another time. Knowing the disaster, Mario charges a fireball... while Bowser, with a new wand, shoots him! When the magic hits Mario, he senses something... And then, faints. Bowser takes Peach, destroys the town, and laughs at Mario.

When he wakes up, he feels something in his mind... some dark thinkings. Why do good things to the world? Why save a princess, without any reward? And so, he starts to reflex about it... without knowing Bowser's spell, which had created millions of infected darkness on Mario's body. It's now up to the player to see if the darkness will show, Mario will remain neutral, or the goodness will remain... Ready for anything, Mario starts the journey in the Mushroom Hills, a quest to reflex and think.

Evil Story

The Mushroom Kingdom is in a crisis. Peach's kidnapped, Mario's turned evil... How will they continue without their princess, and more without their hero?. The Toad Brigade thinks about their life from on. In the so-called "Mushroomy Meeting", they'll discuss about the future of the Mushroom Kingdom. But, in the way to the Castle, just in the Grasslands, they encounter Mario. Scared of him, Red Toad tries to run, but Blue stops him. They need to try and fight him.

Of course they fail: it's not even possible for them to win. The meeting messes up, while Mario defeats the members. However, Toadsworth has one hope: Yoshi. He sends him to the Woods, thinking his power will be enough to defeat Mario. Meanwhile, all the Mushroom Kingdom tries to contact with the Comet Observatory. Without a doubt, Mario defeats Yoshi in the forest. Yoshi tries to talk him about their past friendship, and how bounded they were. But Mario laughs, and shoots fireballs at the trees, making the forest burn. He runs into the Jungle.

Donkey Kong awaits Mario, trying to stop him, no matter what. But, when they see each other, Donkey Kong starts swinging on vines... A skill that only Mario can equal. Even though he was the greatest hope of the Mushroom Kingdom, he is knocked down in the Poisonous Water of the jungle. Mario runs to the beach.

When Mario attacks the city, and burns their homes, the Piantas get mad. The deity of the beach finally goes out of the water... It's Palm Bill, a giant Bullet Bill with the power of water! Seeing what Mario has done, he needs to stop him... He shoots himself into the Beach, and attacks he. However, Mario defeats him without any damage.

When the Mushroom Kingdom is praying for their life, someone appears and brokes into the castle. Someone who wants to stop Mario, but mostly to make he think another time. Someone who needed Mario. Yes, he was his brother, Luigi. He feel bad, for what he was going to do, but also thinked that was the only possibility. Making an agreement with the Mushroom Kingdom, he shoots himself in a cannon to the Ice Caves. Meanwhile, the Comet Observatory starts to agree with the Mushroom Kingdom... Luigi is defeated, and Mario climbs the Sand Waterfall, only to get to the Sky Dunes.

Appearing from the stars, one star spirit posseses a Doll another time... With his cannon, he starts to charge... and flies to the Sky Dunes. Without a doubt, he will try to defeat Mario!... But fails, defeated in the sands. Mario tries to make contact with Bowser's Starship, and makes it to the Moon with a new ship. Lubba, now Rosalina's helper, appears in the Starship and tries to stop him, showing the true power a Luma has. However, Mario defeats him easily.

Rosalina's the last hope. Creating a Black Hole to absorb the Starship, Mario, in the space, tries to defeat her and destroy the Mushroom Kingdom finally. In a battle between the two, trying to escape the Black Hole, Rosalina gets finally eaten by it... while Mario escapes, laughing at her, and the Mushroom Kingdom.

When Mario returns to the Mushroom Planet, the player sees the Castle's ruins, and Mario being Bowser's knight.


Good Story

Bowser's furious. The plan has failed. And he has no more resources... But, approaching him, Ludwig thinks of a plan... Bowser feels great. Commanding Kamek to shoot him into space, he says to all Koopalings to try and stop Mario, once and for all... He will await new reports.

Bowser Jr, staying in the Grasslands, tries to stop Mario from attacking his father, but fails in an aerial battle. Laughing, Bowser Jr shoots the Mushroom City, setting it on fire... Mario runs into it to help, while Bowser Jr exits the Grasslands.

Done with the City, and having a grudge on Bowser Jr, Mario continues into the forest. Seeing some bouncy balls attacking the Yoshis, he starts to have an idea of who is here... Bouncing on the trees, Lemmy attacks him with all his fury. Without a doubt, he fails.

Before exiting the Forest, the water level rises... and it's poisonous! All the forest gets covered by some poison water... The Yoshi fall into it, knocked... Why are the Koopalings doing so much chaos? They usually just do simple, mischievous things.

In the Swamp Jungle, he battles Iggy Koopa, who is riding on this newest invention: the Bullet Bill Shooter Robot. However, he's defeated while laughing like crazy. Mario starts feeling bloodthirsty, like he never was... why? He's angered, furious, holds grudges... That's something he never feeled. Even though he's choosen the good way, some evil thinkings go through his mind... It seems the chaos from the Koopalings is unleashing his wrath.

Mario continues to defeat bosses, like Wendy, Larry, Roy... With each one, he feels more agressive. He can't control himself. Because of that, he goess of to the desert, in search of peace... But, in some way, the Koopas are already here: he can't rest, because of all those Dry Bones. And so, he goes to defeat Larry...

After doing so, he, with the power of one star left by Larry, shoots himself into space, breaking into the Space Station made by Ludwig von Koopa. Here, he battles Ludwig, and Morton... When he defeats those, he finally thinks he has winned... But the starship starts to be eaten by a Black Hole!

Bowser's attacking him.. He wants to defeat he, for all to stop, for he to recover from the Virus, to revenge all the fallen ones... In a battle of epic proportions, Bowser's finally defeated, and eaten by the Dark Hole. Mario runs and, with the help of Rosalina, rescues Peach from the Space Station. After doing so, he comes back to the Mushroom Kingdom, having settled the grudge, and settled his inner thinkings.

In the end, Peach bakes a cake for Mario... But the Koopalings appear in it! Taking Peach with they, they run through the Grasslands... Mario will have to rescue Peach another time, but that's another story!


Playable Cast

Image Name Description Unlockable by...
NsmbMario Mario The Kingdom's hero... or so. He's experiencing some alignment problems these times... Is he truly a hero, or is he a villain? He's the main character. Unlocked by default.
Luigi Luigi Luigi's a bit of a coward, but has very good jumping skills. He is loyal to the princess, and has a crush on Daisy. Unlocked by beating the game with the "Lawful Good" alignment.
WaluigiMP8Official Waluigi Has a very strict moral. He doesn't see the world as pure black or pure white, just as a grayscale. Has a little crush on Daisy. Unlocked by beating the game with the "Lawful Evil" alignment.
Toad2 Toad He's a good judge, and sees the best of anybody. He loves laws, but is neutral with every action. Unlocked by beating the game with the "Lawful Neutral" alignment.
YOSHI!!!!!! Yoshi Yoshi's a little dinosaur: he doesn't know about evil or good. However, he helps Mario everytime... but as sayed. Unlocked by beating the game with the "Chaotic Good" alignment.
200px-Koopa Koopa He resembles a Yoshi... just a little! And they're both very chaotic. Koopa's just care of themselves. Unlocked by beating the game with the "Chaotic Evil" alignment.
GenoSMWWii Geno A famous star, possesing a doll. He's a free spirit, doing what he thinks it's well. Unlocked by beating the game with the "Chaotic Neutral" alignment.
Rosalina Rosalina The watcher of stars, overseer of cosmos. She's an elegant, altruist lady. Unlocked by beating the game with the "Neutral Good" alignment.
NSMBΩWario Wario A thief who lives for money! He's so selfish, he couldn't care less about everyone. Unlocked by beating the game with the "Neutral Evil" alignment.
210px-Donkey Kong Donkey Kong He's one of the Kongs: he's a monkey. Yes, that's true! He sometimes helps Mario, but he can also be the enemy... Unlocked by beating the game with the "Pure Neutral" alignment.


Image Name Description World Alignment
ToadBrigade Toad Brigade When the Toad Team found out Mario was doing evil things, they runned to the Grasslands. Encountering him, he was so mischievous and sarcastic... why? They attack all together, shooting poisonous mushrooms in a grassy land. World 1 - Mushroomy Grasslands Fought if Evil.
NSMBBowserJr Bowser Jr. Bowser thinked the plan failed... but why? Why isn't Mario evil, as expected? Bowser Jr. goes on the airship to see. He attacks in the Koopa Clown, in an aerial battle in the sky. World 1 - Mushroomy Grasslands Fought if Good.
YOSHI!!!!!! Yoshi The long-time Mario's friend is suddenly serious. Why is Mario evil? To try and stop him, he swings through the Forest's vines, shooting eggs. World 2 - Forest Hazards Fought if Evil.
Lemmy Koopa Lemmy Koopa To help his father, Lemmy goes, bouncing on his star balls, to try and stop Mario. However, the bounciness isn't enough... World 2 - Forest Hazards Fought if Good.
210px-Donkey Kong Donkey Kong The Master of Swing tries to stop Mario, so he may be good again. However, his great power won't be enough. World 3 - Poisonous Jungle Fought if Evil.
Iggy Koopa Iggy Koopa He's the mad scientist from the Koopa Empire. He's one of Bowser's sons, and he thinks he's gonna stop Mario. World 3 - Poisonous Jungle Fought if Good.
PalmBill Palm Bill Palm Bill was a calm Bullet Bill, living in the sea... Until Mario appeared. He needs to defeat him, and free the town! World 4 - The Palms of Great Mushrania Fought if Evil.
Wendy O Koopa 3D Wendy O. Koopa She was originally the Lady of Ice, but she exchanged worlds with Roy. She's a spoiled brat with quick temper. World 4 - The Palms of Great Mushrania Fought if Good.
Luigi Luigi "Since when is my brother evil?". No matter if Mario's his brother, he will do anything to stop him. World 5 - Ice Caves Fought if Evil.
Roy Koopa Roy Koopa Roy is a tough and cold guy. He likes to play with power, and is a little grumpy. World 5 - Ice Caves Fought if Good.
GenoSMWWii Geno Geno is one Star, possesing the body of a wooden doll. He must stop Mario... May the power of the stars be with he! World 6 - Sky Dunes Fought if Evil.
LarryKoopaSMQBW Larry Koopa Larry is one of the younger Koopalings. This time, he's back in the Sky, taking with he his Chain Chomp. World 6 - Sky Dunes Fought if Good.
Lubba Lubba The captain of Mario Starship. When he knowed Mario, he was a great hero, who saved the Galaxy... What has happened? World 7 - Space Station of the Moon Fought if Evil.
Ludwig Von Koopa 3DMorton Koopa Jr 3D Ludwig von Koopa & Morton Koopa Jr Ludwig and Morton are two of the Koopalings. Ludwig von Koopa is the clever one, while Morton is just pure power. They clash a little, but make a great team. World 7 - Space Station of the Moon Fought if Good.
Rosalina Princess Rosalina Rosalina's the watcher of stars. She is mostly a pacifist, but has a great power with her: she's, as they say "the Luma's mother", and she can command them. That's something, because there are more than millions of them. World 8 - The Black Hole Final Boss if Evil.
Bowser NSMBW King Bowser Bowser is certainly angry this time: his spell has failed. Well, since everything on his Plan B has gone well, he's sure he's gonna defeat Mario... World 8 - The Black Hole Final Boss if Good.


You might want to see the main article, Super Mario Quest: Black and White - Enemies

As expected, Goombas, Koopa Troopas, and a lot more, return. Some new ones are added, and new classes also. However, you will also battle some enemies who were previously friends (like Toads) if you choose the Evil path.

Skill Tree






  • The game's alignment system is based on the one from Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Even though the game has a pretty defined plot, you can take any shortcuts in the game, since you don't go through levels. By this, you can even skip worlds.
  • Geno comes back from Super Mario RPG because of an agreement with Square Enix.