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The game cover, featuring Mario, Luigi, Yoshow, Toadlue, Bowser and the Koopa Kids.
Developer(s) Zentech Studios New Logo
Publisher(s) Nin
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Genre(s) Puzzle
Release Date(s)
25px-Flag of Japan January 27, 2013

25px-Flag of USA January 30, 2013

25px-Flag of Europe February 5, 2013

Single-player, Multiplayer, Level Creator.
Age Rating(s)
ERating Mild Cartoon Violence
Media Included Nintendo 3DS Game Card

Super Mario and the Keyhole Madness (also known as Super Mario and the Mystery of the Maze on PAL regions) is a Mario game for the Nintendo 3DS, created and published by Zentech Studios, the game is a 3D Puzzle game, originally for the eShop of the Nintendo 3DS. The game is based on the GameLine, In.'s Game Boy title: Super Mario Maze. The game got so succesful, a special edition has been released, featuring a larger boss story mode and other various other new things. The game marks the return of the Koopa Kids and the first apparence of Yoshow and Toadlue.


Your objective is control Mario, find the Treasure and defeat Bowser.


In this game, you play as Mario trying to find the Key to open the doors and goes to the next stage, the game has 100 levels, the first levels are more easier, but, when you get to the higher levels the game starts to difficulty.The game use a overview camera like the Zelda games and the original Super Mario Maze. The game also haves power-ups which can be used to defeat enemies or complete puzzles. There's also a co-op mode which you need connect two 3DS, the second player will control Luigi and the levels will change to be more co-op. There's also boss fights with the Koopalings. You can also find False Bowser if you lose five lives in one level. In the end, you fight with Bowser himself. You can create levels and put them online to other players download and play your levels. There's also DLC Level Packs, like New Super Mario Bros. 2, the game also have a Custom Mode where you can put new styles on levels or decorate Mario or Luigi. The Custom Mode works like this, if you have a save of another 3DS game like Super Mario World 3: A Galaxy Quest, you can put things from that game to you use on this game like for example the Gravity Flower as a Power-Up.


  • 16px-3DS Stick svg - Control Mario/Luigi.
  • 3DSAbuttonNEW - Punch/Use a Power-Up.
  • 3DSBbuttonnew - Jump.
  • 3DSXbuttonnew - Use a Key.
  • 3DSYbuttonnew - Hold/Push something.
  • 3DSLbuttonnew/3DSRbuttonnew - Rotate the camera to left (pressing L) or to the right (pressing R).



Character Name Description
Mariokey Mario "Mario is here once again to get the treasure and defeat Bowser one more time, he finded the Treasure's Maze by accident and now he wants the treasure."
Luigirr Luigi "Luigi, the fearless brother, he is here to help Mario on your adventure. He can be controlled by a second player during the co-op mode."


Character Name Description
ToadlueYoshow Toadlue and Yoshow. "Toadlue, the fearless 10-year old Toad and his loyal friend Yoshow, they created a group to find the treasure's maze, after falling in a hole and find Mario and the Treasure's Maze, they decided to help him giving some tips."
BOOVISHELL Boovishell "Boovishell, the Boo with your loyal shell, after been a hoster and been mind controlled by Bowser and your minions, Boovishell decided to invade the maze to help Mario, he sells items to him."



The game have 20 power-ups.

Power-Up Name Usage Origin Form
x100px Super Mushroom Transform Mario into Super Mario. Super Mario Bros. SuperMario
FIRE FLOWER Fire Flower Make Mario throws Fireballs. Super Mario Bros. FireMarioSMG
BlooperSuit Blooper Suit Make Mario swims and breath underwater. Super Mario Bros. 2010 BlooperMario
Vanish Flower YG99 Vanish Flower Make him invisible for the enemies for a certain time. Super Mario 64 Vanish Mario
Mini mushroom Mini Mushroom Make Mario tiny to him goes through tiny passages. New Super Mario Bros. NSMB2 Mini Mario
Magic Flower Magic Flower Allows him move hard blocks. Super Mario 3Dimensional MagicMarioByArend
8-Bit Star Classic Star Allows him move in 2D to go into a lot of places which he doesn't go in 3D. Super Mario and the Keyhole Madness Pixel-mario
BooMush Boo Mushroom Allows him pass through walls. Super Mario Galaxy 2 BooMario
Lightmushroom Light Mushroom Make him light up dark places. New Super Mario Bros. IC LightMario
Acorn Shroom Super Acorn Makes Mario jumps and plane in the same way which Link can fly with the Roc's Cape in the Zelda GBA games. New Super Mario Bros. U WiiU NewMarioU 3 char02 E3
VoltShroom Volt Mushroom Make Mario trigger switches and levers. Super Mario Exploit VoltMario


Goomba New

Goomba, one of the most common enemies on the game.

Super Mario and the Keyhole Madness have ton of enemies, even with 100 levels, the game have tons of enemies, also, the game introduces new enemies. Some of the enemies are only for the DLC packs.


Prima Games released a guide about everything of the game, including how to create levels on the level editor.


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