About "TMK"

Think back to the first time you played a Mario game. Remember stomping your first Goomba? Remember being amazed when Mario touched that Mushroom and grew bigger? Remember miscalculating your jump and falling down that pit? Er, well... remember how much fun you had while playing? This site's goal is to bring you accurate, in-depth coverage about every Mario game, without ruining the fun of them. We strongly recommend playing through the games as far as you can with no assistance. If you do get stuck, there are guides to refer to, or you can mail us. Before e-mailing, please refer to the frequently asked questions to see if your question has been answered already.

Enjoy the site. Thank you for stopping by!

For first-time visitors

You may have already seen pictures from TMK used in Official Nintendo Magazine, Game Informer #164, Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life, 1UP.com (and again), Ars Technica, N-Sider.com, and CNET Gamecenter.com's "Top 10 Weird Product Tie-Ins" article. Or, you might have seen our URL in Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time. Now, get ready to see a whole lot more!

  • The Games
    From the Arcade to the Wii U, here you can find information, screen shots, and more about your favorite Mario games.
  • Downloads
    Pretty images and a plethora of sounds & music round out this section.
  • Reference
    Info on hundreds of cheats, codes, tips, and bugs.
  • Mario Mania
    Mario in real life, apart from the games. Movies, soundtracks, books, etc.
  • Emulation
    For all the emulation junkies, this section features saved games, non-commercial ROMs, and other assorted goodies.
  • Specials
    Interesting articles written by our staff.
  • Miscellaneous
    Stuff that wouldn't fit anywhere else: Guitar tabs, fan films, quotes, etc.

General information

  • Recommended display settings: 1024×768 or higher, with browser window maximized.
  • Suggested browser: Firefox (why not Internet Explorer?).
  • TMK is brought to you by: TextPad and Notepad++ (HTML), Paint Shop Pro + Animation Shop (graphics), and FileZilla (FTP).
  • We try to keep this site as fast-loading as possible. The site is tested for compatibility with Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer.
  • We try our best to keep this site error-free, but everyone makes mistakes. If you have any corrections, disputes, comments, questions, gripes, raves, etc. you can always e-mail us.

Mario, Luigi, Wario, and all related characters are copyright © Nintendo. Game Genie is copyright © Galoob. The Mushroom Kingdom web site and its design are copyright © TheMushroomKingdom.net. We are not affiliated with Nintendo.

Linking information

Any link to The Mushroom Kingdom would be appreciated. If you would like us to link to your site, first make sure it's about Mario or video games, and then submit your URL for inspection. If we like it, we'll add your site to the links page. (A link to us from your site may sway our decision slightly in your favor. ;)

If you want to use something from this site on your own site, you must ask us first. We will most likely give you permission but you must ask. In return we will also ask that you give us credit with a link back to our site.

For all linking situations, please use this URL: http://www.themushroomkingdom.net

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Special thanks

  • to KonTek.net for hosting us from Nov. 17, 2006 to the present.
  • to ClassicGaming/GameSpy/IGN for hosting us from Nov. 19, 1998 to Nov. 17, 2006.
  • to Kevin Bowen.
  • to °~Netside~° for hosting us from Jan. 15, 1998, to May 15, 1998, and again from July 19, 1998, to Nov. 2, 1998.
  • to Xander for designing our link banner.
  • to everyone who sent us stuff, even if we didn't use it.
  • to anyone who has ever made a MIDI, WAV, or other kind of Mario file.