Mushroom Retainer
Species: Toad
Sex: Genderless
Games: Super Mario Bros 1-3, (in New Super Mario Bros and higher, The Mushroom Retainer was renamed to Toad as we know him today) New Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros Wii, Super Mario 3D World/Land and some others
Toads (also known as the Mushroom Retainers in Super Mario Bros.) are common characters in Super Mario Series. However, in the original Super Mario Bros., they cause the most RAGE out of all of their appearances.

Causes of RAGEEdit

In Super Mario Bros. from the 1st Castle to the 7th one, instead of Princess Peach, the player will be greeted by Toads who says: "Thank you Mario, but our princess is in another castle!". If he/she is playing Super Mario Bros. for the first time, he will probably hate Toad from this point on.

In later Mario games though, Toad is no longer used in this manner and the excuse for the princess's absence in the castle is mostly due to a villain running off with her (i.e, Bowser Jr. in New Super Mario Bros. Wii). However, Toad is still notorious for his role in the original Super Mario Bros.


  • In Super Mario Bros. 3, the ending makes a reference to this scene, as Princess Peach (back then, known as Princess Toadstool), upon her rescue, says;  "Thank you. But our Princess is in another castle! ...Just kidding! Ha ha ha! Bye bye."
  • These seven Toads are members of the Mushroom Retainers