"Have you ever heard of a project called Mario Takes America? Probably not, as it ended up as a cancelled title for the CD-i.
Mario Takes America would have been an action-platformer from Cigam Entertainment. Nintendo’s famous plumber would have traveled across the country, and players would find themselves in levels based on real life locations like New York.
Mario Takes America was in development between 1992 and 1994, but was cancelled due to the ambitious nature of the project and failure of the CD-i. "