Nintendo's Mario is the best known icon in the videogame industry thanks to his massively popular appeal in games like Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, and most recently, Super Mario Galaxy. All told, Mario has starred in literally dozens of games, including multiple multimillion-sellers. But not every title in the Mario oeuvre has been a smash. The everyman hero has headlined a few clunkers and bizarre off-shoots since his debut in 1981 as Jumpman.
IGN Retro is taking a peek at those games which are still canon, but not necessarily the brightest stars in the Mario universe. Last week, Mario Clash kicked off the party. This feature series continues with Mario is Missing!, an edutainment game that took a few cues from the classroom classic Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?