About the Site

So just what is Mario Monsters all about?

Once upon a time, a lad named David wished to make a website about video games. The question was, what should that site be about? The Internet was like a vast video game city with hundreds of sites dealing in reviews, news, certain games, certain systems, and more! David wanted his site to be something fun, something different!

Around that very time, David uncovered a secret in the ridiculously awesome game, Super Mario RPG. The trick would reveal little quotes from the monsters in the game. David said to himself, "That would be a cool thing to add to the monster compendiums for this game..." Then the idea for his new site was born! A monster compendium covering the entire Mario Universe was his goal.

So David set forth on a quest, perhaps brilliant, perhaps mad. Whatever the case, the quest birthed this very site.

Hold it! What's a monster compendium?

Oh, right. Well, fans of Role Playing Games everywhere (read: nerds) can tell you that a monster compendium is a collection of info about the opponents you might run across in the game. It's like a encyclopedia of critters.

So where is this thing going?

This is not a quest for the feint of heart! There are dozens of Mario adventure games, without even looking at the large selection of spin-offs Nintendo has created. Even after several years of work, Nintendo publishes games as fast as we can research them. The site is evolving to bring in more volunteer content and hopefully one day this site will chronicle all of the monsters in the series!

Where is the info coming from?

Our goal is to have a strong base of official information, but many of the lesser monsters require a little embellishment. It wouldn't be very interesting if all we had to say about monster x was "This guy is red and blue and he is hard to beat".

Our main resource are the Mario games, starting with the RPGs and action games. Our secondary resource is spin-off games and information published by Nintendo, such as instruction manuals and player's guides. At the bottom of the resource barrel is third-party sources such as Wikipedia or guides published by companies other than Nintendo but these sources are ignored if they contradict with information from Nintendo itself. When we can't fill in the blanks, we make stuff up! Just enough to make things interesting. For more details, see the Sample Monster.

Can I help? (Submission Guidelines)

The site gets more submissions than it can handle so we can't accept everything. Please follow these submission guidelines to save myself time and help you improve your chances of being accepted, and don't be discouraged if your submission is rejected, it just means I have a ton of submissions to choose from!

Please include the name you would like to be credited with when you send in a submission! Submissions can be sent to .

New Monster Pages:
Go here to submit a monster. Monster pages will be judged on accuracy, writing skill, and imagination.

Updates to Old Monster Pages:
Just send your suggestions for corrections or additions to the Email above. Accurate corrections are more likely to be posted than additions, but we'll check everything. Information about spin-offs like the Mario Sports and Party games is not as likely to be accepted as information from adventure games.

Screen Shots and Official Art:
If you have the equipment to make your own screenshots or scan official artwork from books and you would like to contribute to the site, e-mail me and we'll discuss the possibilities. I will not accept screen shots and artwork from other websites unless you are the webmaster of that site. These rules also apply to audio and video.

Fan Art:
Fan Art is published on the site, but I may reject art based on quality, content or format. Please send your images in .png, .jpg or .gif format, it will definitely increase the chances of your art being accepted to the site. Email art to David by going to the staff section.