The Super Mario Wiki contains thousands of images and music files that we try our best to keep track of, from the smallest to the largest. Every file that's uploaded requires a license template, which acknowledges the copyrights of Nintendo and ensures that all files are organized and categorized correctly across the wiki. When uploading a file, you'll see a dropdown box that lists the various license templates used on the wiki. To add a license template, simply click on the dropdown box and select one from the list. After you've uploaded the file, the selected license template will appear on the file page, and the corresponding category will be applied to the file. If you're not sure what type of license should be used for a file you want to upload, see the examples listed below.

Most common licenses

Game screenshot from the original Donkey Kong arcade game. Game screenshot from the game Super Mario 64, recognized with 3D graphics at the Nintendo 64 era. Game screenshot from the game Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, composed with sprites appearing on the screen. Game screenshot of Mario and Koops confronting Hooktail from the game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Game screenshot: Typical screenshot that is generally taken from a video game. Categorized under Category:Game screenshots. Code: {{game-screenshot}}
Sprite of a 1-Up Mushroom from Super Mario World. Sprite of Smithy from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 3D model of Mario from New Super Mario Bros. Wii 3D model of a Boo from Super Mario 64.
Game sprite / Game 3D render: A singular or set of sprites or 3D renders taken from a video game. Be aware that some sprites look 3D and some renders look like pixelated sprites: knowledge of the game in question is needed to properly label its image. Categorized under Category:Game sprites or Category:Game 3D renders. Code: {{game-sprite}} / {{game-3Drender}}
NES box art of one of the first Super Mario games, Super Mario Bros. Game Boy box art of Super Mario Land, one of the first Mario games in a portable game system. Bundle pack image of Mario Party 7, that comes with a Nintendo GameCube and a Nintendo GameCube Microphone. Japanese version of the SNES boxart, Super Mario World.
Game cover: An image of a box cover that depicts the title of a game, usually the front side. Categorized under Category:Game covers. Code: {{game-cover}}
Bowser, from the game Mario Party 8; represented with 3D-style artwork. Artwork of a group of characters appearing in the background, in the game Super Paper Mario. Green Yoshi, carrying Baby Mario from Yoshi's Island DS; representing in crayon-like drawing. One of Mario's forms, Cloud Mario in Super Mario Galaxy 2, containing a good amount of shading while retaining its depicted 3D artwork.
Character artwork: Artwork that represents a character or group of characters from a game. Categorized under Category:Character artwork. Code: {{character-artwork}}
Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom game logo. Super Mario Sunshine game logo. Japanese version of the Super Princess Peach game logo. Yoshi Touch & Go game logo.
Game logo: Image of a game cover that usually appears on the front game cover title. Categorized under Category:Logos. Code: {{game-logo}}
Photo of Shigeru Miyamoto holding his stuffed toys, with in order: Luigi, Wario, Donkey Kong, Mario, and Yoshi. Picture of a candy-branded product called Marshmallow Jelly Pop, featuring Donkey Kong, and Mario. Photo of the Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, containing revealed info. Picture of the Donkey Kong arcade machine.
Promotional photo: A picture of a person, object/product, or event. Images are likely taken by a camera. Categorized under Category:Promotional photos. Code: {{promo-photo}}

Fair use and copyrighted


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Artwork of a Crystal Coconut, coming from Donkey Kong 64. Artwork of Bowser's Castle, from Itadaki Street DS. A Lever Switch object, appearing in Super Mario Galaxy. Bird's eye view of the Baseball Kingdom, coming from Mario Super Sluggers.
Non-character artwork: A piece of artwork that contains an object, item, a place, or anything other than characters. Categorized under Category:Fair use art. Code: {{art}}
Hooktail's appearance, faced by Mario, and his two partners Goombella and Koops from the magna series Super Mario-kun. A comic page depicting several scenes of the issue Bowser Knows Best, as part of the Nintendo Comics System. Comic page of the issue Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24, coming from Club Nintendo German magazine. A comic scene page that came from White Knuckle Scorin' comic.
Comic scene image: An image that comes from a comic page, or part of the page. Categorized under Category:Comic scenes. Code: {{comic-scene}}


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Screenshot of the intro of the show, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Animation reference of the appearance of Donkey Kong, from American Dad!. Scene of a Donkey Kong Country TV series episode, "Bad Hair Day". Live action segment scene of "Bonkers From Yonkers", from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
TV screenshot: An image in a scene from a Television show. Categorized under Category:Television screenshots. Code: {{tv-screenshot}}
Taken screenshot of a scene from the Super Mario Bros. film. Screenshot of a scene where a protagonist named Jimmy was the first to play Super Mario Bros. 3, from the film The Wizard. Luigi kicking Bowser's stomach, taken from Super Mario Shirayuki-hime. Mario playing his Famicom in the Japanese animated film Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!.
Film screenshot: Screenshot of a scene that came from the movie. Categorized under Category:Film screenshots. Code: {{film-screenshot}}
Miis from Mario Sports Mix commercial. Cowboy Jed showing off Bowser's "squidded" Flame Flyer. Reggie Fils-Aimé reveals Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher promotional video.
Video screenshot: An image from copyrighted video. Categorized under Category:Video screenshots. Code: {{video-screenshot}}

Covers/box art

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DVD cover of Captain N: The Game Master and Super Mario World TV series. The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 complete series DVD cover. The Best of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! DVD cover. "Off the Map", as part of the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.
DVD cover: Front or back cover image of the DVD title. Categorized under Category:DVD covers. Code: {{dvd-cover}}
Three VHS boxes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episodes: "Count Koopula", "Koopa Klaus" (mistaken to be "Koopa Claus"), and "The Great BMX Race". VHS cover of the Super Mario Momotarō item, as part of the Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros. anime. Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! VHS cover. VHS cover of Donkey Kong Country: The Legend of the Crystal Coconut.
VHS cover: Front or back cover image of the VHS title. Categorized under Category:VHS covers. Code: {{vhs-cover}}
Warioland 4 book cover. Super Mario Bros. 3: Happy Birthday, Princess Toadstool! book cover, published by Little Golden Books. How to Draw Nintendo Greatest Heroes & Villains book cover. Mario and the Incredible Rescue book cover.
Book cover: An image showing the front or back cover of the book; not to be confused as a magazine cover. Categorized under Category:Book covers. Code: {{book-cover}}
Diddy Kong Racing Original Soundtrack front cover image. Mario & Luigi RPG: Sound Selection album cover, containing selected music from the first three Mario & Luigi series. Back album cover of Mario Basketball 3on3 Original Soundtrack. White Knuckle Scorin' soundtrack CD cover.
Album cover: An image of the front/back cover of the album, or soundtrack CD. Categorized under Category:Album covers. Code: {{album-cover}}
In the Palm of Your Hand... front comic cover. Duh Stoopid Bomb! front comic cover. Piranha-Round Sue front comic cover. 37th issue of the Japanese manga series, Super Mario-kun.
Comic cover: Front or back cover of a comic/manga image. Categorized under Category:Comic book covers. Code: {{comic-cover}}


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The current Nintendo logo, representing as a brand and the whole company. The Wii logo, part of the Wii gaming console. Namco Bandai Games logo. The Yoshi emblem, resembling a Yoshi Egg; appearing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Logo: An image of a logo that represents a symbol. Categorized under Category:Logos. Code: {{logo}}


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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters promotional poster. Promotional poster of a Super Mario pinball machine. A promotion poster of Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom, showing details for gameplay. Super Mario Fushigi no Janjan Land front poster.
Non-free poster: An image of the front or back side of the poster that is used for promotional purposes. Categorized under Category:Non-free posters. Code: {{non-free poster}}


Opening scene from Mario Sports Mix. Gameplay from the Super Mario All-Stars game Super Mario Bros. 2. Prologue scene from Paper Mario. One of the glitches from Super Mario Bros.
Video clip: A video from a game. The wiki prefers .ogv video files with Theora or Theora+Vorbis. Categorized under Category:Fair use video clips. Code: {{video-clip}}
Extended 1-Up sound glitch from Super Mario Bros. 3. Voice clip of White Mage from Mario Sports Mix. Death sound effect from Wrecking Crew '98. Sonic the Hedgehog voice clip from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Sound clip: A file that contains a sound effect or voice line. The wiki prefers .oga audio files with Vorbis. Categorized under Category:Fair use sound clips. Code: {{sound-clip}}
DK Dock theme from Mario Sports Mix. Daisy Circuit theme from Mario Kart Wii. Friend List menu theme from the Nintendo 3DS. Deep Dark Galaxy theme from Super Mario Galaxy.
Music sample: A file that contains a sample piece of music. The wiki prefers .oga audio files with Vorbis. Categorized under Category:Fair use music samples. Code: {{music-sample}}