Star Koopa Mario and Co are on their way to protect a Mushroom space colony, only to be caught by Darth Koopa's ship, the Koop Star. They fight off some Stormtroopas, followed by Koopa himself, but Koopa ends up freezing them. After having them thawed out, he gives Princess two options: Tell the colonists to surrender, or have their planet destroyed with his Birdo Ray. When Princess refuses to give up, the Birdo Ray is set to fire in thirty minutes, and Mario and Co get dropped into the Koop Star's trash compactor.
Santa Claus is Coming to Flatbush Santa Claus comes by during Christmastime, as he needs to use the Marios' phone to call for help. Too bad the Marios don't recognize him.