Power-Up Transformation Information
Super Mushroom Super Mario The Super Mushroom makes the character larger than their small version. All characters generally start levels in this status, but if hit are reduced to a small version.
Fire Flower Fire Mario Fire Flowers will give a character the ability to shoot fireballs from his/her hands. Useful for defeating enemies at a range.
Super Bell Cat Mario The Super Bell lets the user don a Cat Suit that comes with the ability to claw at foes and climb walls for a limited time, you can also pounce at an angle from the air – this is a new Power-Up.
Double Cherry Double Mario The Double Cherry creates 1 additional clone of the character, which is useful for acquiring secrets in levels that require more than one character to be on a tile, though multiplayer can render this Power-Up useless in those situations.
Super Leaf Tanooki Suit The Super Leaf brings one of the more coveted Power-Ups, the Tanooki Suit. The ability to hover in the air for a length of time cannot be underestimated since any character will benefit from a prolonged jump.
Boomerang Flower Boomerang Suit Gives Mario the ability to throw boomerangs. In addition to killing enemies, these can also be used to nab collectibles in the distance.
Mega Mushroom Mega Mario Mega Mushrooms make the characters huge and virtually invincible with the ability to smash trees and large blocks without taking damage.
Super Star Invincible Mario Super Star however, actually make the character invincible and unable to die from being hit by an enemy (though falling still results in death).
Gold Leaf White Tanooki Suit the Gold Leaf grants a White Tanooki suit. This suit is basically an infinite Super Star and Tanooki Suit combination. The character cannot be harmed while in the suit and gains the benefits of the Tanooki Suit. This Power-Up appears if you fail a level several times consecutively. Using this Power-Up renders completion of levels null.

In addition to these standard Power-Ups are the Propeller Box, Lucky Bell, Kuribo’s Skate , and a Goomba Suit . The Propeller Box allows the character to fly through the air for short stints. The Lucky Bell is like a regular Cat Suit Power-Up but when doing a Ground Pound, the character will turn into an invincible golden statue that produces coins. Kuribo’s Skate is use a skate that a character can hop into for better movement on icy surfaces. The Goomba Suit lets you go incognito, avoiding enemies as long as it’s worn.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    21 April 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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