1-Up Mushroom

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1-Up Mushroom
1-Up Mushroom Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
Artwork of a 1-Up Mushroom from Super Mario 3D World.
Description
A green, white and beige mushroom with eyes.

First Appearance

Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Latest Appearance

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam (2015)

Effect on Player

Gives an extra life.

“You earned one additional Mario!”
Super Mario Galaxy

1-Up Mushrooms are green mushrooms that give the player an extra life. They are usually the rarest mushrooms, but can still be found in almost every game a Super Mushroom has appeared in, and even some it has not. 1-Up Mushrooms are usually found in hidden blocks or in risky places for the player. They always grant the player a positive effect when acquired.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

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The 1-Up Mushrooms first appear in Super Mario Bros.. They are usually found in hidden blocks or in areas where Mario must risk his life to acquire one. They are rather uncommon in this game; most of them can only be earned by grabbing all the coins of the previous world's third course. In World 1 of Super Mario Bros., however, there are two hidden 1-Up Mushrooms, most likely more than Mario can find than any other world in the game.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels[edit]

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The 1-Up Mushroom, along with the Super Mushroom, reappears in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. Due to this game being a direct sequel with very few graphic changes, nothing changed over the behavior of the 1-Up Mushroom, though like the Super Mushroom and the newly introduced Poison Mushroom, these mushrooms now have eyes, which continue to be present in almost every installment afterwards.

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

While 1-Up Mushrooms are present in Super Mario Bros. 2, the Subcon versions look very different from the usual green-capped mushrooms. Found by pulling up a plant containing one or throwing three items at a bubble containing a 1-UP (in Super Mario Advance only), they have a solid red cap with "1 UP" written on their side. As usual, they grant an extra life.

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

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1-Up Mushrooms reappear once again as rare mushrooms that can be found in hidden blocks or in risky places in Super Mario Bros. 3. Their behavior has not changed much, but they now have green or light-blue spots on a white cap. In World 6-3, a pure white 1-Up Mushroom can be found.

Super Mario World[edit]

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In Super Mario World, 1-Up Mushrooms behave as they do in Super Mario Bros. 3, but can be found in a more varied range of places. Fishin' Lakitus carry them as bait for Mario, and when Mario acquires it, the Lakitu will chase after Mario, throwing Spinies after him. 1-Up Mushrooms also appear out of eggs when Mario is already riding a Yoshi and hits a ? Block containing an egg.

There is another item in Super Mario World that can grant Mario lives — the 3-Up Moon, which gives Mario three extra lives instead of one, but is even rarer than the 1-Up Mushroom and is only found in hidden areas, such as behind the Giant Gate in some levels.

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A flying winged golden 1-Up Mushroom exists unused in this game.

Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

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Appearing differently from its previous design, 1-Up Mushrooms in this game are green with yellow spots. They are also the only Mushrooms that can be obtained in Super Mario 64. They can be found in a number of places, such as after going through or collecting a ring of coins. 1-Up Mushrooms are also found in hidden areas or on top of poles. Most will seemingly slide away from Mario while others follow Mario until he collects it. Others are static, and Mario can simply run up to the mushroom and collect it. A 1-Up Mushroom can also be found in the room with the Jolly Roger Bay painting. Also, three 1-Up Mushrooms can be found at the top of Peach's Castle if the player uses the cannon to reach there. In some stages, some 1-Up Mushrooms may appear in a small field of flowers. Touching or punching certain butterflies may also spawn 1-Up Mushrooms, though others spawn homing bombs instead. Others appear in some ! Blocks in some missions.

In Super Mario 64 DS, they are the most common Mushroom, as Super Mushrooms were added in this version, and they share their design from Super Mario Sunshine and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. They share the same role in this game and appear in the same places. Like the original game, some will try to run away from the player, others follow the player until he gets a life, and others are also static in one area. Unlike the original game, the word "1-Up" will appear after collecting the mushroom.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

A 1-Up Mushroom from Super Mario Sunshine.

1-Up Mushrooms reappear in Super Mario Sunshine. They look like 1-Up Mushrooms from Super Mario 64. They are the only type of Mushroom that can be acquired in this game. Aside from gaining an extra life, Mario's health meter and F.L.U.D.D.'s water tank will also be completely refilled upon collection. Some 1-Up Mushrooms try to escape from Mario after they're found.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

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Little has changed in the behavior of these mushrooms in New Super Mario Bros. when compared to Super Mario Bros.. However, they can be obtained by collecting a Mega Mushroom and destroying a certain number of objects in the player's path. When this action is completed, a number of 1-Up Mushrooms will fall from the sky, determined by the amount in the meter at the top of the screen.

Toad Houses are also scattered around the landscape. Some of these are 1-Up Toad Houses. Here, Mario or Luigi must hit blocks with 1-Up cards in them, randomized. A Bowser Card is mixed with these cards. If the player hits a Bowser Card, the game ends, but the lives acquired by the blocks will be received.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

1-Up Mushroom from Super Mario Galaxy.

1-Up Mushrooms act very similar in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 when compared to the games in the past. However, they are found in other places such as the bottom of planets or next to Black Holes. When the player also touches all Rainbow Notes activated by a ? Coin, a 1-Up Mushroom will often appear. The player can also get a 1-Up mushroom from Lumalee for 30 star bits. Five 1-Up Mushrooms can be found on the Comet Observatory. When Mario receives a letter from Princess Peach via the Mail Toad, five 1-Up Mushrooms will be included with the letter. When playing as Luigi, 20 1-Ups will be included instead of five.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

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1-Up Mushrooms act in a very similar manner in New Super Mario Bros. Wii when compared to New Super Mario Bros.. The 1-Up Toad Houses each have a minigame, 1-Up Blast, in which the player must hop into cannons and shoot the cannon at balloons with numbers ranging from one to four. If the player pops these balloons, the number of lives shown on them will be received.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

1-Up Mushrooms also appear in Super Mario Galaxy's sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. They have the same benefit like in the predecessor — each mushroom gives Mario an extra life. The Rainbow Notes that Mario collect often make 1-Up Mushrooms appear, usually three. Mario can also obtain 1-Up Mushrooms from Lumalee, on Starship Mario, or from Chance Cubes, with some Chance Cubes having the chance of rewarding up to five 1-Up Mushrooms.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

1-Up Mushrooms return in Super Mario 3D Land and function the same as they do in any other Mario game.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

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1-Up Mushrooms also appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2. They are replaced by Gold Mushrooms in the Coin Rush mode.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

1-Up Mushrooms also reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U. Once again, it gives the player an extra life.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

In Super Mario 3D World, 1-Up Mushrooms appear once again and retain their effects from previous games.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

1-Up Mushrooms also reappear in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

In Mario & Luigi series, the 1-Up Mushroom revives Mario and Luigi with half of their HP if either Mario or Luigi lose all of their HP in battle.

There is also a stronger variant called a 1-Up Super that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. They are very expensive and are named after the 1-Up Mushroom and the Super Mushroom. When used, it restores all HP (and BP in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga) to a fainted Mario brother, whereas the normal 1-Up Mushroom only revives them with half of their maximum HP. It is known as the 1-Up Deluxe in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Unlike the first game's 1-Up Supers, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's 1-Up Deluxes do not restore SP, the equivalent of BP in the first and fourth game of the series.

1-Up Mushrooms reappear in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and they function the same as they do in the previous games. 1-Up Deluxes return, their name shortened to 1-Up DX, and a new type of mushroom, the Double 1-Up Mushroom, makes its debut. The Double 1-Up does exactly what it suggests: it revives two fallen party members, but with less HP than a regular 1-Up mushroom.

Mario Kart series[edit]

In Mario Kart Double Dash!!, a 1-Up Mushroom appears as an emblem in the front of Toadette's Kart. This kart is supposed to be a recolor of the Toad Kart, which is blue and sports a regular Mushroom as an emblem. The 1-Up Mushroom does not appear as Toadette's emblem in later games, however. A 1-Up Mushroom represents the Mushroom Bridge track logo as well.

Although they do not appear as items in Mario Kart Wii, in the track Coconut Mall, there is a shop in a hidden shortcut that is selling 1-Up Mushrooms along with other classic Mario items.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

The 1-Up Mushroom only appears in Mario Superstar Baseball as an item that can be obtained through a slot in Toy Field. When the player acquires a 1-Up Mushroom, they can bat again, regardless if the fielders caught it or not.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

In Mario Tennis Open, a 1-Up Mushroom trophy serves as the first cup in the Star Open tournament.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, there are stickers called Big 1-UP and Big Shiny 1-UP, which restore a small portion of Mario's HP for 10 turns.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

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In Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, the player will lose a life in a course when their team's total HP goes to zero. The player is then given an option to continue through the course or go back to the world map. Continuing through a course uses 1-Up Mushrooms, costing one per continue. When players lose all their lives, they go back to the world map and are automatically given four 1-Up Mushrooms. The player's maximum amount of 1-Up Mushrooms is 10.

1-Up Mushrooms can be found by opening ? Blocks in certain courses and can be won in the Lucky ? Blocks game at Toad Houses. The player may also earn them in a course by getting 12 combos.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Trophy information[edit]

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
1-Up Mushroom SSB4Trophy1-UpMushroom.png NES Super Mario Bros. (10/1985)
N64 Super Mario 64 (09/1996)
Eating one of these mushrooms will add another you. "1-Up." Even just saying it aloud feels so right. "Was getting more 1-Ups and increasing the number of us the adventure's ultimate objective?" All the Marios got together and discussed this theory. The end. Eating one of these gives you an extra life. That's right! A whole extra version of you! But it does make you wonder, is getting 1-Up Mushrooms and making more copies of yourself the real goal of any adventure? You can just imagine a bunch of Marios getting together to discuss it...

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Sticker Information from Brawl[edit]

Image Game Effect
Sticker 1-Up Mushroom.png New Super Mario Bros. [Leg] - Attack +4

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:1-Up Mushroom.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 1UPキノコ
1UP (Wan appu) kinoko
1-UP Mushroom
Spanish Champiñón de Vida Extra (most games)
Champiñón 1-Up (some games)
Champi Mejora (Mario & Luigi series)
Extra Life Mushroom
1-Up Mushroom
Heal Mushroom
French Champignon 1-Up 1-Up Mushroom
Dutch 1UP-Paddenstoel 1-Up Mushroom
German 1-Up-Pilz 1-Up Mushroom
Italian Fungo 1-Up
Fungo Cura (Mario & Luigi series)
fungo 1-UP (Animal Crossing series)
1-Up Mushroom
Cure Mushroom
1-UP mushroom
Portuguese (NOA) Cogumelo Mario Extra (Super Mario World manual) Extra Mario Mushroom
Portuguese (NOE) Cogumelo 1UP (Super Mario 3D Land e-manual) 1UP Mushroom
Korean 1-UP버섯
1-eop Beoseot
1-UP Mushroom

Trivia[edit]

  • The 1-Up Mushroom was the first extra life-granting item in video game history.
  • A 1-Up Mushroom is a space in Nintendo Monopoly. It replaces the Income Tax space. When a player lands on this space, they have to pay either 10% of their total assets or $200 in the 2006 version (just $200 in the 2010 version).
  • In Super Mario Land and its sequel, as well as Donkey Kong for the Game Boy, 1-Up Mushrooms are replaced with 1 UP Hearts. This is because the monochromatic screen of the Game Boy would make it impossible to tell 1-Up Mushrooms from Super Mushrooms.
  • In the Animal Crossing series, a 1-Up Mushroom appears as a furniture item, and when it is interacted with, it plays the extra life sound and causes "1-UP" to float above it (similarly to when one is collected in the series).

See also[edit]