Metal Mario (character)

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This article is about the character that resembles a metallic version of Mario. For information about the metal form that Mario can transform into, see here. For the power-up regarding this form, see here.
Metal Mario
Metal Mario Artwork - Mario Kart 7.png
Metal Mario from Mario Kart 7.
Full Name Metal Mario
Species Powered-up human
First Appearance Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Latest Portrayal Charles Martinet (1999-present)

“Metal Mario, the best!”
Metal Mario, Mario Kart 7

Metal Mario is an independent character in the Mario universe, usually being one of the fiercer end-game opponents in the Mario sport games or Super Smash Bros. series. He is a spin-off from Metal Mario, which is a form of Mario, rather than a distinct character. Metal Mario often plays the role of Mario's rival.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Metal Mario in Super Smash Bros.

In Super Smash Bros., Metal Mario makes his debut as a mid-boss encountered before the game's final boss, Master Hand. Like the Fighting Polygons, he has his own stage. He is far less powerful, and is susceptible to much more damage than in Super Mario 64. Nevertheless, he is a much more durable character than the regular Mario. Heavier and more resistant to knockback in general than any other character in the game, he's very difficult to beat. In fact, only when Metal Mario's damage exceeds 180% can he be knocked down.

On a side note, Kirby is unable to copy Metal Mario's powers, which is later possible to do in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Mario Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. Character
Metal Mario
MetalMario-SSBMelee.png
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Special Moves
Standard:  Fireball
Side:  Cape (SSBM, SSBB)
Up:  Super Jump Punch
Down:  Mario Tornado (SSBM)F.L.U.D.D. (SSBB)
Battle Entrance
Metal Mario pops out of a Warp Pipe (SSB).
Falls from the sky and smashes headfirst into the floor. Stands up right afterwards (SSBM)
Pops out of a warp pipe and lands standing upright. (SSBB)

Metal Mario returns as a mid-boss in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and as one of the game's many trophies. He is fought on Battlefield.

In this game, Metal Mario fights alone by default, but if the player unlocks Luigi, Metal Luigi joins the fray as well. Additionally, players can pick up the Metal Box item, turning into metal forms, boasting the same attributes as Metal Mario and Metal Luigi.

KOing Metal Mario and Metal Luigi in Adventure Mode awards the player the "Metal Bros. KO" bonus, worth 8000 points.

Yoshi's Island, a stage in the game, is reflected on the surface of Metal Mario's trophy.

Mario Golf[edit]

Metal Mario in Mario Golf.

Metal Mario is an unlockable playable character in Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64. He boasts the strongest drives from his set of clubs and is usually the last character to be unlocked. However, he is available only in the North American and PAL releases; he is missing from the original Japanese version.

Dr. Mario 64[edit]

Metal Mario in the character select screen from Dr. Mario 64.

Metal Mario returns as the final boss of Wario's storyline in Dr. Mario 64. In this game, Metal Mario can be unlocked as a playable character by beating the entire Story Mode with Wario without losing once. Dr. Mario turns into Metal Mario when he accidentally eats some Megavitamins. In the game, he looks like a metal version of Dr. Mario.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Metal Mario in Mario Kart 7.

Metal Mario makes a return appearance as an unlockable playable character in the Nintendo 3DS title Mario Kart 7, where he is unlocked by winning the 150cc Special Cup. He is a Heavy class character (alongside Bowser, Wario, and Honey Queen), with an advantage bonus of weight and some speed. He is one of four drivers to enter the Mario Kart series for the first time (the other three being Lakitu, Wiggler, and Honey Queen). His signature emblem is a shiny, metal version of Mario's M logo. Bowser and Rosalina always appear as rivals when he is picked.

On a side note, Metal Mario's karts have the same body frame as that of the Medium and Light class characters, which makes him a smaller target than the other Heavy and Cruiser characters.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

“Oh, mia mama!”
Metal Mario, Mario Kart 8

Metal Mario, in Mario Kart 8.

Metal Mario appears as a returning racer in Mario Kart 8, and he is an unlockable character. Additionally, there is another character related to Metal Mario named Pink Gold Peach (who is classified in the same weight subdivision as Metal Mario). Metal Mario is classified as a heavyweight, but within this category, he is tied with Bowser, Wario, and Morton in the acceleration, weight, and traction department. However, his speed and handling are tied with that of Donkey Kong, Waluigi, Rosalina, and Roy.

Also, much like in Mario Kart 7, Metal Mario's vehicles use the same body frame size as the middleweights, making him a slightly harder target to hit.

Metal Mario appears as the staff ghost for N64 Rainbow Road.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX[edit]

Metal Mario in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.

Metal Mario also appears in an arcade game for the first time in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. Just like previous Mario Kart games, he is a heavyweight, with high speed, but below average acceleration and handling. His kart is the Metal Spark.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Metal Mario, in Mario Tennis Open.

Metal Mario returns in Mario Tennis Open as a QR Downloadable Character. His type in this game is Power, and, as in Mario Kart 7, his voice is a warbled variation of Mario's voice. He is the final QR Downloadable Character. He is also the only QR Downloadable character that is not a Yoshi. He is the strongest character in the game with the fastest serves. He returns Chance Shots with little effect on him (if he returns them correctly), and his Chance Shots themselves have a longer-lasting effect on his opponents. He is one of the slowest characters in the game, however, and unlike Bowser, another slow character, he has below-average reach and a poor lunge. This makes it difficult for him to predict and return shots. Metal Mario's racket costs 1750 coins to buy at the Clubhouse for Miis to be able to use.

Official Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee Trophy[edit]

# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
202 Metal Mario
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Super Mario 64
9/96
Mario was in for a surprise the first time he hit a Metal Box in Super Mario 64. The metal cap that popped out transformed Mario into living metal, giving him great stamina, a heavy tread, and the ability to walk underwater. In Super Smash Bros., Metal Mario showed up as an incredibly stubborn midlevel boss.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Class: Heavy
  • Stat Boosts
    • Speed: 4
    • Acceleration: 2
    • Weight: 4.25
    • Handling: 2.5
    • Off-Road: 3.5
  • Biographies
    • Site
      • Flag of USA.png "Mario's very heavy rival has joined the roster to wreak havoc on the road. He really shines in the Grand Prix."
      • Flag of Europe.png "Just as heavy as his shiny steel appearance suggests, and his top speed is very impressive indeed."
    • Guide: "You'll find larger racers on the track, but you won't find anyone tougher. Metal Mario is another true heavyweight, which means he's traded handling and acceleration for high speed and a powerful jostle."

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Metal Mario's emblem from Mario Kart 8.
  • Weight Class: Heavy
  • Stats
    • Speed
      • Ground: 4.25
      • Water: 4.75
      • Air: 4.25
      • Anti-Gravity: 4.5
    • Acceleration: 2
    • Weight: 4.75
    • Handling
      • Ground: 2.75
      • Water: 2.75
      • Air: 2.5
      • Anti-Gravity: 3
    • Traction: 3.25
    • Mini-Turbo: 1.75
  • Biography: "As heavy as Wario, but not quite as fast, Metal Mario does enjoy some better handling in exchange for losing that speed."
Staff Ghost Time
Course Staff Name Country Time Vehicle Combination
Body Tires Glider
N64 Rainbow Road Nin★Leonel United States 1:33.731 Standard ATV Monster Super Glider

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

  • Character Type: Power

Game Appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Smash Bros. Boss 1999 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf Unlockable Playable Character (*NA/EU) 1999 Nintendo 64
Dr. Mario 64 Unlockable Playable Character/Boss 2001 Nintendo 64
Super Smash Bros. Melee Boss, Playable Character (Power-Up), and Trophy. 2001 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Kart 7 Unlockable Playable Character 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Tennis Open Unlockable Playable Character 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Unlockable Playable Character 2014 Wii U

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Metal Mario (character).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メタルマリオ
Metaru Mario
Metal Mario
Spanish Mario de metal Metal Mario
French (NOA) Mario de Métal Metal Mario
French (NOE) Métal Mario
Mario de métal (Since Mario Kart 8.)
Metal Mario
Dutch Metalen Mario Metallic Mario
German Metall-Mario Metal Mario
Italian Mario Metallo Metal Mario
Portuguese Mario Metálico Metallic Mario
Russian Марио-металл
Mario-metall
Metal Mario
Korean 메탈마리오
Metal Mario
Metal Mario
Chinese 金属马里奥
Jīnshǔ Mǎlǐào
Metal Mario

Trivia[edit]

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