Mini Mario (form)

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This article is about the transformation of Mario after he collects a Mini Mushroom. For information about other uses of the term "Mini Mario", see Mini Mario (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Small Mario.
Mini Mario
Used on Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, any playable character in other games.
Item Needed Mini Mushroom
Power(s) Given Jump higher, walk on water, enter tiny warp pipes/doors, fit through small spaces, jump over enemies, run up walls.
First Appearance Mario Party 4 (2002)
Latest Appearance New Super Luigi U (2013)

Mini Mario is a form that Mario or Luigi takes upon eating a Mini Mushroom. Occasionally, this transformation may also be brought about by using a Poison Mushroom, or other various items. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the two Toads (Blue and Yellow) are capable of becoming mini versions of themselves as well. This transformation is similar to Wario's Tiny Form. Mini Mario cannot break Brick Blocks, can jump tremendously high and can lead to hidden paths and Secret Exits


Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 4 debuts the Mini Mushroom, and is thus the introduction of Mini Mario as a power-up form. While in his or her mini form, the player can only roll a 1-5. There is also another item that can transform the player into their mini form: the Super Mini Mushroom, which allows the player to roll two 1-5 dice blocks. Players who shrink themselves can also enter Gates and play Mini Mini-Games or land on certain spaces.

Mario Pinball Land[edit]

In Mario Pinball Land, Mario can buy a Mini Mushroom for ten coins. While mini, Mario can get into entrances like beehives and igloos that are normally too small for him to earn more Power Stars.

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros., Mario once again becomes Mini Mario by eating a Mini Mushroom. While in this form, the player can jump higher, run on water, jump on enemies without stomping them, and also fit through tiny Warp Pipes. Additionally, enemies that Mario can defeat with a stomp at regular height take a Ground Pound to defeat while he is Mini Mario. If Mario is hit by an enemy when in this form, instead of reverting back to regular-sized Mario, he loses a life. In this game, Mini Mario cannot duck, which may be a reference to Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, where Small Mario could not duck. Mini Mario also cannot grab and hold anything in this game.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

The mini form also appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, retaining the effects from the previous game, except for the inability to pick up objects. In this game, Mario gets a higher-pitched voice while being Mini Mario. He also gains the ability to duck.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

The mini form also appears in New Super Mario Bros. 2, along with the Mini Mushroom, having the same effects from the previous games. They only appear in World 3-B, World 4-A and certain Toad Houses.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Mini Mario in the bonus area of Urchin Shoals in New Super Mario Bros. U. Note Mini Mario's new ability to run up walls.

The mini form also appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. It has the same effects from the previous games. However, the form now has the ability to run up and down walls similar to a Triangular Block, as well as being able to carry items.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

In the DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Mini Mushrooms appear in Polastraits, Icepeak, and Blizland. As Mini Mario, Mario is able to cross thin ice, as well as narrow spaces. While Mario can become Mini Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog cannot.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

In Mario Sports Mix, Mini Mushrooms reappear as items. While mini, the player is not able to carry a basketball, hockey puck, or dodgeball. They also have the inability to spike in volleyball, or perform a defensive maneuver in dodgeball.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マメマリオ (New Super Mario Bros.)
Mame Mario
Bean Mario, signifying small size.
Korean 땅콩 마리오 (New Super Mario Bros.)
꼬마리오 (Mario & Luigi: Dream Team)
Ddang Kong Mario
Peanut Mario, signifying small size.
Portmanteau of 꼬마 (Kkoma/Kid) and 마리오 (Mario).