Superstar Mario

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Superstar Mario
Used on Baby Mario
Item Needed Super Star
Power(s) Given Super speed, Run up walls, Glide, Invincibility
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)

Superstar Mario[1][2] (also known as Powerful Mario[3]) is the form Baby Mario obtains when he comes in contact with a Super Star in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi Touch & Go, and Yoshi's Island DS. Baby Mario gets a Cape, and Yoshi turns into a giant Yoshi Egg. After the time runs out, Yoshi emerges with Baby Mario. Superstar Mario gains speed, enough to walk on walls and ceilings. He can use his cape to glide down slowly. Superstar Mario is also invincible to enemies, attacks, even hazards such as spikes and lava, but not bottomless pits. Superstar Mario looks very similar to Cape Mario from Super Mario World.

Superstar Mario appears as Baby Mario's power-up in the Super Mario-Kun volume 14, the adaption of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. It enables Baby Mario to climb up walls and float as it did in the games, but also gives him super strength. The strength enables him to beat up enemies and even use boulders to hurt Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi when he gets angry.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パワフル赤ちゃん
pawafuru aka-chan
Powerful Baby
French Mario Costaud Tough Mario
Dutch Superster Mario Superstar Mario
Italian Mario Superstar Superstar Mario



  1. ^ Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 instruction booklet, page 26.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Island DS instruction booklet, page 20.
  3. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island instruction booklet, page 18.
  4. ^ Haou Magazine, September 1995 issue interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. (English translation by Blackoak, retrieved March 08, 2016)