1 UP Heart

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Not to be confused with Life-Up Heart.
1 UP Heart
SML2 Artwork - 1 Up Heart.png
Artwork of a 1-Up Heart from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Description
A heart-shaped collectible

First appearance

Super Mario Land (1989)

Latest appearance

Game & Watch Gallery 4 (2002)

Effect on player

Grants an extra life

1 UP Hearts[1] (alternatively 1UP hearts,[2] 1-Up Hearts,[3] or simply Hearts[4]) basically perform the same function as 1-Up Mushrooms, granting one extra life to the player in Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Donkey Kong on the Game Boy, and the Game & Watch Gallery series. The most likely reason that 1 UP Hearts are used in these games rather than 1-Up Mushrooms is that the monochrome palette of the original Game Boy would make it impossible to distinguish between 1-Up Mushrooms and Super Mushrooms.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Land[edit]

1UP hearts make their first appearance in Super Mario Land. When a 1 UP Heart is released from jumping under a Mystery Block or Brick Block, it flies out before falling straight down. Unlike Super Mushrooms, they fall through the ground until Mario grabs it in time before disappearing.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

In Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, the 1-Up Heart moves like a 1-Up Mushroom and slides right unless Mario can quickly catch it. 1-Up Hearts can also be caught by a Keipu, who then runs away with them. In bonus games that occur if Mario rings the bell placed hanging in the air at the end of a stage, 1-Up Hearts become available prizes; in the Crane Game and Ladder Game, 3UP Hearts exclusively appear in the Crane Game and give three extra lives. Stand-alone 1 UP Hearts can be found in some levels.

Donkey Kong[edit]

In Donkey Kong on the Game Boy, 1 UP Hearts float in midair at spots that are hard to reach without special moves. They reappear if the player loses a life and revisits the level. They appear slightly larger and has the "1 UP" logo on them.

Game & Watch Gallery series[edit]

Hearts, or heart-marks,[5] appear in "Modern" versions of Game & Watch games in Game & Watch Gallery and its sequels. These hearts replenish a life that was lost and appear only when a player reaches 200, 500, and 700 points in most games; if a player does not have any misses when they pass these points, a heart does not appear. In this game, they are either red or pink and have a two-toned color scheme similar to the one suggested by the white-and-gray pattern of the original hearts in Super Mario Land. Despite later games supporting color, hearts still reappear for the rest of the series.

Game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release date System/format
Super Mario Land Item 1989 Game Boy
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Item 1992 Game Boy
Donkey Kong (Game Boy) Item 1994 Game Boy
Game & Watch Gallery Item 1997 Game Boy
Game & Watch Gallery 2 Item 1997 (Japan-only) Game Boy
Game & Watch Gallery 2 Item 1998 Game Boy Color
Game & Watch Gallery 3 Item 1999 Game Boy Color
Game & Watch Gallery 4 Item 2002 Game Boy Advance

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 1UPハート[6]
1UP hāto
1UPのハート[7]
1UP no hāto
1UP Heart
Spanish Corazón
Vida extra[8]
Heart
Extra life
French Cœur 1UP 1UP heart
Dutch 1-Up-hart[9] 1-Up-heart
German 1-Up-Herz
Herz
1 Up Heart
Heart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong (Game Boy) English instruction booklet, page 16.
  2. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 8.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 44.
  4. ^ The Super Game Boy Player's Guide, page 21.
  5. ^ Game & Watch Gallery instruction manual, page 15.
  6. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 6.
  7. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Japanese instruction booklet, page 14.
  8. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Spanish Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console digital manual, tab 13: "Objetos".
  9. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console digital manual, tab 13: "Voorwerpen".