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The 3-Up Moon is an item that first appeared in Super Mario World. It is a yellow, waxing crescent moon that sports eyes and a smile. An extremely rare item, the 3-Up Moon functions very similarly to the 1-Up Mushroom, but true to its name, it instead gives the player 3 extra lives instead of one.
Super Mario series
Super Mario World
The locations of the 3-Up Moons in Super Mario World are as follows. If the player replays the level, the moon will disappear from where it was until the game is reset. Most, but not all, 3-Up Moons are only accessible if Mario or Luigi is utilizing their cape form.
Additionally, the moon seen in Star World of Super Mario World resembles a 3-Up Moon.
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U
3-Up Moons reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. They are found within 3-Up Moon Blocks and a total of four 3-Up Moons can appear from it (depending on how many players are playing). They can only appear by using Boost Mode; tapping a 3-Up Moon Block on the Wii U GamePad screen will make it visible for players to hit.
Game and Watch Gallery 4
3-Up Moons appear in Game & Watch Gallery 4 in the modern version of the Fire minigame, where they come out of Yoshi Eggs and give multiple points when bounced. They only provide extra lives if they are bounced into the carriage. 3-Up Moons also appear in the Rain Shower minigame, where they are caught to fill a meter which when filled causes Bowser to fall and gives the player points.
In Mario Family, there is a sewing design of a 3-Up Moon.
The 3-Up Moon makes an appearance in volume 3 of the Super Mario-Kun. It serves a different purpose, powering-up Mario rather than granting him 3 extra lives. This allows Mario to defeat a Buzzy Beetle-like enemy.
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