Big Mario

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Big Mario
SMM-SMB-Mario.pngMario in his modern colors, in Super Mario Maker.
Used on Mario, Luigi, Toad, Toadette
Item needed Big Mushroom
Power(s) given Similar to Super Mario, but lets Mario break blocks by running into or jumping on them, and defeat most enemies in one jump.
First appearance Super Mario Maker (2015)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)

Big Mario is the form Mario takes after obtaining a Big Mushroom, appearing in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker 2. Upon scanning 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo onto the Wii U GamePad's NFC sensor, a Big Mushroom will appear. Mario can only get the form if the level is in the Super Mario Bros. style. With this form, Mario can break Brick Blocks and hard blocks by running into them with some speed, as well as jumping onto them from above. Most enemies will be defeated instantly by stomping them. However, Mario is still vulnerable to enemy attacks, and he shrinks if he gets hit. Depending on the scanned amiibo, Mario's appearance will be based on his original Super Mario Bros. sprite for the Classic Colors amiibo or his original sprite with modern colors for the Modern Colors amiibo. If Big Mario grabs a Big Mushroom of a different color, the Big Mushroom's color overrides Big Mario's (for example, collecting a Big Mushroom in classic colors as a modern colored Big Mario makes Big Mario gain classic colors). Placing a Big Mushroom in any other style will still place the mushroom, but grabbing it will do nothing but give 1000 points.

Upon becoming Big Mario, several visual effects will change. Enemies will become Mario-themed, some wearing mustaches or Mario's cap, up to changing the appearance of other enemies altogether, such as Bullet Bills turning into miniature Luigis. The screen will also gain a filter that mimics the effect of a CRT television. These visual changes are purely aesthetic and do not alter gameplay, aside from Big Mario himself.

In Super Mario Maker 2, Luigi, Toad, and Toadette can also use this form. Besides the use of the characters' modern appearances (as only the modern Big Mushroom reappears), none of the aesthetic effects from the previous game return. Big Mario now reverts to Super Mario if hit, rather than Small Mario. Unlike in the previous game, Big Mario cannot break blocks from the side, only above or below him.

List of changes[edit]

Enemy Image Notes
Goomba A Goomba, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker. Gives Goombas a Mario cap and mustache.
Koopa Troopa A Green Koopa Troopa, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Red Koopa Troopa, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives green Koopa Troopas a Mario cap and mustache.
Red Koopa Troopas do not have a mustache, but do wear Mario's cap backwards.
Piranha Plant/Fire Piranha Plant A Piranha Plant, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Fire Piranha Plant, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Makes Piranha Plants red. It resembles Red Piranha Plants from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
Bullet Bill/Bull's-Eye Bill A Bullet Bill, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Bullet Bill, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Bull's-Eye Bill, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Bullet Bills change to small Luigis for the ground, underwater and airship themes. A somewhat larger variant of small Luigi will appear for the underground, ghost house and castle themes.

Bulls-Eye Bills are replaced with Toads.

Blooper/Blooper Nanny/Blooper Baby A Blooper, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Blooper Nanny, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Blooper Baby, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives Bloopers, Blooper Nannies, and Blooper Babies a Mario cap and mustache.
Bob-omb A Bob-omb, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker. Bob-ombs are given a moustache, making them similar in appearance to King Bob-omb.
Boo/Boo Buddies/Stretch A Boo, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Boo Circle, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Stretch, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Boos are given mustaches and large noses, making them similar in appearance to Boo Mario.

Stretches wear a Mario mask.

Buzzy Beetle A Buzzy Beetle, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker. Gives Buzzy Beetles a mustache.
Cannon A Cannon, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Cannon, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Cannons will shoot Luigis.

If shaken to become red, the faster cannonballs are replaced with Toads.

Chain Chomp A Chain Chomp, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker. Chain Chomps are given Mario caps, and their posts are turned into Luigis.
Cheep Cheep A green Cheep Cheep, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A red Cheep Cheep, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives both variants of the Cheep Cheep a mustache, and causes their beak-like lips to become the round lips from later designs.
Dry Bones/Fish Bone A Dry Bones, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Fish Bone, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives Dry Bones Mario's cap, a mustache, and is ridden by Luigi.
Fish Bones only get Mario's cap.
Hammer Bro/Sledge Bro A Hammer Bro, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Sledge Bro, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Makes their helmets red, resembling Mario's cap, and gives them mustaches.
Lakitu A Lakitu, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Lakitu's Cloud, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Lakitus turn into Luigis, and its cloud gains a mustache covering the smile.
Lava Bubble A Lava Bubble, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker. Gives Lava Bubbles a moustache and eyes, making them somewhat resemble Lava Drops.
Magikoopa Magikoopa, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker. Magikoopas turn into Super Luigi look-alikes, clad in green robes.
Muncher A Muncher, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Muncher, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Munchers are recolored sepia in the ground, underwater, and airship themes.

Munchers are given negative colors in the underground, castle, and ghost house themes.

Rocky Wrench/Monty Mole A Rocky Wrench, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Monty Mole, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives both Rocky Wrenches and Monty Moles a Mario cap and mustache.
Spike Top A Spike Top, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Spike Top, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives Spike Tops a mustache.
Spiny A Spiny, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker. Gives Spinies a mustache.
Thwomp A Thwomp, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker. Gives Thwomps a mustache and causes them to be constantly smiling.
Wiggler A Wiggler, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Wiggler, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives Wigglers a Mario cap and mustache.
Koopa Clown Car/Fire Koopa Clown Car A Clown Car, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A Fire Clown Car, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo,, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives the Koopa Clown Car a mustache.

The Fire Koopa Clown Car becomes magenta with a heart and Princess Peach's face on it.
Shoe Goomba A Shoe Goomba, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
A stiletto version of Shoe Goomba, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives Shoe Goombas a Mario cap and mustache.

The normal Goomba's Shoe turns into a Brick Block, and the stiletto variant turns into a Warp Pipe.

Bowser/Bowser Jr. Bowser under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario Amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Bowser, under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Bowser Jr., under the effect of the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, in Super Mario Maker.
Gives Bowser a mustache and Princess Peach sitting on his back. If Bowser is damaged or defeated, Peach is revealed to be a Magikoopa in disguise.

Gives Bowser Jr. a mustache, Mario's cap, and Luigi sitting on him.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかマリオ[1]
Deka Mario
Big Mario
Korean 점보마리오
Jeombo Mario
Jumbo Mario
Spanish Mario Grande Big Mario

Trivia[edit]

  • The modern version of Big Mario is also used for the Mario Mystery Mushroom costume. However, the two are different in that the Costume Mario version is given its own unique sound effects.
  • Many of the enemies affected by the Big Mushroom resemble those captured by Mario in Super Mario Odyssey.
    • Red Koopa Troopas resemble the red Roving Racer in their Big Mushroom form, and Bowser's appearance in the 8-bit section of the final boss sequence in Super Mario Odyssey also resembles his Big Mushroom form (though he does not have the cap in the latter).

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