Big Mushroom

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Not to be confused with Mega Mushroom.
Big Mushroom
SMM-SMB-Mushroom.pngSuper Mario Maker 30th Anniversary Amiibo Modern Color Mushroom
First appearance Super Mario Maker (2015)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Effect Transforms Mario into Big Mario (Super Mario Bros. style only); Adds 1000 points to the player's score (All other styles).

The Big Mushroom is a power-up that appears in Super Mario Maker, only usable in a stage by scanning one of the Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary series amiibo on the Wii U GamePad. The item itself is a larger Super Mushroom. If Mario touches one, he will transform into Big Mario, a larger version of Mario that functions like Super Mario but can break through most blocks (with the exception of Note Blocks) similar to Mega Mario. Depending on whichever Mario amiibo the player scanned to produce the Big Mushroom (classic or modern), Big Mario's clothes will maintain his original Super Mario Bros. style, or change to resemble his modern appearance. Although the Big Mushroom can appear in all game styles, the power-up's effects can only be used in courses that are using the Super Mario Bros. game style. In all the other game styles, the Big Mushroom only gives the player 1000 points.

The Big Mushroom cannot be overridden by Super Mushrooms or Weird Mushrooms, but it can be overridden by the Fire Flower or Mystery Mushroom.

Collecting a Big Mushroom also affects enemies and other elements; most enemies are given at least one of Mario's features, such as a hat, mustache, or nose, Lakitus, Bullet Bills, cannonballs shot from black cannons, and the Chain Chomps' stakes are turned into Luigis, Luigis can also be seen riding on both Dry Bones and Bowser Jr., cannonballs shot from red cannons turn into Toads, the Magikoopa's robes turn green, Goomba's Shoes are turned into Brick Blocks and Stilettos into Pipes, Piranha Plants turn red (as in World 4 and onwards in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels), Bowser has a Magikoopa in a Princess Peach disguise riding on his back, the Fire Koopa Clown Car has a Princess Peach design on it, and the entire screen has been visually "downgraded" to resemble how the game would look on a CRT television.

Big Mushroom icon in Super Mario Maker 2 (Super Mario Bros. style)

The item returns in Super Mario Maker 2, although it no longer activates the CRT filter, nor does it affect enemies and objects. It now affects Luigi, Toad, and Toadette, due to their additions as playable characters. It can also now be placed like any other item, rather than being amiibo-exclusive. In the nighttime ground theme, Big Mushrooms bounce away from the player. Only the modern colors return, with the classic-colored Big Mushroom being removed.

Differences between the amiibo[edit]

amiibo Mushroom Mario Transformation
8-Bit Classic Mario.png

30th Anniversary Mario - Classic Color

Big Mushroom (Classic)

Big Mario (Classic)
8-Bit Modern Mario.png

30th Anniversary Mario - Modern Color
Super Mario Maker 30th Anniversary Amiibo Modern Color Mushroom

Big Mushroom (Modern)
Mario in his modern colors, in Super Mario Maker.

Big Mario (Modern)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかキノコ
Deka Kinoko
Big Mushroom

Chinese 大蘑菇
Dà Mógu
Big Mushroom

Dutch Reuzenpaddenstoel[1]
Giant Mushroom
French Maxi-champignon
German Maxi-Pilz
Big Mushroom
Italian Fungo gigante
Giant mushroom
Korean 점보버섯
Jeombo Beoseot
Jumbo Mushroom

Russian Огромный гриб
Ogromnyy grib
Huge Mushroom

Spanish Gran Champiñón
Big Mushroom / Great Mushroom


  1. ^ Nintendo Nederland. (August 26, 2015). Super Mario Maker - Trailer (Wii U). Youtube. Retrieved May 22, 2019.