Blue Toad (character)

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This article is about Blue Toad from New Super Mario Bros. Wii, New Super Mario Bros. U, and New Super Luigi U. For the Toad Brigade member, see Hint Toad. For the Blue Toad character from Super Mario 3D World, see Toad. For any other blue-colored Toad, see Toad (species).
Blue Toad
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Blue Toad in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Species Toad
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019)
Latest portrayal Samantha Kelly (2009-present)

Blue Toad[1] is a Toad who made his first appearance in New Super Mario Bros. Wii as a playable sidekick for Mario, along with Luigi and Yellow Toad. Blue Toad and Yellow Toad reprise their roles as playable characters in New Super Mario Bros. U, and have appeared in various other games as well.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

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Blue Toad jumping in New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Blue Toad first appears as the fourth playable character in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. He is first seen at Peach's Castle where he can be seen enjoying the festivities for Princess Peach's birthday party along with fellow guests: Mario, Luigi, and Yellow Toad. However, the party was soon interrupted by the Koopalings and Bowser Jr. who arrive with a disguise as a large birthday cake and using this disguise, they had managed to fool the heroes and kidnap Peach. This starts Blue Toad's adventure as he quickly follows the Mario Bros. and Yellow Toad to stop the Koopalings.

Unlike the other Toads, Blue Toad is shown to be extremely brave as he teams up with the Mario Bros. on their mission to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser and his minions. To save her, the heroes venture through many different, diverse worlds. Throughout their adventure, Blue Toad along with his friends meet many of the countless minions that Bowser Jr. had sent to stop the heroes. Despite this, Blue Toad and co. had still managed to keep on going and eventually they even come to the point of battling the Koopalings themselves. Upon defeating Magikoopa and Bowser Jr. in the final world, they soon come upon Bowser's Castle where the princess was held captive. From there, Blue Toad along with the other heroes would have to fight the evil King Bowser himself and upon defeating him, the heroes would be able to save Peach.

Upon rescuing the Princess, each of the heroes (including Blue Toad) would get a kiss from princess as a thanks for saving her. In the cinematic ending of the game, Blue Toad along with Yellow Toad and Luigi can be seen descending from the sky in hot air balloons while approaching Mario and Peach (who both had just left Bowser's Castle). After Luigi allows Mario and Peach to ride his balloon back to Peach's Castle, he is soon left behind when Peach and Mario take off without him while he was waving to the Toads in their balloon. Fortunately, Blue Toad happily invited Luigi to ride in the balloon that he and Yellow Toad were riding in.

Though he has no official name of his own, the developers of New Super Mario Bros. Wii supposedly nicknamed this Toad Bucken-Berry.[2]

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Blue Toad using a Bubble Baby Yoshi to encase a Goomba in a bubble in New Super Mario Bros. U

Blue Toad makes his next appearance in the Wii U title, New Super Mario Bros. U. He regain his role as one of the main protagonists of the game along with Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad and Miis.

Within the game's introduction sequence, Blue Toad is first seen alongside Yellow Toad, the Mario Bros., and Princess Peach attending a lunch at the Peach's Castle. However, their peaceful get-together is soon ruined by the sudden appearance of multiple airships consisting of Bowser and the Koopalings. Using a giant mechanical arm (which extended itself from Bowser's airship into the main hall of Peach's Castle where the heroes were taking their lunch), Bowser pulled away Peach's chair from harm and instead gave a mighty punch at Blue Toad and the other three heroes (causing them to be knocked out).

Seizing the opportunity, Bowser used the mechanical arm to scoop up Blue Toad and his friends and threw the heroes far across the Mushroom Kingdom. Upon crashing into the Acorn Tree consisting of Super Acorns and falling back to the ground (with Blue Toad going as far as sliding on his large mushroom head from the force), the four heroes soon get up and see Peach's Castle getting invaded by Bowser's forces in the far distance. Deciding to take action, Blue Toad and his friends run across the plains in the start of a new adventure.

In New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Blue Toad shares a character slot with Yellow Toad under the generic identifier of "Toad," and the two can be switched between on the character select screen by holding the L or ZL button (SL button when playing with a single Joy-Con).[3]

New Super Luigi U[edit]
Blue Toad, holding a Red Shell, in New Super Luigi U

Blue Toad returns as a playable character within the multiplayer mode of the expansion pack game New Super Luigi U. Very much like in New Super Mario Bros. U, Blue Toad journeys through the Mushroom Kingdom to save Princess Peach once again along with the help of Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Nabbit.

While he plays similarly as in New Super Mario Bros. U, Blue Toad is able to perform a scuttle jump much like Luigi and the other playable characters.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

While Blue Toad himself does not appear in Super Mario 3D World, Toad appears instead with an identical appearance, reflecting his in-game appearance in Super Mario Bros. 2. In the game's electronic manual, however, Blue Toad's artwork from New Super Mario Bros. Wii was reused to represent Toad.[4]

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

As in Super Mario 3D World, a blue Toad identified as Toad appears during Co-Op and Versus Modes as the third-player character in Super Mario Maker 2 with an identical appearance to Blue Toad. Blue Toad himself can be seen in Story Mode helping Mario rebuild Princess Peach's Castle. Mario sometimes needed to save Blue Toad to continue to build the castle.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Propeller Blue Toad on the cover of the 41st issue of Super Mario-Kun

Blue Toad along with Yellow Toad are featured in the 41st and 42nd volumes of Super Mario-Kun. As the story is based on New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Blue Toad and Yellow Toad are introduced as Mario's new accomplices. Throughout the adaption of the two issues, Blue Toad plays an important role by journeying alongside Mario, Luigi, and Yellow Toad on their quest to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser and his forces.

Both Blue Toad and Yellow Toad are seen in their propeller forms on the cover of the 41st issue of Super Mario-Kun.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX[edit]

Blue Toad appears as a playable palette swap of Toad in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. He is a featherweight character.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Blue Toad appears in a total of four Battle Cards in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.

Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

In Mario Sports Superstars, Blue Toad appears in two different collectible cards as Blue Penguin Toad and Blue Flying Squirrel Toad.

Luigi's Mansion 3[edit]

Along with Luigi, Polterpup, Mario, Peach, Toad, and Yellow Toad, Blue Toad makes an appearence in Luigi's Mansion 3 where he is playing with a baseball next to Yellow Toad but he accidentally drops it. Like everyone mentioned above, Blue Toad was invited by Luigi to spend their vacations on The Last Resort. And like everyone except for Luigi and Polterpup, Blue Toad is captured by King Boo and put inside a painting, only to be later rescued by Luigi. In the ScareScraper, he, Toad, Yellow Toad and Green Toad have to be rescued in the Find the Toads mission.

Other appearances[edit]

Blue Toad and the other heroes of New Super Mario Bros. Wii were shown as some of the featured characters in the Nintendo 3DS tech demo. He was riding a Pink Yoshi, similarly to the game's box art. Eventually, this tech demo screen featuring Blue Toad and his friends was later obtainable as a puzzle in the Puzzle Swap mode in the StreetPass Mii Plaza.

Blue Toad, Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Miis, were also seen and playable in the Wii U demo, New Super Mario Bros. Mii.

Blue Toad alongside Yellow Toad, Mario, Luigi, the Koopalings, and various other characters from New Super Mario Bros. Wii made cameo appearances in the Wii game Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party Sandaime where the characters can be seen dancing to the various tracks featured in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

General information[edit]

Personality[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Blue Toad is shown as a courageous character, who is able to venture alongside the Mario Bros. on their dangerous mission to save Princess Peach from Bowser and his minions; a force that most Toads tend to be afraid of. He is also shown to be kind and compassionate as seen in the ending of the game where he happily invites Luigi to ride in his and Yellow Toad's hot air balloon after he had been abandoned by Mario and Peach. In the introduction of New Super Mario Bros. U, Blue Toad is shown to be even more finicky than his partner Yellow Toad as he is seen to be in an extreme alarm when Bowser's mechanical arm pulled away the Princess.

Abilities[edit]

Blue Toad swimming while wearing the Penguin Suit.

Throughout the New Super Mario Bros. games, Blue Toad plays similarly to Mario. While possessing the same jumps as Mario, he is also shown to use similar techniques as well including the Wall Jump and Ground Pound. He is also able to maximize his jumps by using a Spin Jump. Unlike the Mario Bros. however, Blue Toad (along with Yellow Toad) are shown to have a unique triple jump; the two Toads perform a high jump similar to a cartwheel while facing one side of the screen. Blue Toad is also shown to be quite strong, being able to carry items much larger than his own size (such as barrels). He is also capable of picking up, carrying and throwing other characters (such as Mario) with ease. All of these traits are similar to not give players advantages over each other. In New Super Luigi U, Blue Toad has the ability to perform a scuttle jump much like Luigi.

Blue Toad is also capable of using the various power-ups in the game allowing him to use their special effects and achieve different forms (such as Propeller Blue Toad if he was to touch a Propeller Mushroom). Much like the other characters playable in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he is shown to be skilled in riding Yoshis.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • European Official Site Bio: "As loyal servants to the Mushroom Kingdom throne, there's no way the Toads are about to sit back and watch Bowser and Co. bring their unsavoury schemes to fruition. Toads have aided Mario on plenty of adventures in the past, but this time around they're not just letting Mario know the princess is in another castle - they're coming along for the ride!"

Trading Card[edit]

Description: Bowser's villainous tactics prove no bounds when he snatches Princess Peach from her own Birthday party. True, Blue Toad's loyalty, courage, and know-how will be put to the ultimate test as he ventures through nine Worlds of Koopa chaos to find his precious Princess. Be sure to visit the Toad Houses in each World. You'll find power-ups and tips that help Blue Toad fight Bowser's fiendish underlings.
Card Number: 3 (Normal), F3 (Silver), F36 (Gold)

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

  • American Official Site Bio: "Blue Toad is just one of many fungal fellows out to lend a helping hand. His platforming skills stack up to Mario's quite nicely."

Gallery[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Sprites and models[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あおキノピオ
Ao Kinopio
Blue Toad
Spanish Toad Azul Blue Toad
French Toad bleu Blue Toad
German Blauer Toad Blue Toad
Italian Toad Blu Blue Toad
Portuguese Toad azul Blue Toad
Korean 파랑 키노피오
Parang Kinopio
Blue Toad
Chinese 藍奇諾比奧
Lán Qínuòbǐ'ào
Blue Toad

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii instruction manual, pg. 14
  2. ^ Holmes, Jonathan. NSMB Wii release bash: Bucken-Berry and Ala-Gold!. Destructoid.com November 16, 2009. (Accessed June 28, 2012)
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzlM_U-m_rc
  4. ^ Super Mario 3D World manual, pg 6.