Cape

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Cape
SMW CapeMario.png
Mario using a Cape

First Appearance

Super Mario World (1990)

Latest Appearance

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016)

The Cape, also known as Magic Cape[1] or Super Cape[2], is a magical yellow sheet, which is mostly used by Mario.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

SMW Capefly.png

The cape first appears in Super Mario World as well as its Game Boy Advance remake. Mario and Luigi can gain it upon touching a Cape Feather (an item usually found in ? Blocks) to become Cape Mario, and it gives them the ability to fly and attack enemies. If the player runs at full speed before taking off by jumping, they can control the flight with +Control Pad. Right will slow the descent and tapping left repeatedly will allow the player to continue flying, possibly to the end of the level. The player can spin the cape to attack enemies with Y Button.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

The cape also makes an appearance in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3. It could only be obtained by using an e-Reader card to scan the feather in to the player's item inventory. The feather (and in turn the cape) was also found in the formerly Japan-only World-e level Sea to Sky. The cape acts as it does in Super Mario World.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

The cape appears in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its Game Boy Advance remake, where Baby Mario could get one and become invincible by touching a Super Star; Yoshi would turn into a Yoshi Egg and follow with the rest of the eggs.

Super Mario Adventures[edit]

In the comic series Super Mario Adventures, the cape is used multiple times by the protagonists in the story. The cape is first seen to being used by Princess Toadstool who uses the cape to escape from Bowser's Castle to get away from the tormenting of the Koopalings. The cape is later used by Toad to scout out for assistance in order to help himself as well as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and the Princess find a way back home to the Castle after having defeated Bowser and his forces.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Mario using Cape in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The Cape has appeared in every Super Smash Bros. game since Super Smash Bros. Melee, where Mario uses it as his side special move. The move deals no knockback, but instead is able to reflect projectiles and turn opponents around. If used while an opponent is shielding, it flips them instead. Finally, if used in mid-air, the cape stops Mario's falling briefly.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Cape has two unlockable custom variants. The first one is Shocking Cape, which gives the cape an electric effect and deals greater damage and knockback, but destroys projectiles rather than reflecting them and no longer reverses the opponent's direction. The Cape can also be customized to Gust Cape, with gives the cape a wind effect which can push opponents, but deals less damage.[3]

Dr. Mario's Super Sheet functions similarly to this move.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

The Mario Heroes logo and mark.

The cape makes a cameo appearance in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers, where it is seen in the Mario Heroes' team logo.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

The cape reappears in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS when Mario gets a Cape Feather. It only appears in the Super Mario World style. It has the same appearance and abilities as it does in Super Mario World.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Capa Cape
French Cape Cape
German Cape Cape
Italian Cappa Cape

References[edit]

  1. ^ Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics eGuide, Super Mario World Characters Tab.
  2. ^ Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics eGuide, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Characters Tab.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDsmjbifWUk