- This article is about the item that first appears in Super Mario 3D World. For other uses, see Crown (disambiguation).
Toad knocking the crown off Luigi in Super Mario 3D World
|First appearance||Super Mario 3D World (2013)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)|
Crowns are the objects seen in some games to indicate the winner of a previous round or the leader of the current one.
Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Crowns first appear in Super Mario 3D World and reappear in its Nintendo Switch port, where the player in first place in score at the end of a level will gain the crown for the next level. Crowns can be knocked off players as well, whether by enemies or other players, and give an additional 5,000 points to players in possession of the crown at the end of a level.
If multiple players are tied for first place at the end of the level, nobody will receive a crown.
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Crowns appear in Mario Kart 8 atop the icon of the current leader of a race or battle on the course map. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, crowns are no longer seen in races but reappear in Battle Mode with a different design, appearing on the head of the current first-place driver or drivers, at which point they are visible both in the battle itself and on the course map, and they also serve as the icon for Battle Mode and replace trophies from other modes on the mode's result screen, with free-for-all results screens showing the normal gold crown, a silver crown, or a bronze crown for first, second, or third place, respectively, and team-based battles using the gold crown to indicate the winning team. Just like trophies, crowns that appear on the results screen automatically rotate horizontally, with the player being able to use the control stick or touchscreen to speed crowns up, slow them down, or tilt them up or down. Additionally, in lobbies for online, local wireless, or LAN play in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Mii of the winner of the previous race or battle wears a crown. The crowns seen in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have a Shine Sprite figure on the top, except when worn by Larry, Lemmy, or Iggy, in which case there is a hole on the top instead to make room for the tall hair of these characters.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
A crown appears in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports at the end of the level Mummy-Me Maze Forever. The level ends once the crown is collected, and Captain Toad and Toadette wear it permanently afterwards.
Battle Mode in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Shine Thief in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Coin Runners in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Balloon Battle in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe