Easy Mode

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Easy Mode is a mode found in certain Super Mario games that lowers the difficulty level from that of normal gameplay.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

The file select screen of Super Mario Land: 6 Golden Coins in Easy Mode

In Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, the player can access Easy Mode by pressing Select Button on the File Select screen. Super Mario becomes Small Mario and the words "Easy Mode" appear in the corner. There are fewer enemies in levels, Floating Faces take one hit to be defeated, and certain sections in Mario's castle are less difficult to navigate.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Easy Mode returns to the Super Mario series in Super Mario Run, which can be accessed before starting a level in World Tour. In this game, Easy Mode allows the player to have unlimited time and bubbles. However, any coins collected in levels completed with Easy Mode are not saved.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

An Easy Mode appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Here, if the player gets a Game Over, they have a choice of trying again in Easy Mode. It will make the Bros. stronger by doubling their base POW and DEF stats (despite not being shown during battle), and will start with full HP and BP, giving the player a better chance at victory. This mode is forbidden in the Hard Mode and is not available during Giant Luigi battles or in the Battle Ring.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Easy Mode
The Easy Mode function turned on in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

An Easy Mode is also present in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, but can also be activated at any time outside of battle in the game. The mode will make Paper Toads much easier to catch along with side-quests being much easier. It also lowers all POW and DEF stats for enemies and bosses (but does not affect HP or Speed) and makes Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario stronger, thereby making battles much easier, although players are not able to fight bosses in the Battle Ring or complete Expert Challenges this way, and Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario gain fewer Experience Points than they normally would from defeating enemies. However, if Easy Mode is enabled before the mandatory fight that explains how Expert Challenges work in Sunbeam Plains, then it is disabled for the entire battle until it ends. Easy Attack Mode, Assistance, and the Hint Block are also available in this mode.

In-game description[edit]
  • "Turning Easy Mode on makes your characters stronger and enemies easier to defeat. However, you won't be able to complete Expert Challenges in this mode."

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Easy Mode and Assistance reappear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, where it can be activated in the Options menu. It makes Mario and Luigi significantly stronger, multiplying their base POW stat by 1.8x, DEF by 3.4x, and SPD by 1.2x. Other base stat increases that give a percentage boost, such as from the Rescue Suit, Power Badge, or Red Peppers will stack additively with each other and then multiplicatively with the bonus from Easy Mode, then flat stat increases are added afterwards. Easy Mode also causes a target to appear under the brother that is about to be attacked, making dodging easier.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Similar to in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Easy Mode can be found and activated at any time in the Options menu. Assistance can also be found in the menu, which enables targeting reticles underneath each Bro showing who is about to be attacked, and with Bowser showing if he must punch or use shell defense to avoid attacks.

Mario + Rabbids series[edit]

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle[edit]

In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, before a story level battle, the player has the option to turn on "Extra Health" (formerly known as "Easy Mode"), which heals the characters to full HP and increases their maximum HP by 50%. This cannot be done for challenges. This is also available in the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope[edit]

In Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Easy Mode, known as "Relaxing", makes several differences to gameplay. It causes the enemies to be weaker, the heroes to restore some HP after every battle, and for Skill Prisms to be spent automatically, rather than by the player's choice.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カンタン (Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope)