Golden Dash Mushroom

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Not to be confused with Super Mushroom.
Golden Dash Mushroom
Artwork of a Golden Dash Mushroom from Super Mario Party
Artwork of the Golden Dash Mushroom in Super Mario Party
First appearance Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (2020)
Effect Mario Kart series: Grants indefinite speed boosts for a limited time.
Mario Party series: Adds five to the player's roll.

The Golden Dash Mushroom, commonly known simply as the Golden Mushroom and originally localized as the Super Mushroom,[1][2] is a more powerful counterpart to the Dash Mushroom found primarily in the Mario Kart series.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 64[edit]

Super Mushroom from Mario Kart 64.

In Mario Kart 64, the Super Mushroom appears simply as a yellow-capped mushroom, though its icon also shows a glow behind it. It gives the player an endless amount of speed boosts for a limited time. Compared to later games, it is fairly common, as it can be obtained from second to eighth place. However, it will generally only appear for someone in second place when the lead racer is significantly farther ahead.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the Golden Mushroom is entirely gold and wears a crown decorated with red gems, which it keeps in all later appearances. Here, it is the Special item of Toad and Toadette, with Petey Piranha and King Boo also being able to use it. This makes it the only item that can only be used by unlockable characters, as well as the only one not mentioned in the manual.

Mario Kart Arcade GP[edit]

The Golden Mushroom makes an appearance in Mario Kart Arcade GP under the name Miracle Mushroom. It is one of Toad's special items, and it grants the user invincibility, as well as the ability to knock over any rival karts they run into, for five seconds. The Miracle Mushroom is functionally identical to the Star. A variant of the item known as the Miracle Mushroom+ exists. This variant extends the duration of the invincibility.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

32x32 sprite of the Golden Mushroom in Mario Kart DS.

In Mario Kart DS, the Super Mushroom takes its appearance from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! but can be used by any character. It can be obtained in 6th to 8th place.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Model of a Golden Mushroom from Mario Kart Wii

In Mario Kart Wii, the Golden Mushroom's design is tweaked to follow the New Super Mario Bros.-inspired design the normal Mushroom is given. It can be obtained in 6th to 12th place.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

In Mario Kart 7, the Golden Mushroom can be obtained in 5th to 8th place. The European version of this game is the first time the name "Golden Dash Mushroom" is used.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, the Golden Mushroom has the same role as before. As with other items, its probability of appearing is now dependent on the racer's physical distance behind the frontrunner, with increasing likelihood the further behind they are.

Mario Party series[edit]

In Mario Party 10, Golden Mushrooms appear in the minigame Movin' Mushrooms, where they are worth three points. In Mario Party: Island Tour, Star Rush, The Top 100 and in Super Mario Party, the Golden Dash Mushroom is a usable item that lets the player add five spaces to their roll. In Mario Party: Star Rush, Golden Dash Mushrooms also appear in the Coin Chaos minigame, Conveyor Meltdown, where they must be sorted alongside normal Mushrooms.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

Golden Dash Mushrooms appear as items in the 100m Plus event in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In this event, the mushrooms grow and shrink continuously, and provide greater speed boosts when the larger mushrooms are collected.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Golden Dash Mushroom appears as an Ace-class support spirit, using its artwork from Mario Kart 8. When equipped, it makes the user temporarily giant at the start of battle. The spirit was originally only obtainable during the "Oh Yeah! Mario Time!" spirit event that ran from December 27, 2018 to January 1, 2019; as of version 2.0.0, it can be found at any time on the Spirit Board and Vault Shop.

To earn the spirit, the player has to defeat a gold Mii Brawler on the Figure-8 Circuit stage.

Other appearances and references[edit]

Sprite of an unused Super Mushroom item icon from Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Graphics for a Super Mushroom exist in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, but are unused.

In the Mario & Luigi series, images of Golden Mushrooms are commonly used as decorations in Peach's Castle, especially in the throne room.

Golden Mushrooms are not physically present in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, but are featured as emblems on several banners in the background of Swirling Courtyard.

While no Golden Mushrooms appear in Paper Mario: The Origami King, the Mario Kart item is mentioned as the top speed for the Boot Car in its introduction.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • Trading card bio: "Golden Mushrooms generally show up in the Item Windows of racers near the back of the pack. It's an awesome tool for those unfortunate enough to be in that position as they can use it to catch up to those in front. Unlike other Mushrooms, however, you can tap the Item Button as many times as you'd like to maximize your boost. Be sure to cut corners where possible with this item."

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: "Golden Mushrooms give you a speed boost whenever you press L Button or X Button, but only for a short time."
  • North American website bio: "Obtain the Golden Mushroom and you have unlimited boosts of speed, but use it quickly since it only lasts for a short time."

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: "For a short time, allows you to use a Mushroom every time you press ZL Button."

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

  • In-game description: "Adds +5 to your roll, which lets you move an extra five spaces."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • In-game description: "When you need a big boost, use this to add 5 to your roll."

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effects How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Golden Dash Mushroom Golden Mushroom in Mario Kart 8 Super Mario Series Support (2) Ace Giant Spirit Board (ver. 2.0.0 or later) Gold Mii Brawler Rule: Attack Power ↑; Uncontrollable Speed; Item: Mario Kart
  • The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
  • The enemy is very fast and can't stop quickly
  • The enemy has increased attack power
Figure-8 Circuit (Ω) Mario Circuit - Mario Kart 8

Gallery[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Sprites and models[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パワフルキノコ
Pawafuru Kinoko
パワフルダッシュキノコ
Pawafuru Dasshu Kinoko
Powerful Mushroom (early appearances)

Powerful Dash Mushroom (later appearances)
Chinese (Simplified) 超级蘑菇[3]
Chāojí Mógu
强力冲刺蘑菇
Qiánglì Chōngcì Mógu
Super Mushroom (Mario Kart 64)

Powerful Dash Mushroom
Chinese (Traditional) 強力衝刺蘑菇
Qiánglì Chōngcì Mógu
Powerful Dash Mushroom
Dutch Super Paddestoel
Gouden Paddenstoel
Gouden Sprintpaddenstoel
Super Mushroom (Mario Kart 64)
Golden Mushroom
Golden Dash Mushroom
French Super Champignon
Champignon d'or
Super Mushroom
Gold Mushroom
German Goldener Turbo-Pilz Golden Turbo Mushroom
Italian Super Fungo
Fungo dorato
Superfungo
Fungo scatto dorato
Super Mushroom (Mario Kart 64)
Golden mushroom
Supermushroom (Mario Kart DS)
Golden dash mushroom
Korean 황금버섯
Hwanggeumbeoseot
황금대시버섯
Hwanggeumdaeshibeoseot
Golden Mushroom

Golden Dash Mushroom
Portuguese (NOE) Cogumelo Dourado
Cogumelo Turbo Dourado
Golden Mushroom
Golden Turbo Mushroom
Russian Золотой гриб ускорения
Zolotoy grib uskoreniya
Golden Mushroom of Acceleration
Spanish Champiñón dorado
Champiñón turbo dorado
Golden Mushroom
Golden turbo mushroom
Spanish (NOE) Super-Seta Super Mushroom (Mario Kart 64)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Kart 64 Operation Card
  2. ^ Mario Kart DS English instruction booklet, page 12
  3. ^ Official Chinese website for Mario Kart 64. Retrieved August 13, 2021.