Ice Mario (Super Mario Galaxy)

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Ice Mario
Artwork of Ice Mario from Super Mario Galaxy.
Artwork of Ice Mario for Super Mario Galaxy
Used on Mario, Luigi
Item needed Ice Flower
Power(s) given Walk or skate across water and lava, cling onto and Wall Jump off of waterfalls, fire and ice immunity
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Ice Mario is a form that Mario can take upon touching an Ice Flower in Super Mario Galaxy. In this form, Mario's body turns into solid ice with cold air flowing out and gains the ability to skate on water. A different form of the same name appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U.

History[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Ice Mario in Freezeflame Galaxy

While in this form, any water or lava Mario touches freezes solid in the form of a hexagonal platform (which melts after a period of time if left unoccupied). This allows Mario to walk or skate across vast distances of water or lava with ease and safety. Ice Mario can also reach higher places by freezing water spouts and Wall Jumping off of waterfalls, though unlike regular walls, Ice Mario can cling onto waterfalls for a few seconds before he drops down. This form also makes its user immune to fire attacks, as seen when a Magikoopa fires a fireball at Ice Mario; it also prevents damage from torches when the player jumps on it. Ice Mario can also safely defeat ice bats by spinning and stomping, though this is only possible to see with hacking.[1] Like Fire Mario, this power-up has a time limit.

A downside of this power-up is that Ice Mario's midair spin is diminished. Ice Mario's midair spin gains almost no height, unlike Mario's regular form. Therefore, Ice Mario cannot jump as high.

This power-up is introduced in the Freezeflame Galaxy, but can also be found in the Beach Bowl Galaxy and the Deep Dark Galaxy. Ice Mario is one of two power-ups in the game that was not carried over to its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2, the other being Flying Mario.

This form originally had a freezing ability, which eventually went unused. If the player spun at an Octoomba, it would be frozen into an Ice Block that could be slid around by kicking it or destroyed by spinning it, Ground Pounding on top of it, or if it slid into a wall. Destroying an Ice Block would have granted the player three Star Bits and a coin. Due to it only freezing Octoombas and a bug that causes the player to fall through the ground, this ability may have been unfinished and was scrapped early in development. A similar concept of freezing enemies into Ice Blocks would later be used for a different form of the same name in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but with Iceballs instead. This unused behavior does not appear unused in the sequel.[2]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Ice Mario appears as a High-End driver in Mario Kart Tour, introduced as part of the Ice Tour. His special skill is the Ice Flower. Ice Mario appears as a variant to Metal Mario due to sharing the same animations as him and lacking irises (although they still can be seen in his artwork, which is reused from Super Mario Galaxy), but has the same voice clips as regular Mario's (albeit with a harsher reverb). Starting with the Hammer Bro Tour, Ice Mario also has his own self-named cup. He can also make appearances in all pipes except special pipes.

Since his debut tour, Ice Mario has appeared in all regular tour pipes, including All-Clear Pipes. However, he is currently not a part of the Daily Selects set. The following table lists other availabilities for the driver by tour.

Tour Availability
Ice Tour Ice Mario Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
January 14, 2020 – January 21, 2020
Marine Tour Blue Seven Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
June 30, 2020 – July 14, 2020
Mario vs. Luigi Tour Tier Shop
12,000 coins
November 18, 2020 - November 24, 2020
Rosalina Tour Shivers Pipe
Snow Tour Ice Mario Pack
$19.99 / €21.99 / AU$30.99
March 3, 2021 – March 9, 2021
Sydney Tour (April–May 2021) Blizzard Balloons Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
April 28, 2021 – May 4, 2021
Wedding Tour Premium Challenges card completion reward
Frost Tour Ice Mario Pack
$19.99 / €21.99 / AU$30.99
August 11, 2021 – August 24, 2021
Toad vs. Toadette Tour Token Shop

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

IceMarioTradingCard.png
  • Trading card description: A CHILLY kind of flower power, Ice Mario is a form that Mario can take when he grabs an Ice Flower. When he powers up to this transformation, he can walk on any body of water or lava by freezing the liquid in hexagonal platforms and simply walking across.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special item Ice Flower from Mario Kart Tour Ice Flower
Favorite courses
(Three items per Item Box)
DS DK Pass R/T from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass R/T
N64 Frappe Snowland R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland R/T
SNES Vanilla Lake 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R
Vancouver Velocity T from Mario Kart Tour
Vancouver Velocity T
SNES Rainbow Road from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road
SNES Rainbow Road R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road R
3DS Rainbow Road R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road R
3DS Rainbow Road T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road T
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T
SNES Mario Circuit 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 2R/T
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T
3DS Rainbow Road R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
3DS Rosalina's Ice World R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rosalina's Ice World R
SNES Donut Plains 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2R
RMX Vanilla Lake 1R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Vanilla Lake 1R
Favored courses
(Two items per Item Box)
SNES Mario Circuit 3R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 3R/T
N64 Frappe Snowland from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland
N64 Frappe Snowland R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland R
N64 Frappe Snowland T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland T
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T**
Vancouver Velocity R from Mario Kart Tour
Vancouver Velocity R
RMX Mario Circuit 1 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Mario Circuit 1**
RMX Mario Circuit 1T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Mario Circuit 1T
3DS Mario Circuit R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Mario Circuit R/T*
London Loop 2T from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop 2T
London Loop 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop 2R/T
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2R*
3DS Rosalina's Ice World T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rosalina's Ice World T
SNES Donut Plains 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2
Sydney Sprint T from Mario Kart Tour
Sydney Sprint T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: Ice Mario is almost as shiny as he is slippery. Just watch out for his Ice Flower! It's a special item that can send opponents sliding forward by freezing their controls for a short time.[3]

Gallery[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Sprites and models[edit]

Emblems[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Merchandise[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイスマリオ
Aisu Mario
Ice Mario
Chinese (Simplified) 冰冻马力欧
Bīngdòng Mǎlì'ōu
Icy Mario
Chinese (Traditional) 冰凍瑪利歐
Bīngdòng Mǎlì'ōu
Icy Mario
Dutch IJs-Mario Ice Mario
French Mario de glace Ice Mario
German Eis-Mario Ice Mario
Italian Mario ghiaccio Ice Mario
Korean 아이스마리오
Aiseu Mario
Ice Mario
Portuguese (NOA) Mario de gelo Ice Mario
Portuguese (NOE) Mario de Gelo Ice Mario
Spanish (NOA) Mario de hielo
Mario de Hielo (Mario Kart Tour)
Ice Mario
Spanish (NOE) Mario Gélido Icy Mario

Trivia[edit]

Ice platforms based on Ice Mario/Luigi's in Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • The music played during the duration of this power up in Super Mario Galaxy closely resembles the music played for Fire Mario, but is played in A minor.
  • Although the form does not appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, an updated version of its theme is present on the disc. There is code that can spawn the Ice Flower though a model for it does not appear in the game. Attempting to collect said Ice Flower results in the game crashing. The ice platforms Ice Mario/Luigi creates are still used in the Shiverburn Galaxy; formed when ice crystals fall into lava on the Ice Magma Skate Planet.[4]
  • In Mario Golf: World Tour, when using the Ice Flower in item shots, the ball creates ice platforms each time it bounces on the water or terrain, similar to Ice Mario/Luigi's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayro (July 30, 2017). Neo Mario Galaxy - Part 2 - Ice spy some idiocy. YouTube. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  2. ^ SPG64 (October 12, 2020). Ice Mario's Unused Attack in Super Mario Galaxy. YouTube. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  3. ^ mariokarttourEN (January 18, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 § Unused Power-Ups. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved January 21, 2018.