Ice Mario (Super Mario Galaxy)

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Ice Mario
MKT Artwork IceMario.png
In-game artwork for Mario Kart Tour
Used on Mario, Luigi
Item needed Ice Flower
Power(s) given Walk or skate across water and lava, fire and ice immunity
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (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 vastly different form of the same name appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and onwards.

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 freeze water spouts and waterfalls, which usually grant him passage to higher areas. This form also makes its user immune to fire attacks, as seen when a Magikoopa fires a fireball at 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.

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 item 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.

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 MKT Icon Ice Flower.png Ice Flower
Favored courses Three items per Item Box
MKT Icon DK Pass RT.png
DS DK Pass R/T
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland RT.png
N64 Frappe Snowland R/T
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1R.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R
MKT Icon Vancouver Velocity T.png
Vancouver Velocity T
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road.png
SNES Rainbow Road
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road R.png
SNES Rainbow Road R
MKT Icon 3DS Rainbow Road R.png
3DS Rainbow Road R
MKT Icon 3DS Rainbow Road T.png
3DS Rainbow Road T
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1RT.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2RT.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2R/T
MKT Icon Neo Bowser City RT.png
Neo Bowser City R/T
MKT Icon 3DS Rainbow Road RT.png
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
Two items per Item Box
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 3RT.png
SNES Mario Circuit 3R/T
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland.png
N64 Frappe Snowland
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland R.png
N64 Frappe Snowland R
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland T.png
N64 Frappe Snowland T
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1T.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T
MKT Icon Vancouver Velocity R.png
Vancouver Velocity R
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1T.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1T
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit RT.png
3DS Mario Circuit R/T
MKT Icon London Loop 2T.png
London Loop 2T
MKT Icon London Loop 2RT.png
London Loop 2R/T
  • 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."[2]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイスマリオ
Aisu Mario
Ice Mario
Spanish (NOA) Mario de hielo Ice Mario
Spanish (NOE) Mario Gélido Icy Mario
French Mario de glace Ice Mario
Dutch IJs-Mario Ice Mario
German Eis-Mario Ice Mario
Italian Mario di ghiaccio Ice Mario
Portuguese (NOA) Mario de gelo Ice Mario
Portuguese (NOE) Mario de Gelo 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

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.[3]
  • 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. ^ mariokarttourEN (January 18, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 § Unused Power-Ups. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved January 21, 2018.