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).

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]

MKT Icon IceFlower.png Ice Flower
Favored Courses
Three Star DK Pass R/TFrappe Snowland R/TMKT Icon VanillaLake1SNES.pngVanilla Lake 1RVancouver Velocity TRainbow RoadRainbow Road RRainbow Road RRainbow Road TMario Circuit 1R/T
Two Star Mario Circuit 3R/TMKT Icon FrappeSnowlandN64.pngFrappe Snowland RFrappe Snowland TVanilla Lake 1TVancouver Velocity RMario Circuit R/T

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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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayro (July 30, 2017). Neo Mario Galaxy - Part 2 - Ice spy some idiocy. YouTube. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 § Unused Power-Ups. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved January 21, 2018.