Lucky Bell

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Not to be confused with Lucy Belle.
Lucky Bell
Lucky Bell SM3DW Prima.jpg
Description
A bronze bell with eyes

First appearance

Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Effect on player

Lets Cat Mario turn into Lucky Cat Mario

The Lucky Bell[1] (called the Lucky Cat power-up[2] by the Prima Official Game Guide) is an item introduced in Super Mario 3D World, resembling a bronze jingle bell (or possibly konguro'o) with eyes. It turns Mario into his Cat form with an added bell collar; this version of the form lets him transform into Lucky Cat Mario, very akin to the Tanooki Suit's Statue form, except it gives him coins while falling and makes him invincible; however, it does not protect him against lava or being crushed. It is considered an upgrade of the Super Bell, as later in the game, it replaces the Super Bell in the remixed courses. The Lucky Bell starts appearing in the Bonus World, World Mushroom in the level World Mushroom-2, Spiky Mount Beanpole.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マネキネコベル[3]
Maneki-neko Beru
Maneki-Neko Bell
Spanish (NOE) Cascabel Fortuna Luck Bell
French Clochette de chance Bell of Luck
Dutch Geluksbel Luck Bell
German Glücksglocke Lucky Bell

Trivia[edit]

  • The Lucky Bell is the only power-up item in Super Mario 3D World to not have a corresponding Stamp.
  • The statue the characters turn into is reminiscent of the popular Maneki-neko statues in Japan.
  • Interestingly, while Mario, Peach, Toad and Rosalina raise their right paw, a gesture used to bring in wealth and good fortune, Luigi is depicted with his left paw up, commonly associated with businesses and owners wanting to bring in customers.

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