Mari Mario

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search

The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found that is not from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Mari Mario
Mario turned into Mari Mario
Applies to Mario
Power(s) given Rolling like a ball
First appearance Super Mario-kun volume 1 (1991)
Latest appearance Super Mario-kun volume 10 (1994)

Mari Mario is an original transformation that only appears Super Mario-kun. Mario is turned into a ball and it is used as such in different occasions.

In chapter 1 volume 1, Luigi balls up Mario and tosses him at a Chargin' Chuck, but he tackles Mario towards a cliff.

In chapter 14 volume 2, while Mario lists all of the transformations of Super Mario Bros. 3, he mentions Mari Mario, but Luigi points out that he does not remember such a transformation.

In chapter 8 volume 10, Mario is balled up by Roy and put into a flipper.

Mario would later take on an identical transformation for the majority of Mario Pinball Land.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリマリオ
Mari Mario
From Metroid's Morph Ball, originally called "Maru Mari" (丸まり)
French Boule[1]
Mariole mean something like clown, fool or idiot


  1. ^ Super Mario Manga Adventures Volume 10, page 125
  2. ^ Super Mario Manga Adventures Volume 2, page 188