Mini Mario (form)

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Not to be confused with Small Mario or Mini Mario (toy).
Mini Mario
Artwork of Mini Mario in New Super Mario Bros. U
Applies to Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, Mii, Toadette, any playable character in other games
Item needed Mini Mushroom (most games)
Poison Mushroom (Super Smash Bros. series)
Power(s) given Jump higher, walk on water, enter tiny warp pipes/doors, fit through small spaces, run up walls (New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe)
Reduced size and attack power (Super Smash Bros. series)
First appearance Mario Party 4 (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (cameo) (2019)
“Mini Mario: There are advantages to being small. This mini pipe is only accessible to Mini Mario. The pipe leads to a hidden Star Coin.”
New Super Mario Bros. official website

Mini Mario is the form that Mario or Luigi takes upon collecting a Mini Mushroom. Occasionally, this transformation may also be brought about by using a Poison Mushroom, or other various items. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, New Super Mario Bros. U, and New Super Luigi U, Blue Toad and Yellow Toad can use this form too. This transformation is similar to Wario's Tiny form and Tiny Kong's Mini-Monkey ability.

Mario has been shrunk in other media, namely in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episodes Princess, I Shrunk the Mario Brothers and All Steamed Up as well as during the events of Mario Party DS, though the Mini Mario form is considered a distinct entity from these occurrences.


Mario Party 4[edit]

Mario Party 4 introduces the Mini Mushroom, and is thus the debut of Mini Mario as a power-up form. While in their Mini form, the player can only roll a 1-5. The Super Mini Mushroom can also transform a player into their Mini form, and allows them to roll two 1-5 Dice Blocks. Players who shrink themselves can also enter Gates, access different parts of a board and play Mini Mini-Games.

Mario Pinball Land[edit]

In Mario Pinball Land, Mario can buy a Mini Mushroom for ten coins. While mini, Mario can get into entrances like beehives and igloos that would normally be too small for Mario to enter to earn more Power Stars.

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Mini Mario exits World 2-Castle, leading to World 4 instead of the regular World 3 exit.

In New Super Mario Bros., Mario once again becomes Mini Mario by eating a Mini Mushroom. While in this form, the player can jump higher, run on water, and fit through small pipes. Donut Blocks will also not fall under Mini Mario's weight. However, enemies that Mario can defeat with a stomp at regular size take a Ground Pound to defeat in this form, as Mini Mario merely bounces off of them if he just jumps on them. He also cannot grab and hold anything in this form. As with Small Mario, he loses a life if hit in this form, and can only get Super Mushrooms from blocks.

In this game, Mini Mario cannot duck, which may refer to Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, where Small Mario could not duck.

In Mario vs. Luigi, Mini Mushrooms can spawn if a brother collects 8 Red Coins. Usually, when Mario or Luigi gets hit by fireballs, he gets stunned and loses a big star, but fireballs can instantly defeat Mini Mario and Mini Luigi in this mode.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

The Mini form also appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, retaining the effects from the previous game, except for the inability to pick up objects, thus making it possible to stomp on enemies without ground pounding if the player is holding a heavy object above their head. In this game, Mario gets a higher-pitched voice in his Mini form. He also gains the ability to duck.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

The Mini form also appears in New Super Mario Bros. 2, along with the Mini Mushroom, having the same effects from the previous games. They only appear in World 3-B, World 4-A, World 5-3 and certain Toad Houses.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Mini Mario
Mini Mario running up a wall in the bonus area of Urchin Shoals in New Super Mario Bros. U
Artwork of Mini Luigi in New Super Luigi U
Artwork of Mini Luigi for New Super Luigi U

The Mini form reappears in New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe with the same effects from the previous games. The form now has the ability to run up and down walls in a similar way to a Triangular Block.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

While Mini Mario does not appear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Super Mario Maker 2 as a usable form, knocking on a Warp Door in the New Super Mario Bros. U style while in editor mode may cause Weird Mario to appear in this form.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

In the DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Mini Mushrooms appear in Polastraits, Icepeak, and Blizland. As Mini Mario, Mario is able to cross thin ice, as well as narrow spaces. While Mario can become Mini Mario, Sonic cannot.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

In Mario Sports Mix, Mini Mushrooms reappear as items. While mini, the player is not able to carry a basketball, hockey puck, or dodgeball. They also have the inability to spike in volleyball, or perform a defensive maneuver in dodgeball.


New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

  • Instruction manual description: "Mini Mario and Mini Luigi can't defeat enemies by jumping on them, but they can fit through small spaces and run along the surface of water!"
    • "Note: You can attack enemies with a ground pound."
    • "Note: You will lose a life upon taking any damage."

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

  • Instruction manual description: "You can get through tight spaces and dash over water in this form. You can even run up walls! However, Mario's attacks will be weak, so you can only defeat enemies by ground-pounding."
    • "Taking damage in this form will cause Mario to lose a life."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マメマリオ (New Super Mario Bros.)
Mame Mario
Bean Mario, signifying small size.
Chinese (Simplified) 豆丁马力欧[1] (iQue)
Dòudīng Mǎlì'ōu
超小马力欧[2] (Nintendo)
Chāoxiǎo Mǎlì'ōu
Literally "Child Mario", while "豆" (dòu, bean) is derived from the Japanese name's meaning

Extra small Mario

Chinese (Traditional) 超小瑪利歐
Chāoxiǎo Mǎlì'ōu
Extra small Mario
Dutch Mini-Mario Mini Mario
Korean 땅콩마리오
Ttangkong Mario
Peanut Mario, signifying small size.
Portuguese (NOE) Mini Mario Mini Mario
Russian Маленький Марио
Malen'kiy Mario
Small Mario

Mini Mario

See also[edit]