Mini Mario (form)
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
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
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
New Super Mario Bros.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New Super Mario Bros. U
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