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Not to be confused with New Super Mario Bros. Mii.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
NSMBW NA Box Art.jpg
American box art
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii, Wii U, Nvidia Shield TV (Mainland China only)[1]
Release date Wii (original release):
Australia November 12, 2009
USA November 15, 2009
Mexico November 15, 2009[2]
Europe November 20, 2009
Japan December 3, 2009
ROC July 3, 2010
HK July 3, 2010
South Korea August 7, 2010
Wii (Nintendo Selects):
Europe June 13, 2014
Australia August 27, 2015
Wii U (digital download):
Europe January 7, 2016[3]
Australia January 8, 2016
Japan August 9, 2016[4]
Nvidia Shield TV:
China December 5, 2017[1]
Language(s) Deutsch
English (United Kingdom)
English (United States)
Español (España)
Español (Latinoamérica)
Français (Canada)
Français (France)
Italiano
한국어
日本語
简体中文 (Nvidia Shield TV only)
繁體中文
Genre Platformer
Rating(s)
ESRB:E - Everyone
PEGI:3 - Three years and older
CERO:A - All ages
ACB:G - General
USK:0 - All ages
DEJUS:L - General audience
GRAC:All - All ages
GSRR:G - All ages
Mode(s) Single player, cooperative and competitive multiplayer (up to four players)
Media
Wii:
Optical disc
Wii U:
Digital download
Input
Wii:
Wii Remote (horizontal)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a side-scrolling 2.5D Super Mario game for the Wii and the twelfth game in the Super Mario series.[5] The game was released in Oceania on November 12, in North America on November 15, in Europe on November 20, and in Japan on December 3, 2009; it is the first main series game to be released first in the Oceanian regions, and the first and currently the only Super Mario platformer to be originally released outside Japan or America. It is a follow-up to the 2006 Nintendo DS game New Super Mario Bros.

In addition to the single-player experience, New Super Mario Bros. Wii also features a multiplayer mode for up to four players. This is the first side-scrolling Super Mario game to feature co-op and vs. modes at the same time, and the first one overall since Mario Bros. It features more items and more enemies than its DS predecessor. It is also the first title to support Nintendo's new Super Guide mode.[6] The game introduces two new power-ups, the Propeller Mushroom and the Penguin Suit, which turn characters into their propeller and penguin forms, respectively.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the first 2D platformer Super Mario title to hit a home console since Super Mario World for the SNES (released 19 years prior). To date, the game has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it the fourth best-selling Wii game overall and the second best-selling Super Mario game on the system, after Mario Kart Wii.[7] New Super Mario Bros. Wii received two follow-ups in 2012: New Super Mario Bros. 2, a direct sequel to New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS, and New Super Mario Bros. U, a direct sequel to this game as a launch title for the Wii U.

This is the first of two games released outside of Japan and South Korea to feature a different-colored game box, the second being the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The box for New Super Mario Bros. Wii is red, as opposed to most other Wii games with a white box.

Story[edit]

Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings jumping out of the cake

Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Blue Toad are celebrating Princess Peach's birthday, when a huge cake slides in. As Peach approaches it, Bowser Jr. (who masterminded the plot to infiltrate via the birthday cake[8]) and the Koopalings jump out. The Koopalings throw the cake on top of Peach, the Bros., and the Toads, trapping Peach inside and leaving the Bros. and Toads stunned briefly. From there, the Koopalings and Bowser Jr. flee out of the castle and load the cake onto their airship while the Bros. and the Toads recover and follow closely. The Toads from the castle soon use a cannon to blast away presents containing Propeller Mushrooms and Penguin Suits so Mario and the others can obtain them, but they explode in the air and spread the items in nine worlds.[9]

Throughout the chase, Mario and co. battle the Koopalings in their fortresses, followed by in their castles. Afterward, Bowser Jr. flies in the airship with Peach stuck in it, though during two occasions, the airship leaves without Bowser Jr., allowing the Mario Bros. and Toads to chase after him. When the gang defeats Bowser Jr. in World 8, Magikoopa appears and takes Peach away, taking her to Bowser's Castle and locking her in a cage.

When Mario and the gang finally get to Bowser's Castle, they find Bowser. One of them has to jump on a ! Switch behind Bowser to defeat him, sending him falling into the lava below. After Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Blue Toad celebrate their "victory", they see "Princess Peach" crying in a cage, until they find out it actually turns out to be Magikoopa disguised as her. Magikoopa then powers Bowser up, making him giant. After Bowser has been powered up, the four can do nothing but flee from the giant boss. Soon they find a dead end with a huge ! Switch, and the real Princess Peach in a cage above them. They push it, and Bowser falls through the floor in final defeat as the princess is released from her cage. As Mario and Peach venture out, they see Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Blue Toad arrive in their hot air balloons. Luigi lets Mario and Peach into his balloon but is accidentally left behind. Yellow Toad and Blue Toad then offer Luigi a ride in their balloon. As they sail off, Peach asks Mario if she told him about the secret world. If the player beats the level again, Peach will ask Mario to tell her about his adventure again.

Bowser, Bowser Jr., and the Koopalings watch as the castle collapses.

In a post-credits scene, Larry Koopa is seen exhausted and limping toward Bowser's Castle following his defeat in World 1. As he collapses and passes out, Bowser Jr. walks up to him, gestures him to get up, and shows him the rest of the Koopalings trying to push Bowser, who is back to normal, right side up. They finally succeed and celebrate, but the castle begins to fall on top of them before Bowser is heard moaning in pain as the screen cuts to black.

Gameplay features[edit]

World 2-1 being played by four players

The gameplay of the game is mostly based on its DS predecessor. The story mode of the game can be played in either single-player mode or multiplayer cooperative mode. Players can be freely added and removed in between levels on the world map. The camera pans as players move, and it zooms in and out depending on their distance to one another. However, there is a limit, and players who are far behind lose a life.

After players clear World 1-3 for the first time, a Toad runs up and tells the heroes that Bowser Jr. ordered his minions to stuff Toads they capture into ? Blocks. If the level was cleared in single-player mode, a Goomba then appears and carries the Toad to a ? Block in World 1-1, where the player must carry him to the goal. Toads can be rescued only in single-player mode.

When a player loses a life in multiplayer, they reappear inside a bubble. The player inside the bubble can shake the Wii Remote to bring themselves closer to the other players that are currently not in a bubble. Bubbles can burst only when a player not in a bubble comes in contact with the bubble or throws a fireball, ice ball, shell, or frozen enemy at the bubble. A player can place themselves in a bubble purposefully without losing a life by pressing the A Button button on the Wii Remote or the Nunchuk C Button button on the Nunchuk if it is connected. The player inside the bubble cannot be harmed by anything and retains their previous form. However, if everyone has lost all their lives, or if someone loses a life and everyone else is in a bubble, then all players have to restart the level from the beginning or the midway point if the players touched it on a prior attempt. The players in bubbles return to their normal forms but do not lose any lives.

When one player grabs the pole at the end of the level, the timer stops and the other players would have three seconds to grab the pole before the level ends. If they do not make it in time, the level still ends; however, there is no penalty to the players left behind other than the lost opportunity for points or a 1-Up by grabbing the pole.

The light on the boat's direction being changed by tilting the Wii Remote

Players play the game by holding the Wii Remote sideways or by using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination. If a player tilts the Wii Remote, certain actions can be performed, such as changing the direction of a light or tilting special platforms when they have been activated. Players can activate these by standing on them; the color and the symbol of the character on the platform determine who is controlling them.

Shaking the Wii Remote activates the Spin Jump, as seen in Super Mario World. Players can carry objects such as frozen enemies and barrels by One Button (B Button with the Nunchuk) and shaking the Wii Remote near the object.

It is possible to ride on Yoshi as well. In addition to his usual ability to consume most enemies, he can retain many different objects in the game in his mouth, including hammers, fireballs, ice balls, shells, Toads, power-ups, and other players. Yoshi can also use his Flutter Jump, a move first introduced in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Similar to in Super Mario World, Yoshi can eat five apples in a course to produce an egg with a power-up or 1-Up. Yoshi cannot be harmed by sharp objects and enemies such as Spinies and Piranha Plants as long as he lands on them. Yoshi(s) brought to the end of the course must be abandoned, and therefore there are only certain levels in which players can ride Yoshis.

Mario can swim in these moving, floating bubbles.

Enemy Courses return from Super Mario Bros. 3, as well as Toad Houses; items obtained are stored in an inventory that can be accessed with the One Button button (B Button button with the Nunchuk) on the map screen. Unlike in New Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario World, there is no spare item box, so players cannot activate items during levels. Pressing Minus Button on the map allows the player to go to any previously visited world.

Up to five stars can appear on a player's profile. The first appears after the player has beaten Bowser for the first time (using any method), the second appears when all levels in the first eight worlds (except Warp Cannons/Pipes and Toad Houses) have been beaten, the third appears if all Star Coins from Worlds 1 to 8 are obtained, the fourth appears when all Star Coins in World 9 have been obtained, and the fifth appears once the player has beaten every level (including Warp Cannons, etc.) and has collected every Star Coin. The stars shine if the Super Guide block did not appear at all during the game, even if it is not used when it appears.

Super Guide[edit]

Main article: Super Guide
The Super Guide in action
The Super Guide mode of World 6-3 in action

Debuting in this game, the Super Guide provides players assistance to clear levels. When the player has failed to pass a level at least eight times in single player, a green box appears at the start of the level or at the midway point. When the player hits the green box, the level restarts in autopilot mode: A computer-controlled Luigi plays the level on his own. The Super Guide only shows the player how to beat the level, but it does not use shortcuts, nor reveals secrets. While the Super Guide is running, the player can press the Plus Button button on the Wii Remote at any time to take control back; the game starts exactly where the Super Guide left off. Once the player has taken control back, they cannot turn it back on during the remainder of the level. Even when the Super Guide assistance is used, the level is still considered complete, though it is now marked red, and the stars on the save file do not shine. If the player takes over, they continue to play as Luigi rather than Mario. Losing a life as Luigi allows the player to control Mario again, without losing a life.

Free-for-all[edit]

Free-for-all NSMBW.png

Free-for-all is a multiplayer-only mode that is selectable from the game's main menu. Every course from the main game is selectable in this mode, although the worlds have to be beaten once in the main game in order to play them in Free-for-all. This mode is very similar to the main game, but there are no midway points, and on the end of a level, the number of points each character got is seen. However, unlike in Coin Battle, the character does not say a "happy" phrase after winning, and the number of times each player won is also not seen. Additionally, if all of the players manage to get to the pole, the level is marked on the level-selection menu with a gold frame, and the words "TEAM FINISH!" is seen for about a second. If not all players manage to reach the pole, it is marked with a silver frame and the word "CLEAR!" is seen instead.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
French (NOA) Pagaille
Mayhem
French (NOE) Mode libre
Free mode
German Freier Modus
Free Mode
Italian Modalità libera
Free Mode
Spanish (NOA) Modo Conquista
Conquest Mode
Spanish (NOE) Modo Libre
Free Mode

Controls[edit]

When playing on a Wii or Wii U, the game requires a Wii Remote by itself horizontally or attached to the Nunchuk. The controller for the Nvidia Shield TV has a more conventional layout and lacks the same motion-sensing capabilities of the Wii Remote. To compensate, actions that originally involved shaking the Wii Remote are performed by pressing the trigger or bumper buttons.

Action(s) Input(s)
Horizontal Wii Remote Wii Remote + Nunchuk Shield Controller
Level controls
Move, swim with penguin suit, up enters doors, down ducks or enters warp pipes +Control Pad Nunchuk Control Stick Left stick
Spin Jump, fly with propeller mushroom Shake Wii Remote Shake Wii Remote Left Bumper or Right Bumper
Jump, swim Two Button A Button A button
Dash, carry shells, throw fireballs or iceballs One Button B Button X button
Triple jump Two Button when making contact with the ground while moving
(repeat twice)
A Button when making contact with the ground while moving
(repeat twice)
A Button when making contact with the ground while moving
(repeat twice)
Wall jump Two Button against a wall A Button against a wall A Button against a wall
Ground pound +Control Pad down in the air Nunchuk Control Stick down in the air Artwork of the Left Stick on the Nvidia Shield controller. down in the air
Pick up players and frozen enemies Hold One Button and shake Wii Remote Hold B Button and shake Wii Remote Hold X Button and either Left Bumper or Right Bumper
Enter bubble in multiplayer A Button Nunchuk C Button Y Button
Tilt platforms Tlt Wii Remote left and right Tlt Wii Remote left and right Left Trigger and Right Trigger
World Map controls
Navigate +Control Pad Nunchuk Control Stick Left Analog Stick
Confirm command, select level Two Button A Button A Button
Cancel command, activate item menu One Button B Button B Button
Look around on map screen A Button Nunchuk C Button Artwork of the Y Button on the Nvidia Shield controller.
Display HOME menu HOME Button HOME Button Home Button
Display pause menu Plus Button Plus Button Start Button
Open World Select Minus Button Minus Button Back Button

Levels[edit]

Players being added into the game are allowed to choose their own characters. Mario lacks a cap because he has 99 lives, the maximum amount of lives in the game; this is an Easter egg.
World select screen from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
The world-selection map with all worlds unlocked

The game has nine worlds with a world map similar to the one in New Super Mario Bros. There still are Toad Houses, towers, castles, Warp Cannons, Warp Pipes (in World 2 and World 6), vines (in World 7), and horizontal "platform" Pipes (in World 6). Enemies also patrol the map screen. If the enemies come in contact with players, they must play an Enemy Course. Players must collect eight Toad balloons to make a chest with a Toad trapped in it appear. If the Toad is saved, the players are rewarded with three Super Mushrooms. Each Enemy Course is different in each world. The layout of the worlds (either horizontally or vertically) alternates among the worlds, with the odd-numbered worlds, Worlds 1, 3, 5, and 7, all going in a horizontal left-to-right direction, and the even-numbered worlds, Worlds 2, 4, 6, and 8, all going in a vertical down-to-up direction.

There are 77 courses in the main game, 14 of which have secret exits, bringing the total number of exits to 91. Captured Toads are sometimes hidden in previously beaten levels in single-player mode. If the Toad is carried to the level exit without being damaged, Mario is rewarded with three 1-Ups. However, only one 1-Up is rewarded to Mario if the Toad took damage before reaching the goal. Additionally, when Toad is saved, the "Course Clear" theme from Super Mario Bros. is played instead of the normal one, fireworks go off, and a Toad House opens at the starting point of the world. The type of house that appears depends on the last digit in the level timer when Toad and/or Mario touch(es) the pole. If the Toad is damaged twice, it is defeated, and Mario cannot bring it to the goal anymore.

Captured Toads appear only in the following levels:

Other than the game's main campaign, which can be played with up to four players, New Super Mario Bros. Wii offers special multiplayer challenges. Those challenges have some levels taken from the campaign and some newly created levels. There is a Free for All mode and a Coin Battle mode. The Free for All mode has players competing for a high score, while the Coin Battle mode has them competing for the most collected coins in the level.

World 9 is unlocked after completing the game. There are eight stages in that world, and each stage is unlocked by collecting all the Star Coins in each of the preceding eight worlds.

Worlds[edit]

The world names originate from the game's Prima guide.

World Description Levels
World 1
Princess Peach's Kingdom
A grassy field, like many other first worlds in the Super Mario series. The boss in this world is Larry Koopa and the Enemy Courses have Goombas. The Warp Cannon blasts the player to World 5. The player can visit Peach's Castle and spend Star Coins to watch hint movies. World 1-Peach's Castle World 1-1 World 1-2 World 1-3
World 1-Tower World 1-4 World 1-5 World 1-6
World 1-Castle
NSMBW World 2 Map.png
Desert World
A vast desert with cacti and palm trees, similar to most second worlds in the Super Mario series, most resembling Desert Land of Super Mario Bros. 3. The boss in this world is Roy Koopa and the Enemy Courses have Spinies. Like World 1, the cannon blasts the player to World 5. World 2-1 World 2-2 World 2-3 World 2-Tower
World 2-4 World 2-5 World 2-6 World 2-Castle
NSMBW World 3 Map.png
Frozen World
A snow-covered forest filled with trees and ice, similar to World 5 from New Super Mario Bros. and Ice Land from Super Mario Bros. 3. The boss in this world is Lemmy Koopa and the Enemy Courses have Ice Bros. Ghost Houses are introduced here. The Warp Cannon blasts the player to World 6. World 3-1 World 3-2 World 3-3 World 3-Ghost House
World 3-Tower World 3-4 World 3-5 World 3-Castle
NSMBW World 4 Map.png
Water World
A vast archipelago of several islands, similar to Water Land and World 3 from Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros., respectively. The boss in this world is Wendy O. Koopa and the Enemy Courses have Porcupuffers. Bowser Jr. is fought on an Airship for the first time. Like World 3, the Warp Cannon blasts the player to World 6. World 4-1 World 4-2 World 4-3 World 4-Tower
World 4-4 World 4-Ghost House World 4-5 World 4-Castle
World 4-Airship
NSMBW World 5 Map.png
Jungle World
A rainforest filled with plants and vines, similar to the Forest of Illusion from Super Mario World or World 4 from New Super Mario Bros. The boss in this world is Iggy Koopa and the Enemy Courses have Stalking Piranha Plants. The Warp Cannon blasts the player to World 8. World 5-1 World 5-2 World 5-3 World 5-Tower
World 5-4 World 5-Ghost House World 5-5 World 5-Castle
NSMBW World 6 Map.png
Rock World
A range of tall, rocky, spiral mountains, with each level going higher up the range. The boss in this world is Morton Koopa Jr. and the Enemy Courses have Bullet Bills. Bowser Jr. is refought here at the end of the world. This world is similar to World 6 from New Super Mario Bros. The final Warp Cannon is found here and, like World 5, blasts the player to World 8. World 6-1 World 6-2 World 6-3 World 6-4
World 6-Tower World 6-5 World 6-6 World 6-Castle
World 6-Airship
NSMBW World 7 Map.png
Cloud World
A sky-themed area with many mountains and high cliffs, similar to the sky portion of Sky Land from Super Mario Bros. 3 and World 7 from New Super Mario Bros. The boss in this world is Ludwig von Koopa and the Enemy Courses have Lakitus. World 7-1 World 7-2 World 7-3 World 7-Tower
World 7-Ghost House World 7-4 World 7-5 World 7-6
World 7-Castle
NSMBW World 8 Map.png
Bowser's World
A lava-filled basin with several volcanoes, similar to many other final worlds in the Super Mario series, most resembling Dark Land from Super Mario Bros. 3. The bosses in this world are Magikoopa in the game's final Tower level, Bowser Jr. in the final Airship, and Bowser at his castle; and the Enemy Courses have Lava Bubbles. World 8-1 World 8-2 World 8-3 World 8-Tower
World 8-4 World 8-5 World 8-6 World 8-7
World 8-Airship World 8-Bowser's Castle
The World 9 map, from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
World 9
A star-shaped area in space, with its levels having all of the themes incorporated together. Rainbow Road's theme from Mario Kart 64 is rearranged for this world's background music. World 9-1 World 9-2 World 9-3 World 9-4
World 9-5 World 9-6 World 9-7 World 9-8
NSMBW World Coin Level Select.png
World Coin
The multiplayer-only world where there are only five stages (found in the Recommended Courses tab on the level-select menu) available alongside the rest of the levels in the game, with each level containing large numbers of coins for players to collect. World Coin-1 World Coin-2 World Coin-3 World Coin-4
World Coin-5

Characters[edit]

The title screen with the playable characters.
The four playable characters (left to right): Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, Luigi, and Mario

Playable characters[edit]

Image Name Description
Artwork of Mario jumping in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Mario Mario returns from his appearance in New Super Mario Bros. as the game's main protagonist, with his goal being to save Princess Peach from Bowser's clutches. He is the default playable character, and is the only playable character in story mode.
Artwork of Luigi jumping from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Luigi Luigi, Mario's brother, also returns from his appearance in New Super Mario Bros. as a playable character in this game, however, he can played only in multiplayer and Super Guide.
Artwork of Yellow Toad jumping in New Super Mario Bros. WiiArtwork of Blue Toad jumping in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Yellow Toad/Blue Toad Toads make their second playable role in the Super Mario series (the first being Toad in Super Mario Bros. 2) as two separate playable characters in this game, Yellow Toad and Blue Toad, who are exclusive to multiplayer.

Supporting protagonists and allies[edit]

Image Name Description
Mario riding Yoshi

Luigi and a Yellow Yoshi from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.Yellow Toad (character) riding on a Light Blue Yoshi.Blue Toad riding a Pink Yoshi

Yoshis A species of dinosaur-like creatures that make their return to the Super Mario series in this game, and allow Mario and company to ride on them in a couple of levels. They can eat most things such as enemies and fruits, and can Flutter Jump. Green Yoshi is the default Yoshi color in single player, while Yellow, Light Blue, and Pink Yoshi are exclusive to multiplayer.
Artwork of Princess Peach in New Super Mario Bros. Wii (also used in Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Mario Party: Island Tour and Mario Kart Tour) Princess Peach Princess Peach retains her role from New Super Mario Bros. as being the damsel in distress.
Artwork of Toad in New Super Mario Bros. Wii (also used in New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games) Toads Allies that replace Toadsworth in this game and help the main protagonists throughout the story mode by hosting minigames in Toad Houses for players to collect extra lives and power-ups. They can also be rescued in levels and Enemy Courses for the same rewards.
A Jumbo Ray. Jumbo Ray Harmless, large green variants of mantas that can leap and fly, allowing players to stand on them.

Main antagonists[edit]

Image Name Description
Artwork of the Koopalings holding their magic wands, from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Koopalings The Koopalings return to the Super Mario series as the main antagonists in this game. They are fought in all of the Tower and Castle levels, with their magic wands being their main way of attack, and utilizing obstacles.
NSMBW Bowser Jr Artwork.png Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr. returns from his appearance in New Super Mario Bros., this time as a secondary antagonist in this game. Instead of fighting on his own, he uses his Koopa Clown Car in battles. He is the boss of Airship levels.
Kamek artwork Magikoopa Magikoopa appears as a secondary antagonist in this game. He mainly assists the villains in the beginning of their fights by using his magic wand to either transform the arena, or to enlarge obstacles and enemies. He is the boss of World 8.
Artwork of Bowser in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Bowser Bowser, like his son, returns from his appearance in New Super Mario Bros. as the main antagonist and final boss in this game. He is the second boss fought in World 8 and the final boss.

Enemies and obstacles[edit]

Bosses[edit]

This game is the first game to feature the Koopalings in their new 3D models. This is also the only 2D Super Mario game to have both tower and castle bosses be a Koopaling.

Boss Place(s) fought How to defeat
NSMBW Larry Tower Battle.png
Mario vs Larry Koopa2.png
Larry Koopa
World 1-Tower
World 1-Castle
The player needs to jump on Larry three times while dodging his magic blasts. In the second fight, he is on rising platforms that make it harder to gauge jumping.
Roy Koopa, preparing to fight Mario, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
NSMBW Roy Castle Battle.png
Roy Koopa
World 2-Tower
World 2-Castle
The player needs to jump on Roy three times while jumping to avoid getting stunned. In the second fight, he hides in pipes.
NSMBW Lemmy Tower Battle.png
Mario battling Lemmy Koopa
Lemmy Koopa
World 3-Tower
World 3-Castle
The player needs to dodge Lemmy's balls and jump on him three times in both fights. In the second fight, the ball he is on is bigger, so the player has to jump higher.
Mario faces Wendy O. Koopa at her Tower, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Mario vs Wendy.png
Wendy O. Koopa
World 4-Tower
World 4-Castle
The player needs to jump on Wendy three times while avoiding rings, and in the second fight she should be avoided when the water is up.
Mario vs Iggy Koopa.png
Mario vs Iggy Koopa2.png
Iggy Koopa and Big Chain Chomp
World 5-Tower
World 5-Castle
The player needs to jump on Iggy three times while dodging his fast magic blasts. The second fight is very different—a Big Chain Chomp pulls Iggy on a chariot.
Mario faces Morton Koopa Jr. at his Tower, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Mario vs Morton Koopa Jr2.png
Morton Koopa Jr.
World 6-Tower
World 6-Castle
The player needs to jump on Morton three times while dodging the pillars and jumping to avoid getting stunned. In the next fight, Morton causes columns to rise up using a Ground Pound, and the player instantly loses a life if it flattens them.
Mario faces Ludwig von Koopa at his tower, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Mario vs Ludwig2.png
Ludwig von Koopa
World 7-Tower
World 7-Castle
The player should jump on Ludwig three times when he comes down from his flight. In the next fight, there are elevators, making the fight more convoluted. Ludwig is very skilled, using homing magic blasts and multiple magic blasts at the same time.
Mario battles Magikoopa at his tower.
Magikoopa
World 8-Tower The player needs to jump on Magikoopa three times while dodging many enemies and magic blasts.
NSMBW World 4-A Bowser Jr Battle.png
NSMBW Mariocar.png
Bowser Jr. in the Koopa Clown Kart
Bowser Jr.
World 4-Airship
World 6-Airship
World 8-Airship
The player needs to jump on Bowser Jr. in his Junior Clown Car three times in the first fight by flying up to him. In the second fight, the player can bump Bowser Jr. into electricity to defeat him. In the third and final fight, he uses the regular Koopa Clown Car, and bombs must be sent up three times.
NSMBW World 8-C Bowser Battle.png
Super Bowser
Bowser
World 8-Bowser's Castle The player needs to jump on the ! button to drop Bowser into the lava. When Bowser is huge, the lava must be drained to defeat him, by moving through the platforms and pressing the last button.

Enemy Courses[edit]

Enemy Place fought
The World 1 Enemy Course
Goombas
World 1
A screenshot of World 2's Enemy Course in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Spinies
World 2
NSMBW World 3-Enemy Screenshot.png
Ice Bros
World 3
The World 4 Enemy Course
Porcupuffer
World 4
The World 5 Enemy Course
Stalking Piranha Plants
World 5
NSMBW World 6-Enemy Screenshot.png
Bullet Bills
World 6
The World 7 Enemy Course
Lakitu
World 7
The World 8 Enemy Course
Lava Bubbles
World 8

New enemies[edit]

Image Name Description First appearance Last appearance
NSMBW Big Fuzzy Render.png Big Fuzzy A large Fuzzy that follows tracks and hurts players upon contact, like its smaller counterpart. World 7-3 World 9-8
A model of a Big Urchin. Big Urchin A gigantic Urchin that either floats motionlessly or moves back and forth in the water. It can be defeated only with a Star. World 4-1 World 4-3
A Bramball model from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Bramball A forest enemy that lurches between available platforms. It is mostly covered in spikes, with the head being the only safe part to jump on. It can also be forced to move if jumped into from below. Fast-moving individuals appear at the end of their respective level. World 5-3
NSMBW Bulber Render.png Bulber An aquatic enemy with a glowing esca that illuminates the dark immediately surrounding it. It swims forward endlessly. World 8-4
King Bill from World 9-3. Bull's-Eye Bomber Bill[10] Banzai Bills that endlessly rise from the bottom of the screen and home in on the player’s vertical position before continuing forward once they reach the designated height. World 9-3
Model of a Cooligan Cooligan A penguin enemy that slides on ice and snow and slows down when stomped, requiring another stomp to defeat. It continues to slide when frozen, allowing it to be used as a moving platform. World 3-1 World 9-5
NSMBW Eep Cheep Render.png Eep Cheep A Cheep Cheep that swims endlessly forward in a school with other Eep Cheeps and swims out of the way of approaching players. World 1-4
NSMBW Foo Render.png Foo A cloud enemy that blows temporary fog in order to obscure the player's view. World 7-5
GhostQuestionBlock.png Ghost Block A ? Block that, when approached, glows purple, levitates, and charges at the player, breaking if it hits a floor or a platform. Unlike regular ? Blocks, their question marks are not animated. World 7-Ghost House
Ghost house stand.png Ghost Vase A stand that, when approached, glows purple and throws itself at the player, breaking if it hits a floor or a platform. World 3-Ghost House World 4-Ghost House
A model of a Heavy Para-Beetle Heavy Para-Beetle A Para-Beetle that descends when used as a platform and ascends back to its original position when not ridden. Jumping on eight Heavy Para-Beetles or Para-Beetles consecutively without touching the ground will cause a 1-Up Mushroom to fall from the sky. World 7-6
A Hefty Goomba Hefty Goomba A large, slow-moving Goomba that is the middling size of a Goomba, being smaller than a Giant Goomba but bigger than a regular Goomba. This enemy splits into two Goombas when jumped on. World 1-Toad Balloon World 8-2
Huckit Crab Huckit Crab A crab that throws sand balls on loop, jumping backwards every time it does so. These balls can be jumped on and used as a temporary platform. World 4-3
Ice Bro Ice Bro Hammer Bro relatives that throws ice balls at the ground, which can freeze the player and even other enemies. World 3-2 World 3-Toad Balloon
Jellybeam Sprite.png Jellybeam An aquatic enemy that produces a beam of light that illuminates the dark below it. They periodically descend and widen their light beams, speeding up when the player approaches. World 8-4
King Bill King Bill An enormous, invincible Bullet Bill that charges from the edges of the screen, destroying blocks in its path. World 9-8
Pricklygoomba.png Prickly Goomba A Goomba that hides inside a spiked chestnut shell until it is hit with a fireball, upon which it jumps out and turns into a regular Goomba. World 9-7
RiverPiranhaPlantNSMBW.png River Piranha Plant A stationary, aquatic Piranha Plant that blows a green spiked ball up and down. They cannot regenerate their spiked ball if it is destroyed. World 5-1
NSMBW Scaredy Rat Render.png Scaredy Rat An enemy that walks forward in a group. When one of the rats is jumped on, the rest panic and run around, calming back down once they encounter a calm rat. World 4-Ghost House
NSMBW Stalking Piranha Plant Sprite.png Stalking Piranha Plant A Piranha Plant that paces back and forth and stretches its neck upward periodically. World 5-1 World 6-3
Sprite of a Stone Spike Stone Spike A stationary Spike that throws stone rocks downwards periodically. World 6-1 World 8-4

Returning enemies[edit]

Image Name Description First appearance Last appearance
A sprite of an Amp from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Amp Stationary, electric balls that shock the player upon contact. World 3-Tower
A Banzai Bill from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Banzai Bill Large Bullet Bills that fly straight forward, defeating regular Bullet Bills in their path. They are always found being shot from Banzai Bill Cannons. World 7-Tower World 7-4
Big Boo Big Boo Large Boos that retain the same behavior and properties as their smaller counterparts. Their large size allows them to obscure objects placed behind them. World 3-Ghost House World 7-Ghost House
A Big Dry Bones Big Dry Bones Large variants of Dry Bones that are momentarily stunned when jumped on. They can be forced to collapse with a Ground Pound. World 6-Castle World 7-Castle
SuperThwomp NSMBW.png Big Thwomp Large Thwomps that can break through stone tiles. World 1-Castle
MegaWiggler.png Big Wiggler Large variants of Wigglers that can traverse poison and defeat enemies they run into. They do not become agitated when stomped and can be bounced off of like a Spring. World 5-2
NSMBW Blooper Sprite.png Blooper Squid-like enemies that move in an erratic pattern and follow the player. They are often found concealed behind foreground elements, emerging once the player draws near. World 4-4 World 8-4
NSMBW Blooper Nanny and Babies Sprites.png Blooper Baby Small Bloopers that follow Blooper Nannies. When deployed, the spiral outward from their Blooper Nanny before disappearing shortly afterward. World 4-4
NSMBW Blooper Nanny and Babies Sprites.png Blooper Nanny Bloopers that have Blooper Babies swimming in a trail behind them. They normally chase the player like an ordinary Blooper, though they will occasionally pause and deploy their Blooper Babies before spawning a new set. World 4-4
A Bob-Omb from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Bob-omb Bombs that ignite if they are jumped on or come into contact with fireballs, then explode shortly after. When ignited, they can be picked up and thrown to defeat other enemies. Some are found being shot from cannons while other are found locked in ice and require nearby explosions to detonate. World 3-Castle World 9-4
NSMBW Boo Render.png Boo Ghosts that follow the player when their back is turned, but hide their faces when they look at them. They can only be defeated with a Star. They normally cannot be seen in the dark, though they produce a glowing trail when pursuing the player. World 3-Ghost House World 7-Ghost House
Boomerang Bro in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Boomerang Bro Hammer Bro relatives that use damaging boomerangs, which return to them after being thrown. World 2-1
A Broozer from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Broozer A boxing ghoul-like monster that clumsily charges towards the player's horizontal position, breaking through blocks in its path. The player can defeat it by jumping on it three times, or by hitting it with a fireball. It functions similarly to Chargin' Chucks in Super Mario World. World 7-Ghost House
NSMBW Bullet Bill Render.png Bullet Bill Bullets that fly straight forward, moving out of the way when they make contact with one another. They are shot from Bill Blasters and Bill Blaster Turrets or appear from the edges of the screen. World 3-2 World 7-4
NSMBW Buzzy Beetle Render.png Buzzy Beetle Shelled enemies that can be kicked, picked up, or thrown after being jumped on, and are impervious to fireballs. Some walk on ceilings and drop down to attack the player when approached. World 6-3 World 8-Tower
NSMBW Chain Chomp Render.png Chain Chomp Enemies tied to posts that lunge at players at regular intervals. If their post is ground pounded three times, they are set free and can be used to break through blocks. World 7-2
NSMBW Cheep Cheep Render.png Cheep Cheep Slow-moving fish that are either found swimming endlessly forward or back and forth. In World 4-2, they constantly jump from the water to attack player, leaving them vulnerable to being stomped. World 1-4 World 8-4
Cheep-Chomp Cheep-Chomp A large fish that, once approached, begins pursuing the player indefinitely, periodically lunging at the player in an attempt to eat them. When defeated, it drops three 1-Up Mushrooms. World 4-4 World 9-2
Boo Circle NSMBW.png Circling Boo Buddies Boos that fly in a circle formation. Unlike other boos, they can be defeated using a Drill Spin. World 5-Ghost House
NSMBW Clampy Artwork.png Clampy Clams that open and close their mouths, which sometimes contain items. If a Clampy closes its mouth on the player, they take damage. If placed above a solid surface, they will sink. World 1-4 World 4-1
Climbing Koopa's sprite from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Climbing Koopa Koopa Troopas that move either horizontally or vertically along fences, climbing to the other side once they reach an edge. They can be defeated by punching them from the opposite side of the fence they are climbing. World 4-Castle
A Crowber Crowber Birds that circle above the player before swooping down to attack and leaving the screen. World 7-Ghost House World 8-5
NSMBW Deep Cheep Render.png Deep-Cheep Fish that endlessly swim forward in a sine-wave-like pattern. They briefly give chase when approached, though stop once they move past the player. World 1-4 World 8-4
DryBones NSMBW.png Dry Bones Skeletal Koopa Troopas that briefly collapse when attacked before reassembling themselves. They turn at ledges, like Red Koopa Troopas. World 1-Tower World 8-Bowser's Castle
NSMBW Fire Bro Sprite.png Fire Bro Hammer Bro relatives that throw fireballs which bounce along the ground. World 2-3 World 9-7
FireSnakeAttack.png Fire Snake Flames that jump in a high arc, chasing the player across Semisolid Platforms. They temporarily enlarge after every few hops. World 2-3
Fish Bone Fish Bone Skeletal fish that swim back and forth, charging towards the player when approached. Their eyes faintly glow in the dark. World 4-Castle World 5-Ghost House
A sprite of a Flame Chomp from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Flame Chomp Flying black spheres that chase the player. They carry four fireballs in tow, which they periodically spit at the player. Once they run out of fireballs, they begin to glow and pursue the player with increased speed before exploding. World 2-6 World 9-6
NSMBW Fuzzy Sprite.png Fuzzy Enemies that follow tracks and hurt players upon contact. If they fall off a track, they will twirl in the air. World 7-3 World 9-8
A Giant Goomba Giant Goomba Large, slow-moving Goombas that split into two Hefty Goombas once stomped on. World 1-Toad Balloon
Goomba Goomba Common enemies that walk in a single direction, turning when they encounter an obstacle. They can be defeated with a single stomp. World 1-1 World 9-8
NSMBW Hammer Bro Render.png Hammer Bro Enemies that throw hammers in arcs at the player and periodically jump between platforms. World 1-3
GreenParatroopa.png Koopa Paratroopa Winged Koopa Troopas that either jump forward in high arcs or fly up and down or side to side in the air. They turn into regular Koopa Troopas when stomped. World 1-4 World 8-Tower
GreenKoopaTroopa.png Koopa Troopa Turtle enemies that that walk in a single direction, turning when they encounter an obstacle. They temporarily retreat into their shells when stomped, which can then be kicked, picked up, or thrown. Green Koopa Troopas walk off ledges, while Red Koopa Troopas turn around. World 1-1 World 9-5
Artwork of Lakitu holding a Spiny Egg in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Lakitu Cloud-riding enemies that throw Spiny Eggs at the player, stopping when there are four Spinies on-screen at once. If a player defeats a Lakitu, they can ride on its cloud until it disappears. Lakitus contained within square clouds throw coins for a short period of time before moving off screen. World 2-5 World 7-Toad Balloon
NSMBW Lava Bubble Render.png Lava Bubble Fireballs that jump out of lava at regular intervals. They are vulnerable to Ice Balls, like other fire-based enemies. World 2-Castle World 8-Bowser's Castle
Mechakoopa as seen in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Mechakoopa A mechanical version of Bowser found in Airship levels. After stomping on it, it becomes stunned and can be picked up and thrown to defeat other enemies before it wakes up. World 4-Airship World 8-Airship
Mega Cheep-Cheep Mega Cheep-Cheep Big Cheep Cheeps that are either found swimming endlessly forward or back and forth, like their smaller counterparts. World 1-4 World 6-6
Mega Deep-Cheep and Deep-Cheep Mega Deep-Cheep Big Deep-Cheeps that retain the chasing behavior of their smaller counterparts. World 1-4
Mini Goomba Mini Goomba Small Goombas that attach themselves to the player, weighing them down until they either perform a Spin Jump or walk for a few seconds. They hop about erratically and can turn to pursue the player. World 5-4 World 7-5
A Missile Bill in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Missile Bill Bullet Bills that target the player after being shot. World 9-3
A sprite of Monty Mole in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Monty Mole A mole that pops out of the ground and gives chase, bouncing off of other moles they come in contact with. World 6-4 World 8-Tower
NSMBW Muncher Plant Screenshot.png Muncher An invincible black plant that is exclusively found frozen within ice blocks. They can be thawed by fireballs, including those of other enemies. World 9-7
A Para-Beetle Para-Beetle A winged Buzzy Beetle that ascends when used as a platform and descends back to its original position when not ridden. They appear flying at various speeds. Jumping on eight Heavy Para-Beetles or Para-Beetles consecutively without touching the ground will cause a 1-Up Mushroom to fall from the sky. World 7-6
NSMBW Para-bomb Render.png Parabomb Parachuting Bob-ombs that descend from the sky, transforming into normal Bob-ombs once they land. World 8-5
NSMBW Paragoomba Render.png Paragoomba Winged Goombas that hop as they walk and are capable of turning around to pursue the player. They turn into regular Goombas when stomped. World 7-5 World 8-2
Piranha Flower Piranha Flower Large Venus Fire Traps that shoot big fireballs. World 2-3
NSMBW Piranha Plant Render.png Piranha Plant Plants that either move in and out of Warp Pipes or lunge at the player from the ground. Warp-Pipe-dwelling Piranha Plant do not emerge if the player is nearby. World 1-2 World 9-7
Pokey Pokey Cactus enemies that slide back and forth at varying speeds, becoming slower the taller they get. They are normally defeated when their head segment is destroyed. World 2-5
NSMBW Porcupuffer Render.png Porcupuffer An aggressive fish that moves along the surface of water bodies, following the player's horizontal position and occasionally leaping from the water to attack. World 4-Toad Balloon World 9-2
Rocky Wrench Rocky Wrench Monty Moles that periodically pop out of holes in Airships to throw damaging wrenches at the player. World 6-Airship
A Sledge Bro. Sledge Bro Hammer Bro relatives that throw large hammers in arcs. They can also stun Mario by generating earthquakes when they jump. World 6-2 World 7-Castle
Spike Spike Stationary green turtles that periodically pull spiked balls out of their mouths to throw at Mario, which roll downwards from the ledges upon which they stand. World 2-2
Spike Top.png Spike Top Buzzy Beetle variants that have spikes on their shells, preventing them from being jumped on. They can slowly climb around blocks and rock formations. World 2-3
Spiny Spiny Turtles with spiny shells that prevent the player from jumping on them. Some hatch from Spiny Eggs thrown by Lakitus. Like Buzzy Beetles, some are also found walking on ceilings and can drop down to attack the player when approached. These upside-down individuals can be stomped and used like other shells. World 2-2 World 8-Tower
SpinyCheep-CheepNSMBW.png Spiny Cheep Cheep Fish that are normally found swimming back and forth, but speed up to chase the player when approached. They can only be frozen temporarily, after which they will gain an angry expression. World 1-4 World 8-4
A Super Piranha Plant Super Piranha Plant Large variants of Piranha Plant that lunge at the player from the ground. World 2-5 World 6-3
NSMBW Swooper Sprite.png Swoop Bats that hang onto the ceiling, then swoop towards the player when approached. In World 6-6 they have eyes that glow in the dark. World 5-2 World 6-6
Thwomp NSMBW.png Thwomp Large rocks that fall when the player gets close before returning to their original position. World 1-Castle World 8-Tower
UrchinNSMBW.png Urchin Aquatic enemies that either float motionlessly or move back and forth in the water. They can only be frozen temporarily, after which they will sink, blocking currents they fall on top of. World 1-4 World 4-3
Venus Fire Trap Venus Fire Trap Piranha Plants that aim at the player and shoot a single fireball. Some move in and out of Warp Pipes like normal Piranha Plants and hide when the player is nearby while others are grounded. A single Warp-Pipe-dwelling Venus Fire Trap in World 9-7 has the ability to shoot three fireballs in a row. World 1-3 World 9-7
NSMBW Wiggler Sprite.png Wiggler Caterpillars that become agitated and move faster after being jumped on. World 5-2

Obstacles[edit]

Image Name Description First appearance Last appearance
A Spinner from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Ball 'N' Chain A large spiked ball attached to a rotating chain that cannot be defeated. World 3-Tower World 4-Castle
Banzai Bill Blaster NSMBW.png Banzai Bill Cannon Cannons that shoot Banzai Bills. In World 7-Tower, they are hidden within the Tower's brickwork. World 7-Tower World 7-4
Skull Blaster.png Bill Blaster Cannons that shoot Bullet Bills and become inactive when the player is nearby. Some can extend up and down while others are stationary. World 3-2 World 9-3
Multi Bill Blaster NSMBU Sprite.png Bill Blaster Turret Stacks of Bill Blasters that rotate and shoot Bullet Bills in alternating directions. They continue firing when the player is nearby. World 6-1
Burner sprite from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Burner Mechanical obstacles that shoot streams of fire. Some spew fire constantly and can rotate while others spew fire periodically and are stationary. World 4-Airship
Cannon sprite from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
NSMBW 4-Way Cannon Sprite.png
Cannon Cannons that shoot cannonballs or Bob-ombs. Four-way Cannons can shoot up to 2-3 cannonballs at a time. Giant cannons shoot giant cannonballs. Both the cannonball-shooting regular Cannons and the four-way Cannons can rotate. A single giant cannonball-shooting four-way Cannon in World 8-Airship contains a Warp Pipe that can only be entered when it is pointed upwards. World 4-Airship World 8-Airship
NSMBW Cannonball Screenshot.png Cannonball Metal spheres launched by cannons that move endlessly in the direction they were shot from. World 8-Airship
A circus ball from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Circus ball Bouncing balls that are summoned by Lemmy Koopa in his boss battles or appear as Castle obstacles. They can be bounced off of to reach higher areas. World 3-Tower World 3-Castle
Mario hopping on Para-Beetles in World 7-6NSMBW World 7-5 Screenshot.png Cloud[11] Dense clouds that obscure the player's view and hide objects. They can be temporarily blown away through various means, such as Spin Jumping. Clouds generated by Foos appear slightly different from normal clouds and dissipate naturally. World 1-1 World 9-8
Cog (Obstacle) NSMBW Cog Gear-like platforms that the player must travel in-between to pass. If they are trapped between two cogs, they are squished and lose a life. Continuing to ride a gear upwards may lead the player to a secret area. World 1-Castle
NSMBW World 1-4 Screenshot.png Current Jets of water that originate from Warp Pipes and push the player. They deactivate during the effects of a P Switch. World 1-4 World 9-2
NSMBW World 2-3 Screenshot.png Dark A shroud of darkness that blocks the player's view. Several objects and enemies can illuminate it. World 2-3 World 8-4
NSMBW Mariocar.png Electric rail Electrical barriers which shock the player or Bowser Jr. upon contact. In order to deal damage to Bowser Jr. during his second bossfight, he must be forced to make contact with the rails. World 6-Airship
A Fire Bar Fire Bar A series of fireballs that spins in a circular motion around a block. They can vary in length and extend in one or two directions from the center of the block. World 8-Tower World 8-Bowser's Castle
Giant cannonball Giant cannonball Large variants of cannonballs shot by large cannons. World 8-Airship
A Giant Spiked Ball Giant Spiked Ball Large Spiked Balls that roll along the ground. World 8-2
A render of a hammer pendulum from nsmbw Hammer Pendulum Hammer-like platforms that swing back and forth in a 180-degree arc. World 8-6
Icicle Huge Icicle Large Icicles that fall and act as platforms. If the ground beneath them disappears, they will fall a second time. World 3-3 World 3-Castle
Icicle Icicle Damaging icicles that appear in frozen levels. Some, which are darker in coloration, are stationary while others, which are lighter in coloration, fall when the player approaches before reforming. World 3-3 World 3-Castle
NSMBW World 1-C Screenshot.png Lava Molten rock that can cause the player to instantly lose a life upon contact. World 1-Castle World 9-6
LavaGeyserNSMBW.png Lava Geyser Lava that rises up from pits periodically. Unlike normal lava, it does not cause the player to instantly lose a life upon contact. World 8-1 World 9-6
NSMBW World 8-6 Screenshot.png Lava tide Lava that either rises, consuming parts of a level, or falls, revealing parts of a level. World 8-6 World 8-Bowser's Castle
NSMBW World 8-3 Screenshot.png Lava swell Lava that rises and falls in waves. When Super Bowser jumps, he creates fast-moving, temporary lava swells. World 8-3 World 8-Bowser's Castle
Larry Koopa's magic fireball Magic spell Magic projectiles shot by the Koopalings (except Wendy and Lemmy) and Magikoopa. Some are rarely summoned offscreen in World 2-Tower (purple) and World 5-Castle (green). Magikoopa's projectiles can transform the sidescrolling blocks in his bossfight into random enemies and objects. World 1-Tower World 8-Tower
Fire Mario, going through 5-3 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Poison A liquid hazard that can cause the player to instantly lose a life upon contact. World 5-2 World 5-4
A preview of World 8-1, from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Poison fog An enormous, red and black cloud that moves to the right very slowly. It instantly causes the player to lose a life upon contact. World 8-1
A screenshot of World 2-5 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Quicksand Sand that slows the player down and causes them to sink when entered. Some pits containing quicksand lead the player to secret areas. World 2-2 World 2-5
A screenshot of Mario carrying a Red Shell through World 2-1 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Sand Geyser Sand that periodically rises up from pits, acting as a temporary platform. Entities that make contact with the sides of a Sand Geyser are forced to the top. World 2-1 World 2-5
Pillar NSMBW.png Skewer Spiked pillars that periodically extend. Giant skewers appear in World 6-Tower and World 7-Castle World 4-Castle
(regular)
World 6-Tower
(giant)
World 7-Castle
(regular)
World 7-Castle
(giant)
A Spike. Spikes Pointy, stationary obstacles that damage the player upon contact. World 2-Tower World 6-Castle
Spiked ball Spiked ball Spike balls that roll along the ground, destroying blocks and defeating enemies in their path. World 2-2 World 8-2
NSMBW Volcanic Debris Sprite.png Volcanic debris Rocks periodically ejected by volcanoes that slowly rain from the sky and break upon hitting a solid surface. They also destroy blocks they come into contact with. They appear in two sizes. World 8-1 World 8-2
NSMBW World 4-4 Screenshot.png Water Large bodies of harmless liquid that the player can swim through. World 1-4 World 9-2
NSMBW World 6-3 Screenshot.png Water tide Water that rises and falls, briefly submerging parts of the levels they appear in. World 6-3 World 6-6
NSMBW World 2-4 Screenshot.png Wind Periodic gusts that carry coins. They push the player to the right side of the screen, which can allow airborne players to reach otherwise inaccessible areas. World 2-4

Minigames[edit]

Transformations[edit]

Small Mario's model in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Artwork of Mario in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Artwork of Fire Mario in New Super Mario Bros. (also used in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario 3D Land)[1][2]
Artwork of Ice Mario in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Small Mario (starting form)
Super Mario
(NSMBW Mushroom Icon Sprite.png required)
Fire Mario
(NSMBW Fire Flower Icon.png required)
Ice Mario
(new, IceFlowericon.png required)
Artwork of Propeller Mario in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Artwork of Penguin Mario in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Artwork of Mini Mario in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Invincible Mario
Propeller Mario
(new, PropellerMushroomicon.png required)
Penguin Mario
(new, PenguinSuiticon.png required)
Mini Mario
(NSMBW Mini Mushroom Icon Sprite.png required)
Invincible Mario
(Staricon.png required)

Blocks[edit]

Blocks marked with an asterisk (*) are new.

Block Image Function
? Block Artwork of a ? Block from New Super Mario Bros. Contains a coin or item when hit.
Brick Artwork of a Brick Block in New Super Mario Bros. Wii (also used for New Super Mario Bros. 2 and New Super Mario Bros. U) Breaks or contains coins when hit.
Empty Block Artwork of an Empty Block in New Super Mario Bros. Wii (also used in New Super Mario Bros. 2 and New Super Mario Bros. U) A block that cannot be broken. When a ? Block is hit, it turns into an Empty Block.
Ice Block IceBlockNSMBW.png A block that is created by an enemy that was frozen with an ice ball. This block can be picked up and thrown like a barrel.
Giant Ice Block* NSMBW Giant Ice Block Render.png A giant variant of an Ice Block that serves as a platform. Some hidden with Bob-ombs can be destroyed.
Super Guide Block* NSMBW Super Guide Block Sprite.png Appears after Mario dies eight times in a row in one stage. When this block is hit, Luigi clears the stage for Mario. If the Plus Button button is pressed, players can take control of Luigi. The block makes a doorbell-like sound when it appears.
Jump Block A white-and-green checkered block. A block that, when Mario jumps on it, makes him jump higher.
POW Block A POW Block A block that causes a large tremor on the ground when thrown.
Glow Block* A Light Block A block that can be picked up and shines light in dark areas.
Dotted-Line Block NSMBW Dotted-Line Block Sprite.png A block that is transparent. A switch is needed to activate the block.
Red Block Red Block.png A block that is activated by a switch.
Square cloud* Square cloud A square cloud that summons a coin-throwing Lakitu when hit.
Propeller Block* A Propeller Block A block that can be picked up and works like a Propeller Mushroom.
Flying ? Block Flying Question Block A type of ? Block that flies in a rhythmic pattern to the music of a stage. Once hit, it becomes an Empty Block.
Mega ? Block Artwork of a ? Block from New Super Mario Bros. A large ? Block that appears only in World 6-5. Acts like a normal block.
Coin Block Artwork of a Brick Block in New Super Mario Bros. Wii (also used for New Super Mario Bros. 2 and New Super Mario Bros. U) A block that contains many coins. Looks just like a brick and becomes an Empty Block when used. Pops out five coins when used quickly enough.
Roulette Block Roulette Block A block with various items scrolling on it. Mario can hit it and release the power-up shown.
Stretch Block YellowBlockNSMBW.png A block made up of five segments that stretches to act as a bridge in certain levels.
Donut Block In-game render of a Donut Block from New Super Mario Bros. Wii A platform that falls under weight if Mario stays there for too long. As Mini Mario, he is too light to make it fall; as such, it becomes safer.
Ice Snake Block* NSMBW Ice Snake.png A slippery type of Snake Block found only in World 3-Castle. When Mario steps on it, it starts to move like a snake.

Items and objects[edit]

Items and objects marked with an asterisk (*) are new.

Item/object Image Function
Super Mushroom A Super Mushroom Turns Mario into Super Mario.
1-Up Mushroom A 1-Up Mushroom in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Gives the player an extra life.
Coin Artwork of a Coin in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Collecting 100 of these gives the player an extra life. In Coin Courses, they are used to determine the player's position.
Fire Flower Artwork of a Fire Flower in New Super Mario Bros. (later reused in New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Turns Mario into Fire Mario.
Red Ring A sprite of a Red Ring. Makes eight Red Coins appear. If the player collects all eight coins before they disappear, they receive either a power-up, which varies in between levels, or a 1-Up Mushroom, depending on the player's current size.
Red Coin Red shiny coin.png Collecting all eight Red Coins that appear after passing through a Red Ring gives a Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, or 1-Up Mushroom, depending on what power-up the player is currently using.
Blue Coin NSMBW Blue Coin Sprite.png These coins are just like normal coins, but they appear by hitting a P Switch.
Star A Star Turns Mario into Invincible Mario.
Star Coin A Star Coin Three of these are located in every course in hard-to-reach or hidden areas. They are used to buy Super Play movies in Peach's Castle. After the player collects all Star Coins, all of the Toad Houses remain open and can be used without them disappearing. In Coin Battle World, they are worth ten coins. Also, if the player collects all the Star Coins in a world, they unlock the respective level in World 9.
Mini Mushroom Artwork of a Mini Mushroom in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Turns Mario into Mini Mario.
Propeller Mushroom* A Propeller Mushroom Turns Mario into Propeller Mario and gives him a short flight.
Penguin Suit* A Penguin Suit Turns Mario into Penguin Mario. Mario can shoot ice balls and slide on his belly, along with having an improved swimming ability.
Ice Flower An Ice Flower Turns Mario into Ice Mario. Mario can shoot ice balls to freeze most enemies.
Hidden Coin NSMBW Dash Coin Sprite.png An outline of a coin that becomes a coin if Mario goes through it.
Fruit The sprite of a Fruit in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. A fruit that Yoshi eats. When Yoshi eats five fruits, he makes an egg that contains an item.
Barrel BarrelNSMBW.png An item that Mario can pick up and throw at enemies to defeat them and at coins to collect them. If another player touches a barrel while it rolls, they lose a life or their power-up.
Crate NSMBW Small Wood Crate Render.png A wood box Mario can break via a Ground Pound.
Frozen Coin Frozen Coin NSMBW A coin encased in solid ice that can be melted by fire to be collected.
Iron Block* NSMBW Small Metal Crate Render.png An iron box that drops on Conveyor Belts. They are indestructible and causes the player to lose a life if crushed.
Toad balloon* The ambush icon, from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. An item that appears in an Enemy Course. Mario must collect all of them to clear the course.
P Switch NSMBW P Switch Render.png Turns bricks into coins or vice versa, or it causes the revealing of Blue Coins.
? Switch Qswitch.png Changes or adds things to an area, such as platforms, for a limited time.
! Switch NSMBW ! Switch Render.png A switch that changes all the dotted lines into platforms in World 3-4. It causes the bridge in World 8-Bowser's Castle to drop Bowser in the lava.
Trampoline TrampolineNSMBW.png A spring that lets the player jump high into the air. It can be picked up and carried around.
Midway point A midway point A flag that acts like a checkpoint. It has Bowser's insignia, but if a player touches it, it is replaced by whichever character's symbol turned it. If that character is in his small form, he transforms into his Super form.
Vine A vine Used as a ladder that can lead to Coin Heaven, or a secret place. Comes out of an Invisible Block or brick.
Ladder Sprite of a ladder from New Super Mario Bros. Wii A climbable object used to get on top of platforms.
Remote-Controlled Clown Car* The Remote-Controlled Clown Car from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. A type of Koopa Clown Car that lets the player battle Bowser Jr.
Yoshi egg Yoshi eggYellow Yoshi eggLight Blue Yoshi eggPink Yoshi egg An egg that Yoshi comes out of or produces after eating five fruits. They contain power-ups. The different colors released come at random but never the same one after each other.
Flower* Flower NSMBW A common background object that releases a coin when spun next to. Appears with many color variants.
Remote-Controlled Fence* Remote-Controlled Fence NSMBW A fence that the player can tilt and move left and right in a 180-degree arc by tilting the Wii Remote, depending on its axis of rotation. It reacts only when the fence are activated.
Remote-Controlled Light* Remote-Controlled Light NSMBW A light that the player can tilt and move to see in the dark by tilting the Wii Remote. It reacts only when the fence are activated.
Chain-Link Chain-Link NSMBW Fences that the player can climb. Climbing Koopas can often be found on them.
Flip Panel Flip Panel (Chain-Link) NSMBW Fence gates that the player can use to flip to the other side of a Chain-Link by punching.

Transportation objects[edit]

Transportation Image Function
Warp Pipe Artwork of the four colored Warp Pipes from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Pipes going through the ground that transport the player to new areas.
Small pipe MiniWarpPipeNSMBW.png Mini variants of warp pipes that can be acessed with a Mini Mushroom.
Pipe Cannon WarpPipeNSMBW.png Pipes that launch the player to another location or a hard to reach platform
Warp Cannon A Warp Cannon in New Super Mario Bros. Wii A special cannon that allows the player to go to a different world.
Warp Door DoorNSMBW.pngA sprite of a Ghost House Door.
NSMBW Tower Door Render.pngNSMBW Castle Door Render.png
NSMBW Bowser Door Render.png
A door found in Ghost Houses, fortresses, and castles that take the player to another portion of the level. Large doors serve as entry points to a boss.

Platforms[edit]

Platform Image Function
Mushroom Platform Mushroom Platform (Yellow) NSMBW Mushrooms of many colors that serve as platforms.
Stretch Shroom Stretch Shroom NSMBW Mushroom Platforms that contract and extend at constant intervals, pulling anything and any player on the ends of the platforms to the center when they contract.
Screwtop Shroom* A Screwtop Shroom in New Super Mario Bros. Wii A rare Mushroom Platform that only appears in World 1-5. When spun on, it lowers another lift's height.
Spinning mushroom block* World 1-5 A mushroom block that spins clockwise or counter clockwise.
Bouncy Cloud* NSMBW Bouncy Cloud Render.png Cloud platforms that make the player and enemies bounce very high.
Scale Lift Scale Lift NSMBW Scale-like platforms that the player lands on one platform, the parallel one rises. It will fall off if they stand on it for too long.
Arrow lift* Arrow Lift NSMBW A lift that appears blue when idle but turns red when activated.
Limited Lift* Wooden raft A lift that the player can travel with a limited capacity of at least five enemies. It stops once the counter reaches 0.
Bolt Lift Bolt Lift NSMBW A set of nuts that are screwed onto a very long bolt that serve as platforms. The player must continually jump to avoid falling.
Screwtop Lift* Sprite of a Screwtop Lift from New Super Mario Bros. Wii A lift with a screw that the player can move in a set direction by spinning.
Tilt Lift* The Tilt Lift from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. A lift that the player can tilt by tilting the Wii Remote. It reacts only when a player is standing on it.
Remote-Controlled Lift* The Tilt Lift from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. A lift that the player can tilt and move the lifts left and right by tilting the Wii Remote. It reacts only when the lifts are activated.
Remote-Control Platform* Sprite of a Remote-Control Platform from New Super Mario Bros. Wii A lift that the player can tilt and move on tracks by tilting the Wii Remote. It reacts only when a player is standing on it.
Paddle Platform NSMBW Paddle Wheel Sprite.png A paddle wheel-like platforms made of 4 smaller platforms that moves in a wheel on tracks.
Palm tree[12] Palm Tree NSMBW Trees of varying heights that serve as platforms. Some bear fruit.
Pendulum Platform* Pendulum Platform NSMBW Chained platforms that sway from side to side indefinitely.
Ice float* Ice Float NSMBW Icy cylindrical platforms that float on water.
Spinning platform* Spinning Platform (Purple) NSMBW Large platforms that spins clockwise or counter clockwise that only appear in World 3-Tower.
Metal platform Screenshot of World 6-Castle from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Platforms that sink in lava when stepped on, then rise back up.
Screwtop Platform* Screwtop Platform (Platform) NSMBW Metal platforms that the player can move in a set direction by spinning a nearby screw.
Slow falling platform* Slow Falling Platform NSMBW Bony lifts that are varied of length. It acts like Flimsy Lifts, but it falls slower.
Spine Coaster* Spine Coaster NSMBW.png Rideable creatures made of bone used to aid Mario and company to pass through lava pits.
Semisolid Platform Semisolid Platform (Ground Theme) NSMBW Platforms that the player can jump on top of from below.
Conveyor Belt NSMBW World 4-T Screenshot.png Moving platforms that carry the player from one place to another without them having to move at all.
Turning Floor World 8-2 Continually moving objects that turn clockwise or counterclockwise, moving anything on them.
Rolling log Rolling Log NSMBW Cylindrical wooden platforms that, when stood on, roll over. The player must run along them or jump carefully to avoid falling off until they reach their destination on a set path.
Half-circle rock Wobble Rock NSMBW Rock platforms that wobble from left to right when the player stands towards one of its edges.
Water Ball* NSMBW Water Ball Render.png A huge mass of water that floats in the air. Acts as if Mario and co. are in water. They are found only in World 7-2, along with Chain Chomps.

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of New Super Mario Bros. Wii staff

Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development developed the game, with the director being Shigeyuki Asuke and the producers being Takashi Tezuka and Hiroyuki Kimura.

Development[edit]

As demonstrated by development information for various games, Shigeru Miyamoto had been struggling to add simultaneous multiplayer to Super Mario games for a long time. He tried to experiment with multiplayer aspects at the start of most of his Super Mario projects, as can be seen in pre-release screenshots of games such as Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros.: different multiplayer aspects were evidently intended for both of those games during early stages of development. When the experiments with multiplayer failed to come to fruition, in part due to technical limitations, the developers refocused on what they were used to, single-player; for both of the aforementioned games, multiplayer was put on the back-burner and was only used in in-engine side modes and unrelated minigames. The Wii's hardware allowed Miyamoto to ensure that the game could process all loaded items and enemies at once, and have the camera focus on all players.[13]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii was developed as the flagship title for Super Guide. This feature first surfaced as a June 30, 2008 patent for a "Kind Code" with three demo play modes: Game, in which, when the player gets stuck during standard gameplay, they can view a walkthrough video that appears in the screen's top right corner; Digest, in which the player watches developer gameplay and can join the game at a particular point, but cannot save; and Scene Menu, in which players go directly to specific parts of the game without loading their games or watching the digest.[14] Super Guide uses the Digest mode, and hint movies appear to use the Scene Menu mode.

In a 2010 interview with Nintendo Power, director Shigeyuki Asuke discussed several aspects of the game's development.[15] The development team considered adding vehicles which allowed the player to move freely and objects that were controlled by tilting the Wii Remote. These ideas were simplified so that they were more easily understood and better complement the core gameplay, leading to the creation of the Propeller Mushroom and Penguin Suit. In regards to the final battle with Bowser, the developers wanted to make it really feel like a final boss by making Bowser huge, giving him the ability to break through walls, and making a switch that collapses the floor under him the only way of defeating him. A static arena could not facilitate this battle, so it was turned into a platforming stage. The textures of Bowser's eyes and hair were also changed to add to the effect. World 9 was designed to challenge players who have conquered the rest of the levels while still being fun to play. The Midair Spin was added to make use of the Wii Remote's features. The Koopalings and Airships were added because of their nostalgic value and they act as distinct set pieces. The inclusion of Yoshis was decided early in development with Asuke imagining players fighting over one Yoshi. However, Yoshis greatly change the way levels are played, so they are limited to a few levels. Yoshis were added to levels if they made the levels more fun to play.

Reception[edit]

The former Mario and Luigi voice actor, Charles Martinet originally stated that this game is his favorite Super Mario game of all time. His new favorite Super Mario game is Super Mario Maker.

Reviews
Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Wii Ryan Scott, Gamespy 4.5/5 "If you have friends who enjoy videogames, this is one to play together. It's made specifically for that -- and yeah, it's got all the painstaking collectibles and supplemental multiplayer challenges you already assumed it did, so you're going to play it for quite a while. And if you just want a serious challenge, play alone and revel in the pure joy of death. Either way, it's a damn fine Mario game. But I bet you already knew that."
Wii Nick Chester, Destructoid 9/10 "Despite being feeling and looking somewhat familiar (which is definitely a positive in this case), New Super Mario Bros. Wii is one of your safest and best bet on the Wii this year."
Wii Oli Welsh, Eurogamer 9/10 "Who knew that, locked in the time-honoured traditions of Super Mario Bros., one of the greatest co-op games ever was waiting to get out? Well, Shigeru Miyamoto did. In unleashing it, Nintendo hasn't moved its classic series forward one jot; it hasn't had to. But it has given it a riotous new lease of life."
Aggregators
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 87
GameRankings 88.18%

Sales[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the 4th best-selling game on the Wii, having sold 30.32 million copies worldwide as of September 30, 2021.[16]

Promotion[edit]

A box set of the trading cards
Main article: List of New Super Mario Bros. Wii trading cards

Trading cards were released to promote the game's release. They feature various characters, enemies, items, and levels from the game. Each booster pack contains four regular cards and one each of Tips & Tricks, Standee, Foil, and FunTats. A book published by Alfred Music Publishing titled New Super Mario Bros. Wii: Simplified Piano Solos was released, containing sheet music for seventeen songs from the game.

Arcade adaptation[edit]

A Japan only arcade game developed by Capcom was released in 2011 called New Super Mario Bros. Wii Coin World.

Glitches[edit]

Main article: List of New Super Mario Bros. Wii glitches

Infinite coins[edit]

A glitch from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
The frozen Climbing Koopa dropping coins

The player needs an Ice Flower in World 4-Castle and get to the place with the large flip panel with a Climbing Koopa on it. Mario must stand on the front side, then jump to throw an Ice Ball at the Climbing Koopa. The player must hold the fence again and spin the flip panel as fast as possible. The Climbing Koopa freezes, falls to the ground and drops infinite coins.

Infinite lives[edit]

Screenshot of an infinite lives glitch in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Four players accruing lives in World 1-3

At least two players must enter a course containing both Yoshis and Koopa Troopas that allows the player(s) wishing to perform the glitch to equip a Propeller Mushroom; these courses are World 1-3, World 2-5, World 3-2, and World 6-4. After using a Yoshi to eat a Koopa Troopa, a Simultaneous Ground Pound must be performed, causing the Koopa Troopa within the Yoshi's mouth to enter an "invulnerable" state. Its shell can then be spat out and held while performing a Drill Spin, accruing enough lives to max out the life meter in seconds while only using a few Drill Spins.

Pre-release and unused content[edit]

Early photo of a series of platforms from World 7-4 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
An early version of World 7-4
Main article: List of New Super Mario Bros. Wii pre-release and unused content

During development, Princess Peach was planned to be a playable character. This idea was scrapped because the Toads better suited Mario's stature and the need for special programming to handle the physics of the dress. The development team wanted the game opening sequence to be more dramatic, causing a dispute between them and Shigeru Miyamoto.

In the game's E3 2009 trailer, it shows an early design of the motion-controlled platforms in World 7-4. They lack they indicator which shows the player in control of the platforms and do not make a sound when they travel on the tracks. The bottom of the platforms are also less round compared to the final design. The tracks feature a simpler design, being completely black with red endpoints instead.

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Media[edit]

For a complete list of media for this subject, see List of New Super Mario Bros. Wii media.
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References to other media[edit]

Magikoopa assisting Roy Koopa
Kamek using magic to assist Roy
  • Donkey Kong: Broozers hit barrels when a player is near, rolling the barrel towards them, similar to Donkey Kong's ability to throw barrels in this game.
  • Mario Bros.: The POW Block reappears and has the same design as in Mario Bros. The POW Block can also be carried. The first underground Coin Battle area in World Coin-1 also bears some resemblance to the Mario Bros. arena.
  • Super Mario Bros.: The secret "Level Clear" tune and fireworks are taken from this game. The first tunes from the overworld theme is played during the beginning of the Staff Roll. The overworld theme is once again used as a cover for the Toad Houses. The underground theme is used as a cover for the volcano underground theme. The ending fanfare is covered when Kamek and Princess Peach are rescued in addition to when Mario and Princess Peach leave Bowser's Castle. Near the beginning of the game, Bowser Jr. states in a letter that he ordered his minions to stuff every Toad they see into a ? Block, which might be a reference to the fact that Bowser transformed them into ? Blocks, according to the instruction book. Also, Roy Koopa's Castle has three way corridors, with only one being the correct path. This puzzle mimics the puzzles in World 4-4, World 7-4, and World 8-4. World Coin-2 is nearly identical in layout to World 1-1 from this game.
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels: World 2-4 features wind. The extended version of the ending fanfare can be heard exclusively when Bowser is defeated in multiplayer.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3: The Penguin Suit is based on the suits in this game, mainly the Frog Suit. The Koopalings' battle theme is a cover and once again played when fighting against them. The Airship theme is a cover that plays on the Airships. The design on the Fortresses are based on the Fortress sprite in this game. Jellybeams resemble the in-game sprites of Jelectros. Stalking Piranha Plants resemble Ptooies whose behavior is largely given to River Piranha Plants. The Enemy Courses are similar to the levels when fighting against a Hammer Bro, Fire Bro, Boomerang Bro, or Sledge Bro and even use a cover of the song. Also, reserved power-ups can be used on the world maps. The game features an inventory window, rather than a summonable item, only accessible from the overworld, reminiscent of that of Super Mario Bros. 3. Most of the Koopalings are fought in the same kind of land they are, like in Super Mario Bros. 3. For example, Lemmy Koopa is in charge of the ice-themed world in both games, and Wendy O. Koopa is in charge of the water-themed world in both games. In addition, Power-up Panels is likely based on a card-matching minigame in this game. Artwork of Mario holding a Green Shell resembles promotional artwork of Raccoon Mario holding a Green Koopa Troopa from this game. Artwork of a Spike throwing a spiked ball resembles its promotional artwork from this game.
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System: On the cover of the game disc (the side opposite with the part that reads the console), Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, and Yellow Toad are positioned in the same way that the buttons on the European and Japanese SNES controller are.
  • Super Mario World: New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the first game in the 2D Super Mario series to use this game's variant of the power-down sound while still keeping the original Super Mario Bros. sound effect for entering and exiting pipes, as well as the first to use a Coin sound effect similar to this game's. The design on the Fortress doors leading to the boss is similar. Yoshis reappear, along with the sound heard when mounting onto Yoshi and the drumbeat that is added to the music, similar to this game. Parts of the castle BGM can be heard in the castle levels. The sound effect that plays when the invincibility wears off is taken from the Switch Block when the activation is going to stop, as well as the sound that plays when the Super Star power-up runs out. The World 9 is similar to the Star World and the Special Zone. Also, World 3 has a switch that activates blocks, similar to the Switch Palaces in this game, without having to go through a level. Almost the entirety of World 7-Castle can be skipped by finding the secret exit in World 7-Tower World 7-Fortress and completing World 7-6, like how the Back Door can be accessed by finding the secret exit in Valley of Bowser 2 and completing Valley Fortress. The Koopa Clown Car returns. World 4-Castle, whose boss is Wendy O. Koopa, features Skewers, much like #6 Wendy's Castle. River Piranha Plants resemble Jumping Piranha Plants. Jumbo Rays don goggles resembling those of Blurps and Dolphins. King Bills are shortened in length like the Banzai Bills from this game. Some members of Circling Boo Buddies make the same facial expressions as Boos in this game. Boos also circle around Ghost Houses like in this game. Artwork of Mario jumping with a Green Yoshi resembles this game's box art. Artwork of Blue Toad riding a Pink Yoshi resembles promotional artwork of Yoshi eating a berry from this game. Artwork of Bowser resembles his promotional artwork from this game.
  • Donkey Kong Country: The animal buddy mechanics used in this game, are used on the Yoshis; players can only use Yoshi in certain levels, and they ditch him after clearing the level.
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island: Just before the main boss of the world, Kamek appears and flies all over the room, using his magic on the room and boss. Fake walls reappear. The room Kamek's battle takes place in is similar to the final room of King Bowser's Castle, containing autoscrolling blocks that can be transformed by Magic spells. Kamek turns Bowser into a giant for the final battle. Bubbles reappear to protect players from harm, as they did for Baby Mario. The dark also makes a reappearance in several levels. The introduction to the castle boss theme is a shortened cover of the introduction to the boss theme from this game. Bowser Jr.'s final battle involves a floor that can be Ground Pounded to produce shockwaves, like the floor involved in Baby Bowser's initial fight.
  • Super Mario 64: "Inside the Castle Walls" is played inside Peach's Castle. Also, when the mini-game Power-up Panels is lost (when the player gets two Bowser or Bowser Jr. cards), the short tune heard when trying to enter a locked door is played here. In the same vein, winning a Toad House mini-game plays an arrangement of the course clear fanfare. The fanfares for clearing a tower, castle, or airship are rearrangements of the "Koopa Clear" fanfare. When the player goes into a Warp Cannon or aims a cannon in 1-up Blast, cannon sounds from this game are heard. In both games, Chain Chomps are freed by Ground Pounding their posts three times. One Chain Chomp in World 7-2 may be freed to destroy a brick wall and uncover a Star Coin, which is reminiscent of how the Chain Chomp in Bob-omb Battlefield must be freed to uncover a jailed Power Star.
  • Mario Kart 64: About 30 seconds in the Rainbow Path, a cover from the Rainbow Road theme can be heard.
  • Super Mario Sunshine: When Iggy is hit during his second battle, the Big Chain Chomp pulling his carriage becomes enraged and glows red like the Chain Chomp in Pianta Village.
  • Mario Party 7: Luigi's artwork on the back of the Japanese cover art next to the Super Guide description is based on one of his artwork from this game.
  • New Super Mario Bros.: New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a follow-up to this game. Most of the songs are covers of songs from this game, such as the overworld theme (and subsequently the snow theme), course clear theme, athletic theme, P Switch theme, tower and castle boss clear themes (and subsequently the airship clear theme), and multiplayer results theme. The introduction to the airship boss theme is a rendition of the introduction to Bowser Jr.'s battle theme from this game. The melody that plays during the intros to both games' desert themes are the same. A portion of the melody that plays 22 seconds into this game's volcano theme is reused in the outside volcano theme. The tower themes in both games are very similar. Certain renditions of older tracks in this game, like the underground theme from Super Mario Bros. are covered. The Mini Mushroom returns. Carrying objects underwater gives the player enhanced swimming speed while also restricting them to the surface, like in this game. Some text in New Super Mario Bros. Wii's instruction manual is reused from its instruction manual (for example, the "Blunders and Game Over" section in New Super Mario Bros.'s manual is reused in New Super Mario Bros. Wii's manual, except the word "whacked" is replaced with "clobbered"). Various pieces of promotional artwork are reused as are all eight world themes from this game. Vibrant-purple Poison returns in forest levels.
  • Yoshi's Island DS: Kamek turns Bowser into a giant for the final battle.
  • Super Mario Galaxy: During the Staff Roll, an outtake of a Princess Peach voiceover states that she will wait for Mario at the night of the Star Festival, but she is interrupted by Bowser. The 1-up sound effect from this game plays when the player gets a 1-up in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but only from the speakers of the Wii Remote. In World 9, multicolor star-shaped objects fall from the sky, like Star Bits. The Ice Flower returns from this game, but has a different function (in Super Mario Galaxy, Ice Mario can walk on liquid and in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he can throw ice balls). The Midair Spin, a move similar to the Spin, is introduced. Some of the voice clips from this game are borrowed. Clampys make a reappearance.
  • Mario Kart Wii: The character's icons are reused in the character selection screen.

References in later media[edit]

Toad Road from Mario Party 9 shares visual cues with this game.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: The Checkpoint Flag appears in this game and it plays a similar role. The Cosmic Guide and the Tip Network are similar to the Super Guide and to the videos of the Peach's Castle. The function of the world maps are similar to those from this game. Bowser Jr.'s defeat voice clip is recycled.
  • Nintendo 3DS: This game's box artwork was used for the Nintendo 3DS demo at E3 2010.[17]
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns: The map screen has level pads that look highly similar to the ones from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The pads even use the same colors; red for a non-cleared level, and blue for a cleared level. Super Kong is the equivalent of the Super Guide. During 2 Player mode, if either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong lose a life and the other one is still alive, the Kong that was defeated floats back inside a DK Barrel hanging from a balloon, similar to the bubble system in this game.
  • New Super Mario Bros. Mii: A very similar trial based on New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii): Dream Rafting is based on World 4, with an arrangement of the beach theme playing during this Dream Event.
  • Super Mario 3D Land: Propeller Boxes are based on the Propeller Blocks in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Stars can be earned on the files of both games. Super Mario loses his hat when getting the maximum 1,110 lives (while Small Mario receives a hat) similar to how Mario loses his hat after gaining 99 lives. Also, Mario's voice clips are reused including, "Let's-a go!", "Here we go!", "It's-a go time!", and "Let's-a play!". Light blue-, orange-, and fuchsia-rimmed flowers return from World 1 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
  • Mario Party 9: A lot of this game's content originated from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza: One of the Puzzle Swap panels in the StreetPass Mii Plaza app for the Nintendo 3DS is New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2: This game is a follow-up to New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The level settings, most assets, and music are reused in this game. With the music slightly altered with added "bah" vocals to the overworld and athletic themes, as well as vocal riffs "bah" included in the Tower, Castle and Ghost House themes. Stars can be earned on the file in both games.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U: This game is a sequel to New Super Mario Bros. Wii; many elements from this game return, such as Yellow Toad and Blue Toad, and the Propeller Mushrooms and Penguin Suits.
  • Yoshi's New Island: Bowser's model is very similar to the one used in this game.
  • Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: One of the planes in Sunshine Airport has a logo for Propeller Toad Transport with an insignia of a Propeller Mushroom.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U: Various voice clips of the Koopalings are recycled in these games. Propeller Mario, Penguin Mario, and Big Urchin appear as trophies in the Wii U version.
  • Mario Party 10: Jumbo Rays and Foos appear, the former in the minigames Bouncy Brawl and Bubble Squabble, and the latter in the minigame Foo Me Once, respectively. Kamek's artwork is reused in box art. Some voice clips are recycled in this game.
  • Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition: The world and course designs are heavily similar to those of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Ice Mario and Penguin Mario appear in this game as Leaders.
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash: Bowser Jr. uses his Junior Clown Car in the game.
  • Super Mario Maker: The fanfare for completing the easy 100 Mario Challenge in the New Super Mario Bros. U style is the fanfare that plays when rescuing Kamek in disguise.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Dry Bowser's theme is an arrangement of the final boss music from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Larry and Wendy's themes are arrangements of the castle boss theme, and the ground theme appears as an arrangement. In the 3DS version, the Propeller Block appears in Golf Plus.
  • Mario Party: Star Rush: The castle and underwater themes appear as songs in the Rhythm Recital mode for this game, but the latter appears under New Super Mario Bros. U's name.
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Some voices are recycled.
  • Mario Tennis Aces: Some of Bowser Jr.'s voice clips are recycled.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Bowser (Fighter Spirit), Peach (Fighter Spirit) Big Urchin, and Mechakoopa appear as spirits, using their artwork from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The Koopalings' voice clips are recycled once again.
  • Super Mario Maker 2: Toadette's cage in Meowser Showdown! resembles Princess Peach's cage. Roy and Ludwig's behaviors are similar to those from their castle battles. The Koopalings' icons in the parts menu are taken directly from their New Super Mario Bros. Wii artwork.
  • Mario Kart Tour: Penguin Luigi, Penguin Yellow Toad and Penguin Mario appear as playable characters.
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King: Yellow Toad's victory line and some of Bowser Jr.'s voices are recycled.
  • Super Nintendo World: A remix of the desert theme is played in the desert section of Yoshi's Adventure. The jungle section of the same ride is modeled after World 5 of this game. The flowering bushes in the jungle section are also based on those found in World 4 of this game.[18]
  • Mario Strikers: Battle League: Some of Bowser Jr.'s voice clips are recycled.
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie: The hills and Mushroom Platforms surrounding Peach's Castle resemble those from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Three Bramballs appear in the scene where Mario meets Toad for the first time. Kamek dresses as Princess Peach during Bowser's practice of his proposal to her. Ice Peach also makes an appearance. The Ghost House theme is arranged in "The Darklands". A portion of the tower theme can be heard in the tracks "Imprisoned", "An Indecent Proposal", and "Grapple in the Big Apple". A portion of the title theme is arranged in "Welcome to the Mushroom Kingdom".

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Newニュー スーパーマリオブラザーズ Wii
Nyū Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Chinese (simplified) New 超级马力欧兄弟 Wii[19]
New Chāojí Mǎlìōu Xiōngdì Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Chinese (traditional) 新 超級瑪利歐兄弟 Wii
Xīn Chāojí Mǎlìōu Xiōngdì Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

French New Super Mario Bros. Wii
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German New Super Mario Bros. Wii
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Italian New Super Mario Bros. Wii
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Korean 뉴 슈퍼 마리오브라더스 Wii
Nyu Syuper Mario Beuradeoseu Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Spanish New Super Mario Bros. Wii
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Trivia[edit]

  • The save data reads "A 4-player Mario adventure!" in the British English version of the game.

References[edit]

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