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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 (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:
China December 5, 2017[1]
Language(s) English (United States)
English (United Kingdom)
French (France)
French (Canada)
Spanish (Spain)
Spanish (Latin America)
Chinese (Simplified)1
Chinese (Traditional)
1 - Exclusive to the Nvidia Shield version.
Genre Platformer
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
DEJUS:DEJUS L.png - General audience
GRAC:GRAC All.svg - All ages
GSRR:GSRR G.svg - All ages
Mode(s) Single-player, cooperative and competitive multiplayer (up to four players)
Compact disc icon for use in templates. Optical disc
Wii U:
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Wiimote Sideways.png Wii Remote (Sideways)
“A new Mario adventure!”
Save data description

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a side-scrolling 2.5D Mario platformer for the Wii and the tenth game in the Super Mario series. 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 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 Super Mario game to feature co-op and vs. modes at the same time since Mario Bros. It features more items, new levels, and more enemies than the DS predecessor. It is also the first title to support Nintendo's new Super Guide mode.[5] 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 Mario game on the system, after Mario Kart Wii.[6] 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 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.


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. Immediately, Bowser Jr. (who masterminded the plot to infiltrate via the birthday cake[7]) and the Koopalings jump out and throw the cake on top of Peach and the Toads, trapping her inside and leaving the Toads stunned. From there, the villains load her onto their airship while Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Blue Toad 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.[8]

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. for the final time, Magikoopa appears and takes Peach away, taking her to Bowser's Castle.

When Mario and the gang finally get to the final 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 the fake Princess Peach crying in a cage. However, she turns out to be Magikoopa in a pink version of his robe. 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. They push it, and the giant Bowser falls through the floor in final defeat as the real princess is released from her cage. As they venture out, they see Luigi, Blue Toad, and Yellow Toad arrive in their hot air balloons. Luigi lets Mario and Peach into his balloon and 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 asks 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 limping toward Bowser's Castle. As he collapses, Bowser Jr. walks up to him 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 groaning 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 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 checkpoint. 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 shows the player how to beat the level, but it does not use shortcuts, take damage, or reveal 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 in the middle of the level. Even when the Super Guide assistance is used, the level is still considered complete, though it is now marked red, and any stars on the profile 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 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


Controller Levels World Map
Wii Remote
  • +Control Pad left or right: Move; move on climbable objects; swim with Penguin Suit
  • +Control Pad down: Duck; enter Warp Pipe; Ground Pound; slide down on slope
  • +Control Pad up: Enter door
  • +Control Pad up or down: Move on climbable objects; swim with Penguin Suit
  • Two Button: Jump; swim upwards
  • One Button: Dash; throw fireball/Ice Ball; carry shell
  • Plus Button: Pause
  • Wii Remote (shake): Spin jump; fly with Propeller Mushroom; midair spin
  • Wii Remote (shake) while holding down One Button: Pick up items other than shells
  • +Control Pad: Move/Move cursor
  • A Button: View map
  • Two Button: Confirm
  • One Button: Open power-up menu/Cancel
  • Plus Button: Open menu
  • Minus Button: Open world select
Wii Remote and Nunchuk
  • Nunchuk Control Stick: Move; move on climbable objects; swim with Penguin Suit
  • Move Nunchuk Control Stick down: Duck; enter Warp Pipe; Ground Pound; slide down on slope
  • Move Nunchuk Control Stick up: Enter door
  • Move Nunchuk Control Stick up and down: Move on climbable objects; swim with Penguin Suit
  • A Button: Jump; swim upwards
  • B Button: Dash; throw fireball/Ice Ball; carry shell
  • Plus Button: Pause
  • Wii Remote (shake): Spin jump; fly with Propeller Mushroom; midair spin
  • Wii Remote (shake) while holding down B Button: Pick up items other than shells
  • Nunchuk Control Stick: Move/Move cursor
  • Nunchuk C Button: View map
  • A Button: Confirm
  • B Button: Open power-up menu/Cancel
  • Plus Button: Open menu
  • Minus Button: Open world select


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.
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, three Super Mushrooms are rewarded. 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. Kidnapped 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.


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

World Description Levels
World 1
Princess Peach's Kingdom
The basic grassland world. Many first worlds have a similar, grassy layout. The boss in this world is Larry Koopa. The cannon blasts the player to World 5. World 1-The Icon of Princess Peach's Castle from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. World 1-1 World 1-2 World 1-3
World 1-NSMBW Tower Icon.png World 1-4 World 1-5 World 1-6
World 1-Castle Icon.png
NSMBW World 2 Map.png
Desert World
The desert world, similar to World 2 of Super Mario Bros. 3. The boss in this world is Roy Koopa. The cannon blasts the player to World 5. World 2-1 World 2-2 World 2-3 World 2-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
World 2-4 World 2-5 World 2-6 World 2-Castle Icon.png
NSMBW World 3 Map.png
Frozen World
The ice world composed of snowy grounds and a frozen lake, with Lemmy Koopa as the boss. This world also introduces the first Ghost House. The cannon blasts to World 6. World 3-1 World 3-2 World 3-3 World 3-Ghost Icon.png
World 3-NSMBW Tower Icon.png World 3-4 World 3-5 World 3-Castle Icon.png
NSMBW World 4 Map.png
Water World
The island/ocean world. It mostly has beach-like levels, but some of the levels are underwater. The boss of this world is Wendy O. Koopa. Afterwards, the player fights Bowser Jr. on an airship. The cannon blasts the player to World 6. World 4-1 World 4-2 World 4-3 World 4-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
World 4-4 World 4-Ghost Icon.png World 4-5 World 4-Castle Icon.png
World 4-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
NSMBW World 5 Map.png
Jungle World
The forest world composed of plants and purple poisonous swamps. The boss in this world is Iggy Koopa. The cannon blasts the player to World 8. World 5-1 World 5-2 World 5-3 World 5-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
World 5-4 World 5-Ghost Icon.png World 5-5 World 5-Castle Icon.png
NSMBW World 6 Map.png
Rock World
The rocky mountain world, with Morton Koopa Jr. as the boss. Afterwards, the player fights Bowser Jr. on an airship again. The cannon blasts the player to World 8. World 6-1 World 6-2 World 6-3 World 6-4
World 6-NSMBW Tower Icon.png World 6-5 World 6-6 World 6-Castle Icon.png
World 6-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
NSMBW World 7 Map.png
Cloud World
The sky world, with Ludwig von Koopa as the boss. World 7-1 World 7-2 World 7-3 World 7-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
World 7-Ghost Icon.png World 7-4 World 7-5 World 7-6
World 7-Castle Icon.png
NSMBW World 8 Map.png
Bowser's World
A volcanic world, with a tower, an airship, and Bowser's Castle. The bosses for this world are Magikoopa, Bowser Jr., and Bowser. World 8-1 World 8-2 World 8-3 World 8-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
World 8-4 World 8-5 World 8-6 World 8-7
World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. World 8-Bowser's Castle Sprite.png
The World 9 map, from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
World 9
The bonus world with all the themes incorporated together. 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 CoinNSMBW Coinworld.png-1 World CoinNSMBW Coinworld.png-2 World CoinNSMBW Coinworld.png-3 World CoinNSMBW Coinworld.png-4
World CoinNSMBW Coinworld.png-5


The four playable characters (left to right): Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, Luigi, and Mario




The new cloud enemy, Foo


This game is the first game to feature the Koopalings in their new 3D models. This is also the only 2D 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-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower
World 1-Castle Icon.pngCastle
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-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower
World 2-Castle Icon.pngCastle
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-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower
World 3-Castle Icon.pngCastle
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-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower
World 4-Castle Icon.pngCastle
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-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower
World 5-Castle Icon.pngCastle
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-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower
World 6-Castle Icon.pngCastle
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-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower
World 7-Castle Icon.pngCastle
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.
World 8-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower 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-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.Airship
World 6-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.Airship
World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.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
World 8-Bowser's Castle Sprite.pngBowser's Castle The player needs to jump on the skull 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
World 1
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World 2
NSMBW World 3-Enemy Screenshot.png
Ice Bros.
World 3
The World 4 Enemy Course
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
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 acts similarly to its smaller counterpart. World 7-3 World 9-8
A model of a Big Urchin. Big Urchin A gigantic Urchin that can be defeated only with a Star. World 4-1 World 4-3
A Bramball model from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Bramball An enemy that moves around in a set pattern and is mostly covered in spikes, with the head being the only safe part to jump on. It can be forced to move if jumped into from below. World 5-3 World 5-3
NSMBW Bulber Render.png Bulber An enemy that illuminates a dark area and swims in a set pattern. World 8-4 World 8-4
Model of a Cooligan Cooligan An enemy that slides on ice and slows down when hit. It first appears in World 3-1. World 3-1 World 9-5
NSMBW Eep Cheep Render.png Eep Cheep A Cheep Cheep that lives in a school with other Eep Cheeps and swims away when the player comes near it. It first appears in World 1-4. World 1-4 World 1-4
NSMBW Foo Render.png Foo An enemy that creates fog in order to obscure the player's view. World 7-5 World 7-5
GhostQuestionBlock.png Ghost Block A ? Block that floats and charges at the player, breaking if it hits a floor or a platform. World 7-Ghost Icon.png World 7-Ghost Icon.png
Ghost house stand.png Ghost Vase A stand that glows purple and throws itself at the player. It first appears in World 3-Ghost House. World 3-Ghost Icon.png World 4-Ghost Icon.png
A model of a Heavy Para-Beetle Heavy Para-Beetle A Para-Beetle that descends when used as a platform. World 7-6 World 7-6
A Hefty Goomba Hefty Goomba A large 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. It first appears as an Enemy Course enemy in World 1. World 1 Enemy Course World 8-2
Huckit Crab Huckit Crab A crab that throws sand balls on loop. These balls can be jumped on and used as a temporary platform. World 4-3 World 4-3
Ice Bro Ice Bro An enemy that throws ice balls at the ground, which can freeze the player and even other enemies. It first appears in World 3-2. World 3-2 World 3 Enemy Course
Jellybeam Sprite.png Jellybeam An enemy that illuminates a dark cave. World 8-4 World 8-4
King Bill from World 9-3. King Bill (World 9-3) An enemy that homes in on the player’s vertical position and continues forward once it reaches the designated height. World 9-3 World 9-3
King Bill King Bill (World 9-8) A nearly invincible enemy that charges forward, taking up most of the screen. World 9-8 World 9-8
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 can defeat the player in one hit. World 8-1 World 8-1
Pricklygoomba.png Prickly Goomba A Goomba that hides inside a spiked chestnut shell until it is hit with a fireball, which is when it turns into a regular Goomba. World 9-7 World 9-7
RiverPiranhaPlantNSMBW.png River Piranha Plant A stationary Piranha Plant that blows a green spiked ball up and down, similar to a Ptooie. World 5-1 World 5-1
NSMBW Scaredy Rat Render.png Scaredy Rat An enemy that walks around in a group. When one of the rats is jumped on, the rest panic and run around. World 4-Ghost Icon.png World 4-Ghost Icon.png
NSMBW Stalking Piranha Plant Sprite.png Stalking Piranha Plant A Piranha Plant that walks around and stretches up and down on a regular basis. World 5-1 World 6-3
Sprite of a Stone Spike Stone Spike A Spike that throws stone rocks downwards. 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 Electric balls that shock Mario upon contact. World 3-NSMBW Tower Icon.png World 3-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
A Spinner from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Ball 'N' Chain A large spiked ball on a chain that cannot be defeated. World 3-NSMBW Tower Icon.png World 4-Castle Icon.png
A Banzai Bill from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Banzai Bill Large Bullet Bills that fly straight forward. World 7-NSMBW Tower Icon.png World 7-4
Banzai Bill Blaster NSMBW.png Banzai Bill Cannon Cannons that shoot Banzai Bills. World 7-4 World 7-4
Big Boo Big Boo Bigger variants of Boos that have the same behavior. World 3-Ghost Icon.png World 7-Ghost Icon.png
A Big Dry Bones Big Dry Bones Large variants of Dry Bones that appear in castle levels. World 6-Castle Icon.png World 7-Castle Icon.png
SuperThwomp NSMBW.png Big Thwomp Large Thwomps that can break through stone tiles. World 1-Castle Icon.png World 1-Castle Icon.png
MegaWiggler.png Big Wiggler Large variants of Wigglers. World 5-2 World 5-2
Skull Blaster.png Bill Blaster Cannons that shoot Bullet Bills. 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. World 6-1 World 6-1
NSMBW Blooper Sprite.png Blooper Underwater enemies that move in an erratic pattern and follow Mario. World 4-4 World 8-4
NSMBW Blooper Nanny and Babies Sprites.png Blooper Baby Small Bloopers that follow Blooper Nannies. World 4-4 World 4-4
NSMBW Blooper Nanny and Babies Sprites.png Blooper Nanny Bloopers that have Blooper Babies swimming in a trail behind them. World 4-4 World 4-4
A Bob-Omb from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Bob-omb Bombs that ignite if they are jumped on or have a fireball thrown at them, then explode shortly after. World 3-Castle Icon.png World 9-4
NSMBW Boo Render.png Boo Ghosts that follow Mario when his back is turned, but hide their face when he looks at them. World 3-Ghost Icon.png World 7-Ghost Icon.png
Boomerang Bro in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Boomerang Bro Hammer Bros that use boomerangs, which return to them after being thrown. World 2-1 World 2-1
A Broozer from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Broozer Boxing ghoul-like monster. Can break bricks and other blocks that are normally indestructible. Mario can defeat it by jumping on it three times, or hitting him with a fireball. Similar to Chargin' Chuck in Super Mario World. World 7-Ghost Icon.png World 7-Ghost Icon.png
NSMBW Bullet Bill Render.png Bullet Bill Bullets that fly straight forward and are shot from Bill Blasters and Bill Blaster Turrets. World 3-2 World 7-4
Burner sprite from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Burner Constant streams of fire that rotate and are found on airships. World 4-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. World 4-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
NSMBW Buzzy Beetle Render.png Buzzy Beetle Shelled enemies that can be kicked or thrown after being jumped on, and can walk on ceilings. World 6-3 World 8-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
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. World 4-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
NSMBW Cannonball Screenshot.png Cannonball Heavy metal spheres launched by cannons. World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
NSMBW Chain Chomp Render.png Chain Chomp Enemies tied to posts that lunge at Mario. If Mario ground pounds their post, they are set free. World 7-2 World 7-2
NSMBW Cheep Cheep Render.png Cheep Cheep Fish that are found swimming aimlessly in underwater levels. World 1-4 World 8-4
Cheep-Chomp Cheep-Chomp Large fish that attempt to eat Mario. World 4-4 World 9-2
Boo Circle NSMBW.png Circling Boo Buddies Boos flying in a circle formation. World 5-Ghost Icon.png World 5-Ghost Icon.png
NSMBW Clampy Artwork.png Clampy Clams that open and close their mouths. World 1-4 World 4-1
Climbing Koopa's sprite from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Climbing Koopa Koopa Troopas that climb on both sides of fences. World 4-Castle Icon.png World 4-Castle Icon.png
A Crowber Crowber Birds that swoop towards Mario. World 7-Ghost Icon.png World 8-5
NSMBW Deep Cheep Render.png Deep-Cheep Fish that chase Mario as they swim. World 1-4 World 8-4
DryBones NSMBW.png Dry Bones Skeleton Koopa Troopas that collapse when attacked, but later rebuild themselves. World 1-NSMBW Tower Icon.png World 8-Bowser's Castle Sprite.png
A Fire Bar Fire Bar A series of fireballs that spins in a circular motion. World 8-NSMBW Tower Icon.png World 8-Bowser's Castle Sprite.png
NSMBW Fire Bro Sprite.png Fire Bro Hammer Bros that throw fireballs. World 2-3 World 9-7
FireSnakeAttack.png Fire Snake Flames that jump in a high arc. World 2-3 World 2-3
Fish Bone Fish Bone Skeletal fish that charge towards Mario. World 4-Castle Icon.png World 5-Ghost Icon.png
A sprite of a Flame Chomp from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Flame Chomp Black spheres that spit fireballs at Mario. They explode after they're out of fireballs. World 2-6 World 9-6
NSMBW Fuzzy Sprite.png Fuzzy Enemies that follow tracks and hurt Mario upon contact. World 7-3 World 9-8
Giant cannonball Giant cannonball Large variants of cannonballs launched by large cannons. World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
A Giant Goomba Giant Goomba Large variants of Goombas. They split into two Hefty Goombas once stomped on. World 1 Enemy Course -
A Giant Spiked Ball Giant Spiked Ball Large Spiked Balls that can break through stone tiles. World 8-2 World 8-2
Goomba Goomba Common enemies that can be defeated by jumping on them. World 1-1 World 9-8
NSMBW Hammer Bro Render.png Hammer Bro Enemies that throw hammers and jump. World 1-3 World 1-3
Icicle Huge Icicle Large Icicles that fall and act as platforms. World 3-3 World 3-Castle Icon.png
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes. Icicle Icicles that fall when the player gets close underneath. World 3-3 World 3-Castle Icon.png
A circus ball from New Super Mario Bros. Wii Koopa ball Bouncing balls summoned by Lemmy Koopa. Some are rarely found in World 3-Castle Icon.png. World 3-Ghost Icon.png World 3-Castle Icon.png
GreenParatroopa.png Koopa Paratroopa Winged Koopa Troopas that either jump in high arcs or fly up and down in the air. World 1-4 World 8-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
GreenKoopaTroopa.png Koopa Troopa Turtle enemies that go into their shells when attacked, then can be 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 Enemies that throw Spiny Eggs. If Mario defeats a Lakitu, he can ride on its cloud until it disappears. World 2-5 World 7 Enemy Course
NSMBW Lava Bubble Render.png Lava Bubble Fireballs that jump out of lava. World 2-Castle Icon.png World 8-Bowser's Castle Sprite.png
LavaGeyserNSMBW.png Lava Geyser Lava that rises up from pits. World 8-1 World 9-6
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes. Magic projectile Magic projectiles launched by the Koopalings (except Wendy and Lemmy) and Magikoopa. Some are rarely summoned offscreen in World 2-NSMBW Tower Icon.png (purple) and World 5-Castle Icon.png (green). World 1-NSMBW Tower Icon.png World 8-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
Mechakoopa as seen in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Mechakoopa A mechanical version of Bowser. After stomping it, Mario can pick it up and use it as a weapon. World 4-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Mega Cheep-Cheep Mega Cheep-Cheep Big Cheep Cheeps that are found in underwater levels. World 1-4 World 6-6
Mega Deep-Cheep and Deep-Cheep Mega Deep-Cheep Big Deep-Cheeps that chase after Mario. World 1-4 World 1-4
Mini Goomba Mini Goomba Small Goombas that weigh Mario down until he either attacks or walks for a few seconds. World 5-4 World 7-5
A Missile Bill in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Missile Bill Bullet Bills that target Mario. World 9-3 World 9-3
A sprite of Monty Mole in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Monty Mole A mole that pops out of mountains and the ground and gives chase. World 6-4 World 8-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
NSMBW Muncher Plant Screenshot.png Muncher An invincible black plant. World 9-7 World 9-7
A Para-Beetle Para-Beetle Para-Beetles are winged Buzzy Beetles. However, Mario can hop on their back for a ride, unlike with other winged foes. World 7-6 World 7-6
NSMBW Para-bomb Render.png Parabomb Parachuting Bob-ombs that are sometimes shot out of cannons. World 8-5 World 8-5
NSMBW Paragoomba Render.png Paragoomba Winged Goombas that hop as they walk. World 7-5 World 8-2
Piranha Flower Piranha Flower Large Venus Fire Traps that shoot big fireballs. World 2-3 World 2-3
NSMBW Piranha Plant Render.png Piranha Plant Plants that move in and out of Warp Pipes and some grounded. World 1-2 World 9-7
Pokey Pokey Cactus enemies that appear in desert levels and move slowly. World 2-5 World 2-5
NSMBW Porcupuffer Render.png Porcupuffer Fish that jump out of the water and follow Mario. World 4 Enemy Course World 9-2
Rocky Wrench Rocky Wrench Monty Moles that pop out of its hole in an airship throw wrenches. World 6-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. World 6-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Pillar NSMBW.png Skewer Spiked Pillars that move up and down. Giant skewers appear in World 6-NSMBW Tower Icon.png and World 7-Castle Icon.png World 4-Castle Icon.png
World 6-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
World 7-Castle Icon.png
World 7-Castle Icon.png
A Sledge Bro. Sledge Bro Hammer Bro variants that stun Mario after they jump. World 6-2 World 7-Castle Icon.png
Spike Spike green turtles which pull spiked balls out of their mouths and throw them directly downwards from the ledges on which they stand World 2-2 World 2-2
Spike Top.png Spike Top Buzzy Beetle variants that have spikes on their shells, preventing them from being jumped on. World 2-3 World 2-3
Spiked ball Spiked ball Spike balls that appear in fortress and castle levels. World 2-2 World 8-2
Spiny Spiny Enemies that hatch from Spiny Eggs and cannot be jumped on. World 2-2 World 8-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
SpinyCheep-CheepNSMBW.png Spiny Cheep Cheep Fast-swimming fish that chase Mario. World 1-4 World 8-4
A Super Piranha Plant Super Piranha Plant Large variants of Piranha Plant. World 2-5 World 6-3
NSMBW Swooper Sprite.png Swoop Bats that hang onto the ceiling, then swoop towards Mario. World 5-2 World 6-6
Thwomp NSMBW.png Thwomp Large rocks that fall when Mario gets close. World 1-Castle Icon.png World 8-NSMBW Tower Icon.png
UrchinNSMBW.png Urchin Stationary enemies that appear in underwater levels. World 1-4 World 4-3
Venus Fire Trap Venus Fire Trap Piranha Plants that aim at Mario and shoot fireballs. World 1-3 World 9-7
NSMBW Volcanic Debris Sprite.png Volcanic debris Rocks that fall slowly and break upon hitting either the ground or a block. World 8-1 World 8-2
NSMBW Wiggler Sprite.png Wiggler Caterpillars that move faster after being jumped on. World 5-2 World 5-2



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)
Artwork of Ice Mario in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Small Mario (starting form)
Super Mario
(A Super Mushroom required)
Fire Mario
(Artwork of a Fire Flower in New Super Mario Bros. (later reused in New Super Mario Bros. Wii) required)
Ice Mario
(new, An Ice Flower 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, A Propeller Mushroom required)
Penguin Mario
(new, A Penguin Suit required)
Mini Mario
(Artwork of a Mini Mushroom in New Super Mario Bros. Wii required)
Invincible Mario
(NSMBW Star Sprite.png required)


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 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii Breaks or contains coins when hit.
Empty Block An Empty Block 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.
Super Guide Block (new) 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.
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 (new) 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 (new) Square cloud When this is activated, a Lakitu appears and throws coins.
Propeller Block (new) 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 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii 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 (new) 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]

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Item 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 (new) A Propeller Mushroom Turns Mario into Propeller Mario and gives him a short flight.
Penguin Suit (new) 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.
Dash Coin (new) 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.
Iron Block (new) 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.
Tilt Lift (new) 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.
Toad balloon (new) 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 A P-Switch. 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.
Remote-Controlled Clown Car (new) The Remote-Controlled Clown Car from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. A type of Koopa Clown Car that lets the player battle Bowser Jr.
Water Ball (new) 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.
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.
Screwtop Shroom (new) 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.
Flower (new) Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes. A common background object that releases a coin when spun next to.


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.


It has been requested that this section be rewritten and expanded to include more information. Reason: July 31, 2019

As demonstrated by development information for various games, Shigeru Miyamoto had been struggling to add multiplayer to Mario games for a long time. He tried to experiment with multiplayer aspects at the start of most of his Mario projects, as can be seen in prerelease 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.[9]

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.[10] Super Guide uses the Digest mode, and Hint Movies appear to use the Scene Menu mode.


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

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."
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 87
GameRankings 88.18%


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.[11]


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 Intermediate / Advanced 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.


The frozen Climbing Koopa dropping coins
Main article: List of New Super Mario Bros. Wii glitches

Infinite coins[edit]

The player needs an Ice Flower in World 4-Castle Icon.png 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.

Pre-release and unused content[edit]

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.


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


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]

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. One underground Coin Battle area 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. 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. In Coin Battle, a level similar to World 1-1 appears.
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels: World 2-4 features wind.
  • 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. 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. This window can only be accessed from the overworld, reminiscent of that in 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.
  • 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: The design on the Fortress-doors leading to the boss is noticeably 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 to appear. This may be a reference to the Switch Palaces in Super Mario World, without having to go through a level. The Koopa Clown Car returns. World 4-Castle, whose boss is Wendy O. Koopa, features Skewers, much like #6 Wendy's Castle.
  • 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. Kamek turns Bowser into a giant for the final battle. Bubbles reappear to protect players from harm, as they did for Baby Mario.
  • 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 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. How Chain Chomps are removed from their posts is reminiscent of how the Chain Chomp is this game is removed from its post in Bob-omb Battlefield.
  • Mario Kart 64: About 30 seconds in the Rainbow Path, a cover from the Rainbow Road theme can be heard.
  • 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, especially the "Level Clear" tune. The Mini Mushroom returns. 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").
  • 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. Finally, 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). Some of the voice clips from this game are borrowed.
  • 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.
  • Nintendo 3DS: This game's box artwork was used for the Nintendo 3DS demo at E3 2010.[12]
  • 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.
  • 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!".
  • 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 music is reused in this game, with added 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: In the minigames Bouncy Brawl and Foo Me Once, Jumbo Rays and Foos (respectively) appear. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese New 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[13]
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 -
German New Super Mario Bros. Wii -
Italian New Super Mario Bros. Wii -
Korean 뉴 슈퍼 마리오브라더스 Wii
Nyu Syuper Mario Beuradeoseu Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Spanish New Super Mario Bros. Wii -


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


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