Penguin Mario

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Penguin Mario
Penguin Mario from Mario Kart Tour
In-game artwork of Penguin Mario from Mario Kart Tour
Used on Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, Mii, Toadette
Item needed Penguin Suit
Power(s) given Shoot Ice Balls, slide on ice, better swimming control
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2021)
“Flippers up!”
Penguin Luigi, Mario Kart Tour

Penguin Mario (Penguin Suit Mario in the original Prima Games guide[1]) is a power-up that debuted in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. In general, the power-up enables the player to move faster by sliding on their belly, shoot ice balls (similar to the Ice Flower) and gives the player better swimming control (which is similar to the Frog Suit).

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

PenguinMarioNSMBW.png

Mario becomes Penguin Mario after gathering a Penguin Suit. After Mario has become this form, he can throw Ice Balls at enemies and freeze them. Mario can then use the frozen enemies as platforms or pick them up and throw them against the wall or other enemies. He also gains a good traction on ice, stopping him from slipping like normal Mario. While in this form, Mario can slide on ice with great speed, defeating some enemies and destroying Brick Blocks, allowing him to find secret areas. If he gets a running start, Mario can also slide a considerable distance on the surface of water, and can jump up from the water in order to obtain certain Star Coins or blocks. Also, while in this form, Mario can be controlled underwater using only the direction pad, like Frog Mario in Super Mario Bros. 3.

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

Penguin Mario also appears in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, functioning the same as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, though the Penguin Suit can only be obtained in the Toad Houses in Superstar Road (and in Enemy Courses in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe). Otherwise, it acts much the same as before. The suit is also used in a few Challenge Mode levels. In New Super Luigi U, however, the suit can be obtained within certain levels in the game, in spite of the fact that the Luigi levels are supposed to be based off of the penguin-free Mario ones.

Penguin Toadette appears in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. She has a black suit with magenta spots, resembling the Poison Mushroom design from Luigi's Mansion.

Super Mario Maker series[edit]

In Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Super Mario Maker 2, knocking on a door in the New Super Mario Bros. U style will occasionally cause Weird Mario wearing a Penguin Suit to peek out.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, although Penguin Mario does not appear in the game, there is a suit based on him that the player can unlock for Miis to wear. It is one of the suits unlocked after paying 10 blank cards. The same suit also appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Penguin Mario appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It can appear at random in one of the game's single-player modes.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Penguin Mario also makes an appearance in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition with Water and Fire elements. He has above average HP and RCV rating with average attack. Penguin Mario's skill, Dive, changes Light Orbs into Water Orbs while his helper, leader, or awoken skill is Ice Dance, which doubles any Water team member's RCV rating.

Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

Penguin Toads appear as selectable teammates in Mario Sports Superstars, with both yellow and blue varieties. They are classified as speed characters. Both colors are available in baseball, while only Blue Penguin Toads can be chosen in soccer.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Penguin Mario appears in Mario Kart Tour, where he was introduced in the Frost Tour. Alongside Penguin Mario, Penguin Luigi and Penguin Yellow Toad (the latter referred to as just Penguin Toad) also appear, introduced in the Ice Tour and the Snow Tour, respectively. Penguin Toad uses Toad's normal emblem, despite the fact that he is a Yellow Toad. Penguin Luigi and Penguin Mario's special skill is the Ice Flower, while Penguin Toad's is the Dash Ring. Starting from the Bowser vs. DK Tour, Penguin Luigi is available in regular tour pipes, including the All-Clear Pipe.

For ways in which these drivers have been obtainable, see List of Penguin driver availabilities in Mario Kart Tour.

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in American English description British English description
Penguin Mario Penguin Mario trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii (11/2009)
Wii U New Super Mario Bros. U (11/2012)
Ahh, the life of a penguin... So carefree. At last, Mario too can enjoy the feeling of gliding across the ice by donning the Penguin Suit. Not only that, but this suit unlocks other penguin abilities, too! Mario can swim gracefully and, just like a penguin, dream of a day when he can fly. What sort of penguin-y activities do you think Mario can get up to while wearing a Penguin Suit? Sliding around on his belly? Swimming gracefully through water? Tragically looking to the skies, reflecting on unfulfilled dreams of using his penguin wings to fly? Well, the truth is...he can do all of these things, just like a real penguin!

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Penguin Luigi[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter:
    • Doesn't Penguin Luigi look cozy in his costume? But, there's no time to hibernate! The Ice Tour is chock-full of chilly courses, so warm up your engines and burn some rubber![2]
    • Guess who's taking center stage in the second half of the Berlin Tour? It's Luigi again! Penguin Luigi, Builder Luigi, and other variants of Luigi are here in #MarioKartTour![3]
    • Penguin Toad makes debuts in the spotlight for the first half of the Snow Tour, along with Penguin Luigi's comeback! Take free rein over the slopes with this penguin-themed duo in #MarioKartTour![4]

Penguin Toad[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter:
    • Penguin Toad makes debuts in the spotlight for the first half of the Snow Tour, along with Penguin Luigi's comeback! Take free rein over the slopes with this penguin-themed duo in #MarioKartTour![5]

Penguin Mario[edit]

Special item Ice Flower from Mario Kart Tour Ice Flower
Favorite courses
(Three items per Item Box)
RMX Vanilla Lake 1 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Vanilla Lake 1
SNES Vanilla Lake 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
N64 Frappe Snowland R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland R
Wii DK Summit from Mario Kart Tour
Wii DK Summit
Wii DK Summit R from Mario Kart Tour
Wii DK Summit R
Favored courses
(Two items per Item Box)
RMX Vanilla Lake 1R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Vanilla Lake 1R**
DS DK Pass from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass*
DS DK Pass T from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass T
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R*
Wii DK Summit T from Mario Kart Tour
Wii DK Summit T**

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter:
    • Keep an eye out for those trademark red overalls... Penguin Mario debuts in #MarioKartTour, and he's joined by the Penguin Slider in the Frost Tour![6]

Gallery[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Sprites and models[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペンギンマリオ
Pengin Mario
Penguin Mario
Chinese (Simplified) 企鹅马力欧[7]
Qì'é Mǎlì'ōu
Penguin Mario
Chinese (Traditional) 企鵝瑪利歐[8][dead link]
Qì'é Mǎlì'ōu
Penguin Mario
Dutch Pinguïn-Mario Penguin Mario
French Mario pingouin Penguin Mario
German Pinguin-Mario Penguin Mario
Italian Mario pinguino Penguin Mario
Korean 펭귄마리오
Penggwin Mario
Penguin Mario
Portuguese (NOA) Mario pinguim Penguin Mario
Portuguese (NOE) Mario Pinguim Penguin Mario
Spanish (NOA) Mario pingüino Penguin Mario
Spanish (NOE) Mario Polar Polar Mario

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Prima Official Game Guide. Page 9.
  2. ^ mariokarttourEN (January 22, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  3. ^ mariokarttourEN (January 20, 2021). Twitter. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  4. ^ mariokarttourEN (February 24, 2021). Twitter. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  5. ^ mariokarttourEN (February 24, 2021). Twitter. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  6. ^ mariokarttourEN (August 11, 2021). Twitter. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  7. ^ Official Chinese New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe website. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  8. ^ Official Hong Kong New Super Mario Bros. Wii website. Retrieved May 19, 2018.