Penguin Mario

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Penguin Mario
NSMBW Penguin Mario Artwork.png
Used on Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, Mii (Challenge Mode only), Toadette
Item needed Penguin Suit
Power(s) given Shooting Ice Balls, sliding on ice, better swimming control
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2020) (Penguin Luigi only)

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.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]


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, as Frog Mario can be 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. The catch is that the suit can only be obtained in the Toad Houses in Superstar Road. 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]

Mario donning the Penguin Suit appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a trophy. 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 Luigi appears as a High-End driver in Mario Kart Tour, introduced in the Ice Tour. His special item is the Ice Flower.


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in American English description British English description
Penguin Mario SSB4TrophyPenguinMario.png 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]

Special item MKT Icon Ice Flower.png Ice Flower
Favored courses Three items per Item Box
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball RT.png
DS Waluigi Pinball R/T
MKT Icon DK Pass.png
DS DK Pass
MKT Icon DK Pass R.png
DS DK Pass R
MKT Icon DK Pass RT.png
DS DK Pass R/T
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland T.png
N64 Frappe Snowland T
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain R.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit RT.png
3DS Mario Circuit R/T
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2RT.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2R/T
MKT Icon RMX Choco Island 1R.png
RMX Choco Island 1R
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2
MKT Icon RMX Rainbow Road 1T.png
RMX Rainbow Road 1T
Two items per Item Box
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion R.png
DS Luigi's Mansion R
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland R.png
N64 Frappe Snowland R
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland RT.png
N64 Frappe Snowland R/T
MKT Icon Vancouver Velocity RT.png
Vancouver Velocity R/T
MKT Icon Paris Promenade 2T.png
Paris Promenade 2T
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
MKT Icon 3DS Rainbow Road RT.png
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion RT.png
DS Luigi's Mansion R/T
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2T.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
  • 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]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペンギンマリオ
Pengin Mario
Penguin Mario
Spanish (NOA) Mario pingüino Penguin Mario
Spanish (NOE) Mario Polar Polar Mario
French Mario pingouin Penguin Mario
Dutch Pinguïn-Mario Penguin Mario
German Pinguin-Mario Penguin Mario
Italian Mario pinguino Penguin Mario
Portuguese (NOA) Mario pinguim Penguin Mario
Portuguese (NOE) Mario Pinguim Penguin Mario
Korean 펭귄마리오
Penggwin Mario
Penguin Mario
Chinese (Simplified) 企鹅马力欧[3]
Qì'é Mǎlì'ōu
Penguin Mario
Chinese (Traditional) 企鵝瑪利歐[4]
Qì'é Mǎlì'ōu
Penguin Mario