Penguin Mario

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Penguin Mario
NSMBW Penguin Mario Artwork.png
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 (2020) (Penguin Luigi and Penguin Toad only)
“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.

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. 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]

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 Luigi and Penguin Yellow Toad (the latter referred to as just Penguin Toad) appear in Mario Kart Tour, where they were introduced in the Ice Tour and the Snow Tour, respectively. Penguin Luigi's special item is the Ice Flower, while Penguin Toad's is the Dash Ring.

Profiles[edit]

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]

  • 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]

Special item MKT Icon Dash Ring.png Dash Ring
Favorite courses
(Three items per Item Box)
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1T.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T
MKT Icon DK Summit.png
Wii DK Summit
MKT Icon RMX Rainbow Road 2T.png
RMX Rainbow Road 2T
MKT Icon RMX Choco Island 2T.png
RMX Choco Island 2T
MKT Icon Toad Circuit T.png
3DS Toad Circuit T
MKT Icon Toad Circuit R.png
3DS Toad Circuit R
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur 4R.png
Tokyo Blur 4R
MKT Icon Donut Plains 2RT.png
SNES Donut Plains 2R/T
MKT Icon Donut Plains 2T.png
SNES Donut Plains 2T
MKT Icon Ninja Hideaway.png
Ninja Hideaway
Favored courses
(Two items per Item Box)
MKT Icon DK Summit R.png
Wii DK Summit R
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland.png
N64 Frappe Snowland
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland T.png
N64 Frappe Snowland T
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1R.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R
MKT Icon Rosalina's Ice World.png
3DS Rosalina's Ice World
MKT Icon Rosalina's Ice World T.png
3DS Rosalina's Ice World T
MKT Icon Toad Circuit.png
3DS Toad Circuit
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur 4.png
Tokyo Blur 4
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur 4RT.png
Tokyo Blur 4R/T
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit T.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit T
MKT Icon Royal Raceway RT.png
N64 Royal Raceway R/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:
    • "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]

Gallery[edit]

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[6]
Qì'é Mǎlì'ōu
Penguin Mario
Chinese (Traditional) 企鵝瑪利歐[7][dead link]
Qì'é Mǎlì'ōu
Penguin 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. ^ https://www.nintendoswitch.com.cn/new_super_mario_bros_u_deluxe/pc/action/index.html
  7. ^ Official Hong Kong New Super Mario Bros. Wii website. Retrieved May 19, 2018.