Propeller Mario

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Propeller Mario
Artwork of Propeller Mario in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Applies to Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, Toadette, Mii
Item needed Propeller Mushroom
Power(s) given Propel upwards, slow fall, Drill Spin
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
“I love the propeller hat!”
Mario, New Super Mario Bros. Wii Sound Board from Nintendo Australia

Propeller Mario (Propellerhead Mario in the original Prima Games guide)[1] is a power-up in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Mario gets this form after using a Propeller Mushroom. Its power is to propel up.

When either Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, or Toadette uses a Propeller Mushroom, they appear with a helmet that has a propeller on top. The side of the helmet shows the emblem of the specific character as seen by the red M for Mario, the green L for Luigi, the yellow or blue mushroom for the two Toads, or a pink mushroom for Toadette. They also wear a flight suit, and the color of both the suit and the helmet depends on the character. Mario's shoes are blue, Luigi's shoes are a slightly darker blue, and Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, and Toadette have red shoes.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

When the player shakes the Wii Remote in their hand, the character flies vertically up to get to high places or escape from enemies. It can even blow away thick fog which can interfere with the player's view. Another player can pick up the player with the Propeller suit and then use them to launch themselves into the air as well, similar to the functions of a Propeller Block. After propelling themselves into the air, the character can fall gently back to ground by spinning around several times. If a Ground Pound is used at the same time as the recovery while falling, the character performs a Drill Spin which makes them fall faster to the ground and also act like a ground pound. However, it cannot be used while the player is holding onto a Toad that they are trying to save.

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

This form returns in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, functioning identically to New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The Propeller Mushroom can only be found in the Toad Houses of Superstar Road and in Challenge Mode, but it is more common in New Super Luigi U, and can be found in most Toad Houses, as well as Enemy Courses. In these games, the player also cannot spin in the air when shaking the controller as fast as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Propeller Toadette appears in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

The Propeller form returns in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2, where it is exclusive to the New Super Mario Bros. U style, retaining its functions. Also, knocking on a Warp Door in the New Super Mario Bros. U style may cause Weird Mario to appear in this form.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

In Mario Tennis Open, a Propeller Suit costume for Miis is unlocked after the player stars five characters. Additionally, there is a Propeller Mario racket for Miis to use that costs 1750 coins.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

In Mario Golf: World Tour, a Mii costume, golf ball, and golf club set based on Propeller Mario appear. The ball and clubs are available after playing rounds, and the costume is unlocked by clearing all 18 holes in the One-On, One-Putt challenge for the Sky Island course.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, one of the Battle Cards shows Propeller Yellow Toad carrying Luigi, an artwork originally used for New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Other appearances[edit]

Propeller Mario is a playable skin in the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Propeller Mario
Propeller Mario trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Category: Series Related
(Applies only to the Wii U version) Appears in:
Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii (11/2009)
Wii U New Super Mario Bros. U (11/2012)
(Applies only to the Wii U version) Trophy Box: 16: New Super Mario Bros.
How to unlock:
You can tell just by the sound that there's something different about the propeller on Mario's head. It must be because it's made of rubber! In any case, Propeller Mushrooms transform Mario into Propeller Mario. Shake the Wii Remote to send Mario zooming up into the air! (American English)
The propeller on Propeller Mario's head makes such an awesome sound. Not like an engine or a motor – it's more like it's powered by an elastic band. Grabbing a Propeller Mushroom turns Mario into this form, letting you send him whirling waaaaay up into the air, making that awesome sound as he goes! (British English)


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Propeller Mario.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プロペラマリオ
Puropera Mario
Propeller Mario

Chinese (simplified) 螺旋桨马力欧[2]
Luóxuánjiǎng Mǎlì'ōu
Propeller Mario

Chinese (traditional) 螺旋槳瑪利歐[3]
Luóxuánjiǎng Mǎlì'ōu
Propeller Mario

Dutch Propeller-Mario
Propeller Mario
French Mario Hélice
Propeller Mario
French (NOA) Mario hélico
Propeller Mario
French (NOE) Mario hélice
Propeller Mario
German Propeller-Mario
Propeller Mario
Italian Mario elica
Propeller Mario
Portuguese (NOA) Mario de hélice
Propeller Mario
Portuguese (NOE) Mario Hélice
Propeller Mario
Russian Марио-вертолет
Mario helicopter

Spanish (NOA) Mario aviador
Aviator Mario
Spanish (NOE) Mario Helicóptero
Helicopter Mario