Propeller Mushroom

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Propeller Mushroom
Propeller Mushroom.png
Description
A Mushroom with an orange and yellow cap and a propeller on the top.

First appearance

New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)

Latest appearance

Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)

Effect on player

Turns Mario into Propeller Mario.
Mario after using the Propeller Mushroom, transforming him into Propeller Mario
Propeller.gif

The Propeller Mushroom (also known as Propellerhead[1] or Propeller Suit[2]) is an item introduced in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The Propeller Mushrooms is an orange-capped Mushroom with two light-yellow spots and a yellow propeller atop the cap. Obtaining a Propeller Mushroom turns the player into their Propeller form. giving them a character-colored jumpsuit with a large helmet-like cap that has a propeller sticking out of it and the player's emblem emblazoned on its sides. If left alone, the Propeller Mushroom will eventually fly out of the stage.

The item was originally a Propeller Suit, acting much like a P-Wing suit with a propeller.

History[edit]

The Propeller Mushroom debuts in World 1-1, and it is one of the main powerups of the game, alongside the Penguin Suit. When collected, the power-up sound will have an additional "spin" effect. As the name implies, the Propeller Mushroom lets the player fly through the air, spinning like a propeller, by shaking the Wii Remote; afterward, they will gently float to the ground, and their descent can be further slowed if the player shakes the Wii Remote while falling. Holding the down button will make the player spin downward like a drill for an attack with the same effects as a Ground Pound. Propeller flight is not continuous, but after the player lands, they will be able to take flight again. Propeller Blocks and Propeller Boxes have a similar effect.

A player can grab onto another player who has the Propeller Mushroom by holding One Button and shaking the Wii Remote; the player with the Propeller Mushroom can then shake the Wii Remote to launch them both into the air. If the player gets swallowed by a Yoshi, they can shake the Wii Remote and fly out of the Yoshi's mouth.

This item reappears in New Super Mario Bros. U acting in a similar manner to the Wii version, but the object can only be found in a Toad House from Superstar Road, and the player does not spin around as fast when flying compared to the previous game. In New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe the Propeller Mushroom acts the same, but can now be obtained from Enemy Courses.

In New Super Luigi U, the Propeller Mushrooms can once again be found in the Superstar Road Toad Houses, as well as from Enemy Courses.

In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a fictional airline appears called Propeller Toad Transport, whose logo depicts a Toad utilizing a Propeller Mushroom.

Propeller Mushrooms reappear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Super Mario Maker 2, exclusive to the New Super Mario Bros. U style. In the nighttime ground theme in Super Mario Maker 2, Propeller Mushrooms fly in random directions a few times before flying away.

Profiles[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • Trading Card description: "Prepare for takeoff! This brand new power-up enables you to fly for a brief time and make nice soft landings. It is helpful for gathering out-of-reach items in the sky and avoiding potential attacks on the ground. There's no need to bother with tricky jumps on dangerous terrain with this power-up—just fly over it all!"

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

  • North American website bio: "Hover like a little helicopter with this power-up."
  • European website bio: "Perform a Propeller Jump to reach those high places, and slowly descend downwards. You’ll need to touch the ground before being able to soar upwards again, so don’t count on being in the air for too long!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プロペラキノコ
Puropera Kinoko
Propeller Mushroom
Spanish (NOA) Traje de Champihélice
Champihélice (Super Mario Maker 2)
Propeller-Mushroom Suit
Propeller-Mushroom
Spanish (NOE) Champicóptero Champi from champiñón (mushroom) and cóptero from helicóptero (helicopter)
French Champignon hélice
Champignon hélico (Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS)
Propeller Mushroom
Helicopter Mushroom
Dutch Propellerpaddenstoel Propeller Mushroom
German Propeller-Pilz Propeller-Shroom
Italian Fungo Elica Propeller Mushroom
Portuguese Cogumelo hélice Propeller Mushroom
Russian Гриб с пропеллером
Grib s propellerom
Mushroom with propeller
Korean 프로펠러버섯
propelleo beoseot
Propeller Mushroom

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 9.
  2. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 23.

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