Red Ring

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This article is about the red rings that first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. For the rings that are gold in color and first appeared in Super Mario 3D Land, see coin ring.
Red Ring
A Red Ring from Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork from Super Mario 3D World
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest appearance Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)
Effect Makes Red Coins appear

Red Rings[1] (also formatted as red rings),[2] also known as red-coin rings,[3] are objects present in the Super Mario series. They first appeared in New Super Mario Bros., and when Mario or Luigi jumps through a Red Ring, it makes several Red Coins appear, but only for a limited time. In most games, eight Red Coins appear, while in Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario Run, there are only five. The prize for collecting them all always depends on what form the player is in.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

A Red Ring from Level 1-5 New Super Mario Bros.
A Red Ring in World 1-5 in New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros., when Mario or Luigi is in his Small form or Mini form upon collecting the final Red Coin, a Super Mushroom appears. If he is in his Super form, a Fire Flower appears. If he is in his Fire form or Shell form, a 1-Up Mushroom appears instead. Like mentioned above, the prize always depends on what form the player is in. Each Red Ring is worth 1,000 points.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Red Rings serve the same function as before. However, an item appears for every character that is onscreen and not in a bubble when the final coin is collected. Fire Flowers, Propeller Mushrooms, Ice Flowers, or Penguin Suits, depending on the level, appear for every character who is in their Super form. Anyone who is in their Fire form, Ice form, Propeller form, or Penguin form gains a 1-Up Mushroom.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Red Rings also appear in Super Mario 3D Land, making their first appearance in a 3D game of the Super Mario franchise. They now make only five Red Coins appear instead of eight, but other than that, they function the same way. Depending on the level, they can yield a Fire Flower, Super Leaf, Statue Leaf, or Boomerang Flower when Mario or Luigi is in his Super form. Like always, when all Red Coins are collected in a powered-up form, a 1-Up Mushroom appears.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Red Rings reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, where they serve nearly the same function as in the previous New Super Mario Bros. games. The resulting Red Coins that appear from passing through the Red Rings can remain in the air as usual, slowly descend from the sky with parachutes, or be dropped by a hopping Coin Coffer. If a player collects all of the Red Coins in a Warp Cannon level or Rainbow Course, they are rewarded with a Gold Flower in their inventory. Either a Fire Flower or a Super Leaf will appear if Super Mario collects the eighth Red Coin. The 1-Up Mushroom is replaced by a Gold Mushroom in the mode Coin Rush.

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

Red Rings reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U, where they retain the same functions as in previous games. There is also a new Green Ring, which has similar functions, except it generates Green Coins.

In New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, collecting all eight Red Coins as Toadette in most forms yields a Super Crown.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Red Rings also appear in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. This time, like in the New Super Mario Bros. games, eight Red Coins are produced instead of five, and they give Super Bells, Fire Flowers, Super Leaves, or Boomerang Flowers (depending on the level), even if another higher-tier power-up is active.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Red Rings reappear in Super Mario Run. When Mario goes through a Red Ring, only five Red Coins appear, like in Super Mario 3D Land. In addition, collecting all of them always grants a Super Star.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

A Red Ring makes its first appearance outside the Super Mario series in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, in the Golden Plains stage. Like in the New Super Mario Bros. games, passing through one spawns eight Red Coins; however, each one is worth five coins when collected.

Mario + Rabbids series[edit]

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle[edit]

In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Red Rings are encountered in the overworld, and they produce eight Red Coins. Collecting the last Red Coin unveils a treasure chest containing a new weapon. There are three for each world and an additional four around Peach's Castle, making for a total of sixteen Red Rings.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope[edit]

In Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Red Rings return, serving the same purpose as they did in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, although the reward is a Planet Coin and a treasure chest containing coins rather than a new weapon. There is one on all five planets.


New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

  • Instruction manual description: "If you touch this, eight red coins will appear. If you collect all of the red coins within the time limit, an item will appear."


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リング
Aka Ringu
Red Ring

Chinese (simplified) 红环
Hóng Huán
Red Ring

Chinese (traditional) 紅環
Hóng Huán
Red Ring

Dutch Rode ring
Red Ring
German Roter Ring
Red Ring
Italian Anello Rosso
Red Ring
Portuguese (NOE) Anel Vermelho
Red Ring
Russian Красное кольцо
Krasnoye kol'tso
Red ring

Spanish Aro rojo
Red ring


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. 2 European English electronic manual, page 29.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. North American instruction booklet, page 17.
  3. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Page 8.