Sky Pop

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Mario riding the Sky Pop.

The Sky Pop[1] is a yellow airplane that first appeared in Super Mario Land and appeared again in Mario & Wario.

History[edit]

Super Mario Land[edit]

The Sky Pop as it appears in a Kodansha-published Mario manga

The Sky Pop is used only in World 4-3 of the Chai Kingdom. It can fire missiles with unlimited ammunition. Mario uses it primarily to defeat Chickens, Biokinton, Roketons, and Tatanga. After defeating Tatanga, Mario flies off with Princess Daisy in a separate flying machine that is jet-powered and has two seats. In Japanese-exclusive media, however, this jet has been mistakenly known as the Sky Pop II.

Mario & Wario[edit]

Sky Pop with Yoshi.
Sky Pop at rest.
Sky Pop with Yoshi, and at rest.

After clearing Level 10, the Sky Pop is used to intercept Wario and drop one of his enchanted Barrels on his head as punishment for all of the mischief he caused to the heroes.

The Sky Pop is shown to have a conventional-type landing gear configuration but uses a monopod instead of a tail-wheel.

KC Deluxe[edit]

The Sky Pop makes a brief appearance in the beginning of first volume of the Super Mario World arc of a Mario manga published by Kodansha. Here, Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach use it to land on an island for their vacation.

Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Yoshi has a transformation based on the Sky Pop in Yoshi's Woolly World, known as Sky Pop Yoshi. It controls similarly to the Sky Pop's appearance in Super Mario Land.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Sky Pop in Super Mario Maker.
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A Costume Mario costume based on the original sprite of Super Mario piloting the Sky Pop appears in Super Mario Maker. The costume was officially released on January 6, 2016, and can be unlocked by completing the "Southwest Air Adventure" Event Course. All of the costume's sound effects and fanfares (transformation, jumping, clearing a course, losing a life) are taken from Super Mario Land. Pressing up on the +Control Pad causes Mario's legs to appear from under the plane and face the screen, playing the sound for collecting a coin from Super Mario Land.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スカイポップ号[2]
Sukaipoppu-gō
Sky Pop machine

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 13.
  2. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 12.