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A Small Heart is an item found in Super Mario Bros. 2. It would fly out every time eight enemies are killed. When Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool or Toad grabs it, they replenish an empty slot in their Health Meter. They have somewhat the same function as a Mushroom in this game, with two exceptions: Mushrooms both extend and fully replenish the health meter, while small hearts cannot.
In the Game Boy Advance version, Super Mario Advance, they are renamed Hearts, as they are larger; they are also much more common, usually appearing when a thrown object takes out two enemies in a row, from enemies defeated by Shells, from beaten Ostros, and from Mega Guys and Giant Ninjis thrown to the ground or beaten. They are also found floating in midair and under grass, referred to as Heart Radishes or Growth Hearts.
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