Sports Crystals are special objects that appeared in Mario Sports Mix. It is a crystal with a piece of sports equipment inside. Each crystal represents a sport that corresponds to the color of the crystal. There are four of them in total. The Sports Crystals are also the power source of the Star Ship.
In the beginning of the Story, Toad is gardening when the crystals fall from the sky and crash. He and the three other Toads examine it and have an idea that these Sports Crystals will help Mario, his friends, and his foes introduce these four sports to the Mushroom Kingdom, so a tournament is held to see who are the best players of the Mushroom Kingdom to receive these crystals. When all of the crystals are collected, it becomes a Dark Sports Mix Crystal, a special crystal that allows players to battle Behemoth, and when the beast is defeated, the crystal will turn into a rainbow-colored crystal, which enables them to play the Sports Mix mode.
Color and Sports
There are five Sports Crystals in all and each one represents a sport:
- Red Crystal — Basketball
- Green Crystal — Volleyball
- Yellow Crystal — Dodgeball
- Blue Crystal — Hockey
- Dark/Rainbow Crystal — Sports Mix
Toad, holding the Green Sports Crystal.
Names in other languages
|Spanish||Cristal de los deportes||Crystal of Sports|
- The crystals bear a resemblance to the Earth, Fire, Water and Wind Crystals, central items in the earlier Final Fantasy games, which were also developed by Square Enix.
|Mario Sports Mix|
|Playable characters||All-around||Mario • Luigi • Yoshi • Ninja • Mii|
|Technical||Princess Peach • Princess Daisy • Waluigi • White Mage|
|Powerful||Wario • Donkey Kong • Bowser|
|Speedy||Diddy Kong • Bowser Jr. • Toad|
|Tricky||Black Mage • Slime • Moogle • Cactuar|
|Non-playable characters||Behemoth • Behemoth King • Birdo • Blue Yoshi • Boo • Dry Bones • Gold Ghost • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Monty Mole • Penguin • Pianta • Purple Puncher • Red Yoshi • Shy Guy|
|Courts||Mario Stadium • Koopa Troopa Beach • Peach's Castle • DK Dock • Toad Park • Luigi's Mansion • Western Junction • Daisy Garden • Wario Factory • Bowser Jr. Blvd. • Bowser's Castle • Waluigi Pinball • Ghoulish Galleon • Star Ship • Sherbet Sea • Rowdy Raft • Fire Mountain|
|Items||Banana Peel • Bob-omb • Coin • Green Shell • Mini Mushroom • Red Shell • Super Star|
|Party games||Feed Petey • Harmony Hustle • Bob-omb Dodge • Smash Skate|
|Further info||Image gallery • Pre-release and unused content • Glitches • Media • Staff|