Superball Mario

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Superball Mario
Used on Mario
Item needed Superball Flower
Power(s) given Throw Superballs
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Latest appearance WarioWare Gold (2018)

Superball Mario[1] is one of Mario's many forms. This form is only found in Super Mario Land. Mario becomes Superball Mario by grabbing a Superball Flower. There is no visual transformation, and even artwork (as seen to the right) depicts Mario as wearing his normal clothes. Superball Mario gains the ability to throw superballs by pressing B Button. Like the similar Fire Mario form and its fireballs, the superballs damage enemies, but also have the unique ability to collect coins that they hit. Unlike fireballs, superballs do not bounce along the ground, but ricochet at right angles on surfaces. Only one superball can be onscreen at a time, and will disappear after approximately four seconds after being shot, unless it touches an enemy, Mario, goes off-screen, or is destroyed.

Superball Mario reappears in WarioWare Gold in the Super Mario Land microgame, where it must be used to defeat enemies from the game.


Names in other languages[edit]

Superball Mario[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーボールマリオ[2]
Sūpābōru Mario
Superball Mario; in Japanese, スーパーボール (super ball) is a wasei-eigo term referring to what are known in English as bouncy balls, derived from the specific brand Super Ball.
French Mario super boule[3] Super Ball Mario


Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーボール[4]
Bouncy ball (lit. "super ball")
Italian Superball (in WarioWare Gold's Super Mario Land microgame) -


  1. Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 9.
  2. Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 7.
  3. Super Mario Land French instruction booklet, page 9.
  4. Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet