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 at enemies, or use them to collect coins. This superficially resembles Fire Mario throwing fireballs; however, the balls do not bounce along the ground, but ricochet at right angles on surfaces. Also, only one superball can be onscreen at a time, and the player can only make Mario toss a superball again if it touches Mario, goes off-screen or is destroyed; the superball will also disappear after four seconds.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーボールマリオ[2]
Sūpābōru Mario
Superball Mario
French Mario super boule[3] Super Ball Mario


  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.