Superstar Mario

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Superstar Mario
Used on Baby Mario
Item needed Super Star
Power(s) given Super speed, invincibility, and the ability to run up walls and float.
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as a spirit) (2018)

Superstar Mario[1][2] (also known as Powerful Mario[3], Super Baby[4], Super Mario[5], Super Baby Mario[6], Super Mario Baby[7], or Caped Mario[8]) is the form Baby Mario obtains when he comes in contact with a Super Star in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi Touch & Go, and Yoshi's Island DS. Baby Mario gets a Super Cape[9], and Yoshi turns into a Giant Egg. After the time runs out, Yoshi emerges with Baby Mario. Superstar Mario gains speed, enough to dash on walls and ceilings. He can use his cape to float down slowly. Superstar Mario is also invincible to enemies, attacks, even hazards such as spikes and lava, but not bottomless pits.

Powerful Mario appears as Baby Mario's power-up in the Super Mario-Kun volume 14, the adaption of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. It enables Baby Mario to climb up walls and float as it did in the games, but also gives him super strength. The strength enables him to beat up enemies and even use boulders to hurt Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi when he gets angry.

Superstar Mario appears as a Legend class spirit with a neutral type in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He is obtained when players level up the Baby Mario spirit to Level 99. His special ability is a First-Strike Immunity, in which the player who uses him gets a brief moment of invincibility if they get the first strike. He also comes with three open slots for support spirits.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker information[edit]

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Super Baby Super Baby Sticker.png Yoshi's Island DS Launch Resistance +6

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パワフルちゃん[10]
Pawafuru Aka-chan
Powerful Baby
French Mario Costaud Tough Mario
Dutch Superster Mario Superstar Mario
Italian Mario Superstar Superstar Mario
Russian Малыш Марио-суперзвезда
Malysh Mario-superzvezda
Superstar Baby Mario



  1. ^ Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 instruction booklet, page 26.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Island DS instruction booklet, page 20.
  3. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island instruction booklet, page 18.
  4. ^ Yoshi Touch & Go instruction booklet, page 24.
  5. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 11.
  6. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 72.
  7. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 77, page 16.
  8. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 77, page 24.
  9. ^ Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics eGuide, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Characters Tab.
  10. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island instruction booklet, page 17.
  11. ^ Haou Magazine, September 1995 issue interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. (English translation by Blackoak, retrieved March 08, 2016)