Render of a circular Water Ball from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
|First appearance||New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)|
|Latest appearance||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)|
Water Balls are objects in the New Super Mario Bros. sub-series. They are large masses of water that float (and sometimes move) in the air, and they are shaped as either circles or ellipses (horizontal and vertical) and look similar to bubbles.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Water Balls first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where they are found only in World 7-2. If the player jumps into one, they will start behaving as if they were underwater. This allows the player to swim inside the Water Ball until they exit it, at which point the player falls out. Water Balls are usually used to access high areas or to cross large gaps, but they can also be used to avoid enemies down below, thus providing a safer route for the player to travel through. Bullet Bills also travel slower when they go through a Water Ball.
New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Water Balls return in New Super Mario Bros. U and its port, where they are found only in A Quick Dip in the Sky. They behave the same as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Koopa Shells are also shown to travel slower while moving through a Water Ball.
Names in other languages
Kōngzhōng zhī Shuǐ
|Italian||Bolla d'acqua||Water Bubble|
- Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 181.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. U section, page 215.
- Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 215