Wing Mario

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Wing Mario
Applies to Mario, Luigi, Wario, Yoshi
Item needed Wing Cap or Jumbo Star
Power(s) given Fly, slow fall
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Wing Mario in the Tower of the Wing Cap of Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 screenshot of Wing Mario

Wing Mario is the form Mario takes on whenever he grabs a Wing Cap in Super Mario 64. It grants him the ability to fly with the small wings on his cap until the time limit expires. In order for Mario to attain flight, he must first perform a Triple Jump (which can be done in place in this form) or be shot from a cannon. Once in the air, the player must constantly raise and lower themself to maintain flight (like with Caped Mario in Super Mario World). The player can also use the wings to fall slower and prevent falling damage. Mario also transforms into Wing Mario by grabbing the Jumbo Star that appears after he defeats Bowser in the final battle.

Wing Mario returns in the remake Super Mario 64 DS, but the Wing Cap is replaced by a white feather (with both the item and the form referred to as Wings[1] in English, although instances of "Wing cap" remain in-game), and it can be obtained only by Mario in the single-player game. Players can still slow their fall, but it no longer prevents damage, unlike in the original version. Also, the game's VS mode includes VS Item Blocks in some of the courses, containing feathers that allow Luigi, Wario, and Yoshi to use this form, though in Yoshi's case, the wings grow on his back instead. Wing Mario is also depicted on the game's Japanese and Korean box arts.

Wing Mario makes a cameo appearance on one of Mario Party's title screens, where he is shown flying through the air in Mario's Rainbow Castle, holding Luigi and Yoshi by their hands.

Wing Mario made another cameo on the side of the box of Nintendo Monopoly.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 羽根はねマリオ[2]
Hane Mario
Wing Mario
Chinese (Simplified) 飞行马力欧[3]
Fēixíng Mǎlì'ōu
Flying Mario
Chinese (Traditional) 翅膀瑪利歐[4]
Chìbǎng Mǎlì'ōu
Wing Mario
French Mario Ailé Winged Mario
Italian Mario Alato Winged Mario
Spanish (NOE) Mario Alado Winged Mario