Wing Mario

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Wing Mario
Artwork from Super Mario 64 DS
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 is a form granting Mario the ability to fly. It shows small wings on his cap.


Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Artwork of Wing Mario in the original Super Mario 64.
Wing Mario in his debut appearance, Super Mario 64

Wing Mario first appears in Super Mario 64, and the form is the result of Mario putting on a Wing Cap. 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 doing so 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.

Mario Party[edit]

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

Nintendo Monopoly[edit]

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

Rayman Legends[edit]

Wing Mario is referenced in Rayman Legends for the Wii U. When Ray Plumber (a character depicting a version of Rayman dressed as Mario) glides, wings appear from the hat.

Unused appearances[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

A Mario power-up with wings on his back was considered for Super Mario World as a replacement for Raccoon Mario, but it was replaced by Caped Mario in the final game.[2]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 羽根はねマリオ[3]
Hane Mario
Wing Mario

Chinese (simplified) 飞行马力欧[4]
Fēixíng Mǎlì'ōu
Flying Mario

Chinese (traditional) 翅膀瑪利歐[5]
Chìbǎng Mǎlì'ōu
Wing Mario

French Mario Ailé
Winged Mario
Italian Mario Alato
Winged Mario
Spanish (NOE) Mario Alado
Winged Mario



  1. ^ Nintendo (2004). Super Mario 64 DS instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 18.
  2. ^ TCRF. Prerelease:Super Mario World (SNES)/Sprites. The Cutting Room Floor (English). Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  3. ^ Nintendo (2004). スーパーマリオ64DS (Sūpā Mario 64 DS) instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 18. Retrieved May 17, 2024.
  4. ^ 神游马力欧DS的动作. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved May 17, 2024.
  5. ^ Nintendo Switch 佳節禮物遊戲大合集. Nintendo (Traditional Chinese). Page 5. Retrieved February 3, 2021.