Every powerup, both old and new, in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the newest entry in Nintendo’s flagship franchise and brings the series back to its 2D platforming roots. With the last Super Mario game released in 2017 and the last 2D Super Mario released in 2012, fans have been waiting long for another entry, and Nintendo delivers, yet again, the hallmark of consistency that they are.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder expands upon the timeless gameplay that took the world by storm all the way back in 1985 and continues the tradition of each new entry in the series, continuing to innovate and adding new mechanics.
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Power-ups have long been a mainstay of not just Super Mario but every platformer, 2D or 3D, and Mario has perhaps the most iconic arsenal.
In addition, with the classic power-ups we’re all familiar with, like the Super Mushroom, Super Mario Bros. Wonder also has a variety of new and unique power-ups, such as the Elephant Fruit, that change the way you play the game and add tremendous depth to a long-standing formula.
This guide is all about the powerups Mario and friends have at their disposal.
How to Get Power-ups
You can get power-up in the game by hitting the blocks with a question mark. The block will spawn the power-up, which, in some cases, you might have to chase down.
The power-ups will carry on over to the next level, and you will not lose it until you get hit or grab another power-up.
However, there is a new mechanic in the form of badges. One of these badges allows you to add blocks with exclamation points to all levels. They will mostly contain coins, but some of them will have power-ups.
Maybe the most iconic power-up in all of the Mario games, the Super Mushroom makes Mario grow in size and allows him to take an extra hit from enemies. Furthermore, double-sized Mario can destroy blocks by jumping into them.
Another franchise favorite, the Fire Flower, allows you to use fireballs to take down goombas and such from a distance.
Yet another franchise mainstay, the Super Star, temporarily makes you invulnerable and defeats any enemy that makes contact with you while it is active.
While technically not a power-up, you have to acquire Yoshi the same you would one. The loveable fan-favorite allows you to move faster, eat enemies, and spit them out at other enemies to take them down, all while riding on his back.
Yoshi also has the super helpful ability to take any hits. When this happens, you’ll fall off his back and will have to chase him down again.
Bubble Flower lets you shoot bubbles that capture and kill an enemy. The bubbles move slowly, and you can jump on them to reach higher heights, letting you get to secret areas on some levels.
Another in a long line of animal suits, the Elephant Fruit allows you to use the Elephant Suit, giving you access to 3 unique moves.
- Trunk Swing: Push the B button on a controller or the down button on a single Joy-Con, allowing you to break blocks.
- Crouched Trunk Swing: Press B + the down button on the controller or down button + crouch on a single Joy-Con.
- Water Spray: Press B to spray water on enemies if you have collected water. You can also spray water on plants and popplin children.
First introduced in Super Mario Galaxy, the drill mushroom allows you to drill through terrain to discover secret areas in some Levels. You can also damage enemies with the drill and drill upwards to stick to ceilings.
Allows you to fly around the level. Furthermore, it can fly through items for various effects. Getting hit in will take you off the cloud.
The Wonder Flower is an item that when picked up, changes the level drastically and also changes the form of whichever character you’re controlling. Below are the forms you can turn into when picking up a Wonder Flower.
First introduced in Super Mario 64, Metal Form allows you to go through dangerous areas, such as electricity beams, and also makes you temporarily invulnerable.
Lava Form in Super Mario Bros. Wonder lets you move around in lava without taking damage.
Spike Ball Form
Transforms you into a rolling spike ball, destroying and defeating any blocks and enemies in your way.
Stretchy Form in Super Mario Bros. Wonder allows you to stretch like elastic.
Goomba Form in Super Mario Bros. Wonder turns you into the goomba form of whichever character you play as. Like regular goombas, you’ll move slowly and will not be able to jump.
While in Balloon Form, you can float like a balloon. The best part about it is you can slowly control its direction.
Turns you into a hoppycat, which can jump high and has spikes on top of its head to damage enemies. This form is basically invulnerable.
Turns into a Wubba, which is a slime-like creature. Lets you stick to walls and ceilings, allowing you to get to hidden areas of a level.
Turn into a giant cake that can move sideways and has a short jump. While in the Cake Form, you’re invulnerable to most types of damage and will destroy and defeat most blocks and enemies in your path.
Turns the gameplay into a top-down perspective, turning your 2D game 3D.