Propeller Mario

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This article is titled Propeller Mario, but it could be represented alternatively as Propeller Luigi or Propeller Blue Toad or Propeller Yellow Toad.

Propeller Mario
Applies to Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad
Item needed Propeller Mushroom
Power(s) given Allows the character to propel upwards
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
“I love the propeller hat!”
Mario, New Super Mario Bros. Wii Sound Board from Nintendo Australia'
A beta screenshot of Propeller characters in a level.

Propeller Mario is a power-up in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Mario gets this form after using a Propeller Mushroom. Its power is to propel up. When the Player shakes the Wii Remote in their hand, the character flies vertically up to get to high places, or escape from enemies. It can even blow away thick fog which can interfere the player's view.

Another player can pick up the player with the Propeller suit and then use them to launch themselves into the air as well, similar to the functions of a Propeller Block. After propelling themselves into the air, the character will fall gently back to ground by spinning around several times. If a Ground Pound is used at the same as the recovery while falling, the character will perform a Drill Spin which will make him fall faster to the ground and also act like a ground pound.

While the Propeller Suit does have its uses, there is one flaw with it; it can't be used while the player is holding onto a Toad that they are trying to save.

The Propeller Suit returns in New Super Mario Bros. U, function almost as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the difference being that it is only found after the main game is completed. The player also can't spin in the air when shaking the controller as fast as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It can be found in Superstar Road in a Toad House and in the Challenge Mode.


When either Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad or Yellow Toad uses a Propeller Mushroom, they appear with a helmet that has a propeller on top. The side of the helmets shows the emblem of the specific character as seen by the red 'M' for Mario, green 'L' for Luigi, and the yellow or blue mushroom for the two Toads. They also wear a flight suit, and the color of both the suit and the helmet depends on the character.

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, although Propeller Mario himself doesn't appear in the game, there is a suit based on him that the player can unlock for their Mii to wear. It is one of the suits unlocked after paying 10 blank cards. As in Mario Tennis Open, a Propeller Suit costume for Miis is unlocked after the player stars five characters.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
French Mario Hélice Propeller Mario
Italian Mario Elica Propeller Mario
Spanish (Americas) Mario Aviador Aviator Mario
Spanish (Europe) Mario Helicóptero Helicopter Mario




Rexes chasing Mario and Luigi on bikes, while they wearing helmets with M and L emblems.

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