Propeller Mushroom

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Propeller Mushroom
A Mushroom with an orange and yellow cap and a propeller on the top.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Effect Turns Mario into Propeller Mario.
Mario after using the Propeller Mushroom, transforming him into Propeller Mario.

The Propeller Mushroom (also called the Propellerhead or the Propeller Suit) is an item which was introduced to the Mario series in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. As the name implies, the item is used to let the player fly through the air, spinning like a propeller until gently floating to the ground. Descent can be delayed if the player shakes the Wii Remote while falling. If left stationary, the Propeller Mushroom will fly out of the stage. In order to activate the propeller, the player must shake the Wii Remote. Propeller flight is not continuous, but after the player lands, they will be able to take flight again. The Propeller Mushrooms's appearance is an orange-capped Mushroom with two light-yellow spots and a yellow propeller atop the cap. Obtaining a Propeller Mushroom turns the player into their Propeller form, adding a jumpsuit (in color of the character) with a large helmet-like cap that has a propeller sticking out of it and the player's emblem emblazoned on its sides. It debuts in World 1-1.

A player can grab onto another user who currently has the Propeller Mushroom. To do this move, the player must hold the 1 button and shake the Wii Remote. Then the player that is holding on to the other player can shake the Wii Remote again, making both of them fly. If the player shakes the Wii Remote when someone else is holding on, the player that was holding on will fall off. If the player gets swallowed by a Yoshi, they can shake the Wii Remote and fly out of the Yoshi's mouth.

This object reappears in New Super Mario Bros. U acting in the same manner as in the Wii version, but the object can only be found in a Toad House from Superstar Road. A slight change is that the power-up in New Super Mario Bros. U cannot spin around as fast when the player shakes the controller, when compared to New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

In New Super Luigi U, once again, the Propeller Mushrooms can be found in the Superstar Road Toad Houses, however it can also be found after defeating an enemy from the map screen. In this game, they are more common than they are in New Super Mario Bros. U.

The item was originally a Propeller Suit, acting much like a P-Wing suit with a propeller. Propeller Blocks and Propeller Boxes share that same effect.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Propellerpaddenstoel Propeller Mushroom
French Champignon hélice Propeller mushroom
Italian Fungo Elica Propeller Mushroom
Spanish (Americas) Traje de Champihélice Mushroom Propeller Suit
Spanish (Europe) Champiñocóptero Champi from champiñón (mushroom) and cóptero from helicóptero (helicopter). Helicopter Mushroom


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