Top 10 Super Mario Power Ups

The Top Ten
1 Fire Flower

You can shoot fireballs like a ranged weapon, but most enemies (we're looking at you, Dry Bones) are invincible. It's great against Bowser but it can't get rid of his fireballs.

In Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2, unfortunately, you can't use it for long and it is hard to use. But if you master it, all the Goombas will be running away (just like Meta Knight in SSB)! Anyway, out of interest, I'm not the creator of this list (I swear).

Hitting an enemy with a fireball is one of the most satisfying things in Mario games.

2 Super Leaf

The best power-up from Super Mario Bros. 3, it gives you the ability to fly and can turn invisible. By the way, it's called the Tanooki Suit, not the raccoon suit.

3 Super Star
4 Ice Flower

You can jump on waterfalls with this item and skate on water. Enough said.

Too bad this didn't return for Super Mario Galaxy 2.

5 Propeller Mushroom

The Propeller Mushroom may not look strong as it offers no ability to get rid of the enemy, but hey, fighting is not always the only option, right? Thankfully, the Koopa troops have an extremely poor air force.

This suit will often send you to the sky (if there is no ceiling) with no resistance from Koopa Troops in the remaining level, as long as there are safe points to land occasionally.

It's overpowered and really shouldn't be in a game that was already way too easy. But it's fun to use.

Aw, hell yeah! Huge air boost, can help you skip over huge parts and create some unusual shortcuts!

6 Mega Mushroom

It may not be in many Mario games, but not having this as No. 1 is a sillier decision than placing a button that your enemy can touch and break the floor open.

I love being big and crushing everything in my way. It makes me feel powerful! Not even Bowser is tough anymore compared to me!

If you get one of these, you can destroy literally everything except the terrain. Not so tough now, are you, Bowser?

7 Metal Cap

Why is the Metal Cap only No. 8? It should be at least No. 2 or No. 3. Metal Mario is my second favorite Mario franchise character (my favorite is Luigi), and the Metal Cap is my favorite Mario game Power-up.

Metal Mario has become a popular Mario character too. He has appeared in the original Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, and even Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I'm pretty sure that the Metal Cap is the only Mario Power-up that has become a character.

8 Bee Mushroom
9 Penguin Suit

This should be higher than the Ice Flower because it throws ice balls, you can slide with it, and you swim faster.

It's basically a combination of three power-ups. What more could you ask?

10 Cloud Flower

One of the reasons why Galaxy 2 is awesome. Nintendo has invented some stages around this power-up that are simply the best.

The Contenders
11 Invincibility Leaf

Helps you in levels you're struggling with. But it just makes it too easy then.

12 Super Mushroom

The Super Mushroom is the most known and iconic Mario ability.

13 Mini Mushroom

You die fast with this one but you can walk on water and he jumps like twice as high as normal!

It's like a key. It can be used to access secrets. Jump higher, walk on water, smaller hitbox, and can be used on speedruns (don't forget the NSMBW hint in world 3 where Mario used bullet bills to reach the goal).

Walking on water has never been so easy.

14 Super Bell

I love being able to turn into a cat in the Mario games!

15 Tanooki Suit
16 Cape Feather

Super Mario World introduced a lot of concepts: Yoshi, spin jumps, cool Bowser fights, and the Cape Feather. You can fly continuously, kill munchers and other enemies, and spin your cape to kill other enemies. This should be No. 1.

Too broken. Can beat half of the stages if you have at least kinda ok hand-eye coordination.

Easily the best flying power-up.

17 Rock Mushroom

The Rock Mushroom is a creative power-up. It feels out of place and stands out to me. I wish the next 3D Mario game after Odyssey has this power-up in a creative level.

Transforms Mario into Rock Mario then allows him to destroy enemies and objects by rolling through them!

18 Boo Mushroom

You turn into a ghost, can fly forever in the dark, and get the power to vanish through walls. Oh, and did I mention that other ghosts fall in love with you?

19 Super Acorn
20 Boomerang Flower
21 Red Star

Hasn't been used since Galaxy, and was barely used there, but it would be fun to see in an actual level.

22 Wing Cap
23 Hammer Suit

Ever wanted to be overpowered like a Hammer Bro? Well, now you can with the Hammer Suit!

How about turning into a hammer bro and making it rain hammers?

24 Gold Flower
25 Propeller Box
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