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A great storm has blown through the Mushroom Kingdom, blowing Super Leaves all over the place! In the chaos, a princess has been kidnapped, and monsters throughout the land have taken on the powers of the Super Leaf for themselves. Looks like another job for Mario to power-up, power through, and save the day.

Here you'll meet some of the familiar and not-so-familiar new faces in this adventure.


Mama mía, it's everyone's favorite mustachioed hero! You'll find him running, jumping, sliding, and swinging a Tanooki tail all over the Mushroom Kingdom.

Princess Peach™

Princess Peach™ is holed up in Bowser's castle, far far away… She'll send Mario letters every now and then, to help motivate him to get his tail in gear.


Your friendly neighborhood Toads are hanging out all over the place, waiting at home to give you items should you stop by, or hiding in certain stages to toss you a power-up.


The dastardly King of the Koopas is making Mario's life difficult once again. He'll spit fireballs, shake the ground, and throw whatever he can get his hands on to keep you from getting to Princess Peach.

Boom Boom™ & Pom Pom™

Cruising for a bruising in Bowser's airships, Boom Boom and Pom Pom wait for you in the lower chambers. They may look tough, but they're both a bit of a pushover—three quick stomps to the head will take them out.

Tail Boo™

The Tanooki-tailed Boo may still be scared of you when you're facing him—but if you turn around, he'll charge head on, tail swinging.

Tail Bullet Bill™

Some Bullet Bills managed to grab a Super Leaf to gain the powers of the Tanooki tail. After launching out of a cannon, they can surprise nearby adventurers by swinging their tails at will.


These colorful critters often come in fives, bobbing along and minding their own business. If you manage to stomp on all five without hitting the ground, a 1UP is all yours.

Piranha Plant™

These fierce flora can be found planted on grass and in warp pipes. Some varieties just snap their jaws, while others spit fireballs, or black ink to block your vision. A well-placed stomp on their heads will take care of them.


Goombas are pretty common in these parts, but some have new tricks up their sleeves. They may stack themselves to get a towering advantage, or even grow a Tanooki Tail to try and whack Mario down to size.

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