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5 Mario Power-ups That Would be Welcome Back
Mario is a man of many power-ups. He can turn into metal, take to the skies, and shoot fireballs at enemies. Throughout the years, the Italian plumber has utilized countless abilities through the use of power-ups. But with new power-ups springing up with every game, some abilities go missing. Here is a list of five power-ups that would be welcomed back in any new Mario title in the future.
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For many gamers, one of the coolest moments in Super Mario 64 was donning the Wing Cap for the very first time and performing a triple jump to see Mario go airborne. The great music that played in the background as Mario flew through the clouds just added to the experience, but the power-up was never seen again. The Wing Cap could easily be brought back in any Mario adventure, and fans of Super Mario 64 would definitely rejoice.
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One of the first power-ups you encounter in New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS is the Mega Mushroom. With this power-up, Mario can turn into a giant, destructive plumber and destroy anything in his path. How awesome would it be if Mario obtained this ability in a 3D platformer? Tearing up Goombas and destroying walls would certainly make for a fun time!
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Making Mario fly is always fun, but the recently launched Propeller Mushroom from New Super Mario Bros. Wii only gives Mario a short amount of time in the sky. This is the type of power-up that could make for some interesting vertical platforming in a 3D Mario game, and it would be great to see Propeller Mario in future installments in the series.
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It’s always interesting to have the ability of an enemy. When Mario first put on the Hammer Suit in Super Mario Bros. 3, fans thought it was really cool to be able to utilize the ability of the Hammer Bros. Imagine hitting a ? Block in a new Mario game and being able to toss hammers just like the Hammer Bros. in Super Mario Galaxy 2. That would be an interesting gameplay element to say the least.
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Nary a Mario power-up list would be complete without mention of Kuribo’s Shoe. Quite possibly one of the most notorious of all the Mario items, Kuribo’s Shoe is shrouded in lore and speculation, and its rare appearance makes it the source of much fan appreciation. Not only is Kuribo’s Shoe one of the most popular Super Mario Bros. 3 items, but it is easily one of the most praised power-ups in Mario history. If this item was to make a comeback in a modern-day Mario title, gamers everywhere would be in awe.
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5 Mario Power-ups That Need to Return
Mario games have become a fine home for the video game power-up. With so many unique items throughout Mario’s history, from the very first Super Mushroom in Super Mario Bros. on the NES to all of the great Super Mario Galaxy items, Mario has never been left unarmed. Unfortunately, many power-ups ceased to return to the famous plumber’s adventures. Here’s hoping some of these make a return someday.