Burning Mario is, as his name suggests, literally on fire. Mario can run as twice as fast (but can stop, unlike the picture says), and he can burn any kind of wood, even Solid Blocks. The fire is very effective on Wooden Blocks. Burning Mario is also resistant to fire. Not only that, every type of fire he touches joins in the big flame Burning Mario has. Burning Mario is also useful to lighten up dark areas, since flames could give light. The bad side is that Burning Mario turns back into Super Mario by touching any kind of water.
Burning Mario Reappears in Ultra Mario World but with a few changes.
1. Mario must dash to burn, but if he stops he keeps the burn
2. Mario is invincible while burning, and can burn any enemy he touches
3. Mario does not lose this ability by touching water, though he will lose his burn
Other than that, Burning Mario is the same.
Burning Mario appears as a rare power-up in this game. He has a new appearance as well. He has reversed colors of Fire Mario, and his shirt and cap is a bright red, and his cap is on fire. He can throw giant fireballs, and he can dash on lava for a short amount of time, but if he stands still on lava, he sinks in and loses a life. When he reaches full dashing speed, he catches on fire. But when he touches water, he loses the power-up.
Burning Mario appears as Fire Mario's Final Smash move in Super Smash Bros. All-Stars.
If Mario continues to dash, the meter will start turning into bluish and purple colors. When it fully changes color, Mario will start burning white, becoming faster and unable to stop until he bumps into a solid wall, in which the meter will immediately become completely empty. OVERLOAD Burning Mario can ram and break through bricks and other blocks he could not destroy before. Mario is completely invincible to enemies while burning, knocking them out as he rams straight into them. He can also run on the surface of lava when he's burning, and even when he's not! Burning is now immune to lava.
- This is not the only form that is weak for water. Bee Mario and Cloud Mario are also two of those forms.