|Achieved By||Collecting Ice Flower|
|Forfeited By||Taking damage|
|First Appearance|| Super Mario Galaxy (2007)|
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
|Shoot ice balls|
Ice Mario is one of Mario's power-ups which can be obtained by collecting an Ice Flower. There are two different versions of "Ice Mario", with one debuting in Super Mario Galaxy and another in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The original Ice Mario from Super Mario Galaxy saw Mario become a version of himself created as if an ice sculpture; being similar to a light blue Metal Mario in appearance. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii and the item's later appearances, this form instead simply changes the colour palette of Mario's (or any other character that uses it) clothing, giving them a light blue colour scheme. Despite this, the Ice Flower's appearance has remained consistent since Super Mario Galaxy.
In Super Mario Galaxy, Ice Mario had the ability to freeze any kind of liquid - be it water or lava - and skate across it, leaving behind hexagonal platforms of ice as he travelled across its surface, though these would eventually dissipate. In addition to this, Ice Mario could freeze water spouts and waterfalls, allowing him to traverse areas he may not have been able to before. Surprisingly, despite being made of ice, he also had an immunity to fire attacks, such as the fireballs thrown by Magikoopas. Ice Mario, much like Fire Mario was in this game, could only be used for a short time, and Mario would return to normal once time was up. This form has also become known as "Frozen Mario", though Nintendo has only referred to it as "Ice Mario".
Starting with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Ice Mario became a sort of parallel to Fire Mario. While the form no longer had a time limit, its effects were also lessened. Instead of being able to cross liquids, Ice Mario could now only throw balls of ice not dissimilar to Fireballs in order to freeze enemies. These frozen enemies would remain encased within blocks of ice for a short time, though they could also be picked up and used as platforms before they thaw. Enemies frozen within blocks of ice could only be defeated with a ground pound.
- Ice Mario's appearance may have been inspired by Mario's sprites in his early appearances (such as Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2), which showed him with a blue shirt and red overalls as opposed to his modern appearance of red shirt and blue overalls. The colour of Ice Mario's shirt however is more cyan compared to the dark blue of Mario's original sprites, and his hat is this same cyan colour as opposed to the red it was originally.
- The same can be said about Luigi in regards to his appearance from the DiC cartoons and Super Mario Bros. 2.
- Ice Mario's original appearance in Super Mario Galaxy very closely resembled Shadow Mario from Super Mario Sunshine.