This is the goal of each level. How higher you get, how more points you get. You'll also get 1-Ups every time you got to the top (certain forms can make that easier). When getting two of the same digits at the end in the time limit, there's a chance to get a Red Toad House. Getting two of the same digits at the beginning in the time limit, you get a Green Toad House. Getting all the same digits, gives it a Gold Toad House.
When someone hits this planted flag, it will get the logo of the one who hits it (and overwrites Bowser's logo). When the player dies, it will start here instead of the beginning. Some levels haven't such thing.
Rarely found. When thrown by Yoshi, and hit by an enemy, this foe is beaten, and the Egg will release a special random Power-Up. But the egg breaks and disappears without releasing something, when bounced.
When a player dies eight times in a row in the same level without switching or completing, this useful block appears. Bumping on it let you decide if the computer could do it for you (as Birdo). You won't get everything collected, nor the color of the level will change (thus, not completed). When cleared, you can also decide to do the level by yourself again.Sometimes, this might be irritating.
This Goomba Shoe has spiked soles, so Mario can defeat every strong enemy (besides bosses) in one stomp and not only walk over thorns, but over lava as well. But Mario can only jump. It just appears in one level.
Avoid this very rare item, appearing in one secret level. They take a life away instead of giving one (you somehow may still play the level). They would give an instant Game Over when Mario doesn't have any more lives!
This kind of block appears in one level. Unlike ? Blocks, it doesn't contain Coins or Power-Ups, but enemies instead! So instead of a normal coin, a Tricoin, instead of a Super Mushroom, a Goomba, instead of a Blue Shell, a Spiny and instead of a Fire Flower a Panser.