All characters have Special Moves.
|Image||Name||Description||Special Move||How to Unlock|
|Mario||Mario sets out on the quest to find the Ruby Tears. He has the best Star Spin and is playable from the start. He is the basic character, and is used in most levels
Mario has the most balanced stats, and is great for beginners.
Mario turns silver and his hat becomes a ninja star, which he can throw by pressing Y. Lasts for 60 seconds.
|Luigi||Luigi is back and greener than ever! Luigi is embarking on another adventure with his bro., but this time, he get's a little more fame!
Luigi is a little slower than Mario, but can jump really high. He is good for players with a bit more experience.
Luigi's Special Move is firing a green Bullet Bill That homes in on the nearet enemy. Fire with Y.
|Recieve "Luigi's Letter" after gathering 30 Ruby Tears.|
|Wario||Wario is teaming up with Mario to get the coi-no no, to defeat Bowser, of course! Is he really helping, or is he stealing the coins for himself? We will never know.
Wario is arguably the slowest character in the game. Despite that, Wario can jump fairly high and will grab any coin close enough to reach. Wario is good for players with decent experience.
Find a good spot to use this one! Wario takes out his magnet and sucks up every coin on-screen when Y is pressed.
|Pay him 100 coins in "Wario's Woods".|
|Waluigi||As soon as Waluigi hears his bro Wario is in on the hunt, he's ready to join! Has the highest speed of anyone, and can jump pretty high, too! Good for players with a lot of experience.||
Waluigi turns Black & Gray and can throw unlimited Bob-ombs for 120 seconds. Waluigi needs 5 seconds to recharge after he throws the bomb. Throw with Y.
|Beat "Swampy, Swampy Marsh" and play Mission 2 as Wario. Go to Waluigi's House and talk to Waluigi.|
Allies and other NPCs
|Yoshi||Yoshi is returning to the 3D world as a mount! Yoshi has the smarts and the power to help gather all the ruby Tears and save Princess Peach!|
|Starlow||Like in Super Mario Star Journey Starlow asks if you want her to take you to the star anytime you lose more than 7 times in a level. If you choose to do so, you get a Bronze Star and the level is counted as unfinished.|
|Toadsworth||Toadworth resides at Toad Town. Talk to him to buy pipes around Mario's house to go to different levels.|
|Tippi||Tippi is a Pixl. She appears in a few missions with helpful tips after you rescuee her friom a crate in Tippi Trapped. She even gives Mario and co. a Ruby Tear once.|
Enemies Brand New to the 3D series.
These are a form of money that you collect. once you get 100 you get a 1-Up. Coins replenish 1 health. Use them to fill your super meter (seperate from coin count). When it is full, press Y to activate your Special Move.
Red Coins are a type of Coin that need to be collected to get a Power Star in a course. There are 8 per course, except for rare 100 red coin courses. They add 5 to your
|Red Coin Courses|
|Life Mushroom||These replenish health. Get one to fill your health meter entirely.||???|
|Rainbow Coin||Rainbow Coins are a special coin that will add 20 to your coin count. They are similiar to Star Coins.||All (Three in every course)|
|Invisible Coin||Special coins that can't be seen. Worth 10 for the coin count.||???|
|Ruby Tear||These gems appear in every course. These or the objects Mario and co. need to collect in every level to save Princess Peach.||All (One in every course)|
|Shine Sprite||Shine Sprites are objects similar to Ruby Tears, except that they are used to get Rubies from Shine Pillars. There is 30 in Sprite courses. Bring thirty to a Shine Pillar to get the star.||
|Poison Mushroom||Poison Mushrooms are a special Power-down made by Bowser. Poison Mushrooms Make Mario mini, although Mario an use this to his advantage by going through Mini-Pipes to get to swiches and other things. Mario will become normal sized by collecting a Heart, Power-Up, or by getting on Yoshi.||???|
|Rainbow Mushroom||The Rainbow Mushroom turns Mario into Rainbow Mario. In this form, Mario can shoot Rainbowballs at enemies.|
|Snake Mushroom||As Snake Mario, Mario can slither under enemies and through snake holes to acess secret areas.|
|Rock Mushroom||This item rocks! Rock Mushrooms turn Mario into Rock Mario. In this form, Mario can turn into a Rock and can roll around the stage bumping into enemies, but will disappear if you run under rain, water falls, and on some levels there will be walls he can't touch.|
|Cloud Flower||This flower can turn Mario into Cloud Mario. In this form, the player can use one of his three clouds to make a platform slightly above them and use them as stairs. Once all three are used, Mario will need to get a new Cloud Flower to restore the Clouds.|
What's all the buzz about? Well, the Bee Mushroom's back, of course! As Bee Mario, Mario can fly! Gather coins to fly farther.
|Tuba Flower||Turns Mario into Tuba Mario. Mario can blow into the Tuba and can blow enemies u can't jump very high, and will return to normal if hit by an enemy.|
|Fire Flower||The Fire Flower turns Mario into Fire Mario. While in this form, Mario can aim and shoot Fireballs and enemies or frozen objects to melt them.|
|Super Star||The Super Star turns Mario into Invincible Mario, where, hence the name, he is invincible to almost anything for 30 seconds.|
|Metal Mushroom||The Metal Mushroom returns with the same power as the Metal Cap. In the form of Metal Mario, Mario can go to the bottom of the ocean without losing a life. He can also walk into enemies and kill them. While Mario is Slow and is very heavy, he is practically invincible. This is a temporary effect.|
|Vanish Flower||This old Power-up is still just as useful, turning Mario into Vanish Mario. In this form, he can walk through enemies, most walls, and cages, and walk on freezing water. When having a Metal Mushroom and Vanish Flower together, Mario can walk through underwater cages.|
|Lava Mushroom||Similiar to a Liquid Mushroom. If Mario eats one, he will transform into Lava Mario and becomes invincible to lava.|
|Chocolate Mushroom||Super happy fun time! This mushroom has to be the tastiest treat ever prepared in the Mushroom Kingdom! With a solid chocolate exterior, multicolored marshmallow spots, and a creamy caramel inside, there's no other way to say this, they're magically delicious!|
|Dash Pepper||Dash Peppers turn Yoshi into Dash Yoshi. In this form, Yoshi runs really fast and is somewhat difficult to control. Dash Yoshi can run across water, too. This is a temporary effect, so watch out, because if you are on water when the Dash Pepper runs out, you lose your Yoshi.|
|Dig Peanut||The Dig Peanut turns Yoshi into Dig Yoshi. The second Yoshi eats a Dig Peanut, he starts digging. After 30 seconds, Yoshi reverts to normal. If you are underground whil he returns to normal, you return to the top of the hole, and if you dig to the top of the ground while Dig Yoshi still has his power, Yoshi returns to normal.|
|Blimp Fruit||Blimp Fruits turn Yoshi into Blimp Yoshi. With this power, Mario and Yoshi can reah hights otherwise un-accessable. This Power-up is temporary, so watch out, because if you are high up when the Air Meter runs out, you will fall and lose a life-point.|
|Iced Banana||Wait a minute, where are the Frozen Mushrooms and Ice Flowers? Don't worry, we have an ice Power-up, but it's for Yoshi. The Iced Banana turns Yoshi into Ice Yoshi so he can freeze things like water and enemies. If Yoshi hits an enemy or touches fire or lava, he turns back to normal.|
|Hammer Egg||What's this? Another power-up? You bet! The Hammer Suit is back with a new vessel, the Hammer Egg. Once Yoshi gets this item, he turns into Hammer Yoshi where he can spit out hammers at things unaccesable, like a switch across a lake. If Yoshi touches an enemy, he returns to normal.|
|Void Avocado||The Void Avocado transforms Yoshi into Void Yoshi. Void Yoshi can suck in an unlimited amount of enemies without becoming full. This power is good for levels when you have to defeat a certain amount of enemies within a certain amount of time.|
HUB - Peach's Castle
Mario starts here. From here, he can access every area by going outside and taking the proper Warp Gate.