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Unlike previous entries in 2D Super Mario titles, all of Super Mario Bros. Wonder’s playable characters (with the exception of Yoshi and Nabbit who don’t take damage) will play exactly the same. Shocker, I know! That’s not to say there will be no special abilities at all. Instead, Wonder introduces a new mechanic called “Badges” which alter the characteristics of each character. Read on to learn what Badges exist in the game, and what they do.



What are Badges in Super Mario Bros. Wonder?


In a nutshell, Badges are equippable items scattered around the world of Mario Wonder that affect how your character controls in-game. At any point, Badges can be equipped to provide characters with a wide variety of abilities, ranging from floating to wall-sticking. Check out the full list of abilities below.


What do Badges do in Super Mario Bros. Wonder?



In total, 24 Badges are selectable that give Mario and Friends a variety of power-ups. More info will be added to the list below as we discover it!


Parachute CapSlowly descend from great heights using your hat Pipe Rock Plateau - Poplin House
InvisibilityBecome invisible to everyoneSunbaked Desert - Special Stage
Wall Climb JumpPreform a jump using wallsWorld 1 - Challenge Course
Crouching High JumpCrouch and charge for a high jump. Just like in Mario 2!
Grappling VineUse vines like a grappling hook to stick to wallsWorld 4
Coin MagnetCoins will gravitate towards to player
Dolphin KickFaster Swimming underwater. Breaks blocksPetal Isles - Special Stage
Timed High JumpTime consecutive jumps just right to jump higher than usual.Sunbaked Desert - Poplin Shop
Floating High JumpJump higher than usual and floatFluff Puff Peaks - Bonus Level
Saftey BounceBounce off lava or other trapsFluff - Puff Peaks - Poplin Shop
SensorFind Items EasilyFungi Mines - Poplin Gift Near Bridge
Coin RewardEarn coins for defeating EnemiesDeep Magma Bog - Poplin Shop
Auto Super MushroomStart course with a Super MushroomPipe Rock Plateau - Win Wiggler Race
Jet RunNon Stop Dashing Fun
Fast DashDash a little faster than usual. You'll walk a little faster too.Sunbaked Desert - Poplin Shop
All Bubble PowerChange into Bubble form when you collect any power upPost Game - Poplin Shop
All Drill PowerChange into Drill form when you collect any power-upPost Game - Poplin Shop
All Elephant PowerChange into Elephant from when you collect any power-upPost Game - Poplin Shop
All Fire PowerChange into Fire Form with any power-upPost Game - Poplin Shop
Sound Off? BadgeAll sound effect are now a preformed by a humanPost Game - Clear All Special Worlds
Boosting Spin Jumpget an extra jump in mid-airWorld 5
Spring FeetPerpetually hop along Fluff Puff Peaks - Challenge Level
Rhythm JumpEarn Coins b Jumping in time with the beatSunbaked Desert - Bonus Stage
Add ! BlocksAdd ! Blocks to a CoursePetal Isles - Poplin Shop


Stay tuned to Nintendo Wire all weekend long for more handy Super Mario. Bros. Wonder guides.


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Written by Jason Ganos

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