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A 1 UP Heart (1UPのハート 1UP Heart?) is an item that appears in the series. It debuted in Super Mario Land with a different name. 1 UP Hearts function in a similar fashion of the 1-Up Mushroom. The 1 UP was used for monochromatic graphics, likely due to 1-Up Mushrooms that are difficult to distinguish colors onto the Game Boy graphics.

Donkey Kong

1 UP Hearts reappeared in Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. Hence the name, "1 UP" appears on the sprite.

In Super Mario series

Super Mario Land


1-Up (1UPハート 1UP Heart?) debuted in Super Mario Land. They are found after the minigames. When Mario collects a 1-Up Heart, he will receive extra life meaning this item functions like the 1-Up Mushroom.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

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The 1-Up Heart returned in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins with the same function but different sprite design. The artwork differientiates the monochromatic sprite. The sprite of the 1-Up Heart has a lighter color inside the sprite.

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