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Baby Mario is Mario's infant counterpart as well as his baby form. He was first introduced with Baby Luigi in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and sometimes with his brother, has since become a popular character in spin-off games. He looks exactly like his twin, Baby Luigi, except with red colors and blue shoes.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Baby Mario was kidnapped by Kamek at the start of the game, but was dropped from the sky, where he befriends a group of Yoshis. Who help him rescue his also kidnapped brother. Baby Mario spends most of his time on Yoshi's back, unless Yoshi is hurt in which he flies off in a bubble crying, so Yoshi has a time limit to get him back. Another addition is the Star which when Yoshi picks up, Baby Mario gets a cape and temporary invincibility, in which he can run fast and climb curved walls reaching previously inaccessible areas.

Yoshi Touch & Go

In the game, Kamek captures Baby Luigi once again. Baby Mario and Yoshi are forced to save him from the vile Kamek and his minions, the Toadies.

Yoshi's Island DS

When Kamek has to search for the Star Children, Baby Mario is captured by him. Luckily, the Stork rescues Baby Mario who joins Yoshi in a quest to rescue the others. The gameplay is almost exactly like Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Like the other babies, Baby Mario has special abilities such as making certain blocks visible. Baby Mario becomes one of the seven Star Children at the end of the game.

Yoshi's New Island

Baby Mario in a bubble in Yoshi's New Island.

The game takes place directly after Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The Stork discovers that Baby Mario and Baby Luigi were delivered to the wrong parents and frantically tries to get to the right house. During this event, Kamek kidnaps Baby Luigi and Baby Mario has to go on yet another adventure with Yoshi. Instead of taking place at Yoshi's Island, the game takes place on Egg Island. At the end, Baby Mario has to defeat Baby Bowser and eventually, future Bowser.

In Mario Sports games

Baby Mario appears in several spin-off Mario sports games.

Baby Mario getting ready to swing his racket in Mario Tennis (N64).

Mario Golf-Baby Mario makes an appearance in the N64 classic as a playable character. He is the strongest of all the default characters.

Mario Tennis (series)-Baby Mario makes playable appearances in three games of the series. N64 Mario Tennis, Game Boy Color Mario Tennis, and the 3DS game Mario Tennis Open in which he is an unlockable character. In all of the games, he is a speed type.

Mario Baseball (series)-Baby Mario is playable in both games of the series: Mario Superstar Baseball (GameCube) and Mario Super Sluggers (Wii).

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Baby Mario is one of the four main protagonists in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. He is the first character plays as, starting off in a duel with Baby Bowser who was attempting to kidnap Baby Peach. Then, after the adult forms faint, Baby Mario and his brother, Baby Luigi. Mario and Luigi then encounter the babies, and after Stuffwell, the talking suitcase, convinces the adults to team up with the babies, the four stay together for the game. Though Baby Mario is brave and strong, he is still a baby and often cries and screams and gets scared easily, much like Luigi, baby or not. Baby Mario is also needed to perform hammer attacks piggybacked for Mario, and access Fawful and his bean badge shop.

In Mario Kart series

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Baby Mario with his brother, Baby Luigi, in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Baby Mario is one of the characters in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Baby Mario is a Lightweight character. Baby Mario's Special Item is the Chain Chomp, along with his kart being the Goo Goo Buggy. Also, Baby Mario (and Baby Luigi) owns his own course in this game, that course being Baby Park.

Mario Kart Wii

Baby Mario is a light-weight character in Mario Kart Wii. He is available from the start. He gives a stat bonus of +3 Weight and +2 Acceleration.

Mario Kart 8

Baby Mario's official Mario Kart 8 artwork. He is riding in the Para-Biddybud.

Baby Mario is set to appear in Mario Kart 8 as a playable driver for the first time since Mario Kart Wii. He is going to appear as a light-weight driver alongside Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, and Baby Rosalina.