Ice Mario is one of Mario's transformations that was introduced in Super Mario Galaxy. He is the opposite version of Fire Mario who has appeared much earlier in the series. Mario requires an Ice Flower for this transformation.
Super Mario Galaxy
Mario first becomes Ice Mario in the Freezeflame Galaxy. He needs an Ice Flower to transform. The effect of the power is the ability to walk and skate on water and lava by freezing it, including vertical jets of water, and can wall-jump off of waterfalls. The person controlling Mario is required to shake to activate the skating power, but ice is always being generated. While you are skating if you jump, your jump is longer than normal and you spin in the air. It wears off after a set period of time, after which the flower reappears for collection again. The music gets faster and faster until it wears off. Ice Mario is needed to defeat Baron Brr of this level.
Ice Mario's second appearance is in this game. Now, Ice Mario's design has changed and instead of being completely made of ice, the color of Mario's clothes simply change to a light blue color. Now, Mario can launch ice balls that only freeze the enemies. However, Mario can pick up the enemy and throw it at others to defeat them. Mario can also freeze some tall enemies and use them as an extra platform to reach higher places. In some cases, this technique is needed to get some Star Coins.
Ice Mario only makes a cameo in this game whenever Mario uses an Ice Flower Sticker. Ice Mario can freeze enemies and, if they are defeated, they will crumble away in flakes of snow.
New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U/New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Ice Mario returns in this insallment and plays the same role as he did in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Ice Mario returns in Paper Mario: Color Splash, playing the same role as he did in Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
Mario Kart Tour
Ice Mario was an added character in an update, with his special item being the Ice Flower. Ice Mario uses his Super Mario Galaxy design for this game.
- Ice Mario is one of few transformations that can effectively destroy Dry Bones. Others are Invicible Mario, Cape Mario and more.