This page is about Metal Mario's appearance as a character. For the transformation, see here.

Metal Mario is a character that appears in both the Mario series and the Super Smash Bros. series. He is very similar to Mario when using a Metal Cap, but instead of being a transformation, Metal Mario is his own character.

Other appearances

Mario Golf series

Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)

Metal Mario is an unlockable playable character in Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64. He boasts the strongest drives from his set of clubs with 285 yards and is the last character to be unlocked.

Mario Kart series

Mario Kart 7

Metal Mario is a newcoming playable character in Mario Kart 7. His voice sounds the same as Mario's, but with a metal mix. He also has his signature as Mario's signature, but just in shiny silver. He is classified as a Heavy character.

Mario Kart 8

Metal Mario returned as a playable character in Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Metal Mario is still playable again in the game.

Mario Tennis series

Mario Tennis Open

Metal Mario is a newcoming playable character in Mario Tennis Open. His voice sounds the same as Mario's, but with a metallic bonus. He also has his racket as the same as Mario's racket, but just in a silver color. He is classified under the Power class.

Dr. Mario 64

Metal Mario is the final boss of Wario's storyline in Dr. Mario 64. In this game, Metal Mario can be unlocked as a playable character by beating the entire game without losing once.

Non-canonical appearances

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Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros.

Metal Mario in Super Smash Bros.

Metal Mario marks his first appearance as his own character in Super Smash Bros. as the mid-boss before battling Master Hand. He even has his own stage which is exclusive to Classic mode much like he is. He is susceptible to much more damage than the power-up Mario obtains in Super Mario 64.

After hitting him enough until gaining a percentage of 180 or more, he is able to be knocked down and is also considered the heaviest fighter in the game.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Metal Mario returns in Super Smash Bros. Melee as the same from last time and occasionally with Metal Luigi if Luigi has been unlocked.

Some Metal Boxes can be found in this brawl which allows the player to have the same chararacteristics the Metal Bros. have. The two are fought on the Battlefield stage.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Metal Mario transformation happens to Mario when getting a Metal Box item. This is the first time he does not appear as a character in Classic Mode.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Metal Mario appears as a primary spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Metal Mario can be battled on the Spirit Board or purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G. For the fight, the player will fight against a Mario while he is metal on The Great Cave Offensive stage in Omega form. Being made of metal, Mario will be walking slow but his defense his high. Unlike all of the other Mario series-related spirit battles, this fight references the Metal Mario fight from the original Super Smash Bros. on the unique Meta Crystal stage.

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Game data

Super Smash Bros. Melee
#203. Metal Mario
Mario was in for a surprise the first time he hit a Metal Box in Super Mario 64. The metal cap that popped out transformed Mario into living metal, giving him great stamina, a heavy tread, and the ability to walk underwater. In Super Smash Bros., Metal Mario showed up as an incredibly stubborn midlevel boss.
  • Super Mario 64

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Primary Spirit
Metal Mario Artwork 2 - Mario Kart 7.png
21. Metal Mario
Super Mario series
Type SpiritTypeShield.png
Class ★★★
Ability Weight ↑
Lvl. 1 Lvl. 99
Power 2,705 Power 8,156
Attack 510 Attack 1,539
Defense 2,042 Defense 6,156



  • Unlike the other fighters, Metal Mario is speechless in the game and happens when everyone is metal.
  • Metal Mario's coloration in Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64 makes him resemble Shadow Mario.
  • In Mario Kart 8, Metal Mario says "Mia mama!" instead of Mario's usual "Mama mia!".


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