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Mario's Gallery of Power-Ups (1985-1996) by JamesmanTheRegenold Mario's Gallery of Power-Ups (1985-1996) by JamesmanTheRegenold
- (2006-2012)

Motivation struck again for Mario imagery, so here's a collection of old Power Ups Mario has made use of in the past. These Power-Ups Include ~

Fire Mario (Fire Flower) -Commonly Used Power Up-
Raccoon Mario (Super Leaf) -Super Mario Bros. 3-
Frog Mario (Frog Suit) -Super Mario Bros. 3-
Tanooki/Statue Mario (Tanooki Suit) -Super Mario Bros. 3-
Hammer Mario (Hammer Suit) -Super Mario Bros. 3-
Shoe Mario (Goomba's Shoe) -Super Mario Bros. 3-
Cape Mario (Cape Feather) -Super Mario World-
Balloon Mario (P-Balloon) -Super Mario World-
Bunny Mario (Carrot) -Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins-
Metal Mario (Metal Cap) -Super Mario 64-
Vanish Mario (Vanish Cap) -Super Mario 64-
and finally ~
Wing Mario (Wing Feather/Cap) -Super Mario 64/DS-

While I managed on including most notable Power-Ups, I did intentionally skip a few, such as the Starman and Yoshi. Yoshi was planned and attempted but I was having some trouble drawing a good pose for them both so I ultimately left him out. The Hammer from Donkey Kong was also considered, but I decided against using it since that's from a sub-series unrelated to the Super Mario games. The Super Ball from Super Mario Land wasn't even given a thought since that was only made to compliment the GB's limitations, and the Sky & Marine Pop weren't considered either (though I wouldn't mind drawing them someday).

I hope to do some more in the future, starting off with those found in Super Mario 64 and ending with the Power-Ups from 3D Land. Until then, enjoy. =)
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:icondarkomen94:
DarkOmen94 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Thats so funny :)
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:iconzerotruemark:
Zerotruemark Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great artwork!
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goldnretriever Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
My childhood is summarized in this drawing. x3
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MarioNintendofan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
One thing terrible for me with the Bubba Cheep Cheep it was when i've tried saw what could happen if Mario is in his form Vanish plus Metal.
Well, i guess you already know what happened.
Game Over.
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killerdanielx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
what about 1997 to 2005?
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:iconjamesmantheregenold:
JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
. . . was there anything from 1997 to 2005 (besides FLUDD)? |D
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killerdanielx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
ice flower? it does pre-date Mario galaxy (first appeared in mario and luigi partners in time, depending on where you live 2005 jp & usa 2006 everywhere else )
also you missed 3 power ups:
super mario bros: mushroom and star
mario galaxy: red star

5 power ups if you want to count Invincibility leaf from mario 3d land and gold flower from new super mario bros 2 ( and a few more in between there as well 
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:iconjamesmantheregenold:
JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't count RPG-Exclusive Power-Ups. Those would pretty much take up their own space if I had to include them xD (also the Ice Flower in PiT I recall didn't alter their appearance in the slightest sooo that'd be a waste if you ask me).

as for those others you mentioned, I left them out for a reason. check the description for the 2nd Set and you'll see what I labeled.
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killerdanielx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
what about the red star?
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:iconjamesmantheregenold:
JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I already answered why I didn't include that one in the description of the 2nd batch. I feel it's a massive waste of a power-up. =/
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killerdanielx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
i tend not to read descriptions
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:iconjamesmantheregenold:
JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well then this is one of those cases where you should start making a habit of that :'B
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CorderoLife Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hi I like your artwork as they look very original, I wanted to know if I could use your artwork mario for my project (own) I'm doing and wanted to add it as part of the project, obviously I will give the necessary credits as part of the project.
I await your prompt response.
Greetings!
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:iconjamesmantheregenold:
JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
be my guest ~
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:iconcorderolife:
CorderoLife Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
look your notes
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ScarletGangsterGirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
The Vanish Mario's expression is priceless!
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:iconmagcargoman:
MagcargoMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.
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:iconkirbyfan88:
kirbyfan88 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nintendo should really bring back some of these power ups in future games... :(

Anyway‚ nice work :D
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:iconbulbaderp:
Bulbaderp Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I coun't notice that the statue he becomes looks like Bhuda.
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MCGoldYoshi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!
I have to say that Super Mario Bros. 3 brought the most Power Up memories ^.^ I LOVE the Tanooki Suit, Frog Suit and the Super Leaf!!! :happybounce:
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
...as a programmer, I'm actually wondering why you're saying the superball was a workaround because of the GB's limitations.
What limitations?

It seems like a deliberate design choice to me. A lot of the game's coin collecting and enemy placement revolves around those superballs.
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Gaskinmoo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I love your work, very cool. Has inspired me to do some Nintendo based art. I had a quick question. Do you use vectors to colour your out lines and main image or do you brush paint (pixel) them in whatever program you use to do digital paintings. I'm more of a paint brush digital artist but I love the crisp colours you have achieved.

Cheers
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For awhile I used to use Adobe Illustrator for Vector-Based Artwork, but nowadays I use Paint Tool SAI which is pixel-based, but can achieve very smooth lines.
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Legoboy186 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I loved Vanish Mario's face, it's like he's teasing the enemies he encounters while he's invisible.
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jvergara78 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
HEY! Dude I'm am so sorry for that! I was at my bros place and my sis got into my account! > : ( She was the one who did it! so Yeah....sorry again for that and thx for letting me know!!!!!
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pff, wow xD

well, just goes to show you shouldn't keep yourself logged in if you have siblings ='P
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jvergara78 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thanks for the tip -_-...... I'm getting her back later! (damn I should've asked her!) but sorry once Again!
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jvergara78 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
That's cool and all....but can u help me with something? it's something i'll like to do for a friend of mine.....
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:iconjamesmantheregenold:
JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
depends on what you mean by "help"
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:iconjvergara78:
jvergara78 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
just to cheer up this guy named jardimstudios , see he lost one of his watchers and everyone started to close there accounts too. he was gonna go and shutdown too! BUT, I stopped him! so i want make a tribute to him for what he used to had ans still has today! Can you at least just get everyone to help out????? I know just what to do! But dont let him know! ok?
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well that's a kind thing to do dude, but I barely even know this guy so I think it'd just be awkward of me to be involved unless a commission is involved.

well, good luck with your tribute anyway =)
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:iconjvergara78:
jvergara78 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
......ok then....but just look at his art for once and make up your mind ok....and thanks!
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:iconjamesmantheregenold:
JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did, and his art's pretty sweet. still I have too much stuff to focus on right now so I can't do much in terms of random tributes.
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:iconjvergara78:
jvergara78 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Alright then.................guess i'll just have to look somewhere else to pull it off and maybe delete some favs........................................................................................
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:iconjamesmantheregenold:
JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
y'know you're making yourself look like an asshole doing that, just sayin' =/
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rd649 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
when ever i grab a p balloon with mario i call him fatass mario
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:iconbandicooty:
Bandicooty Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Love the buu-wii sound.
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tquinnathome1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Love it!
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wegetthe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
one word... NOSTALGIA!
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Negaishipping-King Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
amazing ;)
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MarioLuigi25 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Mario through the years :aww:. I'm so happy and proud of what Mario has become through the years
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Starzway Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Still gotta say, my favorite powerup ever will always be that cape from Super Mario Bros. 3. Flying everywhere was the best fun I ever had, next to the wing cap of course. :>
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M-102 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
You even included the P balloon. If only it was shown more.
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:iconnkognz:
NkoGnZ Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe nice rendition of em' also the SFX are a plus! :XD:

I miss the hammer bro suit and the Goomba's shoe, the last one was lol worthy in game!
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KevMcC Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
My favorite powerups are Wing Cap, Tanooki, and Fire Flower. About your work, great job.
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Rhys1010 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I love the Shoe Mario. It's so cute.
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Hatianidiot Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hey wing cap mario!

Definitely my favorite powerup in any game ever. Plus metal and invisible Mario too.

Looking at this again...

Man the hammer bro suit was sooo friggin cool...
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JackitK Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Really nice. :)
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:iconpainbooster2:
painbooster2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
james would be awesome if you drew the all xDDD
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SMDKFan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Yes Mario, your an angel :D
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