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Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters - who can you play as?

There are plenty of Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters to play as, and some of them work very differently to others. Learn all about the crew in our guide.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters: several Mario characters appear in a line

If you want to learn about the Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters, we’re here to help. Mario’s new trip to the Flower Kingdom is an exciting one, and the big man in dungarees is bringing a bunch of his besties along the way. Old favorites like Luigi, Peach, and even Toad are in on the action, as well as some surprising picks. Get to know the whole crew with our guide below!

Just before we eat a mushroom and power up this normal article into a super guide bursting with powerful knowledge, be sure to peruse our many other guides around the site. If you’re an avid Switch player, our lists of the best Mario games, best Switch platformers, best Switch RPGs, and the best tactics games on Switch and mobile are sure to interest you. But why stop there? Get ready for spooky season with the best horror games on Switch and mobile as well. No pumpkin spice latte needed.

Alright, folks, let’s crack on with our guide to all the Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters: several Mario characters appear in a line

Every Super Mario Bros. Wonder character

Below is a list of every playable character in Super Mario Bros. Wonder:


Our hero, Jumpman himself. Mario is the star of countless platforming games, and even a particularly successful movie now. With his signature mustache, dungarees, and iconic “wahoo” as well, Mario is synonymous around the world with joy, gaming, and good times.


Mario’s worrywort brother, Luigi is a bit taller and leaner than Mario. While he might not be quite as brave as Mario, Luigi has his own sense of humor, style, and even his own princess to save, Daisy. However, Luigi always has Mario’s back, and the pair are inseparable.


Princess Peach is the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom and is often kidnapped by Bowser. This time she has avoided King Koopa’s clutches, and instead is along for the adventure and ready to help Mario and pals. In Super Mario Bros. 2 and other titles, Princess Peach uses a hover ability, but here she controls just like Mario.


Introduced in Super Mario Land for the Game Boy, Princess Daisy is the ruler of Sarasaland. Often positioned by Nintendo as the romantic interest for Luigi, Daisy has a plucky attitude and isn’t quite as uptight as Peach. She also regularly pops up in Mario sports games, and she’s cracking at tennis and golf.

Blue Toad

Imagine this, a regular Toad. But, it’s blue. Oh yeah, this mushroom-headed fella is just a normal Toad of the blue hue. Still, they’re cute, and we’re happy it’s along for the ride.

Yellow Toad

Ok, you could just about wrap your head around a blue Toad. Are you sitting down? Imagine a Toad, but yellow. I know, crazy stuff, right? The Toads in Super Mario Bros. Wonder control just like Mario and pals, including taking damage.


You’re not going to believe this. Imagine a Toad, but a woman. Just when you thought things couldn’t get crazier, along comes Toadette with her pink spots, and pigtails. Wait, does that mean the mushrooms are hair? I was pretty sure they were hats. Oh god, are they hair?!


Nintendo introduced Nabbit in New Super Mario Bros U before Nabbit was playable in New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe. A small character that carries a sack, Nabbit is obsessed with coins, and for some reason has a neckerchief very similar to Bowser Jr.’s.

Yoshi (Green, Red, Yellow, Light Blue)

Our favorite dino pal is here and ready for a new adventure. First introduced in Super Mario World for the SNES, Yoshi is a faithful steed for Mario and pals, and even stars in some of their own games. Yoshi’s Island on the SNES was originally called Super Mario World 2, and Super Mario World is Super Mario Bros. 4 in Japan. Wait, is Yoshi’s Island Super Mario Bros. 5 then?

Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters: Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Daisy, all run through a level while transformed into elephants

What’s the difference between Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters?

In Super Mario Bros. Wonder, some characters control differently than others. The main characters – Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, and Toadette – all control the same. These characters take damage, can use power-ups like the elephant fruit, and grow big with mushrooms.

The four Yoshi variants are invulnerable to damage, so do not die when touching spikes or other obstacles. Also, Yoshi can support other main characters on its back, like Mario and Luigi, even when other characters are in elephant form. We don’t know how Yoshi does it. Yoshi also retains its flutter jump from previous games, which, alongside a complete resistance to any damage (though Yoshi can still die when falling down pits), this is a great option for younger gamers.

Similar to Yoshi, Nabbit doesn’t take damage from spikes, enemies, or obstacles either. Nabbit also cannot use power-ups but can turn any power-ups it interacts with into flower coins. Nabbit may not have the same platforming prowess as Yoshi, but the ability to resist damage and create more flower coins is almost just as handy. Another ideal fit for younger gamers who just want to tag along without the stress.

Are there any secret Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters?

As of the time of writing, there are no secret Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters that we know of. However, as the Super Mario Bros. Wonder release date approaches and we play through the game, we may learn about secret characters in the future.

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Well, slap my mushroom and call me Waluigi, that’s all we have for our Super Mario Bros. Wonder characters guide for today, folks. If you’re excited about Mario’s new adventure, be sure to read our Super Mario Bros. Wonder preview next. Plus, if you’re diving into Mazza’s games, be sure to check out our guides covering the best Mario Lego, Mario wallpapers, and if you’re curious, we also answer the question: what is Mario’s last name?