Mario's Various Suits and Abilities
Mario, like Yoshi, also has several different suits that enable him to have special abilities.
The Cloud Flower enables Mario to make clouds to travel across open space. Each Cloud Flower gives Mario 3 clouds to work with before he must collect another one. Spin to create a cloud. Be careful not to stand on a cloud for too long, as it eventually disappears. Mario will lose the Cloud Suit if he touches water.
The Rock Mushroom enables Mario to curl up into a boulder and roll continuously until he hits a heavy object or rolls off into space. Aim at your target and spin to curl up into a boulder. To break the boulder, either run into a heavy object or press the A Button and Z Button at the same time to stop.
The Spin Drill enables Mario to burrow through planets. Spin to activate the drill. The drill can be used to defeat enemies who can not be regularly defeated with spin attacks.
The Bee Mushroom enables Mario to turn into a bee and fly. A "fly" meter tells you how much Mario has left to fly. This can be increased by landing or by getting coins while flying. Mario can also stand on clouds and stick to walls that are made out of honeycomb. Bee Mario will lose the Bee Mushroom if he touches water.
The Boo Mushroom enables Mario to turn into a ghost. Being a ghost enables Mario to go through most walls and fly by pressing the A Button.
The Spring Mushroom allows Mario to turn into a spring and hop around. The Spring Mushroom is somewhat hard to control, however. In order to jump higher, press the A Button just as Mario begins to touch the ground.
The Fire Flower enables Mario to shoot fireballs at crates, snow, or enemies. Spin to shoot a fireball.
The Rainbow Star enables Mario to be invincible for a short time. Mario can not be hurt by enemies while he has the Rainbow Star.