|Original Character(s)||Mario, Luigi|
|Achieved By||Touching a Cloud Flower|
|First Appearance||Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)|
|Creating a limited number of cloud platforms|
Cloud Mario is an ability usable by Mario in Super Mario Galaxy 2, accessible via the Cloud Flower. Cloud Mario can create up to three clouds by performing a Star Spin; these clouds act as small platforms that disappear after a short time. Every time Mario summons a cloud platform, one of the three small clouds that follow him will disappear. Once all three clouds are used, Mario will not revert back into Super Mario but will need to grab another Cloud Flower in order to allow him to create more.
Interestingly, while Mario can not stand on the clouds summoned by Cloud Mario unless under the effects of the power-up, enemies such as Goombas can. Coins may also remain on one of Cloud Mario's clouds.
Cloud Mario will return in Super Mario Galaxy 2.5.
Cloud Mario appears as a trophy in Jake's Super Smash Bros..
Cloud Mario can create up to ten cloud platforms per level before running out. Refills upon entering a new level.
|In a platforming game like Super Mario Galaxy 2, the ability to create platforms is certainly a very useful power. When Mario transforms into Cloud Mario, he gains the power to summon up to three clouds which he can stand on. Unfortunately, these clouds can also be stood on by enemies, and they also disappear after a few seconds... AND another Cloud Flower must be collected in order for Mario to replenish his stash of clouds. On second thought, while useful in theory, perhaps not in practise.|