Turn your island into a Mario course with these Mushroom Kingdom items

Some more changes are coming to New Horizons.

New Horizons continues to be one of the best Nintendo Switch games because new updates and experiences keep getting added to it. The recent Animal Crossing Mario update is one of the most exciting ones so far since it allows us to obtain Mushroom Kingdom outfits and items. After you’ve collected them, you can turn your island into a Mario level. Want to know what you can get? Let’s dive in.

There are also new Animal Crossing items for Pi Day, Shamrock Day, and Doll’s Festival. Check it out if you want to learn more.

Animal Crossing Mario items:

How to buy Mario items in Animal Crossing

New Mario items and clothing are available starting March 1, 2021 after players download the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.9 update. To purchase these fun items, you’ll need to go to the promotional tab of Nook Shopping and then spend Bells to acquire everything. Remember that you can only purchase five items a day and you’ll need to wait until the next day to get your orders in the mail.

It will cost you 75,650 Bells to purchase one of each Mario item. But you’ll probably want to purchase more than one of a few things like the Coins.

Mario items

Here are all of the sweet Mushroom Kingdom items players can purchase during the Mario event. Many items react when touched. For instance, the Super Star spins faster and the Thwomp comes crashing down. The most exciting thing is that by buying two Pipes and then putting them in different areas of your island, players can warp directly between the two points. You can even warp directly into houses. If there are more than two pipes on your island, you’ll randomly come out of one of them.

NameBellsWhat it does
1-Up Mushroom2,000 BellsMakes a power-up sound when you interact with it.
? Block1,350 BellsWhen you interact with it a Coin pops out of it.
Coin350 BellsWhen you run over them they disappear, but spawn a few seconds later.
Block Flooring3,000 BellsUse it to decorate your home.
Fire Flower1,500 BellsMakes power-up sounds when you interact with it.
Floating Block1,000 BellsIt makes an unbreakable block sound when you interact with it
Goal Post3,500 BellsInteracting with it changes the flag from Bowser to Mario or Mario to Bowser.
Lakitu’s Cloud Rug1,500 BellsUse it to decorate your home.
Large Mushroom Platform3,000 BellsDecorate indoors or outdoors with it. You can place coins and items on it.
Mushroom Mural3,000 BellsGiven to you in the mail when you download the Mario update. Use it to decorate your home.
Pipe5,000 BellsCan be placed indoors and outdoors allowing you to warp from one pipe to another. If there are multiple pipes, your destination will be chosen at random.
Shell700 BellsSpins when you interact with it.
Small Mushroom Platform1,000 BellsDecorate indoors or outdoors with it.
Super Mushroom1,350 BellsMakes power-up sounds when you interact with it.
Super Star2,000 BellsSpins faster when you interact with it.
Thwomp3,000 BellsComes crashing down. You cannot actually walk underneath it, though.

Mario Clothes

By acquiring a number of different clothing items, players can dress up as Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Peach. I see Waluigi has been snubbed again.

Mario Hat1,500 BellsThe iconic red hat worn by the big man himself.
Mario ‘Stache1,200 BellsThe bumpy mustache that’s accompanied Mario on his adventures.
Mario Outfit2,400 BellsThe classic overalls and red shirt that serves as Mario’s outfit of choice.
Mario Shoes1,400 BellsThe brown shoes Mario wears everywhere. Notice that they are lighter in color than Luigi’s shoes.
Luigi Hat1,500 BellsLuigi’s iconic green hat.
Luigi ‘Stache1,200 BellsThe parted lip-piece that completes every Luigi cosplay.
Luigi Outfit2,400 BellsOveralls and a green shirt that make up Luigi’s classic look.
Luigi Shoes1,400 BellsShoes that Luigi uses to stomp Goombas with. They’re darker than Mario’s shoes.
Wario Hat1,500 Bells BellsThe yellow hat worn by Mario’s arch-rival.
Wario ‘Stache1,200 BellsThe jagged growth that somewhat resembles a lightning bolt.
Wario Outfit2,400 BellsA short-sleeved number with overalls perfect for a hard day of undermining plumbers.
Wario Shoes2,400 BellsElf-like green shoes to show off your mischievous nature.
Peach Crown12,000A golden circlet set with stones and designed for the ruler of Mushroom Kingdom.
Peach Dress6,000 BellsA decadent gown fit for royalty.
Peach Shoes2,400 BellsSnazzy red heels for any occaision.

Is Mario coming to Animal Crossing?

The big man has never come to a past Animal Crossing game. As such, I’m more inclined to think that we won’t see the plumber or any other Mushroom Kingdom friends but instead will be able to get cool Mario-themed clothes and items as was done in past games. Of course, Nintendo could have a surprise in store for us. I’ll keep my ear to the ground and will update when I learn more.

Past Animal Crossing Mario cameos

In City Folk, players eventually were able to add Mario clothing and decorations to their inventory. Some items reacted when touched, while others were completely stationary. I love how they took eight-bit items and created them in a 3D space.

  • ? Block
  • 1-Up Mushroom
  • Brick Block
  • Cannon
  • Coin
  • Fire Bar
  • Fire Flower
  • Flagpole
  • Green Pipe
  • Koopa Shell
  • Starman
  • Super Mushroom
  • Toad Hat
  • Mario Hat
  • Luigi Hat

Are Zelda items coming to Animal Crossing?

In addition to Mario items, players could also collect Zelda decorations and clothes in past Animal Crossing titles. Since Mario is making its way into New Horizons, I fully expect Zelda items to come into the Switch game as well. Here are some of those items from past games.

  • Heart
  • Heart Container
  • Hero of Time Scroll
  • Hylian Shield
  • Master Sword
  • Lon Lon Milk
  • Rupee
  • Termina’s Moon
  • Hyrule Wall
  • Zelda Floor
  • Triforce
  • Gossip Stone
  • Fairy Bottle
  • Bomb
  • Cucco Ornament
  • Treasure Chest

Animal Crossing Mario update

I can’t wait for March to come. It’s going to be fun decorating our island like Mario courses and then running through them.

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