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The flagpole in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
First Game Super Mario Bros.
Appearances Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
New Super Mario Bros.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
Super Mario All-Stars
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Mario Party 8
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Super Mario 3D Land
New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Luigi U
Super Mario 3D World
Found At the end of levels.
Effects Once grabbed, the level is finished.

The Flagpole, also called the Goal Pole, is the object at the end of a traditional side-scrolling Mario game. They first appeared in Super Mario Bros., and have reappeared in numerous titles since. They haven't appeared in every main title, though. In the Super Mario series, flagpoles are replaced with stars, with the exception of Super Mario 3D Land, which is the first Super Mario game to have flagpoles instead of stars.

Grabbing the flagpole can have various effects. The higher the player is able to get to the top, closer to the flag itself, the more points he or she gets. If the player reaches the very top, the player gets a 1-Up.


Super Mario Bros.

  • 0-17 pixels high: 100 extra points
  • 18-57 pixels high: 400 extra points
  • 58-81 pixels high: 800 extra points
  • 82-127 pixels high: 2000 extra points
  • 128-153 pixels high: 4000 extra points
  • Top of the pole: 1-Up


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