Gold Mario's artwork from New Super Mario Bros. 2.
|Item required||Gold Flower|
|Powers and Abilities||Giving the user the ability to turn enemies and objects into coins.|
|First appearance||New Super Mario Bros. 2|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
Gold Mario, also known as Silver Luigi when used by Luigi, is one of Mario's new forms for New Super Mario Bros. 2. Mario becomes Gold Mario when he finds a Gold Flower, and his moveset allows him to throw magnificent fire balls that demolish obstacles and enemies and turns them to coins. The fireballs also make Brick Blocks and Question Blocks release their items. When Luigi finds a Gold Flower, he becomes Silver Luigi instead. This feature was most likely added to eliminate any confusion when both characters find a gold flower in the co-op mode. Since the power up is considered to be over-powered, the player will lose the power-up after they finish a level or get hurt to keep things balanced. They also can be got for item inventory in the Rainbow Course by collecting 8 coins, but the 8 coins are not in every Rainbow Course.
- In the first Animal Crossing game, there are two furniture items based on Mario and Luigi, the Mario Statue and the Luigi Statue. Interestingly, the Mario Statue is golden, and the Luigi Statue is silver. This power-up idea may be based on them.