This article is about Mario's Fireball variant. For Luigi's variant, see Fireball (Luigi).
Mario Fireball
Mario symbol
Mario shooting a Fireball in Super Smash Flash 2.
Universe Mario
User(s) SSF Mario headSSF2 Mario head
Effect Mario launches a damaging Fireball from his hand.

Fireball (ファイアボール) is a recurring projectile attack in the Mario franchise also usable by Mario in the Super Smash Flash series.


The attack consists of Mario releasing a fireball from his hands to burn down opponents. Mario's Fireball has a reddish-orange coloration.

In Super Smash Flash

In the original Super Smash Flash, Fireball is Mario's standard attack. It is particularly not affected by gravity and travels in a straight horizontal line until it disappears out of screen; it is able to strike numerous opponents as a result of this, dealing a set 4% of damage per frame, the distance it covers is also quite ample. All these traits are also shared with Luigi's Fireball variant.

In Super Smash Flash 2

For the reboot, Super Smash Flash 2, Fireball is Mario's standard special move and now it works more akin to its Super Smash Bros. counterparts: it is affected by gravity and continues to bounce forward until it hits an opponent, doing 5% of damage, or bounces back from a wall, before eventually fizzling out should it not hit anything. Its distance is also reduced.


Fire Mario - Artwork

Artwork of Fire Mario shooting fireball from Super Mario Bros. 3.

Fireballs first appear in the arcade game Mario Bros. as an obstacle to evade by Mario or Luigi. It came in two variants: red and green. A red Fireball moves in random patterns affected by gravity while a green one moves in a straight line from one side to another, unaffected by gravity. However, the first time Mario is able to shoot Fireballs by himself is in the NES game, Super Mario Bros., done after obtaining a Fire Flower, which can be used to take down every enemy in the game (except for the Buzzy Beetle which is resilient to Fireballs). In SSF2, and unlike SSF, Mario's Fireball attributes seem to be based on the red Fireball obstacle from Mario Bros.. It should also be noted that on its original appearance, a Fireball does not bounce from walls, it immediately disappears after colliding with one, this does not happen in any of the SSF games.


Super Smash Flash

Super Smash Flash 2


Early designs

Mario's special moves
Standard special move Fireball
Side special move Cape
Up special move Super Jump Punch
Down special move Mario Tornado
Final Smash Mario Finale
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