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This article is about Mario's appearance in Super Smash Flash. For general information about the character, see Mario.
in Super Smash Flash
SSF Mario.png
Universe Mario
Stock icon SSF Mario stock icon.png
Availability Starter
Tier A+ (9)

Mario is a playable veteran starter character in Super Smash Flash from the Mario series, the only one to be available when starting a new game. Due to the game's limitations, Mario uses an abridged version of his moveset from the Super Smash Bros. series consisting of six attacks. Mario's sprite set was made by user Xander, which means they are completely custom made, who utilized a particular Mega Man 8-like style on the sprite sheet.

Mario ranks 9th on the tier list, several spots lower than his previous placement.


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Mario has excellent horizontal movement, good damage racking ability, and good KO power. He has easily the best projectile in the game, the Fireball, due to its very fast speed and firing rate. The Mario Tornado is a good turtling move, as it comes out fast, surrounds Mario on both sides, has a long active period, and has instant-KO properties.

True to his name, Mario has nothing that could really be considered a weakness, other than the possibility that Luigi is slightly better than him. This jack-of-all-trades characteristic gives Mario strong match ups across the board, resulting in his high placement.

Hard data

Mario's hard data
Base info
Hitstun taken 8 Number of jumps 2
Attack boost 1 Attack length 15
Attack cooldown 13 Health division 14
Horizontal speed 17
Deceleration 1 Attack start speed 0.3x
Acceleration 0.55 Turn around speed 18
Short hopping speed 10 Jumping speed 15
Gravity 1 Falling speed 25
Individual attack data
Standard attack damage 4 Side attack damage 6
Down attack damage 9 Instant-KO value 7
Roll attack speed 18 Jump attack damage 2


Attack Image Description Damage
Standard attack SSF Mario standard attack.png Shoots a fast-moving Fireball. The Fireball bobs up and down as it travels in a straight line, without being affected by gravity. 4%
Side attack SSF Mario side attack.png Delivers two punches rapidly. It is good for racking damage and KOing, due to its decent knockback. 6%
Down attack SSF Mario down attack.png Sides while kicking with his foot. It has decent knockback. If aimed properly, it can deal huge amounts of damage. 9%
Up attack SSF Mario up attack.png Jumps and delivers a high kick. 7%
Down aerial SSF Mario down aerial.png Uses Mario Tornado, spinning around in midair with his arms out, shouting "Wa haa!". Like his down attack, it is very useful for dealing damage.
Jump attack SSF Mario jump attack.png Mario has an additional attack while jumping, resembling the Super Jump Punch, just without the coins. 2%


  • Oddly, in the character selection screen of SSF, Mario is the only character that is facing to the left, while the rest are facing to the right.
  • The complete sprite sheet made by Xander actually has some elements from Super Smash Bros. Melee that were left out of SSF due to limitations. This includes Mario using his Cape or the coins from Super Jump Punch, to name a few.