The artwork used to depict him (as well as Luigi and Peach) is taken from the official group artwork of the three from Super Mario Bros. 3. Toad makes his debut in the game by running to the hero's house to alert him of the news after witnessing the capturing of the Music Keys. While he is not a playable participant in Mario Tennis Open, Toad makes a notable appearance as the referee in the game (sitting on the referee's chair during the various tennis matches). He is exclusive to the 4x100m Relay event. The four Toads then get an idea to make a Sports tournament, with the crystals representing the trophies for each sport; thus beginning the events of the game. Follow. As Luigi and the Toads hold up the pieces of the dark moon to the sky, the pieces shine brightly and form a new Dark Moon. He is unlocked by completing the Special Cup on the 100cc mode. In the intro of Super Princess Peach, Toad is kidnapped along with Mario and Luigi by the Hammer Bros. Like most of the characters in the series, Toad has changed very little appearance wise throughout the years since his debut in Super Mario Bros..  Toad has access to Mario's power ups, but unlike the other games Toad has starred in, this game gives him all-round stats similar to those of the Mario Bros. In Super Mario 3D World, Toad is again the fastest playable character; however, his weakness includes his weaker jumps in comparison to the other playable characters. He appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. He is generally considered an expert on items, often giving Mario power-ups and telling him what he needs to do. Toad also appears in many other instances of the Mission Mode (most of which involve Toad racing through numbered gates). Toad was left on his own at an early age, and managed to survive on the streets of many magic lands by his quick wit and fast feet. However, an interview with Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi contradicted this; it was stated that the mushroom bulb is a part of Toad's head and not a cap. After scampering off to find help, Mario and Peach meet Huey, a floating 3D talking paint bucket. However, the two soon learn that the King had been turned into a chameleon like creature, and that a wand was required to turn him back to his original form. Prior to the events of the game, he was sent by the Chancellor to pick up Princess Toadstool, who was visiting Mario at his house.  A costume of Toad is also one of the exclusive Nintendo character costumes available to be equipped to various characters in the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. In other aspects, Toad is very small in size (a trait shared within his species). Toad then asks a Koopa Paratroopa to deliver his transcript to the offices of "The Kingdom Enquirer". Toad has appeared in several Mario Golf titles as a non-playable character. This is a possible reference to the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Soon, an object appears in the sky and crashes into Mario's house. Once King Boo shatters the Dark Moon, all the ghosts in Evershade Valley get hostile and imprison Toad and the others in paintings. After everyone has checked in, hotel owner Hellen Gravely personally escorts them to their rooms on the fifth floor. Toad is generally seen to be in an attire consisting of a blue vest (or waistcoat), white pants, and large brown shoes. In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games he is a referee along with Cream the Rabbit, a Lakitu, and other Mario and Sonic characters. Although Toad is simply friends with Peach and generally exhibits no romantic affection towards her in most Mario media, his appearance in a virtual magazine for the Satellaview depicts Toad flirting with Peach and having oral sex with her. Issues of Nintendo Comics System portrayed Toad as more outgoing than previous incarnations; with another Toad named Wooster acting as the servant of Princess Toadstool and the Mushroom King. and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 TV series where Toad always made squeaky sounds when he walked. In the ending of the game, Toad along with the Mario bros., Princess Peach, Professor E. Gadd and Toadsworth can be seen bidding farewell to the baby bros., Toadsworth the Younger and Baby Peach as they use the rebuilt time machine to travel back to the Mushroom Kingdom of the past. Quotes • Gallery • Videos. ", "Woohoo! The blue Toad has a similar appearance similar with the original Toad and even shares the same voices as Toad in New Super Mario Bros. Wii (the yellow Toad has a higher pitched voice). Try blerp sound boards on iMessage, iOS, Android, Google Assistant, Twitch, and Discord. When the Mario Bros. finally return to the present day castle after retrieving the 5 cobalt star pieces, Toad wishes the group good luck along with the professor before they leave to the Shroob Castle.  Red spotted Toads aren't playable, they play an extra role including the host of Toad houses, and being strewn throughout different levels that Mario must bring to the finish to save. The most prominent trait of a Toad is its large head that resembles a mushroom in shape and color – historically speculated as them wearing a mushroom hat, but eventually ruled out by Japanese video game designer Yoshiaki Koizumi. Toad is playable in Super Mario Kart, as a lightweight character. produced by DIC Entertainment in 1989. Toad also appears when the player receives two digits at the end of a course and rewards the player with a power-up for their achievement. The 3D Mario games introduced Toad's role as a helper who would provide assistance to Mario if he needed it, thus making him one of Mario's major allies. However, in spite of Toad's different attempts at protecting her during the various issues, Peach still manages to get kidnapped by Bowser frequently due to the certain small flaws in the plans that Toad and the other guards create while guarding Peach. D&D Beyond Toad is also a very fast character, having the highest speed of the group as well. While Toad is the name of an individual, it also refers to an entire race (much like Yoshi, Birdo and Kirby from the Kirby series). It is unknown if the joke is that these are all one Toad or if they are separate Toads. On August 14th, 2017, YouTuber Woozma posted a parody of "How Far I'll Go" from Moana, gaining over 3.1 million views, the most viewed parody to date (shown below, left). Toad is later seen to be able to use a variety of Power-Ups in Super Mario 3D World such as the Fire Flower and Super Bell to gain forms such as Fire Toad, Cat Toad, and more. This section is a collection of voice clips, sound effects, and short musical themes in .WAV format. This is due to the fact that Princess Peach along with her two Toad accomplices (Toadiko and Toadbert) had decided to take the machine for a spin to go back to the past and then return back. This appears to be a trait of the attire that Toadstool's guards seem to wear throughout the comic series. Ultimately, Mario defeats the Hammer Bros., frees Toad, and accompanies Toad to Mushroom Kingdom. ", "Japan and NWR's Favorite Mario Kart Racers", "The Inexplicable Wackiness of Super Mario 2", "The Cutest Video Game Characters - UGO.com", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Toad_(Nintendo)&oldid=1004742787, Anthropomorphic characters in video games, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 February 2021, at 03:52. Toad's defining traits are his cartoonish and cutesy appearance, his optimism and humble, sometimes cowardly personality, and his characteristic smile and voice. ", was ranked one of the most repeated video game quotes, and inspired a 2008 song by The Mountain Goats and Kaki King. The artwork of him depicted in this stamp is inspired by his official artwork from Mario Party. Toad also appears on posters for the sponsors Galaxy Air and the 1-Up Mushroom Car Insurance Group. He is usually seen as a non-player character (NPC) who provides assistance to Mario and his friends in most games, but there are times when Toad takes center stage and appears as a protagonist, as seen in Super Mario Bros. 2, Wario's Woods, Super Mario 3D World. Despite his lack of being a playable character in the first handheld Mario Party game, he appears as one of eight playable characters in the next portable installment, Mario Party DS.  He appears in his own tournament for Mario Kart Wii, where the player goes through Mushroom Gorge backwards using Toad as their character. For the rest of the game, Toad can be found back at Peach's castle in the Mushroom Kingdom of the present and he can be visited at any time after the Mario bros. had retrieved a Cobalt Star. Luigi manages to return Toad safe and sound to the lab and have the upgrade added to the Poltergust. In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, five colored Toads are trapped in paintings by King Boo. In Super Mario 3D Land, Toad is seen to be able to use a variety of the Power-Ups in the game that Mario can also use. Toad's own character was given more development as he often had to fix the problems he caused due to his own misfortune as seen in episodes such as "A Toadally Magical Adventure". In fact, that single line opened Pandora’s Box, because just a few months later, seven other Nintendo icons needed their own voice for cheering and screaming in the fiercely competitive Mario Kart races. The concept of the recurring character Toad is also lampshaded.  However, this has never been seen in the main Mario series games. He continues his role as host in Mario Party 4 even having his own board like the other co-hosts, Toad's Midway Madness. Noticing that Toad was running away from the growing number of Koopas, Mario leaps down from a cloud that he was on and lands beside an exhausted Toad near a Warp Pipe. It can only be unlocked by completing the Mushroom Cup in Mirror Mode. 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