Gold Mario 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 a magnificent fire ball that demolishes obstacles and turns them to coins. 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.
- 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.