Crouch and Slide: Super Mario and Superball Mario can "crouch and slide" by holding and to run right, then hold to duck into areas that were once only accessible by Small Mario. If you end up getting stuck, hold to the direction you want to get out of and tap repeatedly.
Mario is the hero of this adventure and his main duty is to defeat the bad guys and save the princess. Once the game begins you start off as Small Mario, but once he gets a mushroom he gets bigger and becomes Super Mario. Super Mario has the ability to smash through blocks and crouch. Also as Super Mario you can find Flowers which make Super Mario become Superball Mario (even though he doesn't look different). As Superball Mario, he can shoot superballs that defeat enemies and collect coins. These superballs are different from fireballs commonly found in other Mario games since they don't just skip through the ground, they bounce off of the ground and walls. Defeat: During this adventure there are many dangers that might kill Mario such as falling into bottomless pits, running out of time, or being hit by enemies. If Super or Superball Mario get hit, don't worry it's not a lost life, he shrinks back down and goes back to being Small Mario.
Marine Pop and Sky Pop
In Worlds 2-3 and 4-3 Mario is able to ride the Marine Pop or Sky Pop in their respective levels. These levels are unique to Mario games since they don't play like a platformer rather more like a Shoot 'em up.
Princess Daisy is the damsel in distress in this Mario adventure taking the place of Princess Peach (or Toadstool, whichever is better). She is the princess of Sarasaland and needs saving since she has been kidnapped by an alien named Tatanga, the Mysterious Spaceman, who wants to marry her to take over the world. As Mario goes through his adventure he will find imposters that turn out to be enemies in disguise that will have him in a wild-goose chase, sort of like the princess being in another castle stuff from Super Mario Bros..
There are various items and Power-Ups Mario is able to get and aid him in his adventure.
Mushrooms are Power-Ups that jump out of blocks and head towards the right until they hit an object or simply drop down a pit. Once obtained by Mario, he becomes Super Mario and grows in height giving him new abilities, such as breaking blocks with his head.
Flowers are Power-Ups that can only be found by Super Mario, and appear where mushrooms would ordinarily be. They slowly rise out of their block and won't try to run away and will remain there. Flowers have the ability to transform Super Mario into Superball Mario and in his new form he has all the same abilities as Super Mario with the adition of the superball power.
Starman is a rare Power-Up that will make Mario become temporarily invincible and will kill any enemy that he touches. Most of these are secretly hidden in normal blocks. You have to be quick when trying to get them because when they jump out of their block, they just keep on dropping. While Mario has the star not only is he invincible, but enemies are powerless over Invincible Mario, but only lasts for about 25 in-game seconds. Listen to the Cancan music!
1-Up Hearts are valuable items that have a pretty self explanatory name (they give Mario an extra life). Unlike other Mario games where the 1-Ups are green variants of mushrooms, these can be easily distinguished as hearts. They pop out and move just like mushrooms, but are difficult to find, and once out of the block they might be challenging to reach depending on their locations.
Everybody loves money and Mario is no exception (maybe to show off to the Princess). Coins can be found everywhere throughout the game, either floating or in blocks. They are helpful in this journey by collecting 100 will give Mario an extra life (1-Up).
These can only be found in certain blocks in certain stages. They will simply appear above the block once revealed. Stand on top and they will bring you over the roof, ignoring the ceiling. Often leads to hidden coins.
There are many other things that Mario will encounter in his adventure.