Super Mario Run 101: How to Unlock Luigi, Yoshi, Toadette & Princess Peach

How to Unlock Luigi, Yoshi, Toadette & Princess Peach

One of the best features in Super Mario Run is the ability to unlock other notable characters from the classic series on iPhone or Android. Each playable character in Super Mario Run has a slightly different skill set — be it speed or jumping — which can come in handy in certain maps or races.

Competing in Toad Rally and collecting Toads to reside in your kingdom not only drives gameplay, but also enables you to purchase houses for certain characters and subsequently unlock them. While most characters are made available through this method, not all of them are. So if you'd like to learn a little more about the extra playable characters and how to unlock them, keep reading and we'll cover all the bases.


Luigi, the plump plumber's leaner brother, has a bonus ability to match his physique: He can jump the highest of all the characters in Super Mario Run. To gain access to Luigi, you must purchase his house for 1,000 coins. Before you can do that, however, you'll need to collect the following Toads in Toad Rally to make it available for purchase:

  • 150 green Toads
  • 150 purple Toads


Yoshi, Mario's adorable noble dino-steed, has the ability to "float" and stay in midair longer than any other character besides Peach, using what we can only guess its gas-filled potbelly as a balloon. To unlock Yoshi, you must collect the following Toads in Toad Rally for his house to become available for purchase for 1,000 coins:

  • 30 red Toads
  • 30 yellow Toads


Toadette, like her male fungal counterpart, has the ability to run faster than the other playable characters in Super Mario Run. Toadette's house costs 1,000 coins to purchase, and for it to become available to subsequently unlock her, you must collect the following Toads:

  • 200 red Toads
  • 200 blue Toads
  • 200 green Toads

Princess Peach

Peach, the princess who's in constant distress, is the most straightforward to unlock of all the characters in Super Mario Run. Like Yoshi, Princess Peach has the added ability to "float" and stay in midair longer thanks to her skirt, which acts like a mini-parachute.

There's no need to compete for Toads in order to get Princess Peach, just beat all 24 stages of the Tour Mode and defeat Bowser to set her free and unlock her as a playable character.

Which of these unlockable characters have you enjoyed playing with the most? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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