Yoshi (best friend)
Peach (good friend)
Mario is a character animated by jakeroo123, It was released for Sonic World R5 as a Custom Speed formation character. He replaces Mighty the Armadillo, but in previous versions replaced Blaze the Cat. The current version also has slightly different animations, as well as different shading.
Since he replaces Mighty, Mario shares the same gameplay. One ability specific to Mario is wall jumping, Mario's signature move from his home series. Mario's top speed is slightly slower than Sonic's, and he shares the same jump height and mid-air ability (Jump Dash/Homing Attack). He can attack or defend with his hammer, and lift boxes.
When using his Super transformation, Mario becomes White Mario, based on White Raccoon Mario's appearance. In previous versions, he simply became Gold Mario.
Mario's model is ripped from Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. All of his animations are either ripped from or edited from animations ripped from this game.
Mario's voice clips come from Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Mario Kart Wii, and he uses his jumping sound effect from Super Smash Bros Brawl.