Pick-ups are collectable power-ups dropped from enemies, bosses, and star blocks.


Every pick-up initially floats in a random direction. Hitting one with a star or a punch flings it in a new random direction.

Pick-ups expire if not collected within 15 seconds.

Red projectiles and certain enemies can destroy pick-ups.

All pick-ups give a small amount of experience when collected.

  • Black dot pick-ups only give experience.
  • Small Star pick-ups give 3 stars.
  • Large Star pick-ups give 6 stars.
  • Heart pick-ups replenish one HP.
  • Red Lightning pick-ups are only dropped from bosses, but are drawn to you and replenish one HP.