The Golden Mushroom is an item that appears in several Mario games. It is a rare Mushroom, with a crown on its head, and it always gives the player a positive effect when used. Golden Mushrooms sometimes vary by color and luster between games, but they are always a strong and rare item. In most Mario Kart games, the Golden Mushroom gives the player an endless amount of boosts for a limited time. Additionally, in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! it is Toad and Toadette's special item. It replaces the Super Mushroom from Mario Kart 64.