The Midway Point is an obstacle in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It marks the middle of a level. It appears at first as a small flag with Bowser's face on it. However, when Mario goes through it, the flag turns into a red flag with Mario's "M". If small Mario (Mario at his smallest size) touches the Midway Point safely he turns into Super Mario. If you die before reaching the Flagpole safely, you can start the level at the Midway Point. The Midway Point is smaller than the Flagpole. Because, the Midway Point is in the middle of the level, you must find your way to the end of the level. Some levels don't have Midway Points, so you must be careful. Castles and Ghost Houses don't really have Midway Points, so you must have caution. If you die before reaching the Midway Point, you must start the level over, from the beginning. Mario is known to cheer himself, when going through the Midway Point.