Up and down, left and right, alive with chime, or death by time
Rolling HP Meter or being Mashroomized
Up and down, left and right, - For the rolling HP meter, it can roll up and down, and you have several meters from other party members to the left and right. As for being Mashroomized, you control over the mashroomized character gets flipped around.
alive with chime, - When you heal yourself, it makes a nice chime and your HP meter rolls back up. When you go to a healer after being mashroomized, you won't act like a rabid badger in a funhouse anymore.
or death by time - When your HP meter hits 0, you're out (though it does bounce back to 1 occasionally). As for being mashroomized, well, take for example your first trip to Twoson. It ain't always easy fighting off Ramblin' Evil Mushrooms while you still think your shoes are edible ;-)