Arrow wheel

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Both versions of the arrow wheels in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Yoshi's New Island

Arrow wheels[1] (also known as spinning wheels[2] and Arrow Lifts[3]) are objects found in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, Yoshi's Woolly World, and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. They appear as round objects with an arrow on them that are always spinning. If a Yoshi jumps on it, the arrow wheels will move in the direction the arrow is pointing. However, it can change its direction if the Yoshis jump on it again or if the object hits a surface. Arrow wheels can also be grabbed with the Yoshi's tongue and spat out. Arrow wheels come in two colors: tan, the most common, and blue. The difference between these two types of arrow wheels are that the blue arrow wheels disappear if a Yoshi jumps off one and does not ride it again for a while, returning to its original position. The only way to prevent its disappearance is to grab it with the Yoshi's tongue and spit it out. Arrow wheels first appear in the level Salvo The Slime's Castle and are mainly found within the various castles and fortresses across Yoshi's Island.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 矢印リフト[4]
Yajirushi Rifuto
Arrow lift
Dutch Pijlplatform Arrow platform
French Boulet flèche Arrow ball
German Pfeil-Lifte Arrow lift
Italian Freccia mobile Moving arrow
Portuguese (NOE) Elevador seta Arrow elevator
Russian Лифт со стрелкой
Lift so strelkoi
Arrow lift
Spanish Rueda flecha Arrow wheel


  1. ^ Message block in Yoshi's Island DS: 3-8 Castle of Priscilla the Peckish
  2. ^ The Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide, page 123: "SPINNING WHEEL Jump atop one of these and it will go in the direction in which the arrow is pointing. If you jump, the wheel will begin spinning again. Tap the B Button slightly to control your direction. Brown spinning wheels keep you aloft as long as you want, but blue ones disintegrate after a brief period of time. Yoshi can grab and hold a spinning wheel in his mouth, then spit it out elsewhere."
  3. ^ Yoshi's New Island Message Block: "You can carry an Arrow Lift in Yoshi's mouth and spit it out where you need it!"
  4. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 9.