Arrow wheel

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Arrow wheel
Both spinning wheel types from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Sprite of a spinning wheel in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Sprite of a special arrow wheel in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Spinning wheels in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Arrow wheels in Furious Fred de Fillet's Castle in 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 (and its reissue), Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, Yoshi's Woolly World, and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. They appear as round objects with arrows on them that are always spinning. If a Yoshi jumps on one, the arrow wheel moves in the direction the arrow is pointing. However, it can change its direction if the Yoshi jumps 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, which is the most common, and blue. The difference between these two types of arrow wheels is 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. If he brings one close to the Goal Ring and jumps through it, the arrow wheel turns into beads. 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.

A special type of arrow wheel with two arrows pointing in opposite directions appears solely in Lake Shore Paradise from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Mystery of the Castle? from Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. These ones move only up and down or left and right, depending on where the arrows point. At first, they move only around a small area, but they begin moving to the edges of the room when a Yoshi boards them. Hitting them with an egg changes their direction by 90°.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 矢印やじるしリフト[4]
Yajirushi Rifuto
Arrow lift

Dutch Pijlplatform
Arrow platform
French Boulet flèche
Arrow ball
German Pfeil-Lifte
Arrow lift
Italian Freccia mobile
Moving arrow
Korean 화살표리프트
Hwasalpyo Ripeuteu
Arrow Lift

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. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. 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.