Screwtop

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
(Redirected from Bolt (Super Mario Galaxy))
Jump to navigationJump to search
Screwtop
Model of a screw from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Model from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Screwtops, also rendered as screw-tops[1] and originally known as bolts[2] or screws,[3] are spinnable objects in the Super Mario series. They are embedded into the terrain of courses and spin when the player character performs a spin on top of it, often causing the platform they are on to move or triggering a nearby event.

History[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy, bolts most often occur in industrialized galaxies, such as the Battlerock Galaxy and Buoy Base Galaxy. Performing a spin while on top of a bolt embeds it into the ground and triggers a nearby event, such as the shifting of a platform. Bolts are very similar to valves, green objects in Super Mario Galaxy that usually release Star Bits when spun. There are two varieties of bolts: a blue screw[4] with a Phillips head, and a gold screw[5][6] (also called a golden bolt,[7] yellow screw,[8] and golden screw[5]) with a slotted head. Both bolts often appear together in the same galaxies. During Heavy Metal Mecha-Bowser, blue and gold screws are embedded into the body of Mecha-Bowser. Unscrewing them causes its body to fall apart. In the Buoy Base Galaxy, a gold screw is attached to a Ball Beamer and disengages it when spun. A bolt can only be used once, flattening it with the surrounding ground.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Screws are incorporated into the tops of Screwtop Lifts and Screwtop Shrooms that are found throughout the games. Spinning a screw causes the platform to quickly shift positioning before slowing returning to its starting point. Unlike Super Mario Galaxy, the screws can be spun an indefinite amount of times. Screws appear independently of these platforms in World 8-Airship, where spinning them causes metal obstacles to temporarily move out of place.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Screwtops appear as they did in the previous game in New Super Mario Bros. U, being incorporated into various platforms. They first appear in Stoneslide Tower as part of Screwtop Platforms. They are not physically incorporated into these platforms, instead being a fixture on the nearby ground. Spinning a Screwtop causes its assocated platform to shift their positioning along a track. These Screwtops are brown and resemble the steering wheels of ancient vessels. The Screwtops part of Screwtop Lifts are metal, as they were in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Screwtops subsequently appear in Screwtop Tower, Stoneslide Tower Climb, and Screwtop It Up. In New Super Luigi U, they appear in Wind-Up Tower and Sumo Bro's Spinning Tower.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネジ[9][10]
Neji
ネジ (青)[11]
Neji (Ao)
Screw

Screw (Blue) (blue screw)

French Boulon[12]
Bolt
Spanish Tornillo[13]
Bolt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Roseville, Prima Games, 2009. p. 31.
  2. ^ Nintendo of America. Super Mario Galaxy Instruction Booklet [English section]. Redmond, Nintendo of America, 2007. p. 21.
  3. ^ Nintendo of America. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Instruction Booklet [English section]. Redmond, Nintendo of America, 2009. p. 12.
  4. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Collector's Edition, Roseville, Prima Games, 2007. p. 104.
  5. ^ a b Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Collector's Edition, Roseville, Prima Games, 2007. p. 238.
  6. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Collector's Edition, Roseville, Prima Games, 2007. p. 258.
  7. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Collector's Edition, Roseville, Prima Games, 2007. p. 160.
  8. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Collector's Edition, Roseville, Prima Games, 2007. p. 236.
  9. ^ Nintendo Co., Ltd. Super Mario Galaxy Instruction Booklet [Japanese source]. Tokyo, Nintendo, 2007, p. 25.
  10. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit), kikai, Akinori Sao, Junko Fukuda, Kunio Takayama, and Ko Nakahara (Shogakukan), editors. "New Super Mario Bros. Wii."『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』[Japanese source]. Tokyo, Shogakukan, 2015. p. 150.
  11. ^ ----. "Super Mario Galaxy."『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』[Japanese source]. Tokyo, Shogakukan, 2015. p. 136.
  12. ^ Nintendo of America. Super Mario Galaxy Instruction Booklet [French section]. Redmond, Nintendo of America, 2007. p. 43.
  13. ^ Nintendo of America. Super Mario Galaxy Instruction Booklet [Spanish section]. Redmond, Nintendo of America, 2007. p. 65.