Bolt Lift

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Bolt Lift
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)

Bolt Lifts,[1][2] also known as bolts[3] or Nuts,[4] are a set of nuts (often four of them) that are screwed onto a very long bolt that serve as platforms in several Mario platformer games.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3 / Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

They serve as platforms in Super Mario Bros. 3. They only appear on airships, and are usually only horizontal. Like Donut Lifts, Mario and Luigi must continually jump to avoid falling. However, with each jump, the Bolt Lift moves to the right slightly, so they can be used as a transport above bottomless pits or dangerous Rocket Engines. Bumping a Bolt Lift from below moves it to the left.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy, Bolt Lifts are located in Dreadnought Galaxy. Here, they are operated by standing on the left side, so that they twist like a screw and move forward on the screw that they are on. The player has to stay in motion to avoid falling.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Bolt Lifts reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, behaving the same as in Super Mario Bros. 3. Only two appear in the entire game, specifically in World 4-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. in the secret area with the level's second Star Coin.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Bolt Lifts also appear in Super Mario 3D Land, behaving as they did in Super Mario Galaxy. Only two appear in the entire game, one in World 8-6 and the other in Special 8-4.

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

Nuts return in New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, acting the same as they did in the previous games. They appear in the level The Mighty Cannonship in the former and in the level All Aboard! in the latter.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Bolt Lifts also appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Here, they are found in the Factory, and work very much like isometric versions of their Super Mario Bros. 3 counterparts. Also, falling off of them usually results in being thrown back to the beginning of them (usually in a humorous way involving trampolines) rather than death.

Gallery[edit]

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See also[edit]

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy ObjectData/SeesawMoveNutB.arc SeesawMoveNutB Seesaw Move Nut B
Super Mario Galaxy StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl 回転進行ナット(八角) (Kaiten Shinkō Natto (hakkaku)) Spin Progress Nut (octagon)
Super Mario 3D Land romfs/ObjectData/LavaWheelNutA LavaWheelNutA Lava Wheel Nut A

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナット[5]
Natto
ナットリフト[6]
Natto Rifuto
Nut

Nut Lift
Italian Dado Nut

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Arakawa. NES Game Atlas. Pages 34 and 44.
  2. ^ Peterson, Erik. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Player's Guide. Page 62.
  3. ^ Hodgson, David S J. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 53, 86, 98.
  4. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 120.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 41, 136, 150, 216.
  6. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D Land section, page 186.