Bone Twister

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Bone Twister
Bone Twister from Super Mario Galaxy.
Artwork of a Bone Twister from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Wind Spirit

Bone Twisters,[1] also known as Tweesters,[2] are tornado-like enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy. They possess eyes and have debris spinning inside them, such as skulls and bones. Bone Twisters can be helpful at times, being used to traverse obstacles. Touching one also causes them to spin around. If the player then spins using the Wii Remote, the Bone Twister makes Mario or Luigi go flying into the air and spins his arms around very quickly like a helicopter. Two Bone Twisters have spiked debris spinning around them, which damage Mario or Luigi if he makes contact with them. They appear only in the Dusty Dune Galaxy in the missions Blasting through the Sand and Purple Coins in the Desert.

Super Mario Galaxy trading card description[edit]

These tornado-like creatures can be menacing or actually helpful on occasion. Mario must watch out for the debris that flies out from their gusty wake and also be careful if he bumps into them, because they'll send him spinning. But if timed correctly, Mario can do a star spin into a Tweester and fly up higher than any jump could take him.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スナカゼクン[3] / スナカゼくん[4] / 砂風くん[5]
Sand Wind-kun; compare Wind Spirit

French Eol
Pun on Éole (the French name of "Aeolus, son of Hippotes", the Greek idol of winds); shared with Tweester and Gusty
German Tornadino
From Tornado and the Italian/Spanish diminutive suffix -ino; same as Tweester and Gusty
Italian Tornado[6]
Spanish (NOE) Ventisca


  1. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:09 UTC via
  2. ^ Super Mario Galaxy trading card
  3. ^ Super Mario Galaxy internal filename (StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl); the equivalent string of "SunakazeKun" (en_name) is「スナカゼクン」(jp_name)
  4. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl); the equivalent string of "SunakazeKun" (en_name) is「スナカゼくん」(jp_name)
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy section. Page 127.
  6. ^ Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Guide, pagg. 199-200
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 127