Bumper (Super Mario series)

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New Super Mario Bros. U-style Bumpers as seen in the Super Mario Maker update trailer

Bumpers are objects that appear in New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Maker (in version 1.30 or later), Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2. They serve the same purpose in all appearances so far, bouncing Mario away when he makes contact with them.


New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros., they appear in the underwater sections of World 1-A and World 8-3. They appear as translucent yellow bubbles with an eight-spoked plantlike symbol on or inside them. Bumpers will bounce Mario in the opposite of the direction he ran into them from.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

In Super Mario Maker (v1.30 or later) and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, Bumpers can be created by shaking a Grinder in editing mode. Their appearance now resembles that of a torus with eyes. When Mario jumps on one from above, it can bounce him higher similar to trampolines and Note Blocks; if Mario bumps into one from the side or below, it bounces Mario away. Enemies and objects are not affected by Bumpers and will freely pass through them.

In the Super Mario Bros. game style, Bumpers are striped light and dark green, with eyes similar to that of Mr. Eraser. In the Super Mario Bros. 3 style, they are checkered green and white similar to the Jump Blocks from New Super Mario Bros. Wii, with the same type of eyes. In the Super Mario World style, they are white with pink diamonds and beady eyes. In the New Super Mario Bros. U style, they retain the beady eyes and are yellow with an orange star pattern, resembling Lemmy's Koopa balls from the New Super Mario Bros. series.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Bumpers reappear in Super Mario Maker 2 as objects under the Gizmos category, and act and look just like they did back in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. They are now separate from Grinders and they are absent in the Super Mario 3D World game style.


Super Mario Maker[edit]

  • Play Nintendo: "This bouncy donut-shaped object sends Mario bounding away when touched."[1]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おじゃま[2]
Ojama Awa
Obstacle Bubble (New Super Mario Bros.)

Round (Super Mario Maker)
Spanish (NOA) Rueda elástica Springy Wheel
French Bumper -
Dutch Bumper[3] -
German Rückprallring Rebounding-Ring
Italian Ruota di gomma Wheel of Gum
Russian Бампер
Korean 통통동글
Combination of 통통 (onomatopoeia for bouncing) and 동글 (round)
Chinese 圈圈


  1. ^ December Super Mario Maker Update. Play Nintendo. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. section, page 118.
  3. ^ Nintendo Nederland (December 17, 2015). Super Mario Maker - Nieuwe functies! (Wii U). YouTube. Retrieved May 19, 2019.

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