Cat Wheel

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Cat Wheel
A Cat Wheel from Super Mario 3D World.
A wheel that only Cat Mario can spin.
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)

A Cat Wheel[1] is a wheel shaped like a ship's wheel with a cat paw icon that appears in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, similar to the Tail Wheels seen in Super Mario 3D Land. These wheels are first found in Mount Beanpole, and they can be spun only by Cat Mario via scratching it. When a Cat Wheel is spun, a number of things may happen, such as a platform rising or a secret area opening. Later, a Cat Wheel is used to collect the final Green Star in Chain-Link Charge.

In the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Cat Wheels are used to extend rising pillars in the Lakeside and Wasteland regions, enabling Cat Mario to collect the "Climb to the Shine" and "Spin, Scramble, Shine" Cat Shines, respectively.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネコハンドル[2]
Neko Handoru
Cat Handle

German Katzenschalter
Cat Switch
Italian Ruota miao
Meow wheel
Portuguese Leme Miau[citation needed]
Meow Rudder
Russian Кошестеренка
From кошка (koshka, "cat") and шестерёнка (shesteryonka, "gear wheel")


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander; Hatchett, Geson (November 22, 2013). Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0804162494. Page 19.
  2. ^ 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section. Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 233.