Chain Gate

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Chain Gate
Chain Gate in Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Tekkyū Dosun
A Makiage Dosun from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Chain Gates[1] are large, spiky logs on chains appearing in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its remake Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. They typically appear in castles and forts.

At the top of a Chain Gate is a wooden wheel with a question mark on it. If Yoshi hits the pulley with an egg, the gate will rise, allowing Yoshi to pass under the barrier. Chain Gates cannot be destroyed.

Chain Gates reappear in Yoshi's Island DS. Two of them appear in Yoshi's Island Easter Eggs.

Chain Gates reappear again in Yoshi's New Island where they are prominently found in Count Fang's Castle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まきあげドスン[2]
Makiage Dosun
From「巻き上げる」(makiageru, to wind up) and「ドスン」(dosun, crushing sound)


  • In a prototype build of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, the spiky log of a Chain Gate was originally a shelled enemy with spikes and nails on it.[3]


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 123.
  2. ^ Yoshi's New Island, internal filename G:/
  3. ^ potatoTeto (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring gameplay of a Yoshi's Island prototype. Twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2020.