Character Switch

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Character Switch
A Character Switch from Super Mario 3D World.
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
A Character Switch in Super Mario 3D World
Mario about to land on a Character Switch with his emblem on it in Really Rolling Hills

A Character Switch[1] is a type of P Switch that appears in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Each switch has a character emblem on it for Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, or Rosalina; only the character whose emblem is shown can press the switch. When the switch is pressed, in most cases a stamp appears, but the switches can also reveal a Green Star or a line of coins.

Character emblems[edit]

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario 3D World content/ObjectData/TrampleSwitchChara.szs TrampleSwitchChara Chara Trample Switch

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャラクタースイッチ[2]
Kyarakutā Suicchi
Character Switch

German Charakter-Schalter
Character Switch
Italian Interruttore personaggio
Character Switch
Russian Переключатель персонажей
Pereklyuchatel' personazhey
Characters Switch


  • The only Character Switches that yield something other than stamps are the Toad switch in Sprawling Savanna Rabbit Run (which gives out a Green Star) and the Mario switch in Blast Block Skyway (which activates a line of coins).
  • The Character Switches' stamps are always of the respective character's Small form.
  • Luigi's switch is the only one not found in a level with an alliterative title.


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 20.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 232.