Cloud Cannon

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Cloud Cannon
A Cloud Cannon from Super Mario 3D World.
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Effect Sends the player to a Coin Heaven

Cloud Cannons[1] are objects that appear in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury and bear a striking resemblance to Lakitu's Clouds. When a player jumps into a Cloud Cannon, the cloud produces a white Pipe Cannon that shoots the player into a Coin Heaven, which usually gives the player a Super Star or a Potted Piranha Plant used to run through a group of enemies and receive a Green Star at the end.

A Cloud Cannon first appears in Mount Beanpole, where the player must activate a Cat Wheel to reach it. Cloud Cannons replace the similarly functioning Super Note Blocks that appeared in Super Mario 3D Land.

In Bowser's Fury, Cloud Cannons lead to bonus areas where Mario has to defeat a group of Cat Biddybuds and Cat Para-Biddybuds with a Super Star. When they are all defeated, a Cat Shine appears at the end.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 曇大砲[2]
Kumo Taihō
Cloud Cannon
German Wolkenkanone Cloud Cannon
Italian Cannone Nuvola[3] Cloud Cannon


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide. Page 19.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook. Super Mario 3D World section, page 232.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 232.