Cloud Cannon

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Cloud Cannon
A Cloud Cannon from Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork 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 in Super Mario 3D World and its port. They 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. Cloud Cannons replace the similarly functioning Super Note Blocks from 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, causing a Cat Shine to appear at the end.


Level appearances


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 (November 22, 2013). Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-804-16249-4. Page 19.
  2. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit) et al. (October 19, 2015). Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 232.
  3. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 232.