The Cloud Lift icon in Super Mario Maker 2
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)|
|Latest appearance||The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)|
Cloud Lifts, also simply called clouds, are a type of Semisolid Platform that first appears in Super Mario Bros. 3. They are movable platforms in most games, except in Yoshi's Story, where they are stationary.
Super Mario series
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
New Super Luigi U
In New Super Luigi U, only one Cloud Lift appears in the level Bowser Jr. Showdown. It works the same as it does in New Super Mario Bros. U. Luigi and/or the others start the level jumping on top of it. It has an Arrow Sign on top of it, and it cannot be destroyed by the Mecha Hand.
Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
In Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, they are usually still, though some move horizontally or vertically. Some Cloud Lifts are invisible and can be seen only by ground-pounding near them or shaking the Wii U GamePad.
Super Mario Maker 2
Cloud Lifts reappear in Super Mario Maker 2, where they can be used exclusively in the Super Mario 3D World game style. They replace Lifts and Flimsy Lifts from the other game styles. Like Lifts and Flimsy Lifts, their length can be changed. They can move vertically or horizontally in all four cardinal directions.
In Yoshi's Story, Cloud Lifts are stationary platforms that come in large, medium, and small sizes. They are common floating objects in outdoor levels.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Names in other languages
|French||Plateforme nuage||Cloud platform|
|Italian||Zattera di nuvole||Clouds Raft|
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- Catherine Browne. Super Mario Galaxy 2: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Roseville: Random House Inc, 2010. p. 119. ISBN: 978-0-30746-907-6.