Cog (obstacle)

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This article is about the gear-like obstacle. For other uses of the term "Cog", see Cog.
NSMBU Crushing Cogs Tower Screenshot.png

First appearance

Yoshi's Story (1997)

Latest appearance

Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)

Cogs (also known as gears) are obstacles in some Mario platformers. They have the ability to push the player off if one tries to climb one.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Cogs appear in Yoshi's Story in Mecha Castle. They are wooden and can only make a Yoshi lose a life if the player rushes to two of them and they are spinning towards each other.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

Cogs reappear in Yoshi's Crafted World in Mr. Geary's Factory, behaving as they do in the New Super Mario Bros. games. Additionally, an animate cog known as Mr. Geary is fought at the end of said level.

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, cogs can be found in World 1-Castle Icon.png. If the player remains under one, they are squished and lose a life. The player is required to platform across them to reach the boss door. Additionally, cog-like wheels can be found in World 6-NSMBW Airship Sprite.png.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U brings back cogs in Crushing-Cogs Tower. They serve as platforms so the player can reach the top of the tower to fight Boom Boom.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Cogs reappear in the New Super Mario Bros. U expansion, New Super Luigi U, in Crushing-Cogs Tower's equivalent, Flame-Gear Tower, and Hot Cogs.