Cog (obstacle)

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This article is about the gear-like obstacle. For other uses of the term "Cog", see Cog.
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First appearance

Yoshi's Story (1997)

Latest appearance

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (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's Story[edit]

Cogs appeared in Yoshi's Story in the 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.

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.

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.