Column (Super Mario World)

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This article is about the column from Super Mario World. For the object from Wario World, see Column (Wario World).
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
A column crushes Luigi in the Super Mario World manga by Kodansha.

The columns[1], also known as Pillars[2], are large, indestructible columns found in Super Mario World. These obstacles appear mostly in fortresses, towers, and castles, usually hidden in floors, ceilings, or walls. They move slowly for several seconds, revealing themselves, before suddenly smashing almost anything on their way. After several seconds later, columns move slowly back. If the player reaches the door at the end of rooms with columns, but does not enter it, the nearby column will appear to be cut off by the wall.

A column appears in the first volume in the Super Mario World arc of the Kodansha-published Mario manga. While Mario and Luigi are walking through Iggy Koopa's castle in an open room, Mario looks up and tries warning Luigi of a falling column, but it crushes Luigi. Mario then has to toss a crushed Luigi through a window.


  1. ^ Mario Mania, page 60.
  2. ^ Mario Mania, pages 113 and 146.