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A Count-Lift from Super Mario World

A Count-Lift[1] (or Countdown Platform)[2] is a type of lift appearing in Super Mario World. It has a grassy top and a dirt-like bottom, with a countdown timer in the middle. Count-Lifts appear in only one level: Valley of Bowser 3. When Mario or Luigi jumps onto a Count-Lift, it moves in a straight line to the right while counting down. When the timer reaches zero, the lift falls. Most Count-Lifts last for only one second, but some last for four seconds.

A Count-Lift from the Modern version of Turtle Bridge

A Count-Lift also appears in the Modern version of the Game & Watch game Turtle Bridge in Game & Watch Gallery 3. When Toad accumulates 300 points, the platform below the Cloud Blocks turns into a three-second Count-Lift, which starts counting down after Toad lands on it. Unlike in Super Mario World, the Count-Lift is pink and does not move to the right while counting down. Also, when its timer reaches zero, the Count-Lift shakes a little before falling, reappearing shortly afterwards. If Toad jumps onto or stays on the Count-Lift as it falls, he will lose a life. At 600 points, the Count-Lift turns into two Donut Blocks.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カウントダウンリフト[3]
Kauntodaun Rifuto
Countdown Lift


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Pages 140 and 141.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 28, page 20.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario World section, page 60.