Countdown Platform

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This article is about the platform first seen in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. For the platform from Super Mario World also known as a Countdown Platform, see Count-Lift.
Sprite of a Countdown Platform in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
“Countdown Platforms can only be stepped on so many times. Watch that number!”
Message Block, Yoshi's New Island

Countdown Platforms are Semisolid Platforms that appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (and its reissue), Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, and Yoshi's Woolly World. They appear as balances with a number labeled on each, with the number shown decreasing by one every time something moves on them. When the number decreases to where zero would be, the entire platform instead vanishes in a puff of smoke. Countdown Platforms typically range from a highest display of four to a lowest of one, but in Yoshi's Woolly World, some go as high as nine. These platforms do not count down if the player has a Yoshi still on them; they decrease only if a Yoshi steps off or jumps off them. In most games, Countdown Platforms can be activated only by a Yoshi; every other object passes through them. However, in Yoshi's Woolly World, shells can also trigger these platforms.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カウントゆか
Kaunto Yuka
Sūji no Tsuita Burokku
Count Floor

Numbered Block (Yoshi's New Island Message Block)
Dutch Platformen geven
French Plateforme compte à rebours Countdown platform
German Zähler-Plattform Counter platform
Italian Piattaforma a conteggio Count platform
Portuguese Plataforma com contador Platform with counter
Russian Платформ со счетчиком
Platform so schetchikom
Spanish Plataforma concordant Counter platform