Directional Lift

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Mario riding a Directional Lift in the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Directional Lifts[1] are objects appearing in Super Mario Bros. 3, only in the levels World 4-Fortress1-SMB3.png 2 and World 7-6. They are block-like platforms with an arrow emblazoned on them. If Mario stands on one, the platform releases a decolored form of itself and moves him to the direction the arrow wheel is pointing. There is another Directional Lift that has an exclamation mark on it. If Mario or Luigi steps on this one, he can control the direction of the platform up, left or right when he jumps. However, if he stands still while the platform is moving and stumble upon an obstacle, like a wall, the platform will keep moving or disappear, causing Mario to fall.

Official profiles[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

  • 3DS Virtual Console Manual Bio: "You can ride the lift in the direction shown by jumping on it. There are also other lifts that can be controlled by jumping to set the direction."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 不思議リフト[2]
Fushigi Rifuto
Wonder Lift


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 19.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 17.