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][2] are objects which appear in Super Mario Bros. 3. They are block-like platforms with an arrow emblazoned on them. Directional Lifts only appear in two levels: World 4-The Fortress map icon. 2 and World 7-6.

If Mario stands on a Directional Lift, 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.

Profiles[edit]

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 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[3]
Fushigi Rifuto
Wonder Lift
Italian Piattaforma mobile misteriosa[4] Mysterious mobile platform

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 19.
  2. ^ NES Game Atlas Nintendo Player's Guide, page 37.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 17.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopeida; pag. 41