Double kick

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Mario performing a Double Kick in Bowser's Lava Lair
Mario performing a double kick to defeat a Hammer Bro

The double kick[1] is an attack that can be done in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. This move is called the "double kick" because Mario (or Luigi) kicks an enemy twice during the attack. It can be used to defeat many enemies and to use certain items. To accomplish this, Mario must run toward an enemy and spin when he gets close to the enemy. Then, near the end of his spin, Mario must perform a Long Jump by crouching quickly and jumping. Mario does a Long Jump, but he has a few sparkles around him, and he is able to defeat most enemies that are in his way. This attack does damage only when Mario is rising; when he is in his falling animation, the double kick turns into a regular Long Jump and has no damaging effect. However, Mario can spin when he is falling to protect himself from getting hurt.

Mario must time the attack correctly for it to work. If he long-jumps at the beginning of the spin, he does a Spin Jump. If he long-jumps too late, he does a Long Jump. The double kick can defeat certain enemies and can also break crystals and activate Chance Cubes, Lever Switches, and Arrow Switches. However, it cannot break some Crates.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Double coup de pied[2] Double kick
German Doppeltritt[3] Double kick
Italian Calcio doppio[4] Double kick
Spanish Patada doble[5] Double kick


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