Flatbed Ferry

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A green Flatbed Ferry.
A Flatbed Ferry

A Flatbed Ferry is a kind of moving platform originating in the Yoshi's Island series. It is comparable to a generic lift; Flatbed Ferries differ mainly through the distinct zigzag pattern on their sides.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Flatbed Ferries appear in all Yoshi's Island installments, as well as Yoshi's Story. When jumped upon, they typically follow a preset path marked by a track. When a Flatbed Ferry reaches the end of the line, blocked by a little red sphere, it switches its direction of movement; if the line ends without a sphere, the Flatbed Ferry falls down, but it may be "caught" by another track if it falls on one, and it starts following it.

Flatbed Ferries appear in a variety of colors, such as green, yellow, and red, with each getting progressively faster; in the isometric sections found in certain fortresses, the colors are a pale pink, periwinkle, and cyan. Magenta ones appear as part of paddle wheels. The liquid lift and Blarggwich carry green Flatbed Ferries.

Game & Watch Gallery 2[edit]

On the first and second stages of the Game & Watch Gallery 2 rendition of Donkey Kong, Flatbed Ferries appear as the last platforms Mario must use to reach the goal. In both instances, they are activated temporarily by flipping a switch. On the first stage, the Flatbed Ferry revolves around a point, similarly to a paddle wheel, and makes four 90-degree turns before completing one rotation. On the second stage, the platform swings from side to side on a chain in three positions. Flatbed Ferries are replaced in the Game & Watch Gallery 4 version by more thematically fitting platforms.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

A pink Flatbed Ferry, with a Yoshi sitting on it, appears near the starting line of Yoshi's Island in the Booster Course Pass DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese せんリフト
Sen Rifuto
Track Lift
Korean 줄리프트
Jul Ripeuteu
Line Lift
Spanish (NOE) Transbordador Ferry