Flip Panel (platform)

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Flip Panel
Snake Panels SM3DL.png
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Effect on player Creates panels to cross large pits.

Flip Panels are a type of object appearing throughout several platformer games.


Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Flip Panels make their debut in Super Mario 3D Land. When the green "!" switch is pressed, they create several connected green panels with faces that help Mario cross large gaps or hazardous elements, similar to Snake Blocks. After a certain time, these panels will turn dark green, open their mouths, and start to disappear. When all panels disappear, the player can step on the "!" switch to create the Flip Panels again.

Flip Panels appear in World 2-1, World 2-2, World 4-5, Special 2-5, Special 6-3 and Special 8-Crown Icon from Super Mario 3D World.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Flip Panels reappear in Mario Party: Island Tour in the minigame Blown Hover as the obstacle the players must avoid.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Flip Panels also appear in the stage 3D Land in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They can be found in the first scrolling section of the stages as platforms.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Flip Panels reappear in all three releases of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, having the same function that they do in Super Mario 3D Land. The green "!" button that produces the panels now turns orange if the player presses it. Flip Panels appear in Flip Panel Footpath, Secret of the Golden Realm, Mummy-Me on Flip Panel Footpath, and Flip Panel Panic.


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタンパネル
Patan Paneru
Pattern Panel
Chinese 展開面板[1]
Zhǎnkāi Miànbǎn
Spread Panel
German Klappbrett Folding board
Italian Pannello Ribaltello Overturn Panel, from ribaltare (overturn)
Russian Платформа-змейка
Snake Platform
Spanish Panel desplegable Folder panel


  • The Flip Panels in Special 8-Crown are the only Flip Panels that do not need to be activated by stepping on the main panel.