- Not to be confused with Flip Panel (Chain-Link).
Grates are disc-shaped objects that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are featured during Flip-Flopping in Flipsville, a mission in Flipsville Galaxy, where they grant a connection between two different surfaces of a platform. Ground-pounding on a grate causes Mario or Luigi to flip to the other side of the platform, changing gravitation and allowing him to walk on that side. Simply falling off the platform does not switch the force of gravitation.
Grates are also helpful in defeating certain enemies. Pounding a grate while a Pupdozer walks over it is the only way to defeat the enemy. Moreover, grates play a major role in the battle with Glamdozer, where the player needs to use them and slam the boss from underneath four times in order to defeat her. However, during battle, Glamdozer often shoots large blobs of lava that can fill in the grates temporarily, rendering them unusable during that period of time. However, Mario or Luigi is unable to use grates if Chomps are on the other side.
Names in other languages
|Flip-Flop Wire Netting|
|Italian||Grata duefacce||Twosides grate|
- Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 148, 150, 151, 153.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 169.
- Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 169