|It has been suggested that this page be split into the following: Lava Lift, Fast Lava Lift. (discuss)|
- Not to be confused with Skull Platform.
Two types of Lava Lifts in the New Super Mario Bros. U style of Super Mario Maker
|First appearance||Super Mario World (1990)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)|
|Effect||Allows the player to cross gaps of otherwise uncrossable land|
Super Mario series
Super Mario World
In Super Mario World, Skull Rafts are used to help Mario or Luigi cross the lava river. They are seen only in Vanilla Dome 3 and Vanilla Dome 4, where there are large areas filled with lava rivers. However, sometimes, Blarggs jump out and try to attack Mario or Luigi, so he must jump to avoid them, then land back on the Skull Raft.
Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Skull Rafts, now known as Lava Lifts, reappear in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. This appearance is different than in Super Mario World. They are able to move in the air on top of moving in lava. They can be used in all four styles, featuring new sprites for Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, and a 2.5D model for New Super Mario Bros. U. A faster blue variant also exists, and it does not fall off the screen after a couple seconds. The rafts are generally used to follow tracks.
Super Mario Maker 2
Lava Lifts return in Super Mario Maker 2, where the blue ones are now referred to as Fast Lava Lifts.
Super Mario World television series
- “Well, these skulls were good medicine for me.”
- —Luigi, "Mama Luigi"
In the Super Mario World television series, a Skull Raft appears in the episode "Mama Luigi." Here, it shows that the Skull Raft is made of both wood and skulls, not just skulls like in the video game. In Luigi's story, he gets attacked by a Fire Sumo and falls into the Lava Pits. However, he lands on a Skull Raft, which saves his life. However, the raft approaches a lava waterfall, and the two fall down. At the bottom, the Skull Raft floats away from the ground that Luigi lands on.
Names in other languages
|Japanese||ドクロリフト (Super Mario World)
溶岩リフト (Super Mario Maker 2)
|French||Plateforme magma (Super Mario Maker 2)
|French (NOE)||Plate-forme à têtes de mort
Plate-forme magma (Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, Super Mario Maker 2)
|Italian||Piattaforma di lava
Zattera di teschi (Super Mario World television series)
|Romanian||Plută din cranii (Super Mario World television series)
Lava Lift (LEGO Super Mario)
|Spanish||Cráneo Balsa||Barge Skull|
Fast Lava Lift
|French||Plateforme magma rapide||Fast lava platform|
- Nintendo Power Volume 28. Page 16.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario World section. Page 61.
- Super Mario Manga Adventures Volume 1, page 107
- Soleil Productions. 2018. Super Mario Encyclopedia : Les 30 premières années. Super Mario World section. Page 61.
- Set de extindere Plimbare pe valul de lavă. lego.com (Romanian). Retrieved January 21, 2023. (Archived January 7, 2023, 01:37:29 UTC via Wayback Machine.)