Lever Switch

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An activated (orange) and deactivated (blue) Lever Switch in Super Mario Galaxy
An activated (orange) and deactivated (blue) Lever Switch in Super Mario Galaxy
An activated (orange) and deactivated (blue) Lever Switch in Super Mario Galaxy

Lever Switches[1] are switches that appear multiple times throughout the Mario franchise. They are oftentimes used to trigger special events or occurrences when pulled, pushed, or simply hit.

History[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

A Lever Switch as it appears in Super Mario Galaxy
A Lever Switch on a platform in Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada

In Super Mario Galaxy, Mario (or Luigi) can activate Lever Switches by spinning into them. Lever Switches can have a variety of different effects, obviously depending on their location in the level, etc. Their functions can range anywhere from turning on lights in dark areas to causing entire platforms to move forward or backward.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Lever Switches in Super Mario Galaxy 2 serve exactly the same purpose as in its predecessor, the only difference being that Yoshi now has the ability to activate levers through the use of his extremely long tongue, as opposed to Mario just spinning into them. In addition to this, a second player can use the Co-Star Luma to spin into levers and activate them as well, thereby eliminating the need for Mario to come in direct contact with a lever in order to activate it.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

A Lever Switch in Super Mario Odyssey

Lever Switches reappear in Super Mario Odyssey, where they serve the same purpose as in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They can be activated by throwing Cappy at them.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/SpinLeverSwitch.arc SpinLeverSwitch Spin Lever Switch

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レバースイッチ[2]
Rebāsuicchi
Lever Switch
French Interrupteur à levier[3] Lever Switch
German Drehschalter Rotary Switch
Italian Interruttore a Leva
Leva
Lever Switch
Lever
Spanish Palanca[4] Lever

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 American instruction booklet, page 20.
  2. ^ Super Mario Galaxy Japanese instruction booklet, page 21.
  3. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 American instruction booklet, page 42.
  4. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 American instruction booklet, page 64.