Midair Spin

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Image of Mario performing the Midair Spin in the "Tips and Tricks" section of Super Mario Run
Mario performing a Midair Spin in Super Mario Run

The Midair Spin is a special move that Mario and his allies can perform in all 2D Super Mario games since New Super Mario Bros. Wii (excluding New Super Mario Bros. 2). It consists of a 360-degree spin in the air that delays the character's falling for a split second, allowing them to stay in midair longer. It is possible to perform multiple Midair Spins while in midair.


Game Control
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Remote (shake)
New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / Super Mario Maker Wii U GamePad: GamePad (shake) / L Button / R Button / ZL Button / ZR Button
Wii U Pro Controller: L Button / R Button / ZL Button / ZR Button
Wii Remote: Wii Remote (shake)
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS L Button / R Button
Super Mario Run Tap while in midair
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe L Button / R Button (/ B Button / A Button if not disabled when the game starts up by holding down Left Stick for at least three seconds while pressing L Button and R Button)
Super Mario Maker 2 L Button / R Button / ZL Button / ZR Button
Super Mario Bros. Wonder Dual Joy-Con: R Button / ZR Button / shake[1]
Single Joy-Con: SR Button / shake[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 空中スピン
Kūchū Supin
Midair Spin
Chinese (Traditional) 空中旋轉
Kōngzhōng xuánzhuǎn
Midair Spin
French Vrille aérienne Midair Spin
Italian Avvitamento in aria Midair spin


  1. ^ a b GameXplain (September 3, 2023). Yes, You Can Mute the Talking Flower! Super Mario Bros Wonder FULL Menu Tour (Player Guide & More!). YouTube. Retrieved September 16, 2023.