Moving sand

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search

This article is under construction. Therefore, please excuse its informal appearance while it is being worked on. We hope to have it completed as soon as possible.

It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include more information. Reason: the "sand flows" from the Mario & Luigi series

Merge-left.svg It has been suggested that this page be merged into Quicksand. (discuss)
Moving sand
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Moving sand[1] is rapidly flowing sand that can push the player.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Moving sand debuts in Super Mario 64, where it only appears inside of the pyramid in Shifting Sand Land. It can push Mario off the platform if he stands on it.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy, moving sand appears in Dusty Dune Galaxy. There are three planets that have moving sand. It can push Mario into obstacles like cactuses.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, moving sand appears in Slipsand Galaxy. It can push Mario into a Fire Chain or it can be used as a slope.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Black, Fletcher (November 9, 2007). Super Mario Galaxy: PRIMA Official Game Guide (Collector's Edition). Roseville: Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-76155-713-5. Page 198, 206.