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A Multi-Vator in Super Mario 3D World.

Multi-Vators[1] are a type of platform appearing in both Super Mario 3D World and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Multi-Vators have a number printed on them that indicates the number of players that must be standing on the platform in order for it to move, generally allowing access to a secret. They generally appear in stages with Double Cherries, so that players can use them to activate Multi-Vators. In Super Mario 3D World, additional players can also be used.

In Super Mario 3D World, the first Multi-Vator appears at the end of Double Cherry Pass, and requires four characters to ride it to the level's third Green Star. Another four-character Multi-Vator appears next to the Checkpoint Flag in Beep Block Skyway, leading the player to the level's Stamp. Three Multi-Vators appear in Backstreet Bustle: the two-character one sends the player from the beginning to the area in the middle, the three-character one leads the player to the third Green Star, and the four-character one leads the player to the second Green Star. A two-character Multi-Vator then appears near the end of Cakewalk Flip, and leads to the level's Stamp. A subsequent two-character Multi-Vator then appears not far from the end of Rolling Ride Run, taking the player to the third Green Star.

In Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, a single two-character Multi-Vator appears in Double Cherry Spires, where it is used to obtain the Power Star. Multi-Vators are also present throughout Multi-Vator Mayhem, and are primarily used to progress throughout the level. Said Multi-Vators reprise their role in Boo Spotting at Multi-Vator Mayhem.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マルチリフト[2]
Maruchi Rifuto
Multi Lift
German Multiplattform Multi Platform
Italian Pluripiattaforma[3] Multi-platform


  1. ^ Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide page 19.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 233.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 233