P Panel

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This article is about the variant of P Switch originally from Super Mario 3D World. For the panel also known as Switch Panel, see Flipswitch Panel.
P Panel
P Panel SM3DW Prima.jpg

First appearance

Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Latest appearance

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo Switch / Nintendo 3DS) (2018)

P Panels[1] (also described as Orange P Switches[2], Orange Trample Switches[3], and Switch Panels[4]) are rare variants of P Switches introduced in Super Mario 3D World. They are orange switches that, when groups of them are pressed simultaneously, cause a certain event to occur.

History[edit]

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

P Panels debut in Super Mario 3D World. They appear mainly in subareas that reward Green Stars.

The first set of P Panels appear in Double Cherry Pass after the first set of Blocksteppers, where they reveal the second Green Star. Two sets of P Panels then appear in Beep Block Skyway; the first one appears just before the split path with the first Green Star, and reveals coins; the second one appears just before the Goal Pole, and reveals the third Green Star. Two more sets of P Panels appears in Lava Rock Lair: one near the beginning of the level, and another within the level's Mystery Box; if less than two or three players are playing, Brolder(s) must be thrown onto the remaining switch(es) to collect the first and second Green Stars, respectively. A single P Panel also appears in both Cakewalk Flip and Fort Fire Bros. in the areas where the second respective Green Stars can be found. Yet another set of P Panels appears in Rainbow Run in the area where the first Green Star can be found. The final set of P Panels appears in the third room of Mystery House Marathon; if less than three players are playing, Brolders must be thrown onto the remaining switches to collect the room's Green Star.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

P Panels return in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, where a set appears in Double Cherry Palace; hitting both of them causes a wall to recede and allow the player to proceed through the level. The next set appears in Double Cherry Spires, and raises the smaller tower next to the Power Star when activated. Another set of P Panels appears in Poison Canal Cannon Run, where they are used to unveil the first Super Gem.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Trample Switch Together[5]
(internal)
マルチPスイッチ[6]
Maruchi P Suicchi
Together Trample Switch

Multi P Switch

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 99. "The primary concern for this level is the alternating series of blue and pink Beep Blocks. They will tick several times before a beep indicates that one set of blocks will disappear and the other appear. On top of that, you have to use Double Cherries to create clones to reach all of the collectibles. For example, two P Panels early into the level cause Coins to appear."
  2. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 18. "Step on a P Switch to uncover secret Coins, reveal hidden trails, or move platforms into place. Most P Switch effects are temporary, so make sure you move quickly! Orange P Switches tend to come in pairs or more, and must all be activated at the same time."
  3. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World Official Digital Strategy Guide. Items and Objects tab. "A larger variety of P Switch. Orange Trample Switches tend to come in pairs or more, and must all be activated at the same time."
  4. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 99. "Get the last Green Star by having two characters or Double Cherry clones stand on Switch Panels at the bottom of the long slide. Getting the clones there, however, is not the easiest task. Here, we opted to bring Luigi to give us a hand."
  5. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (TrampleSwitchTogether)
  6. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 233.