Pendulum Platform

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Pendulum Platform
Lemmy's Swingback Castle
Pendulum Platforms in New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)

Pendulum Platforms (also referred to as Pendulum Lifts[1] or swinging platforms)[2] are a type of platform found in the New Super Mario Bros. subseries.


New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Pendulum Platforms first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are chained red platforms that sway from side to side indefinitely, and they appear only in World 1-NSMBW Tower Icon.png.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

A Pendulum Platform in New Super Luigi U

Pendulum Platforms return in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, exhibiting exactly the same behavior as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, albeit now being colored blue. They appear in Lemmy's Swingback Castle in the former and in Lemmy's Lights-Out Castle and Boo's Favorite Haunt in the latter.

Pendulum Platforms reprise the aforementioned roles in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 振り子リフト[3]
Furiko Rifuto
Pendulum Lift
Italian Piattaforma Pendolo[4] Pendulum Platform


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U Channel. (March 28, 2013). New Super Mario Bros. U -- Castle Coin Bypass (Gold Medal) description: "Getting through this course without collecting coins is no easy feat! Pay particular attention to the Pendulum Lifts. Your coin-dodging route will appear and be gone again in a split second! Don't be afraid to replay this challenge many times, building your route as you go." YouTube. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  2. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 52.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 151 and 217.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pagg. 151, 217