Power Squat Jump

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Mario doing a Power Squat Jump

The Power Squat Jump, also known as the Super Jump[1], is a jump that Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad can perform in Super Mario Bros. 2 and its remakes. It is done by holding down on the +Control Pad to charge up and then jumping. Characters do not necessarily have to remain ducking; they can keep the charge until they actually jump, though it resets if the player moves left/right before jumping. Unlike the normal jump move, this jump makes the characters jump higher and reach places they normally can't. In Super Mario Advance, the characters perform a backflip upon using the Power Squat Jump.

Although this move did not appear in early versions of Mario Bros., the Mario Bros. remakes found in the Super Mario Advance series (and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga), let Mario and Luigi perform this move.

In Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World, the Backwards Somersault is performed in the same way as the Power Squat Jump.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Saut Chargé Charged Jump


  1. ^ European Super Mario Advance instruction booklet, page 8