Rotating Panel

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Rotating Panel
A Rotating Panel from Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork of a Rotating Panel in Super Mario 3D World
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)

Rotating Panels[1] are platforms appearing in Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario 3D World, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. They appear in sets of red and blue platforms, with one color rotating while the other stays level.


Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Mario hovering above a red panel while the blue panels rotate

Rotating Panels appear in Super Mario Sunshine in Bianco Hills' secret mission, "The Secret of the Dirty Lake". Here, they are large wooden panels with red and blue borders, which alternate between the red and blue panels flipping, and move in a fixed path.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Luigi waiting while the red platforms rotate in Super Galaxy.

Rotating Panels return in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury in World StarWorld Star-2, Super Galaxy. They are now smaller and have a more technological appearance, and do not move from their positions. They have the same alternate-flipping function, but now, they make up the majority of the level, and even form long pathways. When rotating, their sides will light up.

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レッドブルーリフト[2]
Reddo-Burū Rifuto
Red-Blue Lift
Italian Piattaforme mobili rosse e blu[3]
Superfici girevoli[4]
Red and blue moving platforms
Turning surfaces


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 20.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 106.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 106
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 230