Sand Geyser

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A screenshot of Mario carrying a Red Shell through World 2-1 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Two Sand Geysers in World 2-1
Sand Geysers in the fourth level of the Coin Courses

Sand Geysers are pillars of sand that rise up out of bottomless pits. They can temporarily help the player cross gaps and reach elevated areas. If Mario jumps into one, he is carried up to the top of the geyser by its force. They appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U, in World 2-1 and World 2-5, and Spike's Spouting Sands and Blooming Lakitus respectively, as one of the main elements of the levels. They also appear in the World 2 map, between World 2-5 and the Spiny Enemy Course. Additionally, Sand Geysers also appear in the World CoinNSMBW Coinworld.png-4 in Coin Battle mode. They have the same functions of Water Geysers that appear in New Super Mario Bros. U.

A single Sand Geyser also appears in Mario Kart 8 and its Nintendo Switch port, in the course Bone-Dry Dunes. It appears before the cave section, constantly rising above the quicksand separating the two parts of the track. It can be used to propel the racer to the wooden bridge that goes above the normal path.

Sand Geysers appear in Super Mario Odyssey, where they can be found in the Tostarena Ruins area of the Sand Kingdom.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 砂間欠泉[1]
Suna Kanketsusen
Sand Geyser
Chinese 沙柱[2]
Shā Zhù
Sand Pillar
Italian Colonna di sabbia[3] Sand column

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 150 and 216.
  2. ^ Official Chinese website for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pagg. 150, 216