Sand tide

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Sand tide
First appearance Super Mario World (1991)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Sand tides[1] are a type of hazard in the Super Mario franchise that moves up and down.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

A sand tide in Donut Plains 2

Sand tides debut in Super Mario World, appearing in Donut Plains 2 and Valley of Bowser 2. Sand tides are sandy yellow platforms that vary in size.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Mario has two Silver Stars in Dusty Dune Galaxy
Sand tides in the Pyramid Planet
A Planet in Dusty Dune Galaxy.
A sand tide on the Sand Tide Planet

In Super Mario Galaxy, sand tides appear in Dusty Dune Galaxy. In the Pyramid Planet, they appear in the form of walls that move up or down when activated. Once all five Silver Stars are collected, the sand tides sink and disappear. On the Sand Tide Planet, it slowly moves up and down and have Stumps, Notes, and Coins hidden in it.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stratton, Bryan (February 26, 2002). Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2–Prima’s Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-3913-1. Page 83.