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It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include info on the seesaws' previous appearances, including the New Super Mario Bros. games and Yoshi's Island series.

This article is about the object from Super Mario Maker 2. For the object from Wario: Master of Disguise, see Seesaw (Wario: Master of Disguise).
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A Seesaw in the New Super Mario Bros. U style of Super Mario Maker 2.

First appearance

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)

Seesaws are a type of platform objects that appear in many Mario games, and usually tilt left or right depending on where the player and/or enemies walk on it.


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

Seesaws appear in New Super Mario Bros. U as a type of platform appearing in the level Seesaw Bridge. They also appear in the New Super Luigi U level, Sumo Bro Bridge. Seesaws reappear in both levels in the Nintendo Switch port, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

A similar type of seesaw, the Seesaw Shroom, appears in all three games as a type of Mushroom Platform.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Seesaws appear as a course element in Super Mario Maker 2. They appear as orange platforms in the Super Mario World style, and red in all other styles, and retain most of their characteristics from previous appearances. In the Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World styles, they appear to be metallic, but in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, they are wooden. Like normal Lifts, their length can be changed, and they can be placed on tracks.

Seesaws can be abruptly tilted when a Thwomp falls on one side, throwing any playable characters and objects on the other side high into the air. This can also be achieved if a player Ground Pounds on the Seesaw (requiring a Dry Bones Shell or big Goomba's Shoe to do so in the Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 styles). Furthermore, Bowser can perform this as well in the Super Mario Bros. 3 style using his Ground Pound attack.

Course elements have different weights. Twisters weigh nothing, while Spiny Shells, Buzzy Shells, Dry Bones Shells, Beach Koopas, and Koopa Shells weigh half a normal object. All players, regardless of their power-ups, weigh the same. Munchers, Thwomps, Wigglers, Bill Blasters, Cannons, Goomba's Shoes, Boom Boom, Bowser Jr., Bowser, Big Mushrooms, 10-Coins, and their variants weigh double. In addition, applying the Super Mushroom modifier to a course element doubles its weight.[1]


Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

  • North American website bio: "These are perfect for risky, tilt-centric courses."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シーソー
Spanish (NOA) Subibaja Seesaw
Spanish (NOE) Balancín Seesaw
Dutch Wipplank[2] Seesaw
German Wippe Seesaw
Italian Altalena basculante Tilting seesaw
Russian Качалка
Chinese 蹺蹺板[3]


  1. ^ Nintendo Unity (July 2, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 - Who is the Heaviest Character? (Weight Tier List). YouTube. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Nintendo Nederland (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16 mei 2019. Youtube. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Nintendo HK (May 17, 2019). 《Super Mario Maker 2 (超級瑪利歐創作家 2)》Direct 2019.5.16. YouTube. Retrieved May 21, 2019.