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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.


Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, two Seesaws appear in the World-e level A Towering Tour. Players can make them tilt left or right by placing themselves on the corresponding side, and the Seesaws can do a full 360° rotation.

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 found 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. In these games, they rotate constantly and automatically, doing either full or partial circles, and are not affected by the weight of characters or enemies. Some of them also move up and down as they rotate.

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 are colored orange in the Super Mario World style, and red in all other styles. 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. They work similarly to their appearance in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, in that they tilt left or right depending on the player's or an enemy's position, but they can no longer do a full 360° rotation.

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 to do so in the Super Mario World style and either a Dry Bones Shell or a big Goomba's Shoe 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.

Weight tier list[edit]

The following is a table listing the different weights of each course element.[1]

Weight value Course element
½× Beach Koopa
Buzzy Shell
Dry Bones Shell
Koopa shell
Spiny Shell
1-Up Mushroom
Blooper Nanny1
Buzzy Beetle
Chain Chomp
Dry Bones
Fire Flower
Fire Piranha Plant
Goomba / Galoomba
Goombrat / Goombud
Hammer Bro
Koopa Clown Car / Fire Koopa Clown Car
Koopa Troopa
Mario / Luigi / Toad / Toadette
Monty Mole
P Switch
Piranha Plant / Jumping Piranha Plant
POW Block
Rocky Wrench
Rotten Mushroom
Spike Top
Super Mushroom
Yoshi / Yoshi's Egg
10-Coin2 / 30-Coin2 / 50-Coin2
Big Mushroom
Bill Blaster / Bull's-Eye Blaster
Boom Boom
Bowser Jr.
Shoe Goomba

1 - Only if stacked on top of another enemy.
2 - Only if dropped on the ground, primarily through a POW Block.

In addition to these weight values:

  • Variations of a course element almost always weigh the same as their parent. This includes different forms of the player character.
  • Applying the Super Mushroom modifier to a course element doubles its weight. Wings and parachutes, on the other hand, contribute nothing to the weight.
    • While Giant Eggs have an initial weight value of 2×, the value becomes 1× once Red Yoshi hatches from the egg.


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
French Bascul
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.