Single Swing Lift

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Single Swing Lift
Brown Single Swing Lift from Super Mario World
A brown Single Swing Lift
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2001)

A Single Swing Lift,[1] also referred to as a Rotating Platform,[2] is a type of lift in Super Mario World. It is a platform on a swing attached to a pivot point. Single Swing Lifts come in two versions. Brown Single Swing Lifts do not move until Mario or Luigi stands on them. When either brother stands on a brown Single Swing Lift, it rotates clockwise. In general, it stops moving at the point where he jumps off it. If Mario or Luigi jumps off the lift when it is at the bottom, he usually cannot make it swing back to the top. Gray Single Swing Lifts perpetually rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. Many of them have red Koopa Troopas walking on their pivot points, while others have Fuzzies moving around their pivot points. Brown Single Swing Lifts are mostly found in Yoshi's Island 3, while gray ones are mostly found in Chocolate Island 3 and Star World 4.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 回転リフト[3]
Kaiten Rifuto
Spin Lift; shared with Triple Swing Lift and Paddle Platform


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Advance v.4, page 87. "Go right past the secret exit and over the Single and Triple Swing Lifts toward the Goalpost."
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 28, page 14.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario World section, page 60.