Spin Jump (Mario & Luigi series)

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Mario and Luigi performing the Spin Jump in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

The Spin Jump is a move usable in nearly every game in the Mario & Luigi series. It is used to cross large gaps. Mario and Luigi can also Spin Jump into a whirlwind to thrust themselves in any direction.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the Spin Jump is performed by having Mario as the rear brother using Start Button, switching to the move using the shoulder buttons (L Button or R Button), and pressing A Button. Mario will jump on Luigi's shoulders, and pressing A Button again will make Mario and Luigi spin through the air to clear large gaps. The bros can also spin jump into whirlwinds to launch themselves in the direction inputted much faster and farther than normal. They can also spin into updrafts in Oho Ocean Seabed to launch themselves upwards, and spin around the steam of a cauldron in Joke's End to create a whirlwind needed to progress. To cancel the move before executing or during the move, the player must press B Button. The move is taught by the Starshade Bros. in Stardust Fields along with the High Jump move for Luigi. The in-battle equivalent of this move is the Splash Bros. Bros. Attack.

In Hoohoo Mountain, Hoohooros's minigame requires the player to utilize the move to get ten Hoohoo Spirits in a set amount of time without touching the ground.

In the remake, because the player cannot switch between the bros manually using Start Button, the player must select the move using the Touch Screen or by using L Button and R Button. Other than that, the move functions the same way.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

The Spin Jump makes a reappearance in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time; this time, Luigi jumps on Mario's shoulders. Also, unlike in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, the duo can move while stacked before actually beginning the move, and the move lasts a bit longer. The move is taught by the Toadsworths (whom they call the move the Toadsworth Twist) after the first two Cobalt Star shards are stolen by Baby Bowser in the Vim Factory and before the player heads to Yoshi's Island.

Later on in the game, the Toadsworths teach the Baby Spin after the player clears the Gritzy Caves and before they head for Thwomp Volcano, which is executed by spin jumping into the babies to send them up to much higher ledges.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

The Spin Jump returns in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, being generally similar, if not nearly identical in function, to the move from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. The only differences are that Mario once again jumps on Luigi's shoulders, and the brothers can Spin Jump into upward drafts that will send them up higher. The player learns the skill in the Flab Zone of Bowser's body. It can be used to activate objects like drills, the bones in the Joint Tower, as well as Kretins.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

The Spin Jump also returns in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, where it remains unchanged from its last appearance, with Mario on Luigi's shoulders. Big Massif and Lil' Massif teach the brothers this move at Mount Pajamaja, which is required to gain access to and free the first imprisoned Mega Pi'illo on the mountain, Phil. Kylie Koopa's photo puzzle of Mount Pajamaja depicts Mario and Luigi performing the move.