Artwork of a Spinning Flower
|First appearance||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)|
Spinning Flowers are red flowers that act as rotating platforms in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Spinning Flowers are found throughout the game and are used to reach high places. When Mario jumps onto a Spinning Flower, he begins to spin in a clockwise direction. When he jumps off, he is launched high and far in one direction. However, if Mario stands on a Spinning Flower for too long, he gets dizzy and falls off. Spinning Flowers are found in only three levels in this game: Mushroom Way, Bandit's Way, and Land's End.
In Paper Mario, purple Spinning Flowers appear on Lavalava Island. In this game, they have only petals, with no "base" face in the middle. When Mario jumps onto a Spinning Flower and the player hits the button, he is propelled in the air. This lets Mario reach higher than he could before, and it allows him to reach objects way up in the air. This also helps him find the Fearsome 5 that got lost playing hide-n-sneak in Jade Jungle.
It's a Spinning Flower. It grows only on Lavalava Island and spins constantly. If you press the button while on the flower, you'll spin up into the air for a while.
Names in other languages
|Japanese||くるくるフラワー (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars)
クルクル草 (Paper Mario)
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars English instruction booklet, pg. 16
- Super Mario RPG Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 16
- "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.