Spring Ball

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Two sizes of the Spring Ball

A Spring Ball[1][2] (also formatted as spring ball),[3][4] also referred to as a Bounce Arrow,[5] is an object that commonly appears in the Yoshi franchise, including Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, Yoshi's Woolly World, and Yoshi's Crafted World. The player can jump on top of it, then jump again to be propelled high into the air with a boosted jump. The player can jump even higher if they time the jump right when they contact the Spring Ball. Some Spring Balls can also be released by Winged Clouds. Spring Balls come in two sizes: small (also called Small Arrow Balls)[6] and large, which give an even stronger and higher jump boost.

In the Skelesaurus area of Dino Desert in Yoshi's Crafted World, the Skelesaurus can knock down Spring Balls when on pursuit with Yoshi.

Spring Balls appear in Sonic Lost World in the "Yoshi's Island Zone" DLC level, released for free to owners of the Wii U version. They replace the trampolines found in the normal levels of Sonic Lost World.[7]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジャンプ台[8]
Janpudai
Jump Stand (identical to Trampoline)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Page 13.
  2. ^ "While you're climbing a tree, don't confuse the Spring Ball for the mushroom!" — Mushroom Stump craft description, Yoshi's Crafted World
  3. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 13.
  4. ^ Williams, Drew. The Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Pages 15, 25, 30, 42, 54, 55, 59, 67, 77, 80, 95, 98, 124, 125, 126, 127, 136.
  5. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Page 30.
  6. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #41, page 63.
  7. ^ Impressions: Sonic Lost World Yoshi's Island Zone. Destructoid. Posted December 18, 2013. Accessed September 18, 2020.
  8. ^ 「ヨッシーアイランドDS任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 21.