Spring Ball

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Spring Ball
Springball.PNG Sprite of a spring ball in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Two sizes of the Spring Ball
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)

A Spring Ball[1][2] (also formatted as spring ball),[3][4] also referred to as a Bounce Arrow,[5] is an object in every game of the Yoshi's Island series (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island DS, and Yoshi's New Island) as well as 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 section of Skelesaurus Wrecks in Yoshi's Crafted World, the Skelesaurus can knock down Spring Balls when in pursuit of 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]

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Names in other languages[edit]

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

Italian Palla trampolino
Trampoline ball

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Drew (2002). Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. ISBN 1-930206-25-9. 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 (1995). Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 13Media:SMW2 Guide 13.jpg.
  4. ^ Williams, Drew (November 6, 2006). Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-59812-016-6. Page 15, 25, 30, 42, 54, 55, 59, 67, 77, 80, 95, 98, 124, 125, 126, 127, and 136.
  5. ^ Williams, Drew (2002). Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. ISBN 1-930206-25-9. Page 30.
  6. ^ August 1996. Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #41. Page 63..
  7. ^ Carter, Chris (December 18, 2013). Impressions: Sonic Lost World Yoshi’s Island Zone. Destructoid (English). Retrieved June 22, 2024.
  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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 21Media:YIDS Shogakukan P21.jpg.