Swinging Claw

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Swinging Claw
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A Swinging Claw in the New Super Mario Bros. U style
First appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)

A Swinging Claw is an object in Super Mario Maker 2 that can grab enemies and items. When Mario approaches one, it drops whatever object it is holding. Swinging Claws can be placed on tracks, and they can even be used to swing Mario. If the player is in a Swinging Claw's grasp, they can move left and right to build momentum before jumping out of it to gain more distance. In the Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario World styles, they are depicted as generic claws, while in the Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros. U styles, they are depicted as sentient claws with a face. The player can also press A Button or B Button while pressing Down Button to drop out of the claw.


Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

  • North American website bio: "Mario can use these to send himself flying—wah hoo!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブランコクレーン
Buranko Kurēn
Swinging Crane
Spanish Garras Oscilantes Oscillating Claws
French Pince suspendue Hanging Claw
Dutch Grijpkraan[1] Grabbing Crane
German Kettengreifer Chain Gripper
Italian Gru oscillante Swinging Crane
Russian Хваталка на цепи[2]
Khvatalka na tsepi
Grabber with a Chain
Korean 그네크레인
Swing Crane
Chinese (Simplified) 摇摆吊臂
Yáobǎi Diàobì
Swinging Crane
Chinese (Traditional) 搖擺吊臂[3]
Yáobǎi Diàobì
Swinging Crane


  1. ^ Nintendo Nederland. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16 mei 2019. Youtube. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ NintendoRU. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16/05/2019. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Nintendo HK. (May 17, 2019). 《Super Mario Maker 2 (超級瑪利歐創作家 2)》Direct 2019.5.16. YouTube. Retrieved May 21, 2019.