A Swinging Claw in the New Super Mario Bros. U style
|First appearance||Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)|
- “Arf! Arf? (I have a job for you to do! I keep getting caught by the Swinging Claws hanging around my walking route! Could you show me a path I can take to avoid getting grabbed?)”
- —Undodog, Super Mario Maker 2
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 with a light that turns on when the claw is holding an object. However, in the Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros. U styles, they are depicted as sentient claws with a face. In the Super Mario Bros. 3 style, the Swinging Claw frowns when holding an object, although in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, it smiles. It frowns more when holding a bigger object in both styles. The player can also press or while pressing to drop out of the claw.
Super Mario Maker 2
- North American website bio: "Mario can use these to send himself flying—wah hoo!"
Super Mario Bros. style
Super Mario Bros. 3 style
Super Mario World style
New Super Mario Bros. U style
A Swinging Claw holding a Buzzy Beetle in the New Super Mario Bros. U style
Names in other languages
|French||Pince suspendue||Hanging Claw|
|Italian||Gru oscillante||Swinging Crane|
|Portuguese (NOE)||Garra oscilante||Oscilating claw|
|Russian||Хваталка на цепи
Khvatalka na tsepi
|Grabber with a Chain|
|Spanish||Garras Oscilantes||Oscillating Claws|
- 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.
- Nintendo Nederland. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16 mei 2019. Youtube. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- Nintendo Portugal. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 15/05/2019. YouTube. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
- NintendoRU. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16/05/2019. Retrieved May 17, 2019.