Talk:Floating Jump

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Just saying, "Floaty Jump" is pretty unofficial-sounding and unprofessional too... something else like a simple "Float Jump" or "Hover Jump"? Peanutjon (talk) 20:48, 22 June 2014 (EDT)

Better question: is this article even needed? The information is all over the place. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 20:49, 22 June 2014 (EDT)

Rename this article[edit]

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"Floating Jump" 7-1-1
Since the commentary above, two official names have been found for this article: Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge uses the name "Floating Jump", whilst Peach's bio in Super Mario Run uses the generic "floaty jump". Therefore, I propose we decide on either of the two names for this article to be moved to.

Proposer: Toadette the Achiever (talk)
Deadline: August 4, 2018, 23:59 GMT

Rename to "Floating Jump" (AKA the name in Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge)[edit]

  1. Toadette the Achiever (talk) My preferred option.
  2. Waluigi Time (talk) Since it was capitalized, it seems this is the official name, while "floaty jump" is just a generic term to describe this move.
  3. Mario jc (talk) Per Waluigi Time.
  4. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) Per the rules. (I actually personally like how "floaty jump" sounds, but let's do this by the book.)
  5. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per all.
  6. BBQ Turtle (talk) Per all.
  7. rollerC (talk) Per all.

Rename to "Floaty jump" (AKA the casing in Super Mario Run)[edit]

  1. Toadette the Achiever (talk) Second choice.

Keep the current name[edit]

  1. Infinite8 (talk) In Super Mario Run, the Notebook's Tips and Tricks uses the "Floaty Jump". So, no need to rename.


What exactly is a "Floaty Jump"?[edit]

The article doesn't define it very well. It seems to say it's merely a mechanism to slow falls. But it fails to mention Baby Peach's floating abilities in Yoshi's Island DS, the Parasol from Super Smash Bros. Melee as well as arguably the Tanooki Leaf from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, which would mean omitting the part where it says "it is used only by six characters". There's no mention of the Tanooki/Racoon, Cape, or Propeller form offering a slower descent, but there is talk about the Mini Mushroom. There's also a weird mention Luiginary Speedometer which doesn't seem like a floaty jump, only time manipulation that can let Mario jump further. Oh, and there's no mention of stage gimmicks that allow for floatier jumps like in the Moon Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey and the flying part of the Pokemon stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl nor the light mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Before I go on more, how should this page be defined? We can limit it to a triggered ability, though that'll still leave out the powerups and the Parasol item, and I can't say if the Mini form is a triggered ability. We might need another proposal, who knows, but yeah, I think definitions need to be clear first, which this page fails at doing. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:12, 28 July 2018 (EDT)

I think the only course of action that would be possible here would be to only cover the move as it is used by Peach. The rest of the examples seem too generic to fit in the article. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 10:20, 30 July 2018 (EDT)
If the name is given only to Peach, then it's an easy scrub. I think, though, we should keep brief mentions of other jumps that slow descent, but this article deals primarily with Peach's move. If it's called "Floaty Jump" when it deals other characters, then... Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:22, 30 July 2018 (EDT)