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Not to be confused with Tweester or Tornado.
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Artwork of a Twister lifting a winged Boom Boom in Super Mario Maker 2
First appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (2020)
Fluffy Phantom

Twisters are wind-producing entities in Super Mario Maker 2, classified as a gizmo. They are small white spheres with eyes, and in the 2D styles, they have small hair-like protrusions around their bodies. They hover along the ground and spin around, producing a large tornado above them that can lift both the player and enemies.

In some early trailer footage, they had a cloudy appearance resembling a Foo with elements of Ty-foo's design, but were redesigned. This resemblance was closer in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, where they lacked the blue cheeks, and had pink lips. This design seems to have been entirely overwritten, as it is not present in the final game's data.[1]

Twisters later reappear in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit as obstacles in Tornado Tundra, where they slow down racers that make contact with them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たつまき
Spanish Torbellino[2] Whirlwind
French Tourbillon Whirlwind
Dutch Twister[3] -
German Wirbelwind Whirlwind
Italian Mulinello d'aria[4] Whirlwind
Portuguese (NOE) Tornado[5] Tornado
Russian Вихрь[6]
Chinese 龙卷风 (Simplified)
龍捲風 (Traditional)[7]


  1. ^ The Spriters Resource, comment by Random Talking Bush
  2. ^ Nintendo España. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16-05-2019. Youtube. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Nintendo Nederland. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16 mei 2019. Youtube. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. ^ NintendoItalia. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16/05/2019. Youtube. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Nintendo Portugal. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 15/05/2019. YouTube. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  6. ^ NintendoRU. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16/05/2019. Youtube??. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  7. ^ 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.