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Not to be confused with Tweester or Tornado.
Artwork of Boom Boom with wings on a Twister in the Super Mario 3D World game style from Super Mario Maker 2.
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
Tweester (Super Mario Galaxy)
“Kee hee hee! I cast a Twister spell in the desert. If you press B Button as you enter the Twister, you'll be thrown skyward!”
A Certain Mage, Super Mario Maker 2

Twisters are wind entities in Super Mario Maker 2. The main unit consists of a small, white sphere with eyes, and with the exception of the New Super Mario Bros. U style, they have small hair-like protrusions around their bodies.


Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Twisters debut in Super Mario Maker 2 as course elements in the gizmo category. They hover along the ground and spin around, producing their namesake Twister above them that can lift both the player and enemies. They can be pushed around by solid objects, such as Munchers or Hard Blocks moving on tracks, and can dissipate when the white bit is crushed between two surfaces. When they reach the end of the platform they are on, they turn around and do not fall from the platform.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

Twisters later reappear in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit as obstacles in Tornado Tundra and in the Blizzard environment, where they slow down racers that make contact with them. They retain their design from the New Super Mario Bros. U style of Super Mario Maker 2.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たつまき
Tornado; shared with tornado and one instance of Tweester
Chinese (Simplified) 龙卷风
Chinese (Traditional) 龍捲風
Dutch Twister -
French Tourbillon Whirlwind
German Wirbelwind Whirlwind
Italian Mulinello d'aria Whirlwind
Korean 회오리[1]
Portuguese (NOE) Tornado Tornado
Russian Вихрь
Spanish Torbellino Whirlwind


  • In some early trailer footage of Super Mario Maker 2, the white part of Twister had a cloudy appearance resembling a Foo with elements of Ty-foo's design.[2] This resemblance was closer in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, where they lacked the blue cheeks and had pink lips.[3] This design seems to have been entirely overwritten, as it is not present in the final game's data.[4]
  • This is the only unique entity which debuted in the Super Mario Maker games to make an appearance outside of them to date.


  1. ^ 한국닌텐도 공식 채널 (May 16, 2019). 슈퍼 마리오 메이커 2 Direct 2019.5.16. YouTube. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  2. ^ Nintendo (February 13, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Nintendo (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct 5.15.2019. YouTube. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  4. ^ The Spriters Resource, comment by Random Talking Bush. Retrieved July 1, 2019.