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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)
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“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!”
Kamek, Super Mario Maker 2

Twisters are wind-producing entities in Super Mario Maker 2. They are small white spheres with eyes, and in the game's 2D styles, 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 a large tornado 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 fall off-screen when 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.

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]

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.


Names in other languages[edit]

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


  • This is the only unique entity which debuted in the Super Mario Maker games to make an appearance outside of them.


  1. ^ The Spriters Resource, comment by Random Talking Bush. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  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, 2021.
  6. ^ NintendoRU. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16/05/2019. Youtube??. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Nintendo España. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16-05-2019. Youtube. Retrieved May 20, 2019.