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Wind is a mechanic that appears in some of the Mario games as an obstacle. While wind itself cannot hurt the player, it can blow them into an enemy or a pit.
Super Mario series
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
In Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, wind appears for the first time as one of the game's new special features. It is represented by floating leaves. While it is dangerous at times, it is needed to clear a few gaps in some levels. Some of these gaps are so big that crossing them requires the player to use a combination of trampolines, wind, and bouncing off of one or more enemies. Wind is not present in the Super Mario Bros. Deluxe versions of the levels, requiring changes to some of them.
Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
In some levels of Super Mario 64 and its DS remake, such as Cool, Cool Mountain, Tall, Tall Mountain, Tiny-Huge Island, and the DS-exclusive Chief Chilly Challenge, there are upward gusts of wind that can carry the player over a gap. Horizontal wind also appears in a few of these areas and a few more, such as Snowman's Land and Rainbow Ride, and can push the player into a gap or other obstacle instead. In addition, a cloud enemy called Fwoosh guards the entrance to the slide on Tall, Tall Mountain; it will attempt to blow the player away as they cross. These gusts of wind, as well as those of the Snowman's Land snowman, can also blow the character's cap away. One wind gust in Chief Chilly Challenge is so strong that only Metal Wario can get past it.
Super Mario Galaxy
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Wind reappears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It only appears in World 2-4, where it can blow Coins around the level, and can be noticed by the sand that it carries along the way. Enemies in the level will turn against the wind when it comes and won't move until it goes away. It can also push the player right, though Mario can crouch to stand still. Like in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, it is needed to reach certain parts of the level, mainly one of the Star Coins.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
In Super Mario Galaxy 2, wind is blown by windmills in Honeybloom Galaxy, Cloudy Court Galaxy, and Grandmaster Galaxy. The clouds created by Cloud Mario can be carried by the gust, thus reaching far away locations.
Super Mario 3D World
Wind appears in Super Mario 3D World, where it is blown by the Ty-foo enemies in the levels Ty-Foo Flurries and Gigantic Seasick Wreck. A small gust of wind is seen in the former level, being blown under an abyss that contains a Green Star.
Super Mario Odyssey
Wind appears in Super Mario Odyssey. Some gusts of wind will send Mario high into the air. A hidden area found post-game in the Cascade Kingdom has wind that blows intermittently, which can push Mario off the ground. Mario can throw Cappy at this wind, which will blow Cappy in the direction the wind is facing, and is used to activate Lever Switches that would normally be unreachable. Ty-foos also reappear, and can be captured in order to blow away enemies and certain platforms.
Super Mario Maker 2
In Super Mario Maker 2, wind blows in the desert theme at night, and functions mostly the same way it did in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, except that it can change direction.
Donkey Kong (Game Boy)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, wind appears and features prominently in two courses: Gusty Glade, where it is used to jump over long holes or hinder the player by blowing them into unwanted directions; and Windy Well, where the wind blows upward and lifts the Kongs to high platforms. Wind also appears in the Squawks and Squitter portion of the level Animal Antics. In this game, the wind is represented by leaves, much like in The Lost Levels.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, wind appears on some levels in the Subspace Emissary, such as The Wilds, The Swamp, The Battleship Halberd Exterior and The Glacial Peak. It blows like normal wind to the side, but it also blows upward in the swamp. The stage Pokémon Stadium 2 will sometimes blow wind upwards, causing it to take longer to get down. The PictoChat stage also features drawn wind blown to the left. Since Green Greens returns from Super Smash Bros. Melee, so does the wind on the stage. The Borboras, enemies in the Subspace Emissary, also blow wind. Ridley can produce wind from his wings during his boss fight.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
In the 3DS version of the game, wind occurs in the Paper Mario stage when the Fan appears, blowing fighters to the right, and wind can also occur in PictoChat 2. In the returning downloadable Dream Land stage for both games, Whispy Woods once again attempts to blow fighters off the stage.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi Touch & Go
Wind reappears in the Nintendo DS game Yoshi Touch & Go, where it can blow randomly in some areas, and can be produced by blowing into the microphone, or. It can cause all the created platforms to disappear.
Yoshi's Island DS
Paper Mario series
Super Paper Mario
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Mario Kart 7
Wind appears in Mario Kart 7 on several courses, such as Mario Circuit and Rock Rock Mountain. It is often blown out of pipes and can push the player around. It can also be used for the elevation of a glider. The Screaming Pillars in DK Jungle blow wind that pushes the player back.
Mario Golf series
Wind is a factor to consider when planning shots in Mario Golf games. Its speed and direction will influence where the ball will land.