Wobble Rock

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Wobble Rock
Sprite of a Wobble Rock in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Sprite of a Wobble Rock in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)

Wobble Rocks are a type of rock platform originating from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They wobble from left to right when the player stands towards one of its edges.

History[edit]

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

Rolling rocks[1] first appears in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They are rock platforms balancing on the tip of a pillar, and when one is landed on, will begin weighing over to the side it was landed on, eventually falling over. Only one appears each at the start of Raphael The Raven's Castle and Kamek's Revenge, after a sequence of similar-looking pillars outside.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Wobble Rock in Yoshi's New Island

A few Wobble Rocks appear in Yoshi's New Island, specifically in certain areas in the level Cruise the Clouds. They behave the same as in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and the New Super Mario Bros. sub-series, but come in two sizes.

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Wobble Rocks return in New Super Mario Bros., behaving the same as in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They only appear in World 8-5.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Wobble Rocks reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, behaving the same as in New Super Mario Bros., though they can now be re-balanced by standing on the side opposite where they were weighted down. They only appear in World 8-1.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Wobble Rocks appear yet again in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Their behavior is largely unchanged from its past appearances. They appear only in the level Walking Piranha Plants!, though they also play major roles in the challenges Balancing Act and Wobble and Rock. Wobble Rocks are among the few objects that do not return in New Super Luigi U.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

Teetering platforms similar to Wobble Rocks appear in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in Crumble Cavern, where they are constantly pushed from left to right by periodically overfalling streams of water.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a giant Wobble Rock comprises the Rock-Candy Mines portion of the Mushroom Kingdom U stage.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グラグラ岩 / ぐらぐらいわ[2]
Guragura Iwa
Wobble Rock
Italian Roccia instabile Unstable rock
Korean 흔들흔들바위
Heundeul Heundeul Bawi
Wobble Rock

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 98.
  2. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック ヨッシー New アイランド」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Yoshi's New Island), page 220.