Ball 'n' Chain
|Ball 'n' Chain|
|Debut Appearance||Super Mario World|
|Latest Appearance||Super Mario 3D Land|
The Ball 'n' Chain is a spiked ball that is attached to a chain that swings on a pivot. Bowser uses them as weapons against any invaders, but Mario or Luigi are able to stand on the brick in the center to avoid being hit. They can also use the Spin Jump to bounce off the spiked ball without getting hurt. They are usually found in castles and fortresses in Super Mario World.
They would make a brief appearance in the Super Mario World cartoons in the episode "Send in the Clown". Mario would be travelling through Neon Castle and barely avoid being hit by a Ball 'n' Chain that drops from above.
New Super Mario Bros. would have them as an obstacle in World 7's Castle. They would still include the block and one would have a Star Coin. They could also rotate widly on the end of their chain. They would return in New Super Mario Bros. Wii in a secret area of Wendy's Castle and Lemmy's Fortress. These ones could only be defeated by a use of a Starman.
In Super Mario 3D Land, they appear in purple with yellow spikes and chain. They are not linked to any shackles as they just spin making pendulum movements.
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