As seen in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
|Debut Appearance||Super Mario Bros. 3|
|Latest Appearance||Super Mario 3D Land|
Donut Lifts (or Donut Blocks) first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3. They are a type of platform that are round with a hole in the middle that makes them look like a donut. If Mario or Luigi stand on them for too long, they will start to descend before disappearing the pit. They should try to jump across the Donut Lifts as quick as possible to avoid losing them.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, its remake Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island and the sequel Yoshi's Island DS, would all contain Donut Lifts. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars would also see them featured in the game. They would adapt their platforming concept into the games isometric field gameplay. They could also be found in Super Princess Peach, New Super Mario Bros., Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They would do the same thing in each game while Super Princess Peach would see blue versions of the platform that drop almost immediately.
There would be Donut Lift-like platforms seen in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. They would be seen in Hazy Maze Cave, where there are lifts to help the player get Elevate for 8 Red Coins and the Underground Switch Star. They could also be found in Lethal Lava Land's volcano, at the top and with the moving platforms. In Rainbow Ride, the player would have to jump over them during the magic carpet ride and use some as a bridge to get to other parts of the course. There are long Donut Lifts in Guffawha Ruins in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and are seen in a cutscene for Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.
Donut Lifts would also be shaped in the form of mountain ledges and can be used for Mario to hang onto. If he walks over them, they will act like Donut Lifts and turn red before falling down. This version of the Donut Lift would only appear in World 4-3 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Donut Lifts will be appearing in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, Super Mario 3D Land.