Assisted Midair
Difficulty Intermediate
Works With Shells
Game Styles

The Assisted Midair is an intermediate trick used in Super Mario Maker. This trick mimics the Midair Shell Jump without having to perform the same input.

How It Works

When Mario kicks a shell while traveling at a high speed he is able to catch up to the shell while in midair and bounce off it.

Basic Assisted Midair

Normal Spin
Assisted Midair
Assisted Midair (Spin)



If Mario is being pushed by the autoscroll he is able to throw a shell and then slowly catch up to it in midair. If Mario is also being pushed by a conveyor he is able to immediately bounce off the shell.

Normal Conveyor
Assisted Midair (Autoscroll)
Assisted Midair (Conveyor Autoscroll)


Note: This is partially patched on levels created after version ?
Mario is able to delay bouncing off the shell if he kicks the shell forward and then performs an air twirl while falling.


Grinder / Bumper Speed Boost

If Mario throws a shell forward and then immediately hits a Grinder (while he is wearing a shellmet) or a Bumper he is able to slowly catch up to the shell in midair.

Assisted Midair (Grinder Speed Boost)

Reverse Momentum

This is done by throwing the shell upwards have having momentum in one direction and then immediately kicking it in the opposite direction.

Assisted Midair (Reverse Momentum)

Spring Assisted

If Mario throws a shell upwards just before he hits a sideways spring he is able to bounce off the shell in midair.


Yoshi Dismount

By doing a Yoshi Slow Spit the shell will be close enough for Mario to land on when he ditches Yoshi. This is only possible if Mario hits a ceiling after dismounting Yoshi, or by doing a Flutter Jump when in the New Super Mario Bros. U game style.

Ceiling Flutter (20)
Yoshi Assisted Midair (Flutter)

See Also

Shell Jump

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Item Tech

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Enemy Tech

Bob-omb ElevatorBob-omb RidingBob-omb Timer ResetChanging an Enemy's DirectionCoin Block ClipFalling Bob-omb Spin JumpFalling Enemy JumpFireball Bob-omb StallingFrozen Beach Koopa GlitchMeow DiveMidair Enemy JumpMidair Spin JumpMoving a Stationary EnemyOffscreen Enemy BypassReshelled KoopaRocky Wrench Wall JumpSilent SpinThwomp BypassThwomp POW JumpThwomp Stack Spin JumpThwomp Star Jump

Power-up Tech

Boot Hover JumpCape Damage BoostCape Dive BombDiagonal DropkickFalling Yoshi MountFire FloaterFire Flower Wall ClimbFlight StorageGrinder BypassLift ReleaseMulticapingPink Coin DuplicationPower-Up Invincibility Frames JumpPropeller CancelShellmet TechSpin FlyYoshi Back TongueYoshi Damage BoostYoshi Dismount (1st Frame) • Yoshi Double JumpYoshi Eating Blocks GlitchYoshi Slow SpitYoshi Spin Jump Mount

Other Tech

1st Frame Jump (Door) • Air StallingBumper BypassCrouch StorageDonut Speed TechGround Pound (CancelCancel JumpPlatform) • Hidden Block BypassInvincibility GlitchJoystick Exclusive TechLevel Start Frame JumpMidair InputMoonwalkingNote Block ClipNote Block Spin JumpObject BypassingOne Block High Gap JumpOne Block Gap BypassOne-Sided Wall JumpOne-Way Wall BypassPartial Spike ClipPause BufferingPause TechPipe Exit Frame JumpPipe Re-EntryPixel JumpScreen Scroll ManipulationSlow FallSmall Jump GlitchSpin JumpTriple Jump (Phantom Jump) • Uncrouch Pipe EntryUnderwater Spike Door EntryVine ClipWall Clip (FullPartial) • White Block Easter Egg JumpWiimote Jump