Jump pads

Other (objects, etc.) entity

Objects, surfaces or merely areas that bounce the player and possibly other objects and characters off them forcibly high in the air, often used to reach otherwise inaccessible locations.

106
games
26
platforms

Alternate names: Bouncers, Springs, Catapults

The first video game about Jump pads was released in 1982.

Nintendo, Chucklefish and 2K Games has published most of these games

See also: trampolines
These are essentially a variation of accelerators that give instantaneous boost in more or less upward direction (or away from the surface they're attached to rather than along it like most other accelerators).
The character may also be able to contact the platform repeatedly to build up height and/or speed

Often accompanied by a comical spring sound when used regardless of appearance.

Parent groups

Accelerators, Platformer elements

Platforms

Windows 35
Linux 14
NES 7
Mac OS X 7
X360 5
PS4 4
Famicom Disk System 4
PS3 4
SNES 3
ColecoVision 2
GBA 2
Atari 2600 2
MS-DOS 2
Wii 2
Arcade 2
Intellivision 1
Wii U 1
Coleco Adam 1
X68000 1
C64 1
Atari 7800 1
PS Vita 1
Xbox One 1
Atari 400/800 1
Apple IIGS 1
Nintendo DS 1

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