Who needs a trampoline when you've got fungus!
You're a character in a video game, and you need to climb up a cliff. But unfortunately, you have no climbing skills whatsoever. You have no trampolines, jetpacks, or flying animals. So what do you do? Easy, just go find a mushroom!
In short, mushrooms in video games which can be used as trampolines and springboards.
See also Springs Springs Everywhere
, Trampoline Tummy
, Cobweb Trampoline
and Gelatinous Trampoline
The Trope Namer
is Springy Spores, from Donkey Kong Country Returns
- There are some mushrooms to bounce on in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
- Fungi Forest's mushrooms in Donkey Kong 64.
- There's only one mushroom in Dizzy The Adventurer, and it serves this purpose.
- In Sly 2: Band Of Thieves, there are mushrooms you can bounce on around Rajan's jungle base.
- Found in Eternal Daughter. There, however, are also fake ones that bite you.
- The track Mushroom Gorge Mario Kart Wii has mushrooms you can bounce on.
- Sonic and Knuckles has giant bouncy mushrooms in Mushroom Hill Zone.
- Alice: Madness Returns has the "Amanita Muscaria" within Wonderland of different cosmetic varieties that rigidly shoots Alice upwards almost vertically regardless of the angle of landing onto the mushroom.
- The Forbidden Forest in LEGO Harry Potter has them.
- In the Madagascar video game, there was a minigame where you had to jump on bouncy, multicolored mushrooms in a certain order. On a later level, Alex was chasing you and at one point he is seen jumping on a mushroom.
- Seen in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, if only at the end of the shrinking animation on tree stumps.
- Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2.
- There was a Sega Genesis game called The Aquatic Games that was part of the James Pond series. It had a variant of this involving sea sponges used in a gymnastics level.
- The Flash game Nelly.
- This Touhou fan video, shows Marisa climbing a hill by jumping between abnormally large mushrooms.
- Angry Birds: Rio has bouncy mushrooms in the jungle levels.