Alongside mushrooms, gelatin molds, and fat people's stomachs, another common item that can be used as a trampoline is a cobweb. It depends on whether or not there will be a spider inhabiting it, just as long as the cobweb is facing upward or slightly tilted to the side, but not too much.
In fiction, spider webs make excellent trampolines, though in Real Life, this is not the case. You can expect this to show up in media, particularly Video Games.
- From The Last Continent:
Rincewind: I don't mind putting my hand up to killing a few spiders. But it was me or them, I mean some of those come at you at head height —Scrappy: You changed history.Rincewind: Oh, come on, a few spiders don't make that much difference, some of them were using their webs as trampolines, it was a case of "boing" and next moment —
- In the first Bubsy game Claws Encounters Of The Furry Kind, Bubsy comes across these kinds of spiderwebs in Levels 13, 14, and 15 in the jungle stage.
- The Legend of Zelda:
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap has cobwebs in some dungeons that will bounce Link off them. You normally need to clear them away with the Gust Jar.
- In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link can do this on the large central cobweb in the Deku Tree until he jumps from higher up, at which point it breaks and lets you into the basement levels.
- Averted completely in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: If Link touches the cobwebs, he takes damage.
- In Musashi Samurai Legend, you can bounce on certain webs in order to jump higher.
- Pandemonium!, being a platformer, features those.
- In Disney's Aladdin: Nasira's Revenge for the PlayStation, there's a level in an oasis where you can use the large webs from the resident large spiders as trampolines. Subverted in the Boss Battle of that level: You fight a colossal spider on a web, and you can't jump nor run on it.
- Rayman 2 has several spider-webs off which Rayman must bounce, to go alongside with the webs that he can climb. The spiders that made the webs even come out to attack you, in some locations.
- The Ed, Edd n Eddy game "Scam of the Century" features this.
- In the PC game Donald Duck Goin' Quackers, there are cobweb trampolines in the Haunted House-themed levels.
- In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, one of the boxed animals that you can ride is an enormous spider, whose special move is to spit out perfect round spiderwebs, which can be frozen in mid-air and used as trampolines.
- Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy used this in a mine level infested with insects.
- In Pokémon X and Y, Santalune City's gym has humongous bouncy spiderwebs that the player must traverse on as it's puzzle.
- In Sonic Riders, gigantic cobwebs appear at the end of Green Cave and White Cave, which bounce the racers back to the start/finish line.
- The Prague levels in Sly 2: Band of Thieves have these.
- Used in several Forbidden Forest levels in LEGO Harry Potter.
- Bug has one small section of the spider-filled Arachnia where the titular character has to jump on these as springboards.
- One of the powers granted by the Spider ability in Kirby Star Allies is creating such a trampoline for allies to jump on.