When using the Propeller Hammer, Amy jumps into and pulls out her Piko Piko Hammer. She then begins swirling around with her Piko Piko Hammer in a manner similar to a Helicopter rotor, which allows her to hover over gabs and bottomless pits. This flight ability only last for a few seconds however, before it no longer can be sustained and Amy will drop down. This is done in gameplay by holding down the A/X button in mid-jump. When using the Propeller Hammer, Amy leaves a trail of pink hearts.
The traveling distance of the Propeller Hammer can be increased however, by performing a sequence of moves; first use the Propeller Hammer, then use the Tornado Jump before running out of flight, then resume the use of the Propeller Hammer, etc.
- The Propeller Hammer serves as a substitute for the Triangle Jump, which Amy is unable to perform.