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This article is about Boards in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. For information about the Boards in Super Mario Galaxy, see Boards (Super Mario Galaxy).
Concept artwork of a Board.

A Board[1] is a square-shaped yellow platform that hovers above the ground. It is found in the game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Boards usually come in pairs. When Mario jumps on one of the platforms the other one revolves around it. When Mario jumps to the next Board, the platform he was previously standing one begins to revolve around the one he is currently standing on. Thus, these platforms can be used to cross lava-filled rooms or to reach Treasure Boxes that are too high for Mario to reach with his jumping ability. Not all Boards move the same speed; some move fast while others move slow. As such, Mario has to plan his jumps accordingly. The exact scientific reason for why Boards operate the way they do is unknown.[2]

Other boards that do not move in this way occasionally appear, such as in Dr. Topper's Room and Rose Way.

Boards first appeared in the level Bandit's Way in the world Mushroom Kingdom. Despite being a haven for crooks and thugs, many people from all over the world have traveled to Bandit's Way to experience these gravity-defying Boards in person.[2]

Boards look similar to (and may be designed after) the Rotating Blocks of Super Mario World. Additionally, the Bike Pads of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga also look very similar to Boards.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボード[3]


  1. ^ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars English instruction booklet, pg. 16
  2. ^ a b Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Nintendo Player's Guide, page 22.
  3. ^ Super Mario RPG Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 16