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A Brick Block, sometimes simply known as a Brick, is a block that has made an appearance in nearly every Super Mario game to date. As its name implies, Brick Blocks are blocks made of bricks.
In most Super Mario games since Super Mario Bros., Mario can only break this block as Super Mario or another form of Super Mario, such as Fire Mario or Cape Mario. Brick Blocks can be broken in many ways (usually just by jumping into them); they give the player ten points (fifty in Super Mario Bros.). If Small Mario hits a Brick Block, it just bounces up slightly. However, if Brick Blocks contain an item, they work just like ? Blocks, as the item pops out and the block turns into a Used Block. Either way, any enemies walking on the block will be injured. Rotating Blocks replaced Brick Blocks in Super Mario World.
Brick Blocks may contain the following:
In Super Mario Sunshine, Brick Blocks appear again, in the secret levels. However, they are otherwise no different from their earlier counterparts. Starting with New Super Mario Bros., Brick Blocks can also be Ground Pounded to break them.
In Super Mario 64 DS, generic Blocks are re-skinned to resemble Brick Blocks, though they behave the same as in Super Mario 64. This visual change does not affect Crates. They can be broken by most of Mario, Luigi, and Wario's attacks. There is also a large, black variation of the block that can only be broken by Wario. Yoshi cannot break any Brick Block unless he is under the effects of a Super Mushroom.
In Super Princess Peach, they have various appearances, like Rotating Blocks and Egg Blocks, though they work as they do in the Super Mario Galaxy games. Darker and sturdier variations also appear; these blocks can only be broken by Poundbrella.
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