Crazed Crate

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A Crazed Crate in Big Boo's Haunt.

A Crazed Crate[1][2] is a block found in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.

A Crazed Crate is a beige box, similar in appearance to a standard Block, with the same worried face on each side of it. If Mario grabs a Crazed Crate, the box bounces around three times in the direction Mario is facing, with the plumber holding on. The jumps get progressively higher. After the last jump, the crate explodes and five Coins appear. Crazed Crates can also bounce off of walls, which will not count as one of the three bounces. Crazed Crates appear in Big Boo's Haunt, Tall Tall Mountain, Lethal Lava Land, and Shifting Sand Land. In all levels listed, only one appears, except for Shifting Sand Land, where there are two.

Several Crazed Crates in Bowser Land.

Many Crazed Crates also appear in a Mario Party minigame called Box Mountain Mayhem where the player has to break all of the Blocks to get Coins; however, if they hit a Crazed Crate, the player does not get a Coin and is moved away from the blocks. They are mistakenly called "Whomp Boxes" in the English version.

They return for a cameo in the Mario Party 2 board, Bowser Land.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パッタブロック[3][4]
Pattaburokku
From onomatopoeia for a flapping sound and block; effectively Flight Block or Parablock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grabbing a Crazed Crate in a course like Lethal Lava Land would seem to be an insane thing to do, given that there's a good chance the crate will take you for a wild ride out into the lava." - Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 63.
  2. ^ "Be careful when you grab the Crazed Crate at the beginning of the course. It can take you out into the quicksand if you grab it from the wrong angle." - Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 69.
  3. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64完全クリアガイド」 (Super Mario 64 Kanzen Clear Guide)
  4. ^ Japanese Mario Party gameplay