Eyerok

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Eyerok
Eyerok64.png
Eyerok in Super Mario 64.
Full Name Eyerok
Species Golem-like Spirit
First Appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart DS (2005)

“Who wake... ancient ones?”
Eyerok, Super Mario 64

Eyerok is a golem-like entity who appears as a boss in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. It is composed of two massive, stone hands with eyeballs in the palms. Its name a portmanteau of "eye" and "rock."

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64[edit]

In Super Mario 64, Eyerok is the boss of Shifting Sand Land and resides in the central pyramid, where it guards one of the Power Stars. Its chamber is a platform with a pit on three sides, which is inside a large red brick block in the pyramid. It slams down its fists and tries to push the player off of the platform. When hit, the player will lose three bars in the power meter. The player must punch Eyerok's eyes (located in its palms) enough times to destroy each hand, at which point the stone monstrosity is defeated.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

In Super Mario 64 DS, Eyerok makes an appearance. Like in its original appearance, it appears in Shifting Sand Land during the Stand Tall On The Four Pillars mission. When Mario enters its chamber and disturbs it, the two engage in battle. Eyerok's strategy remains unchanged: attacking Mario while leaving an eye exposed.

It is possible to get into Eyerok's chamber through an alternate way with Luigi by backflipping off of the cube Eyerok resides in, punching the brick covering the hole, and entering the chamber.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Eyerok also appears in Mario Kart DS as the second boss in Mission Mode. It appears in the Sand Arena. There are three Item Boxes here which contain Green Shells. Eyerok moves up and down trying to dodge these shells. After being hit one time, it jumps around while making fists. Then, it opens its fists, exposing its eyes. After being hit a second time, it stomps around again. After being hit a third time, Eyerok is defeated.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

The appearance of Eyerok in the Super Mario-Kun

Eyerok appears in one of the Super Mario-Kun comics. It appears on the cover of the sixteenth issue, which is based on Super Mario 64. As such, its role throughout the comic mimics its role in the game. Though more Super Mario 64 issues exist, Eyerok only appears in one. Mario attempts to attack it, even by farting on it, but Eyerok just pokes or smacks him with both hands. After finding out that the eye is the weak point, Mario takes measures to make them open their eyes and then defeats them.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イワンテ
Iwante
"Iwa" (岩, rock) and "te" (手, hand).
Spanish Tutanmanón Portmanteau of the words Tutankhamun and "mano", Spanish for "hand".
French Cyrock
German Zyklaps Portmanteau of Zyklop (Cyclops) and Klaps (slap)
Italian Rocciocchio From roccia (rock) and occhio (eye)
Korean 바위손
Bawi-son
Translation of the Japanese name

Trivia[edit]

  • If Mario stands on the tomb containing the Power Star, Eyerok will keep banging on the ground with its fists until Mario gets off the tomb.
  • Eyerok's behavior during the battle is somewhat similar to the behavior of Bouldergeist's hands when it uses them to attack Mario during the second half of the battle in the Ghostly Galaxy and the Boss Blitz Galaxy.
  • Eyerok mentions that it has been sleeping forever, but Bowser says he gave the stars to his troops in the walls.
  • A boss known as Gohdan in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker shares similarities to Eyerok.