Ice Block

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Sprite of an Ice Block from Yoshi's Island DS.

Ice Blocks are frozen versions of regular Blocks in various Mario games. They are similar to the Grab Blocks from Super Mario World.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]


Ice Blocks appear in World 4 of Super Mario Bros. 2. They act as slippery platforms. If the character jumps below one, he or she will pass through it, an ability that did not appear in later games.

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

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The ungrabbable Ice Blocks.

In Super Mario Bros. 3, if a Buster Beetle gets its hands on one, it will throw it at high speeds towards Mario or Luigi. If the player picks one up, he can only hold it for a short time before it disappears. When thrown, it can defeat enemies in one hit, not having to throw multiple ones at them.

Another rarer Ice Block also exists, it is transparent and can be melted by fireballs from Mario/Luigi's Fire form. Some contain coins, while others contain Munchers. Lastly, there are Ice Blocks that are just slippery platforms; these Ice Blocks come in normal size (about the size of a Brick Block) and giant size (about the size of four Brick Blocks). All appear mostly in Ice Land.

Super Mario World[edit]


A few Ice Blocks make a small appearance in the level Awesome of the Special World. In this game, none can be picked up, because they all are slippery platforms. They appear as light blue Rotating Blocks. The grabbing function of the block is incorporated into Grab Blocks.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Several ice blocks in Sirena Beach's special stage.

In Super Mario Sunshine, they exclusively appear in (with the exception of the Delfino Airstrip) in special stages as transparent blocks emanating an icy mist. They can be melted with F.L.U.D.D..

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Yoshi melting an Ice Block in Super Mario 64 DS.

In Super Mario 64 DS, they appear in ice-themed levels such as Cool, Cool Mountain and Snowman's Land. They can only be melted with Yoshi's fire breath once he acquires a Power Flower.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]


In New Super Mario Bros., they are once again slippery platforms. They are found in World 5.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

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In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, there are five types of Ice Blocks: Ice Blocks that consist of enemies frozen by an Ice Flower, blocks that can be picked up and thrown at enemies in World 3 (they can't hurt players, unlike Barrels), a type of Snake Block called Ice Snake Blocks that only appear in World 3's castle, the giant blocks (in the same level mentioned) that can only be destroyed using Bob-ombs, and the blocks that only appear in World 9-7, which can be melted with fireballs from a Fire Flower or enemy. Like in Super Mario World, these can contain Munchers.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Ice Blocks are found in World 4.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

A row of Fire Piranha Plants melting some Ice Blocks in New Super Mario Bros. U.

Ice Blocks also appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. They once again act as platforms, but some can also act as an obstacle to the player because the Fire Piranha Plants cause them to fall, and can instantly squish Mario, killing him in one hit. These blocks are in the level Piranha Plants on Ice.

Yoshi series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

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In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, they serve as slippery obstacles that cannot be picked up, but can be melted by Yoshi's fire breath after eating a Super Red Watermelon, Podoboo, or Pyro Guy. Some Ice Blocks hide items. In this game, the blocks simply look like a block of ice.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

In Yoshi's Island DS, they retain their role from the original Yoshi's Island, however they can only be melted by Baby Bowser and Scorchits, although the latter can melt some Baby Bowser can't.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Ice Blocks appear in Super Mario Maker, although they only appear as slippery platforms in all four level styles and therefore cannot be picked up. They also cannot be melted with fire. They are given new sprites for the Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario World styles.

Nintendo Badge Arcade[edit]

Ice Blocks from the Super Mario World style of Super Mario Maker appear as collectible badges in Nintendo Badge Arcade.