+ Clock

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+ Clock
Plus Clock Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
Description
A clock that comes in varying sizes and colors that adds more time to the Time Limit.

First appearance

Super Mario Bros. Special (1986)

Latest appearance

Dr. Mario World (2019)

Effect on player

Adds more seconds to the time limit.

The + Clock[1] (also called Plus Clock[citation needed] or simply Clock[2]) is an item that appears in some Mario platformers, where collecting it gives the player more time to complete a task.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. Special[edit]

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The item first appears in Super Mario Bros. Special, simply called "Clock," where it adds 100 units to the timer.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

A + Clock in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

+ Clocks appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, as a green clock with a knob on top, with the minute hand pointed at it. These appear in several Speedy Comet missions and add ten seconds to the player's time limit, which starts at either twenty or thirty seconds. The player must collect these in order to complete the level. They appear only in the Speedy Comet missions for Sky Station Galaxy, Bowser's Lava Lair, Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet, Bowser's Galaxy Generator, and Stone Cyclone Galaxy.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

+ Clocks reappear in Super Mario 3D Land with a similar purpose. They appear in two different colors: cyan and green. Cyan clocks refill 10 seconds of the time limit, while green clocks refill 100 seconds. They are rarer, especially the green clocks, than they were in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Additionally, the icon for the Time Limit in this game is a + Clock.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Both green and cyan + Clocks also appear in the Coin Rush mode of New Super Mario Bros. 2. The cyan clocks still add 10 seconds, but the green clocks add 50 seconds to the time limit when collected.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Green and cyan + Clocks both reappear in Super Mario 3D World, where they work as they did in Super Mario 3D Land. Both types of + Clocks reward the player 100 points.

Yoshi's Safari[edit]

Clocks reappear in Yoshi's Safari as items that add one minute to the player's timer when used during boss battles only. If not used during the battle, the player earns 6,000 bonus points to their high score.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong series[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again![edit]

Clocks sometimes spawn in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! during in Donkey Kong levels, where they can be collected by shooting a Mini Mario toy into them. Blue clocks add 30 seconds to the timer, while the gray fuming variety take 30 seconds away.

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move[edit]

Many + Clocks in Giant Jungle.

In Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, depending on the mode, the player can earn extra time. One way to earn time is to create a loop with the tiles as the Minis are running on it. In Giant Jungle, there are + Clocks scattered around the level.

Super Mario Party[edit]

Green + Clocks appear in the River Survival mode of Super Mario Party, where each one adds three seconds to the timer when collected. The Hard mode features blue + Clocks which add one second to the timer when collected.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

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Similar, deep-blue timers with constantly spinning hands appear in Yoshi's Crafted World.[3] They add 30 seconds to the timer.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

Some yellow + Clocks appears along with capsules and diamonds during Special Attack of Dr. Wario in Dr. Mario World.

Official profiles[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

  • Instruction manual: "Increases the amount of time remaining."

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

  • Instruction manual: "Grab one of these to add extra seconds to the timer."

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 時計[4]
Tokei
Clock
Spanish Reloj + + clock
French (NOE) Chrono + + Stopwatch
Dutch +-klok + Clock
German + Uhr + Clock
Italian Orologio + + Clock
Russian Часы +
Chasy +
Clock +

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 17.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Safari instruction booklet, page 18.
  3. ^ GameXplain. (March 13, 2019). We've Played a TON of Yoshi's Crafted World - PREVIEW (Level Design, Music, & More!). YouTube. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Yoshi no Road Hunting instruction booklet, page 19.