Baddie Box

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Not to be confused with Baddie Block.
Baddie Box
Baddie Box SM3DW Prima.jpg
Description
A green block with yellow borders and red Bowser symbols printed on its sides.

First appearance

Super Mario 3D Land (2011)

Latest appearance

Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Effect on player

Release infinite enemies when Mario is near.
Baddie Boxes releasing Goombas in World 2-4.
A Baddie Box in Bob-ombs Below releasing a Bob-omb in Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork of a Baddie Box from Super Mario 3D Land.

Baddie Boxes[1][2] are Blocks appearing in Super Mario 3D Land. They are dark olive-green boxes with dark yellow borders and Bowser's emblem in red printed on its sides. When approached, the Bowser symbols will pulse red (doing so only three times before opening in Super Mario 3D World) and the box will release an enemy, though they will stop creating enemies if they have released three that are still on-screen. Defeating these enemies will cause the box to generate more to replace them.

They are semi-rare, featured in World 2-4, World 5-Castle Icon.png, Special 1-3, and Special 8-3. These blocks release two kinds of enemies: Goombas in World 2-4 and Special 1-3, and Dry Bones in World 5-Castle and Special 8-3. They can be destroyed by the White Tanooki or Statue forms, or while Mario is invincible, although Baddie Boxes are typically found above hazards such as an abyss or lava.

A glitch can occur when White Tanooki Mario ground pounds; it prevents him from falling through the box, which explodes, and the game starts to lag. This glitch can be done by Statue Mario or Luigi in Special 1-3, for example, because the Baddie Boxes are sitting on a platform instead.

Baddie Boxes return in Super Mario 3D World, though they only appear in Bob-ombs Below, Bowser's Bob-omb Brigade and Super Block Land, and they only release Bob-ombs. They can also be destroyed by Lucky Cat Mario.

These boxes are similar to the enemy-releasing pipes and jars in the 2D Mario and Yoshi games, though those usually cannot be destroyed.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Generator Enemy[3]
(internal)
敵ボックス[4]
Kataki Bokkusu
Enemy Generator

Enemy Box
Spanish (NOE) Caja de Bowser Bowser's box
German Gegner-Box Enemy box

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 11.
  2. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 18.
  3. ^ Super Mario 3D Land / Super Mario 3D World internal filename (GeneratorEnemy)
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 185 and 233.