Block (Super Mario RPG)

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars promotional artwork: a block
Artwork of a block

A block, also known as a Board,[1] is a yellow square-shaped panel that hovers above the ground and functions as a platform in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Blocks usually come in pairs. When Mario jumps onto one of the blocks, the other revolves around it. When Mario jumps to the next one, the platform he was previously standing on begins to revolve around the one he is currently standing on. Thus, these platforms can be used to cross lava-filled rooms or to reach treasure boxes that are too high for Mario to reach with his jumping ability. Not all blocks move at the same speed; some move quickly, while others move slowly. As such, Mario has to plan his jumps accordingly.

Other blocks that do not move in this way occasionally appear, such as in Dr. Topper's room and in Rose Way.

Blocks first appear in the level Bandit's Way in the Mushroom Kingdom. Many individuals have traveled to Bandit's Way to see the blocks for themselves.[2]

These blocks closely resemble the Rotating Blocks of Super Mario World and the Bike Pads of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボード
Italian Blocco[3]
Piastrella (Super Mario RPG)


  1. ^ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars English instruction booklet, page 16.
  2. ^ Pelland, Scott, and Kent Miller. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Player's Guide. Page 22. "The curious travel from all over to experience Bandit Way's gravity-defying platforms. The scientific principle behind these marvels remain unknown."
  3. ^ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Italian e-manual