Block Plaza

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Block Plaza
Block Plaza
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Cup(s) it Appears in Battle Mode
Based Upon Block Fort, Block City
Wi-Fi No longer available (Wii)
Music
MKW-Block-Plaza.oga
Course Map
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Mario competes in a Balloon Battle at Block Plaza.

Block Plaza is a battle course in Mario Kart Wii. This course appears to be based on Block Fort from Mario Kart 64 and Block City from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

The course features four character statues on the blocks with Mario on the red block, Luigi on the green block, Princess Peach on the blue block, and Princess Daisy on the yellow block. There is also a large purple block in the middle of the course with a giant cube statue to help drivers get from one block to another. As players race in the course, the statues and the small blocks will sink into the ground, leaving behind bottomless pits, similar to the sinking ground in Grumble Volcano. Various sprites from Super Mario Bros. can be seen in the sky. When playing as Mii, the heads of the main character's statues are replaced by Mii heads. Daisy and Peach are changed to female Mii heads, while Mario and Luigi are changed to male Miis.

Tournaments[edit]

Toad competes in the Block Plaza tournament.

A tournament took place on this battle course. The battle course was adjusted to look like a race track, and players competed in a time trial in an attempt to get the fastest possible time. Obstacles that appeared include barriers, Goombas, pipes, and oil slicks. On the third lap, the non-statue bearing platforms start to fall and disappear.

This was the first tournament for February 2009, and it was repeated as the first tournament for February 2011, the second tournament of May 2012, and the first tournament of August 2013. When the tournament was first introduced, the information for the second tournament of February 2009 at GBA Bowser Castle 3 was accidentally given.

Official descriptions[edit]

  • Official European website: "Don't spend too long looking at the impressive Mario statues or you might just find yourself falling down one of the well concealed drops that lie in wait for careless driver."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブロックひろば
Burokku Hiroba
Block Plaza
Spanish Plaza Cúbica Cubic Plaza
French Square Bloc Block Square
German Block-Plaza Block Plaza
Italian Piazza Blocchi Blocks Plaza
Korean 블록 광장
Beullok Gwangjang
Block Plaza