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Not to be confused with Blockstopper!.
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Blocksteppers[citation needed] are enemies first appearing in Super Mario 3D World. They are red blocks with feet and cornet-like mouths. They also wear brown soldier hats.

Double Mario and several Blocksteppers

Blocksteppers appear in various levels, always marching in groups of two or more. They can be defeated by a single jump, scratch, tail whip, fireball, or other projectiles. However, defeating one from the group will scatter the group and cause them run around frantically in panic. After few seconds, they will act in unison and angrily chase after the player.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マーチ[1]


  • Blocksteppers make a very similar sound to a Pikmin when they are undisturbed and chanting.
  • Their name is a combination of "block", which they resemble, and "lockstep", referring to their synchronized marching formation.


  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 227.