Blue Coin Block

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The Blue Coin Block,[1] also called Blue Coin switch[2] and Blue Switch[3] (or blue Switch[4]), is an object found in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS.

When Mario finds a Blue Coin Block and ground-pounds it, Blue Coins show up nearby. Mario has a short time to gather the Blue Coins, after which they disappear. The block cannot be reused. The number of Blue Coins that appear varies with each course, ranging from two to ten or more; they are often necessary to obtain the 100-coin Power Star from the levels they appear in. During the time that Blue Coins appear on the screen, a timer can be heard, which ticks faster when the time is running out. Due to its role, it is comparable to the Switch Block, except that it does not change coins into Brick Blocks and vice versa.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スイッチ[5]
Ao Koin no Burokku
Ao Koin Burokku

Blue Coin Block

Blue Coin Block


  1. ^ "Break open a Blue Coin Block by Pounding the Ground with the Z Button." - Sign in Whomp's Fortress, Super Mario 64
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 English instruction booklet, page 18.
  3. ^ The Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 8.
  4. ^ "Ground-pound blue Switches to make blue coins appear." - Sign in Whomp's Fortress, Super Mario 64 DS
  5. ^ Super Mario 64 Japanese instruction booklet, page 18.
  6. ^ 「あおコインのブロックをジャンプちゅうにZボタン『ヒップドロップ』でぶっつぶすとあおコインがでてきます。」 - Sign in Whomp's Fortress, Super Mario 64
  7. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 64 section, page 91.