Board (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars)

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Concept artwork of a Board

A Board[1], also called a block, is a square-shaped yellow platform that hovers above the ground. It is found in the game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Boards usually come in pairs. When Mario jumps on one of the platforms the other one revolves around it. When Mario jumps to the next Board, the platform he was previously standing one 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 Boards move the same speed; some move fast while others move slow. As such, Mario has to plan his jumps accordingly.

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

Boards first appeared in the level Bandit's Way in the world Mushroom Kingdom. Many individuals have traveled to Bandit's Way to see the Boards for themselves.[2]

Boards 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[3]


  1. ^ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars English instruction booklet, pg. 16
  2. ^ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Nintendo Player's Guide, page 22.
  3. ^ Super Mario RPG Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 16