Bonus block

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Bonus block
Artwork of a Bonus Block from Super Mario World
Artwork from Super Mario World
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2001)
“Try striking a bonus block AFTER you have found at least 30 coins in an area...”
Message Block in Butter Bridge 1, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
SMW Bonusblock.png

A bonus block (initially stylized as Bonus Block)[1][2] is a special green block with a white star on it that appears in certain levels of Super Mario World and its reissue. If Mario or Luigi collects at least 30 coins in a level and then hits the block, a 1-Up Mushroom pops out as a reward. If either brother does not have at least 30 coins, he obtains only a single coin. Some levels this block can be found in are Yoshi's Island 3, Donut Ghost House, Donut Plains 3, Vanilla Secret 3, Butter Bridge 1, and Chocolate Island 3.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボーナスブロック[3]
Bōnasu Burokku
Bonus Block

French Bloc de bonus[8]
Bonus Block
German Bonusblock
Bonus Block
Italian Blocco di Bonus[5]
Mattone bonus[6]
Blocco Bonus[7]
Bonus Block
Bonus brick
Bonus Block
Portuguese Bloco Bônus
Bonus Block
Spanish Bloque de Bonus[4][page number needed]
Bonus Block


  1. ^ (1991). Super Mario World instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 22.
  2. ^ (August 1991). Mario Mania. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 49.
  3. ^ Super Mario World Japanese instruction booklet (fold-out)
  4. ^ Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Spanish instruction booklet.
  5. ^ Super Mario World Italian instruction booklet. Page 22.
  6. ^ Nintendo. Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 European instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (British English). Page 109.
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 61.
  8. ^ Super Mario World French instruction booklet. Page 22.