Boo Block

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Boo Block
PinkBoo.jpg
Artwork of a Boo Block from Super Mario Sunshine
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Boo
Comparable
Red Boo

A Boo Block[1][2] (originally known as a Boo Buddy Block[3], also known as a Block Boo[2][4]) is a type of Boo capable of transforming into a block called a Ghost Block[3] when threatened.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

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Boo Buddy Blocks first appear in Super Mario World. When looked at, it seems to be a normal, gray block, though with a unique stone design. When Mario takes his eyes off it, however, it slowly begins to transform into a Boo and follow him. They are actually required to clear a certain Ghost House, Choco-Ghost House, as Mario must lure them towards him, turn around, and jump on and leap off them to reach a high ledge, where the exit door awaits.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

A Pink Boo in block form.

In Super Mario Sunshine, Boo Blocks are known as Pink Boos[5] in English, and bear a resemblance to Red Boos due to their color. Like normal Boos in this game, they do not care in Mario looks at them, instead only turning into a Ghost Block if sprayed with F.L.U.D.D.'s water or a Yoshi's juice. The Ghost Block looks very similar to Yoshi Platforms, though their eyes can still be seen on one side. After a lengthy period of time, they revert to their normal form. When not a block, they meanderingly patrol a small area in a similar manner to the Boos in the game, though in a less wide range. They appear solely in Hotel Delfino, specifically around the central pillar in The Hotel Lobby's Secret and over a large pool-like bathtub under an air vent in Mysterious Hotel Delfino.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

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Boo Blocks return in Yoshi's Story. They appear solely in Stage 6-3: Ghost Castle. Their Ghost Block form is redesigned with pink and white stripes rather than being a solid gray block. In addition, they take a different appearance from normal Boos when Yoshi is looking away.

Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land[edit]

In Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land, when the Boos turn into Ghost Blocks, they still show their face, unlike in the original game, where their faces disappear.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブロックテレサ[6][7]
Burokku Teresa
Block Boo
German Block-Buu
Rosa Buu Huu (Super Mario Sunshine)
Block Boo
Pink Boo (Super Mario Sunshine)

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Page 10.
  2. ^ a b Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 51.
  4. ^ "Block Boos: These Boos turn into blocks when you turn to face them. They are too valuable as blocks, so why bother defeating them?" - Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition, and Ultimate Nintendo 64 Pocket Power Guide, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 110 and 79, respectively.
  5. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 20.
  6. ^ 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), pages 114 & 116.
  7. ^ Shogakukan. 「スーパーマリオサンシャイン任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Sunshine Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Page 21.