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Brickman MVSDKNS
A Brickman in the Nintendo Switch remake
First appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) (2024)

Brickmen are enemies in Mario vs. Donkey Kong. They appear as a single pair of eyes peeking out from within a pile of bricks. In the Nintendo Switch remake, the individual bricks have a slightly altered design, and two bricks now function as the enemy's eyebrows.

Brickmen attack by dropping three bricks below them at a time. Mario must either pass through the hazardous path carefully or use a Handstand Walk so that the falling bricks harmlessly bounce off him. Brickmen are always located in inaccessible spaces, and therefore cannot be defeated. They are encountered in Mario Toy Company, Slippery Summit, Twilight City, Mario Toy Factory, and Twilight City Plus.

The bricks that Brickmen release are known in Japanese as「レンガブロック」(Renga Burokku, Brick Block),[1][2] despite looking and acting differently from the Brick Blocks in the Super Mario series.


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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Mario vs. Donkey Kong string in ROM (BRICKMAN) BRICKMAN Brickman
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) Model/Brickman.bfres.zs Brickman -
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) Model/BrickmanBrick.bfres.zs BrickmanBrick Brickman Brick ("Brick Block")

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブロックン[1][2][3]
A contraction of "block" and「くん」(-kun); shared with Blockhopper and similar to Burokkun