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+ Clock
Plus Clock Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
Description
A clock that comes in varying sizes and colors that adds more time to the Time Limit.

First appearance

Super Mario Bros. Special (1986)

Latest appearance

Dr. Mario World (2019)

Effect on player

Adds more seconds to the time limit.

The + Clock[1] (also called Plus Clock[citation needed] or simply Clock[2]) is an item that appears in a number of Mario games, where collecting it gives the player more time to complete a task, such as reaching the Goal Pole at the end of a level.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. Special[edit]

A + Clock in Super Mario Bros. Special

The item first appears in Super Mario Bros. Special, simply called "Clock," where it adds 100 units to the timer. It is only found in World 8-3.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

A + Clock in Super Mario Galaxy 2

+ Clocks appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, as a green stopwatch with the hand pointed upwards. These appear in several Speedy Comet missions and add ten seconds to the player's time limit, which starts at either twenty or thirty seconds. The player must collect these in order to complete the level. They appear only in the Speedy Comet missions for Sky Station Galaxy, Bowser's Lava Lair, Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet, Bowser's Galaxy Generator, and Stone Cyclone Galaxy.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

+ Clocks reappear in Super Mario 3D Land with a similar purpose. They appear in two different colors: cyan and green. Cyan clocks refill 10 seconds of the time limit, while green clocks refill 100 seconds. They are rarer, especially the green clocks, than they were in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Certain courses in the Special Worlds start with only 30 seconds, and require the player to either collect cyan clocks or defeat certain cyan clock-holding enemies to keep the time limit from expiring.

Additionally, the icon for the time limit in this game is a + Clock.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Both green and cyan + Clocks also appear in the Coin Rush mode of New Super Mario Bros. 2. The cyan clocks still add 10 seconds, but the green clocks add 50 seconds to the time limit when collected.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Green and cyan + Clocks both reappear in Super Mario 3D World, where they work as they did in Super Mario 3D Land. Both types of + Clocks reward the player 100 points.

Yoshi's Safari[edit]

Clocks reappear in Yoshi's Safari as items that add one minute to the player's timer when used during boss battles only. If not used during the battle, the player earns 6,000 bonus points to their high score.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong series[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again![edit]

Clocks sometimes spawn in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! in Donkey Kong levels, where they can be collected by shooting a Mini Mario toy into them. Blue clocks add 30 seconds to the timer, while the gray fuming variety take 30 seconds away.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem![edit]

Clocks spawn in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! in Donkey Kong levels and in minigames. In Donkey Kong levels, they sometimes appear when the timer drops below 180 seconds. Collecting a clock in a Donkey Kong level adds 30 seconds to the timer, while collecting a clock in a minigame adds 10 seconds.

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move[edit]

Many + Clocks in Giant Jungle

In Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, depending on the mode, the player can earn extra time. One way to earn time is to create a loop with the tiles as the Minis are running on it. In Giant Jungle, there are + Clocks scattered around the level.

Super Mario Party[edit]

Green + Clocks appear in the River Survival mode of Super Mario Party, where each one adds three seconds to the timer when collected. The Hard mode features blue + Clocks which add one second to the timer when collected.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

YCW Timer Ingame.png

Similar, deep-blue timers with constantly spinning hands appear in Yoshi's Crafted World.[3] They add 30 seconds to the timer.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

Some yellow + Clocks appears along with capsules and diamonds during Special Attack of Dr. Wario in Dr. Mario World.

Official profiles[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

  • Instruction manual: "Increases the amount of time remaining."

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

  • Instruction manual: "Grab one of these to add extra seconds to the timer."

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 時計[4]
Tokei
プラス10時計[5]
Purasu 10 Tokei
プラス時計[6][7]
Purasu Tokei
Clock (Yoshi's Safari)

Plus-10 Clock (Super Mario Galaxy 2)

Plus Clock (Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World)
Spanish Reloj + + clock
French (NOE) Chrono + + Stopwatch
Dutch +-klok + Clock
German +-Uhr +-Clock
Italian Orologio + + Clock
Russian Часы +
Chasy +
Clock +
Chinese (Simplified) +时钟[8] (Super Mario 3D Land)
+ Shízhōng
计时器 (Yoshi's Crafted World)
Jìshíqì
+ Clock

Timer

Chinese (Traditional) +時鐘[9] (Super Mario 3D Land)
+ Shízhōng
計時器 (Yoshi's Crafted World)
Jìshíqì
+ Clock

Timer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 17.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Safari instruction booklet, page 18.
  3. ^ GameXplain. (March 13, 2019). We've Played a TON of Yoshi's Crafted World - PREVIEW (Level Design, Music, & More!). YouTube. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Yoshi no Road Hunting instruction booklet, page 19.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 171.
  6. ^ https://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/arej/man_arej.pdf
  7. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 186 and 233.
  8. ^ https://www.ique.com/3ds/arej/jrec.pdf
  9. ^ https://www.nintendo.com.hk/3dland/AREW.pdf