Cloud Block

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Cloud Block
Cloud Block icon in Super Mario Maker 2 (Super Mario 3D World style)
A Super Mario 3D World-styled Cloud Block from Super Mario Maker 2
First appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021)

Cloud Blocks are semisolid blocks mainly used as platforms for bonus areas above the ground. They first appeared in Super Mario Bros. in World 2-1, in the bonus area accessed by hitting the secret beanstalk halfway in the level. Cloud Blocks have the same appearance as Lakitu's Cloud, though slightly smaller.


Super Mario Bros.[edit]

In Super Mario Bros., Cloud Blocks first appear in World 2-1, in the bonus area reached by hitting a Brick with a beanstalk. Unlike in later games, the Cloud Blocks in this game are solid.

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. 3, Cloud Blocks first appear in the sky in World 1-1, reached by flying to the top of the level with a Super Leaf. From this game onwards, Mario can pass through them from the bottom.

Giant versions of Cloud Blocks also appear in World 4.

Super Mario World[edit]

In Super Mario World, Cloud Blocks first appear in Yoshi's Island 1, where they are used to transport a 1-Up Mushroom to Mario or Luigi.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

In Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, Cloud Blocks have a new design for the New Super Mario Bros. U game style, and in every game style, they wear goggles in the Underwater theme. Cloud Blocks can be destroyed by Thwomps, Bowser's ground pound in Super Mario Bros. 3-styled levels, and Skewers.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Cloud Blocks appear in Super Mario Run, where they are platforms in Bullet Bill Barrage. As of version 3.0.4, they also appear as platforms in Remix 10's Cloud Bonus Courses. They have exactly the same appearance as the New Super Mario Bros. U style of Super Mario Maker.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Cloud Blocks reappear in Super Mario Maker 2 as placeable course elements under the "Terrain" category, having the same behavior of the original game. They are available in the Super Mario 3D World game style, having a similar appearance to the Cloud Cannons from the source game, and they do not wear goggles in the Underwater theme of said game style. Aside from being able to be destroyed by the same methods of the original Wii U game, they now can be disintegrated by digging them like soft sand from Super Mario Bros. 2 by SMB2 Mario.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 雲ブロック
Kumo Burokku
Cloud Block; shared with square cloud
Chinese (Simplified) 云朵砖块
Yúnduǒ Zhuānkuài
Cloud Block
Chinese (Traditional) 雲朵磚塊
Yúnduǒ Zhuānkuài
Cloud Block
French (NOE) Bloc nuage Cloud block
Italian Blocco nuvola Cloud Block
Spanish (NOA) Bloque nube Cloud block