Crazed Crate

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Crazed Crate
A Crazed Crate from Super Mario 64
Model from Super Mario 64
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

A Crazed Crate,[1][2] or Crazy Crate,[3] is a block found in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. It is a beige box, similar in appearance to a standard block, with the same worried face on each side of it.


Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

A Crazed Crate outside Big Boo's Haunt.
A Crazed Crate in Big Boo's Haunt
Crazed Crate
A Crazed Crate in Super Mario 64 DS

In Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, Crazed Crates appear in Big Boo's Haunt, in Lethal Lava Land, in Shifting Sand Land, and on Tall, Tall Mountain. In all levels listed, only one appears, except for Shifting Sand Land, where there are two. In Super Mario 64 DS, they appear to have sclerae. If Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, or Wario grabs a Crazed Crate, the box bounces around three times in the direction the player character is facing, with him holding on. The jumps get progressively higher. After the last jump, the crate explodes and five coins appear. Crazed Crates can also bounce off walls, which do not count as one of the three bounces.

Mario Party series[edit]

Several Crazed Crates in Bowser Land

Many Crazed Crates (named Whomp Blocks in English) also appear in a Mario Party minigame called Box Mountain Mayhem, where the players have to break all of the blocks to get coins; however, if one hits a Whomp Block, that player does not get a coin and is moved away from the blocks.

Some Crazed Crates appear as decorations in the Mario Party 2 board Bowser Land.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バッタブロック[4][5]
Batta Burokku
Grasshopper Block

German Verrückte Kiste
Crazy Box
Italian Cassa Pazza
Crazy Crate


  1. ^ "Grabbing a Crazed Crate in a course like Lethal Lava Land would seem to be an insane thing to do, given that there's a good chance the crate will take you for a wild ride out into the lava." – M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 63.
  2. ^ "Be careful when you grab the Crazed Crate at the beginning of the course. It can take you out into the quicksand if you grab it from the wrong angle." – M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 69.
  3. ^ (June 10, 1998). Course 7 - Star 7: Collect 100 Coins. Nintendo: Super Mario 64 Strategy (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  4. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64完全クリアガイド」 (Super Mario 64 Kanzen Clear Guide)
  5. ^ Japanese Mario Party gameplay