Directional Block

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The first Directional Blocks that are used to reach the first Star Medal of World 3-4

Directional Blocks[1] are blocks that appear in Super Mario 3D Land. They are purple blocks with an arrow on each side. When Mario or Luigi hits one from below, it moves in the direction it points to for a distance that is roughly half of its height/width, which usually allows him to access certain blocks or collectibles he cannot reach with a normal jump. Directional Blocks' positions can be reset only by replaying the levels they appear in.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ムーブブロック[2]
Mūbu Burokku
Move Block
Italian Blocco mobile[3] Moving block


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 11.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D Land section, page 186.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 186.