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 objects in Super Mario 3D Land. Each of these purple blocks has an arrow on each side. A Directional Block can be hit from below by either Mario or Luigi to make it travel in the direction it points to for a distance that is roughly half of its height/width, usually allowing the player character to access certain blocks and collectible items. A Directional Block's positions can be reset by restarting the levels in which they appear.

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 (November 13, 2011). Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-307-89386-4. Page 11.
  2. ^ October 19, 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D Land section. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 186.
  3. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 186.