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 that appear in Super Mario 3D Land. They are purple blocks with an arrow on each side. When Mario/Luigi hits one from below, it will move 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. Their positions can only be reset by replaying the levels they appear in.


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 11.