Dotted-Line Block

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Dotted-Line Blocks[1] (originally formatted as Dotted Line Blocks[2]) are transparent objects found in several Mario games such as Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Run. They represent that they can be solid when a switch is triggered rather than blocks appearing from nothing. In Super Mario World, they come in four colors and turn into ! Blocks once the player hits the ! Switch in the Switch Palace of the corresponding color. In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, and Yoshi's Woolly World, after hitting a nearby ! Switch, the Dotted-Line Blocks will temporarily become ! Blocks and are able to be used as platforms. Dotted-Line Blocks in New Super Mario Bros. Wii can turn into and revert from red blocks after pressing the red ! Switches in World 3. In New Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Run, red (yellow in Run) ! Switches can change Dotted-Line Blocks into red blocks for a limited time.

Transparent boxes similar to Dotted-Line Blocks appear in Super Mario 64 and its remake Super Mario 64 DS, where they turn solid and are able to be used after hitting the ! or ? Switches in the Tower of the Wing Cap in both versions, and in the N64 version only, Vanish Cap Under the Moat, and Cavern of the Metal Cap.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 点線ブロック[3]
Tensen Burokku
透明ブロック[4]
Tōmei Burokku
Dotted-Line Block

Transparent Block (Super Mario 64)
French Bloc en pointillés (Super Mario World)[5]
Bloc réversible (Super Mario Bros. Deluxe)[6]
Dotted block
Reversible block
Portuguese Bloco Pontilhado Dotted Block

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 instruction booklet, page 49.
  2. ^ Super Mario World English instruction booklet, page 21.
  3. ^ Super Mario World Japanese instruction booklet (fold-out)
  4. ^ Super Mario 64 Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.
  5. ^ Super Mario World French instruction booklet, page 21.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Deluxe French Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console digital manual, page 12
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