Eyerok

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Eyerok
Model of Eyerock from Super Mario 64
The Eyerok in Super Mario 64
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“Who...walk...here? Who...break...seal? Wake...ancient...ones? We no like light... Rrrrummbbble... We no like...intruders! Now battle... ...hand...to...hand!”
Eyerok, Super Mario 64

The Eyerok, also known as the Hands[1] or Stone Hands,[2] is a pair of two large stone hands with an eyeball on each palm, making it a golem-like entity. The Eyerok first appears in Super Mario 64 as a boss. Its name could be either a portmanteau of "eye" and "rock" or a pun on the phrase "I rock."

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64[edit]

In Super Mario 64, the Eyerok is the boss of Shifting Sand Land and resides in the central pyramid. Its chamber is a platform with a pit on three sides and is contained in a large red block. The Eyerok guards the Power Star of the mission Stand Tall on the Four Pillars.

During the battle, the Eyerok attacks by either slamming its fists or trying to push Mario off the platform. Each fist acts separate from the other, and only one fist at a time will expose an eyeball. If Mario is hit, he loses three wedges from his Power Meter. Mario can attack the Eyerok by either punching or diving into the eyeball on either palm. If an eye on one of the Eyerok's palms is closed, Mario cannot attack that fist. If Mario hits an eyeball on either hand three times, the hand is destroyed. If both eyeballs are hit three times, the Eyerok is defeated, and Mario is rewarded with the Power Star.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Mario fights the Eyerok in Super Mario 64 DS.

In Super Mario 64 DS, the Eyerok acts the same as in the original game. It can be fought by any of the four player characters. Yoshi can reach the Eyerok only by using a cap, as he cannot break the Brick obstructing the entrance to the Eyerok's chamber alone.

If Yoshi is fighting the Eyerok, he can attack by slide-kicking into the eyes or by eating a flame from one of the small pillars and then breathing it into either of the Eyerok's open eyes. If Wario is fighting and attacks the Eyerok with a punch, he needs to hit each eyeball only twice because of his strength.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

In Mario Kart DS, the Eyerok is the second boss of Mission Mode. It appears in the Sand Arena. There are three Item Boxes here that contain Green Shells. The Eyerok moves up and down, trying to dodge these shells. After being hit one time, it jumps around while making fists. Then, it opens its fists, exposing its eyes. After being hit a second time, it stomps around again. After being hit a third time, the Eyerok is defeated.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

The appearance of the Eyerok in Super Mario-kun

The Eyerok appears in one of the Super Mario-kun comics. It appears on the cover of the sixteenth issue, which is based on Super Mario 64. As such, its role throughout the comic mimics its role in the game. Though more Super Mario 64 issues exist, the Eyerok appears in only one. Mario attempts to attack it, even by farting on it, but the Eyerok just pokes or smacks him with both hands. After finding out that the eyes are the weak points, Mario takes measures to make them open their eyes and then defeats them.

Quotes[edit]

  • "Grrrrumbbble! What...happen? We...crushed like pebble. You so strong! You rule ancient pyramid! For today...Now, take Star of Power. We...sleep...darkness." (when defeated)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イワンテ
Iwante
From「岩」(iwa, rock) and「手」(te, hand)
French Cyrock Portmanteau of the words Cyclope (Cyclops) and "rock"
German Zyklaps Portmanteau of Zyklop (Cyclops) and Klaps (slap)
Italian Rocciocchio From roccia (rock) and occhio (eye)
Korean 바위손
Bawison
Rock Hand
Spanish Tutanmanón Portmanteau of the words Tutankhamun and mano, Spanish for "hand" with a suffix augmentative.

Trivia[edit]

  • If Mario stands on the tomb containing the Power Star, the Eyerok will keep banging on the ground with its fists until he gets off.
  • The Eyerok mentions that it has been sleeping forever, but Bowser says he gave the Stars to his troops in the walls, and the Eyerok mentions the Star when defeated.
  • In the original Super Mario 64, the Eyerok makes the same sound as the Whomp King when talking to the player, but in the remake, Super Mario 64 DS, the Eyerok makes its own sound when talking.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (June 10, 1998). Course 8 - Star 4: Stand Tall on the Four Pillars. Nintendo: Super Mario 64 Strategy (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 89. "With this done, enter the building and defeat the ”Stone Hands” boss."