Eyerok

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Eyerok
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Eyerok in Super Mario 64
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Mario Kart DS (2005)
“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

Eyerok, also known as the Hands,[1] is a pair of two large stone hands with an eyeball on each palm, making it a golem-like entity. Eyerok first appears in Super Mario 64 as a boss. Its name could either be 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, 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. Eyerok guards the Power Star of the "Stand Tall on the Four Pillars" mission.

During the battle, 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 bars from his Power Meter. Mario can attack Eyerok by either punching or diving into the eyeball on either palm. If an eye on one of 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, Eyerok is defeated, and Mario is rewarded with the Power Star.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Mario fights Eyerok in Super Mario 64 DS.

In Super Mario 64 DS, Eyerok acts the same as in the original game, although Eyerok can be fought by any of the four characters: Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, and Wario. Yoshi can reach Eyerok only while wearing the Luigi Cap, as he cannot break the brick obstructing the entrance to Eyerok's chamber.

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

Mario Kart DS[edit]

In Mario Kart DS, Eyerok is the second boss of Mission Mode. It appears in the Sand Arena. There are three Item Boxes here that contain Green Shells. 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, Eyerok is defeated.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

The appearance of Eyerok in Super Mario-Kun

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, Eyerok appears in only one. Mario attempts to attack it, even by farting on it, but 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.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

While Eyerok itself does not appear in Mario Tennis Aces, an ice version of it known as Snow Ogre appears as the boss of Snowfall Mountain.

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)

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イワンテ
Iwante
From iwa and te, "rock" and "hand".
Spanish Tutanmanón Portmanteau of the words Tutankhamun and mano, Spanish for "hand" with a suffix augmentative.
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
Bawi-son
Translation of the Japanese name.

Trivia[edit]

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