The Eyerok, also known as the Hands or Stone Hands, 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."
Super Mario series
Super Mario 64
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
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
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.
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.
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