Face Block (switch)

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This article is about the blocks that appear in Super Mario Bros. Deluxe. For the form of blocks in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, see ? Block.
Face Block
Animated sprite of a Face Block for Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999)
Effect Changes certain Dotted Line Blocks to solid red blocks

Face Blocks[1] are blocks that appear in Super Mario Bros. Deluxe's Vs. Game and You vs. Boo modes. At the start of a stage, they appear as White Face Blocks,[2] which are smiling and, in later stages, cause certain Dotted Line Blocks to become solid white blocks that help the player, before changing into Red Face Blocks,[2] which have their tongues sticking out and cause most Dotted Line Blocks to become solid red blocks that generally block the way. Jumping into a Red Face Block causes it to turn into a white one, turning all of the solid blocks back into Dotted Line Blocks for a few seconds before both automatically revert; the player can also hit a White Face Block to instantly turn it back into a red one.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Blocchi di facce[3] Face blocks


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Deluxe instruction booklet, page 18.
  2. ^ a b Cain, Christine. Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 11.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Deluxe European instruction manual, pag. 122