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
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A smiling white block, or a red block with its tongue sticking out.

First appearance

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999)

Effect on player

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 the 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 tongue 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 back; the player can also hit a White Face Block to instantly turn it back into a red one.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Deluxe instruction manual. Page 18.
  2. ^ a b Cain, Christine (July 7, 1999). Super Mario Bros. Deluxe: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 11.