Fake Blocks appear in plain grasslands and Airship levels. They appear alongside regular Brick Blocks, but they are noticeable by their darker tone, along with the subtle shape of their closed eyes. If the player gets too close, a Fake Block will reveal itself and jump after them, swinging its tail when it reaches them. Fake Blocks can be defeated with the swing of a Tanooki tail or a Ground Pound or by jumping up and breaking the blocks, though the latter works only when they are not active.
Fake Blocks appear on the cover art for Super Mario 3D Land. They are depicted as the same color as Brick Blocks in this art, but in-game, Fake Blocks are a darker shade, closer to how item-holding Brick Blocks look after being struck.
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