Fake Block

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This article is about Fake Blocks from Super Mario 3D Land. For the fake Item Boxes from the Mario Kart series, see Fake Item Box.
Fake Block
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Ghost Block
Pile Driver Micro-Goomba
A Fake Block
A Fake Block attacking Mario
The North American cover for Super Mario 3D Land
Cover art of Super Mario 3D Land

Fake Blocks[1] are enemies appearing in Super Mario 3D Land. They are dark-brown Brick Blocks with tails and white eyes representing angry faces.

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.


Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

  • European Website Bio: "These look just like ordinary blocks until you get up close..."

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario 3D Land romfs/ObjectData/Hoppun.szs Hoppun From "hop" and likely「くん」(-kun)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニセブロック[2]
Nise Burokku
Fake Block
Chinese (Simplified) 假砖块
Jiǎ Zhuānkuài
Fake Block
Chinese (Traditional) 假磚塊[3]
Jiǎ Zhuānkuài
Fake Block
Dutch Nepblok Fake Block
French Faux Bloc False Block
German Tarnblock Disguise block
Italian Blocco Tarocco Bogus Block
Portuguese Bloco Falso Fake Block
Russian Ложный блок
Lozhnyy blok
Fake Block
Spanish (NOE) Falsibloque Portmanteau of falso (false) and bloque (block)


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 16.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D Land section, page 181.
  3. ^ https://www.nintendo.com.hk/3dland/adventure/index.html