Falling block

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This article is about the obstacle from Super Mario Land. For the object from the same game also known as a falling block, see dropping lift. For the recurring object from the Super Mario franchise also known as a Falling Block, see Donut Block. For the recurring object from the Yoshi franchise also known as a falling block, see Cascading Stone.
Falling block
A pair of falling blocks from the Super Mario Kodansha manga.
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
A falling block as seen in Super Mario Land

Falling blocks[1] are slab-like obstacles that appear in Super Mario Land. They are tiles that appear identical to the surrounding landscape of a level, but they fall when Mario comes close to them, in a similar fashion to the falling spike obstacles. They only appear in World 1-3 and World 4-1 and cannot be defeated by any means.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 落ちてくる天井[2]
Ochitekuru Tenjō
Falling Ceiling
Italian Soffitto cadente[3] Falling ceiling


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 7. "The fortress level of World One features pseudo-Egyptian graphics and a great soundtrack. You can use Lift Blocks to bypass some danger, but watch for falling blocks in this rickety old place!"
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Land section, page 48.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 48