Glow Block

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Glow Block
A Light Block
Artwork of a Glow Block
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Mario Party 10 (2015)

A Glow Block[1] is an item found in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Glow Blocks are white blocks with eyes similar to those on Rotating Blocks from Super Mario World. These blocks emit light that Mario and the other characters can use to illuminate dark areas. The characters must carry them in order to explore different areas with the help of the blocks' light. To pick up a Glow Block, the player must shake Wii Remote and press and hold One Button at the same time. A Glow Block can also be used as a projectile, by throwing it to the enemies, in a similar fashion to Super Mario Bros. 2's physics. Glow Blocks appear in World 2-5, World 5-Ghost Icon.png, World 6-6, and World 8-4.

Glow Blocks also appear in Mario Party 10 in the minigame Murky Maze.


  • Trading Card description: "Don't get caught in the dark without a Glow Block! These white boxes are found on the ground in dark areas, like caves and haunted spots. This illuminating item will help guide you when visibility is low. Just remember that you can't use other weapons, like fire or ice balls, while holding a Glow Block."


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 光るブロック[2]
Hikaru Burokku
Light Block
Chinese (Traditional) 發光磚塊[3]
Fāguāng Zhuānkuài
Glowing Block
Italian Blocco luce Light block


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii trading card #49
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. Wii section, page 151.
  3. ^ Official Chinese manual for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, page 27.