L Block

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Not to be confused with Luigi Block.
L Block.png L Block from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Sprite of a L Block from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Sprite of an L Block from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.

L Blocks,[citation needed] also known as Luigi Blocks,[1] are a type of block exclusive to the Mario & Luigi series. They are very similar to the ? Blocks, though only Luigi or Baby Luigi can activate them. M Blocks are similar to these blocks; however, M Blocks can be activated only by Mario or Baby Mario. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, L Blocks are often used to solve puzzles. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, they can be found scattered through different places. In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, they are mainly used for minigames to earn Attack Pieces. Both L Blocks and M Blocks contain items for the Mario Bros. to collect, and have been grouped together with ? Blocks as Treasure Blocks.[2]

A similar block known as "Cap Block L," along with Cap Blocks M and W, were originally going to appear in Super Mario 64 DS and contained Luigi's caps, but they were removed.[3] The blocks can still be found in a test level.[4]

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Lブロック[citation needed]
L Burokku
L Block
Italian Blocco L L Block

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, Chris. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Player's Guide. Page 10.
  2. ^ Hoffman, Chris. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Player's Guide. Pages 6, 9.
  3. ^ TCRF. Super Mario 64 DS#Cap Blocks (0x0021 to 0x0023). The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  4. ^ Matthew Waters (August 28, 2006). Super Mario 64 DS Action Replay Fun! YouTube. Retrieved April 7, 2010.