Light Box

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Not to be confused with Light Block.
Light Box
Light Box Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
A generic white box with a lamp on the front.

First appearance

Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Latest appearance

Mario Party: Star Rush (2016)

A Light Box[1] (also known as a Beam Box[2] in PAL versions) is an object appearing in Super Mario 3D World. Like the Propeller Box, Coin Box and Cannon Box, it can be worn over the player's body. Light Boxes can be found in sets of four (one for each player) inside a Ghost House. Upon wearing one, the block will change into the color depending on the character (red for Mario, green for Luigi, pink for Princess Peach, blue for Toad, and cyan for Rosalina), and the lamp on the front will emit a beam of light, which can be used to not only light up any dark spaces in front of the player, but also to defeat ghost enemies, such as Peepas, Boos and Big Boos. The beam of light must be shone on the enemy for a short period of time to defeat it.

Players use Light Boxes to damage King Boo in King Boo's Light Smite in Mario Party: Star Rush. Later in the fight, a large, gold Light Box deals 3 points rather than 1 point, but they are heavier to carry. In this minigame, players carry the Light Box rather than wear it as they did in Super Mario 3D World.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ライトボックス[3]
Raito Bokkusu
Light Box
Italian Cubo torcia Light Cube


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  2. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 16.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 234.