M Block

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

M Blocks, also known as Mario Blocks[1], are blocks found in the Mario & Luigi series and they serve as the same function as a ? Block. This type of block can only be activated by Mario and Baby Mario, whereas the similar L Block can only be used by Luigi and Baby Luigi. They may contain items for the Mario Bros. to collect.

M Blocks also appear in Yoshi's Island DS. In this game, a Yoshi must be carrying Baby Mario to see them and hit them. Also, some remain invisible even with Baby Mario; these blocks must be hit by Yoshi with Baby Mario to appear. The stage Hit the M Blocks! is named after them.

A similar block known as "Cap Block M", along with Cap Blocks L and W, were originally going to appear in Super Mario 64 DS and contained Mario's Caps, but they were removed.[2] The blocks can still be found in a test level.[3]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Mブロック[4]
M Burokku
M Block
Korean 빨강블록
Red Block


  1. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Pages 39, 45.
  2. ^ TCRF. Super Mario 64 DS. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  3. ^ YouTube video including the M Block via Action Replay in Super Mario 64 DS
  4. ^ 「ヨッシーアイランドDS任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 14.