Mushroom Block

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This article is about the object from Super Mario Bros. 2. For yellow-colored ! Blocks also referred to as "Mushroom Blocks", see ! Block.
Artwork of a Mushroom Block from Super Mario Advance
Artwork from Super Mario Advance

A Mushroom Block[1][2] is an item in Super Mario Bros. 2 and its reissues in Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance. Mushroom Blocks are mostly found above ground in castles and World 7. They can be used to defeat some enemies or stacked up to reach higher areas. They are required to be thrown in order to defeat bosses Tryclyde, Fryguy, and green/gray Birdos. Mushroom Blocks can also be found in most of the red Birdos' battle rooms. Mushroom Blocks replace the masks used in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic.

Mushroom Blocks sometimes teleport a few pixels horizontally as they land on the ground after being thrown, usually if they would have otherwise landed in a place a number of pixels not divisible by 16 away from their starting location. This is because they are treated as terrain while idle and as sprites while carried and thrown.

Mushroom Block
Mario picking up a Mushroom Block

Different worlds have Mushroom Blocks with slightly different patterns, as follows:

NES/SNES/GBA sprite World(s)
Mushroom Block SNESMushroomBlock1.png GBAMushroomBlock1.png Worlds 1, 3, and 5 (SNES/GBA)
Mushroom Block from Super Mario Bros. 2. SNESMushroomBlock2.png GBAMushroomBlock2.png Worlds 2 and 6
Mushroom Block SNESMushroomBlock3.png GBAMushroomBlock3.png World 4
Mushroom Block World 5 (NES)
Mushroom Block SNESMushroomBlock4.png GBAMushroomBlock4.png World 7


Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

  • Wii Virtual Console manual: "This block can be used as a step or a weapon."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きのこブロック[3]
Kinoko Burokku
Mushroom Block

French Bloc Champignon
Bloc de champignon
Mushroom Block
Mushroom Block
German Pilzblock
Mushroom Block
Italian Blocco di fungo[5]
Blocco del Fungo[6]
Blocco fungo[7][8]
Blocco Fungo[9][10]
Block of mushroom
Block of Mushroom
Mushroom block
Mushroom Block


  • In Doki Doki Panic, the masks in Worlds 1, 3 and 5 all use the same design. Super Mario Bros. 2 would give the Mushroom Blocks in World 5 a unique, spotted design; however, this was for some reason reverted in both Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance, where the World 5 Mushroom Blocks use the same design as the ones in Worlds 1 and 3, as in Doki Doki Panic.


  1. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Player's Guide. Pages 92, 95, 98, 103, 104.
  2. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition instruction booklet, pages 30, 36, 37.
  3. ^ Super Mario USA instruction booklet, page 20.
  4. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 96.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Italian manual, pag. 18
  6. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Italian manual, pag. 20
  7. ^ Super Mario Advance European manual, pag. 110
  8. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS - Virtual Console) Italian e-manual, pag. 10
  9. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Italian manual, pag. 32
  10. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Italian e-manual, pag. 6