Ghost Block

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The title of this article is from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia that reportedly sourced part of its names from the Super Mario Wiki. If a higher-priority source is found, the current reference should be removed and the title moved to the higher-priority name if applicable.

Not to be confused with Ghost Block.
Ghost Block
GhostQuestionBlock.png
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Relatives
Ghost Vase
Comparable
Fake Block

A Ghost Block[1] is a very rare, possessed ? Block that appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Only four of them appear in the secret area in World 7-Ghost Icon.png. They guard a Star Coin. They resemble a normal ? Block, but as the player approaches, they turn purple as they float over the character and throw themselves at the player (a very similar mechanism is used by a Ghost Vase), breaking apart and releasing a coin if they hit the floor or a platform. They can be distinguished from real ? Blocks by looking at the question mark; unlike the real ? Blocks, the question mark does not move, similar to the ? Blocks in Super Mario Bros.

Ghost Blocks also appear in New Super Mario Bros. U in Haunted Shipwreck and Spinning Spirit House, and in New Super Luigi U in Vanishing Ghost House. These roles are reprised in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Conceptually, Ghost Blocks are much like Fake Blocks, while their method of attack is also very similar to that of the Invisighoul of Yoshi's Island DS throwing furniture - remaining still until approached, then swaying in the air and thrown directly at the player. A laughing Boo also implies it was thrown by one, as the furniture was by Invisighouls.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おばけブロック[2]
Obake Burokku
Ghost Block
Italian Blocco Fantasma[3] Ghost Block

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dark Horse Books. Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years. Pages 150 and 215.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 149 and 215.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pagg. 149, 215