Face block

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Not to be confused with Face Block.
Face block
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A four block-tall face block from New Super Mario Bros.

First appearance

New Super Mario Bros. (2006)

Latest appearance

Super Mario 3D Land (2011)

Effect on player

Expands into a series of blocks when hit.
Mario creating face blocks in Super Mario 3D Land

Face blocks[1] (or face Blocks[2]) are objects that appear in New Super Mario Bros. They first start out as a single block with a face on it. Each time Mario hits the block, another face block pops out above the previous one, creating up to four face blocks piled on one another. This can help Mario reach higher platforms, enter horizontal pipes, or block enemies. However, if Mario takes too long, the blocks will collapse back into a single face block.

Face blocks return in Super Mario 3D Land, where they are spawned from ! Blocks. They have the same design, are often spawned in different paths, and allow Mario to access out-of-reach locations and collectibles, though they only appear for a period of time before they disappear.

Certain ? Blocks and Mega ? Blocks in Super Mario 3D World, as well as ! Blocks in Super Mario Maker 2, create sequences of blocks similar to face blocks when hit.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 伸び縮みブロック[3] (New Super Mario Bros.)
Nobichidimi Burokku
Stretch Block
Spanish Bloque Amarillo[citation needed] Yellow Block

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 11.
  2. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 164.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. section, page 119.