Propeller Box

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Not to be confused with Propeller Block.
Artwork of a Propeller Box, from Super Mario 3D World.
Screenshot of Mario using the Propeller Box in Super Mario 3D Land.

A Propeller Box is a power-up that first appears in Super Mario 3D Land. It is an orange block with eyes and a yellow propeller that player can wear over their body. The blades of the propeller can be used to rapidly fly into the air to a great height, and then slowly fall back down towards the ground. The Propeller Box is lost once the player is hit by an enemy or finishes a level, but an extra life is rewarded in the latter case. While wearing a Propeller Box, Mario or Luigi cannot throw boomerangs or fireballs, or turn into a statue, but are still able to swing their tails.

Propeller Boxes also appear in the follow-up title Super Mario 3D World, where they act in a way similar to the predecessor, though the box color now changes depending on which character is wearing it. While Mario retains his orange box, Luigi now has a green one, Princess Peach has pink, Toad has blue, and Rosalina has cyan.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Trophy information[edit]

Name Image NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Mario (With Propeller Box) PropellerBoxTrophy3DS.png Mario with his head in a Propeller Box. He looks like something you'd see in a parade. But wait! That propeller isn't just for show—Mario can use it in the middle of a jump to go even higher. And it'll slow his fall back to the ground too! It's Mario, but with a Propeller Box on his head. It looks like some kind of weird parade costume... Unlike a parade costume, though, the propeller isn't just for show - Mario can use it mid-jump to send himself soaring into the air, and then float gently back down to the ground afterwards!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プロペラボックス
Puropera Bokkusu
Propeller Box
Spanish (NOA) Caja de Helice Propeller Box
Spanish (NOE) Caja helicóptero Helicopter Box
French (NOE) Boîte à hélice Propeller Box
German Propeller-Box Propeller Box
Italian Cubo Elica Propeller Cube
Portuguese Caixa-hélice Propeller Box
Russian Ящик с пропеллером
Yashchik s propellerom
Box with a Propeller