Sliding block

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Sliding block
Squared screenshot of a sliding block in Super Mario Galaxy.
Screenshot from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Sliding blocks[1] are flat blocks in Super Mario Galaxy. They are a type of grounded ? Block that appears only on a planet in the Gold Leaf Galaxy, where they slide across the surface of the planet like hockey pucks. They can damage Mario (or Luigi) on impact, a unique attribute among blocks that are normally harmless. Striking one with a Ground Pound breaks the sliding block and releases an item.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スピンブロック[2]
Supin Burokku
Spin Block; shared with Spin Block (New Super Mario Bros.)


  1. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Collector's Edition, Roseville, Prima Games, 2007, p. 217.
  2. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit), kikai, Akinori Sao, Junko Fukuda, Kunio Takayama, and Ko Nakahara (Shogakukan), editors.『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』[Japanese source]. Tokyo, Shogakukan, 2015. p. 136.