Soft sand

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Soft sand[1][2][3] is a type of Semisolid Platform that can be destroyed. It first appeared in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2 where it is found in the deserts of World 2 and World 6. Mario and his friends can dig the sand directly under their feet using B Button as long as they are not carrying anything with their hands. It can also be blown up by Bob-ombs and bombs.

Soft sand reappears in World-e of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.

In Super Mario Maker 2, SMB2 Mario can dig Cloud Blocks as if they were soft sand.


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction manual, p.13
  2. ^ Super Mario All-Stars instruction manual, p.18
  3. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Nintendo Player's Guide, p.87