Spiked ? Block

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Spiked ? Block
A red block with spikes and a white question mark.

First appearance

New Super Mario Bros. (2006)

Effect on player

Releases an item when hit or damages player.

Spiked ? Blocks[1] are a type of block first found in New Super Mario Bros. This block is similar to a regular ? Block; however, it has spikes at the top. It also spins around, requiring the player to mind their timing to avoid getting hurt. Hitting or Ground Pounding the nonspiked side will turn the block into an Empty Block.

The blocks only appear in World 6-3, where four of them are seen, three of which contain power-ups.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲハテナブロック[2]
Toge Hatena Burokku
Spike ? Block
French Bloc-?-Piquant Spiky ? Block
German Stachel-?-Block Spike ? Block


  • If Mario ground pounds the block right as the block begins to spin around, Mario will be flung away by the spin.


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. The New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Page 80. "Spiked ? Blocks almost always hold power-ups, but they won't give them up easily."
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. section, page 119.