Spiked ? Block
|Spiked ? Block|
|A red block with spikes and a white question mark.|
|First appearance||New Super Mario Bros. (2006)|
|Effect||Releases an item when hit or damages the player|
A Spiked ? Block is a type of block that appears in New Super Mario Bros. It 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 non-spiked side turns the block into an Empty Block.
Spiked ? Blocks appear only in World 6-3, where four of them are seen, three of which contain power-ups.
Names in other languages
Toge Hatena Burokku
|Spike ? Block|
|French||Bloc-?-Piquant||Spiky ? Block|
|German||Stachel-?-Block||Spike ? Block|
|Italian||Blocco ? con spuntoni||? Block with spikes|
- If Mario or Luigi ground-pounds a Spiked ? Block right as it begins to spin around, he will be flung away by the spin.
- Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Page 80. "Spiked ? Blocks almost always hold power-ups, but they won’t give them up easily. Hit the blocks when the spikes are on the opposite side, or you’ll be impaled."
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. section, page 119.