Spin Block (New Super Mario Bros.)

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Mario in the air after using the Spin Block

Spin Blocks[1][2][3] (also formatted as spin blocks)[4] are platforms that are found only in New Super Mario Bros. When Spin Blocks are stepped on, the player starts spinning and jumps high into the air, then glides back down slowly. Pressing +Control Pad down while in the air causes the player to perform the Drill Spin, which causes the player to drop more quickly and has the ability to destroy bricks in a row.

Spin Blocks are also found in the Mario vs. Luigi two-player mode. A Spin Block appears only on the ice level, where a Big Star eventually appears. There are always coins hovering above the Spin Block.

Spindrifts were originally going to appear in New Super Mario Bros., but they were replaced by Spin Blocks in the final build.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スピンブロック[5]
Supin Burokku
Spin Block; shared with sliding block
Chinese 旋转台[6]
Xuánzhuǎn Tái
Spin Platform
Dutch Draaiblokken[citation needed] -
French Bloc toupie[7] Router Block
German Drehblock[8] Rotation/Rotating Block
Italian Blocco avvitamento[9] Spin block


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet, page 17.
  2. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Page 32.
  3. ^ Knight, Michael. Nintendo DS Pocket Guide. Pages 78 and 88.
  4. ^ Knight, Michael. Nintendo DS Pocket Guide. Page 22.
  5. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 17
  6. ^ Official Chinese website for New Super Mario Bros.. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  7. ^ New Super Mario Bros. European instruction booklet, page 54
  8. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; page 118
  9. ^ New Super Mario Bros. European instruction booklet, pag. 82