Square cloud

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Square cloud
Square cloud
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
A square cloud in World 4-5

A square cloud,[1] also known as a Cloud Block,[2] is a block found exclusively in World 4-5 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It is white and has a smiling face on its front, making it look similar to Lakitu's Cloud. When hit, a square cloud turns into a Lakitu that throws coins. However, the level also features Spiny Egg-throwing Lakitus that players can easily mistake for the coin-throwing Lakitus, as the two types are not visually differentiated.

Like standard Lakitus, Lakitus spawned from square clouds can damage the player characters on contact. Players can eat these Lakitus with Yoshi, gain points by defeating them, and ride their clouds as usual. Unlike the standard ones, Lakitus spawned from square clouds stay onscreen only temporarily and do not respawn.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 雲ブロック[3]
Kumo Burokku
Cloud Block; shared with another object

French Bloc Nuage
Cloud Block
Italian Blocco Lakitu[4]
Lakitu Block



  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 87.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii internal filename (block_cloud)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. Wii section, page 150.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 150