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Not to be confused with Moe-Eye.
New Super Luigi U level.
Luigi near a few Stone-Eyes in The Walls Have Eyes

Stone-Eyes are giant gray stone heads that debuted in New Super Mario Bros. U. They appear to be based off of the moai of Easter Island, and have faces similar to those of Bomps.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, they mostly inhabit desert-themed levels, and either move in numerous different patterns (e.g. swaying, up and down, to the left or right, etc.) or are completely stationary. Based on their movement patterns, they can assist and/or hinder players.

Some Stone-Eyes can be moved by Ground Pounding on top of them; this is often necessary to reach things such as Star Coins or paths to secret exits. They have their eyes fixed on the player when approached; if the player performs a Spin Jump, their eyes will roll around for a moment. There are also brown-colored, rectangular Stone-Eyes with their eyes closed that serve as stationary platforms. In New Super Luigi U's Spinning Sandstones, one of them resembles Luigi.

A Stone-Eye figure appears in the background of the Purple Toad House located at Secret Island.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Stone-Eyes reappear in the background of desert levels in Super Mario Run.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

In Super Mario Maker 2, Stone-Eyes can be seen again in the background of New Super Mario Bros. U-styled desert courses. As of version 3.0.0, Stone-Eyes designed in the style of Super Mario World may appear on desert-themed course icons in Super Worlds.

Mario Golf series[edit]

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

In Mario Golf: World Tour, Stone-Eyes appear on the Layer-Cake Desert golf course. The course features reddish totem-like Stone-Eyes that act as obstacles, as well as regular Stone-Eyes that are out of bounds.

Mario Golf: Super Rush[edit]

View of Balmy Dunes in Mario Golf: Super Rush
Stone-Eyes in the Balmy Dunes course

In Mario Golf: Super Rush, Stone-Eyes appear in Balmy Dunes. In Golf Adventure, there is a mission where the player needs to shoot golf balls into a pot placed on top of a Stone-Eye's head.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Stone-Eyes appear Mario Party 10 in the Fruit Scoot Scurry minigame. They serve as platforms that players can jump between to collect fruit.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

Stone-Eyes appear on the map of World 2 in Dr. Mario World once it is completed.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

Stone-Eyes briefly appear in the background of the Desert Area in The Super Mario Bros. Movie during Mario, Princess Peach, and Toad's journey to the Jungle Kingdom.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イワヘム
From「岩」(iwa, rock) and possibly「凹む」(hekomu, to collapse)
Chinese 岩石像
Yánshí Xiàng
Rock Statue
French (NOE) Cabroche[1] Pun on "roche" (rock) and possibly the colloquial word "caboche" (head)
German Gesichtsfels Face Rock
Italian Guardalito From "guardare" (to glance) and "-lito" (Italian suffix equivalent to "-lith")
Korean 얼바위
From "얼굴" (eolgul, face) and "바위" (bawi, rock)
Portuguese Moai[2] -
Spanish (NOE) Rocomiro Masculine form of words "roca" (rock) and "mirar" (to look)


  • Prior to their appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U, Stone-Eyes made an appearance in the New Super Mario Bros. Mii tech demo. Here, their eyes did not move.


  1. ^ Chaîne New Super Mario Bros. U. New Super Mario Bros. U - Défis : Course en plein cagnard (Wii U) video description.
  2. ^ Canal New Super Mario Bros. U (February 18th, 2013). New Super Mario Bros. U - Selva Gelatinosa-5 - Primeira Moeda-Estrela (Wii U) video description.