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Luigi near a few Stone-Eyes in The Walls Have Eyes

Stone-Eyes are giant gray stone heads that appear in New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. They appear to be based off of the Moais of Easter Island, and also bear a passing resemblance to Thwomps. 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. A small Stone-Eye can be seen in the Records Toad House on Secret Island.

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.

Stone-Eyes make a cameo in Mario Party 10 in the minigame, Fruit Scoot Scurry.

Stone-Eyes appear in the background of desert levels in Super Mario Run and Super Mario Maker 2, and appear in the map of World 2 from Dr. Mario World once it is completed.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOE) Rocomiro From roca (rock) and mirar (to look)
German Gesichtsfels Face Rock
Italian Guardalito From guarda (look) and -lito (-lith)
Korean 얼바위
From 얼굴(Eolgul, face) and 바위(Bawi, rock)
Chinese 岩石像
Yánshí Xiàng
Rock Statue


  • Prior to their appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U, Stone-Eyes made an appearance in the New Super Mario Bros. Mii tech demo.
  • Stone-Eyes have their eyes fixed on the player when approached. If the player performs a Spin Jump, their eyes will spin.