Super Guide Block

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This article is about the block that assists the player in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U. For the blocks that assist the player in Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario 3D World, see Assist Block. For the green ! Block from Super Mario 64, see Cap Block.
Super Guide Block
HintblockNSMBU.png
Artwork of a Super Guide Block from New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Effect Activates Super Guide mode when hit

A Super Guide Block is a special green ! Block that first appears in the single-player modes of New Super Mario Bros. Wii and both releases of New Super Mario Bros. U. It appears when the player has lost multiple lives consecutively in the same level and is playing alone. If Mario hits the block, the Super Guide mode is activated, Luigi appears, and the computer within the game controls him to clear the stage in place of the player.

History[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A Super Guide Block
Artwork from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
NSMBW Super Guide Block Sprite.png

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the Super Guide Block appears when a player has lost a life eight times in a row on one level, with the block emitting a doorbell sound to alert the player of its presence. If the player presses One Button on Wii Remote, the player can choose to deactivate the Super Guide mode and take control of Luigi. However, if the level is beaten, it does not count as an actual win. Items collected do not count as well. If it appears at all and the player saves the game afterward, the save file's stars are no longer shiny.

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

The Super Guide Block returns in New Super Mario Bros. U, working as it did in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. In this game, only five lives need to be lost, rather than eight. In addition, save file stars will lose their shine only if the player hits the block, but the stars' shine will return if the same course is cleared without using the block.

This feature returns in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, acting identically to its appearance in the original Wii U game, though with a new sound effect. When the player controls Luigi in New Super Mario Bros. U, the block is colored red and summons a computer-controlled Mario in place of Luigi. In addition, after the player uses the Super Guide Block, the stars on the player's save file remain shiny.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おてほんブロック
Otehonburokku
Example Block

Chinese (traditional) 遊戲示範磚塊[1]
Yóuxì Shìfàn Zhuānkuài
示範磚塊[2]
Yóuxì Shìfàn Zhuānkuài


Game Demonstration Block

Demonstration Block

Dutch Superwegwijzerblok
Super Signpost Block (lit.: Super Road Pointer Block)
Italian Blocco Super Guida[3]
Super Guide Block

Trivia[edit]

  • When Luigi or Mario completes the Super Guide, he says, "Hmm, okay," rather than their respective standard quotes, "Phew, made it!" (Luigi), or "Oh, yeah! Mario time!" (Mario).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Chinese website for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Official Chinese manual for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, page 17.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 152