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 Metal Box.
Super Guide Block
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A Super Guide Block
Description
A large lime green block with a flashing exclamation point on it.

First appearance

New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)

Latest appearance

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)

Effect on player

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 will appear when the player has lost multiple lives consecutively in the same level. If Mario hits the block, the Super Guide mode will be activated, Luigi will appear, and the computer within the game controls him to clear the stage in place of the player.

History[edit]

A Super Guide Block from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

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. If the player presses One Button on Wii Remote, the player may 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, the save file's stars will no longer be shiny.

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

A Super Guide Block from New Super Mario Bros. U.

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 only lose their shine if the player hits the block.

A Red Super Guide Block from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

This feature returns in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, acting identically to its appearance in the original Wii U game. However, when playing as Luigi in New Super Mario Bros. U, the block is colored red and summons a computer-controlled Mario in place of Luigi.

Trivia[edit]

  • When Luigi completes the Super Guide, he says, “Hmm, okay,” rather than his standard quote, “Phew. Made it.”
  • In New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, after using the Super Guide Block, the stars on the player's save file remain shiny instead of not being shiny.

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Superwegwijzerblok Super Signpost Block (lit.: Super Road Pointer Block)