Talk:Note Block

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Note duration discrepancy[edit]

Why are they called ♪ (eighth note) blocks in the article when they appear in the game as ♩ (quarter note) blocks in the games? --Tepples 18:26, 15 January 2010 (EST)

In which games do they appear like quarter notes? – Ralphfan (talk)

Look at the image in the article. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Official name?[edit]

Is "♩ Block" an official name? The only official name I could find was "Jump Block" from the Super Mario World manual. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 12:01, 8 February 2010 (EST)

Nope. Well, time to move it. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Another official name?[edit]

According to the UK commercial for Mario Golf: World Tour (jump to 0:16), it seems that the "Note Block" name is official. --Whybee (talk) 11:36, 23 April 2014 (EDT)

Move to Note Block[edit]

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canceled by proposer
It's the modern name from these blocks, from Mario Golf: World Tour, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker. Conversely, the only time they are called "Jump Blocks" is in the manual for Super Mario World.

Proposer: YoshiCookie (talk)
Deadline: August 28, 2015 23:59 GMT
Date Withdrawn: August 14, 2015, 21:01 GMT


  1. YoshiCookie (talk) Per proposal.
  2. Pyro Guy (talk) Makes sense. Per YoshiCookie.



We don't need proposals for moves relating to modern changes. You're free to delete this proposal and make the change now. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Oh, really? OK. YoshiCookie (talk) 10:15, 10 December 2015 (EST)

Level That Uses the Red Note Block[edit]

Where should we put this image for the Note Block article? --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) 04:13, 20 December 2015 (EST)

Russian name[edit]

It’s not called a Do-Re-Mi Block, it’s called a Block with a Note (Блок с Нотой). Korochun (talk) 04:03, 21 June 2018 (EDT)

Where did you get that name? --Raltseye prata med mej 11:58, 21 June 2018 (EDT)

Split Note Block and Music Block[edit]

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On the top of the page, there is a suggestion for this page to be split into Note Block and Music Block. I believe that we should follow through with this, because they are two seperate objects with different functions. One of the reasons for splitting being that there might be a list of all the Music Block sounds which would not necessarily belong on the original Note Block page. (EDIT: "Music Block" is referring to the orange/pink Note Block in Super Mario Maker that is often used in music levels by the community.)

Proposer: Green Mario (talk)
Deadline: March 11, 2019, 23:59 GMT


  1. Green Mario (talk) Per proposal.
  2. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per proposal. They're different things, having them merged in the first place is rather clunky. And also, per my comments.
  3. Toadette the Achiever (talk) I can't believe I forgot about these two articles when creating this proposal. Per all.
  4. Doomhiker (talk) Per Doc von Schmeltwick's comment.
  5. Scrooge200 (talk) Per all.
  6. Bazooka Mario (talk) Split.
  7. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per proposal.
  8. Alternis (talk) Per all.
  9. bwburke94 (talk) Per all.
  10. Niiue (talk) Per all.
  11. TheDarkStar (talk) Per all.
  12. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) Guess I forgot to officially support this. Per my comments below.
  13. LinkTheLefty (talk) Per.


  1. Waluigi Time (talk) I don't think "Note Block but it makes different sounds" is worth splitting.


Is this type of functionality alone—simply bouncing off the blocks as opposed to bouncing off of them and having them play one note of a specific instrument in return—even worth splitting? Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 22:09, 24 February 2019 (EST)

You think there are more differences with Pink Note Block compared to this and Super Note Block? The question can help guide you. Mario Green.pngBazooka Mario BadaBoom! 22:21, 24 February 2019 (EST)
Well, for the record, Spike Top (fast) isn't split from Spike Top. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 23:00, 24 February 2019 (EST)

Also, it's not clear if the proposer is even referring to the specific music-producing Note Blocks from Super Mario Maker that I just mentioned. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 22:30, 24 February 2019 (EST)

The proposal is to give Music Blocks, which are the pink, music-producing blocks from Super Mario Maker. I apologize for not being clear. --Green Mario (talk) 23:08, 24 February 2019 (EST)
The orange Music Blocks do indeed have a multitude of sounds, acting basically as a Mario Paint references, and have their own name (unlike the blue Spike Tops). Also unlike the blue Spike Tops, these aren't simply recolors, having an eighth note instead of a quarter note. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:33, 24 February 2019 (EST)
It should also be noted that items go on a different boat entirely from enemies, such as my Gray P Switch split around October. --Yoshi ski.png FanOfYoshi DrFreezegood SMW2.png 01:44, 25 February 2019 (EST)

@Waluigi Time It has a separate name,, slightly different function, and different appearance, and I direct you towards this group of pages. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:05, 25 February 2019 (EST)

That, and Music Block does have a different purpose from Note Block, considering all the user-made music-based courses. LinkTheLefty (talk) 06:33, 3 March 2019 (EST)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

The white and green blocks of New Super Mario Bros. Wii are specifically called Jump Blocks in the game guide or somewhere else?--Alternis (talk) 08:48, 26 February 2019 (EST)

The identical-function blocks are called Jump Blocks in Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. Note Blocks were also known as Jump Blocks in previous manuals (and weren't consistently called Note Blocks until Super Mario 3D Land), and the New Super Mario Bros. Wii block has the same internal filename as the New Super Mario Bros. U block (block_jump), so it's safe to say they're the same thing. The only other odd one in the article is the Mario & Wario appearance, which looks more like a trampoline foothold instead of a bouncing block. LinkTheLefty (talk) 06:28, 3 March 2019 (EST)

Split into Note Block, Jump Block (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) and Jump Block (Mario & Wario)[edit]

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split 7-3
I know these objects have the same name in many instruction booklets / official guides. I also know that the internal name of the Note Blocks remained "Jump Block" in NSMBU. But, in addition to a different design, the New Super Mario Bros. Wii Jump Blocks do not emit musical notes and have no objects in them. For this reason I propose to separate them.

Proposer: Alternis (talk)
Deadline: July 21, 2019, 23:59 GMT


  1. Alternis (talk) Per proposal
  2. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per proposal.
  3. Niiue (talk) Per proposal.
  4. Bazooka Mario (talk)
  5. Camwood777 (talk) - Why haven't we done this before? The NSMB ones especially--they don't even have notes on them, so it's kinda misleading. ;P
  6. Waluigi Time (talk) If it doesn't have a note on it, then it's just a generic bouncy block. Why these have been lumped together for so long is beyond me.
  7. TheDarkStar (talk) - Per all.


  1. LinkTheLefty (talk) I might agree with possibly doing something about the Jump Block from Mario & Wario since it's essentially all but a springboard, but I strongly disagree with splitting the New Super Mario Bros. Wii Jump Block since it is the same exact object that has been redesigned and not replaced, not just from a demonstrable development standpoint but also in its basic chronological design evolution. 1) Despite Nintendo Power (maybe coincidentally) using term "Note Block" in early issues, it was consistently referred to as a "Jump Block" in the original instruction booklets (including the SNES and Wii releases of Super Mario All-Stars and the GBA Super Mario Advance games) as well as later Super Mario Advance series guides; the fact that it had the note on it was an incidental marker as the jumping characteristic was its purpose and namesake. 2) The New Super Mario Bros. Wii appearance comes from a time when the "Note Block" name did not completely overtake the "Jump Block" name officially, so a modern redesign attempt was not out of the question and, as evidenced by its asset reuse in New Super Mario Bros. U, is functionally identical to the original block - admittedly, some Mario Party games overlap with the time frame that the blocks were standardized back to their more iconic design in the Super Mario series, but this can be very easily chalked up to development teams not communicating with each other as both versions are never seen together. 3) The blocks don't always reveal power-ups or emit aesthetic notes or musical sounds in every game (Super Mario World, for example), so that's a moot point.
  2. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) Per LinkTheLefty. It was likely an attempt to redesign an old object that didn't carry through, which has happened with other things time and time again.
  3. Toadette the Achiever (talk) This should be a multi-option proposal, as there are several things wrong with splitting out the New Super Mario Bros. Wii Jump Block as what LinkTheLefty already described above. However, the Mario & Wario Jump Block I can see being split because it at least has a different function from the Note Blocks as they're described in this article, so I'm nonetheless opposing until a proposal in the future has multiple options as such.


Can the proposal at least add the Mario & Wario Jump Block as an option to split either one or both? Seems odd to single out the New Super Mario Bros. Wii block when it exists in the same article. LinkTheLefty (talk) 09:04, July 7, 2019 (EDT)

Agreed. --Yoshi ski.png FanOfYoshi DrFreezegood SMW2.png 09:05, July 7, 2019 (EDT)
Ok--Alternis (talk) 04:42, July 8, 2019 (EDT)
...Emphasis on either. LinkTheLefty (talk) 08:38, July 8, 2019 (EDT)

By the way, the information on Mario Party 9 and Island Tour should also be moved to the NSMBWii page once this passes. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 20:04, July 10, 2019 (EDT)

Should have been a multi-option proposal. What are the New Super Mario Bros. Wii's Japanese name? --Yoshi ski.png FanOfYoshi DrFreezegood SMW2.png 12:14, July 11, 2019 (EDT)
It's the original name as seen here. As an aside, there is at least one World-e course with a title that references Note Blocks but, as the Super Mario Advance 4 manual and guide instead refer to them as Jump Blocks, it seems to be a descriptor rather than a name in this context and regardless it didn't officially catch on at the time. LinkTheLefty (talk) 12:45, July 11, 2019 (EDT)

Overturn the decision to split Jump Block (New Super Mario Bros. Wii)[edit]

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passed 9-0

The reasoning behind splitting these out in the previous proposal was flawed; the Jump Blocks in New Super Mario Bros. Wii were clearly a shoddy attempt to "modernize" the Note Blocks' function. The two main arguments used to justify this are utterly invalid; Note Blocks haven't always produced musical chimes in all of their appearances, and they also never hold items in Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2. Lastly, the filenames found by LinkTheLefty above plainly imply that these were meant to be redesigned Note Blocks.

Let's not drag this out, shall we?

Proposer: Toadette the Achiever (talk)
Deadline: September 23, 2019, 23:59 GMT


  1. Toadette the Achiever (talk) Per proposal.
  2. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) Per what I said before
  3. Niiue (talk) Per proposal.
  4. Obsessive Mario Fan (talk) Yeah, per all. The only differences are the design and the sound it makes.
  5. TheDarkStar (talk) - These are clearly a shoddy translation of the Note Blocks, especially notable because they appear in Mario Party 9 as well. Unless some info miraculously shows up at the last possible second, supporting.
  6. Lord Grammaticus (talk) Per all.
  7. LinkTheLefty (talk) Per previous and current points.
  8. Power Flotzo (talk) Per everyone.
  9. bwburke94 (talk) Per all.



Is it ok to split it before the proposal passes, to merge it after, or that would be unecessary, since the other ones also have been chosen to be split. --Yoshi ski.png FanOfYoshi DrFreezegood SMW2.png 07:30, September 10, 2019 (EDT)

The original proposer is supposed to handle it, but given Alternis apparently hasn't signed in since around the proposal ended and there is currently a new one, I say let's worry about it afterwards. It could be unnecessary. LinkTheLefty (talk) 07:50, September 10, 2019 (EDT)
Would have liked to see the result of the page, but i agree that it is unnecessary. Would the original proposal in the archives marked as yellow, as only one decision is being overtuned instead of two? --Yoshi ski.png FanOfYoshi DrFreezegood SMW2.png 08:04, September 10, 2019 (EDT)
I think it would be marked as green, but only mention the part that's still in effect (example, "Split Jump Block (Mario & Wario) from Note Block"). LinkTheLefty (talk) 08:17, September 10, 2019 (EDT)
Pretty sure it'd still be marked in yellow, since that's the case for previous proposals. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 08:54, September 10, 2019 (EDT)
Nah, i think it's what LinkTheLefty mentioned. --Yoshi ski.png FanOfYoshi DrFreezegood SMW2.png 06:43, September 12, 2019 (EDT)