Watermelon block

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Watermelon blocks

A watermelon block[1][2][3][4] (or melon block[5]) is a large watermelon shaped like a cube, and is one of many kinds of blocks found throughout Super Mario Sunshine, along with brick blocks and sand blocks. They are green with dark stripes on the outside and red on the inside; they likely derive their appearance from Japanese watermelons, some of which are grown cubed.

Mario can only destroy these blocks by ground pounding them, making them the "opposite" of brick blocks, which can only be destroyed by jumping underneath them. They make a splashing noise when destroyed, and sometimes drop a single coin.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スイカブロック[6]
Suika Burokku
Watermelon Block

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 80.
  2. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine Official Strategy Guide. Page 95.
  3. ^ Averill, Alan, and Jennifer Villarreal. Super Mario Sunshine Player's Guide. Pages 82, 87.
  4. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 14.
  5. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 118, 125, 126.
  6. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 105.