Wooden cutout

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Wooden cutout
MK8 Goomba Board.png
A wooden board with varying designs and shapes

First appearance

Super Mario 3D Land (2011)

Latest appearance

Mario Kart Tour (2019)

Wooden cutouts, also known as boards, are objects designed after various objects and entities that first appear in Super Mario 3D Land.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]


Boards first appear in Super Mario 3D Land, where they can have the design of a Goomba, a 1-Up Mushroom, or a Warp Pipe (referred to as Goomba Boards[1], 1-Up Mushroom Boards[2], and Pipe Boards[3], respectively) and occasionally give the player items when broken. They block paths but can be jumped on or broken using either Tanooki Mario's tail, a roll, or a Ground Pound. In World 8-Bowser: Part 1, there is a board shaped like Princess Peach at the exit of the castle when Bowser is defeated for the first time, but Bowser shows up and crushes the board. If the player replays the level, only some fragments are there.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

A Bowser board in Shadow-Play Alley

A board shaped like Bowser appears in Super Mario 3D World, in the level, Shadow-Play Alley, which scares Captain Toad. Touching the board causes it to fall and break; Captain Toad gives the player a Green Star afterwards.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Several Goomba boards appear in Mario Kart 7, in the course Piranha Plant Slide. They can be broken by driving into them, and will respawn some time after. There is also one bush board that stands between the fences in an off-road area at the end of the course.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Boards reappear on the course Piranha Plant Slide in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They have the same function as in Mario Kart 7.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Wooden cutouts reappear in Mario Kart Tour, where they block shortcuts. Wooden cutouts of Piranha Plants appear in GCN Yoshi Circuit and Paris Promenade 1, while Boo versions appear in DS Luigi's Mansion and SNES Ghost Valley 1. They can be broken by driving through them or using an offensive item. If a player drives through a wooden cutout without using a Mushroom or without being invincible, they spin out and lose coins.

Both the Piranha Plant and Boo versions of the wooden cutout are counted for the "Take out 5 Piranha Plants." challenge.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かきわり
From 「書割」, a type of portable painting often used as scenery in Japanese theater.
Spanish Silueta de madera Wooden silhouette
Spanish (NOE) Goomba de atrezo[citation needed] False Goomba
French Panneau trompe-l'œil percuté
German Holzaufsteller Wooden stand
Italian Sagoma di legno Wooden silhouette
Portuguese Silhueta de madeira Wooden silhouette
Chinese 布景


  1. ^ Super Mario 3D Land Prima eGuide, World One tab.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D Land Prima eGuide, World Three tab.
  3. ^ Super Mario 3D Land Prima eGuide, World Four tab.