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Eyerok is a golem-like entity who appears as a boss in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. It is composed of two massive, stone hands with eyeballs in the palms. Its name a portmanteau of "eye" and "rock", as well as a pun on the phrase "I rock."
Super Mario series
Super Mario 64
In Super Mario 64, Eyerok is the boss of Shifting Sand Land and resides in the central pyramid, where it guards the Power Star of the "Stand Tall on the Four Pillars" mission. Its chamber is a platform with a pit on three sides, which is inside a large red brick block in the pyramid. It slams down its fists and tries to push the player off of the platform. When hit, the player will lose three bars in the power meter. The player must punch Eyerok's eyes (located in its palms) three times to destroy each hand, at which point the stone monstrosity is defeated. Eyerok then expresses disbelief and amazement that Mario managed to make them "crash like pebble", calling him strong and the ruler of the Ancient Pyramid, at least for that day, before proceeding to bequeath him with the Power Star and go back to sleep. The Power Star Eyerok was guarding then emerges from the tomb for Mario to collect.
Super Mario 64 DS
In Super Mario 64 DS, Eyerok makes an appearance. Like in its original appearance, it appears in Shifting Sand Land during the "Stand Tall on the Four Pillars" mission. When Mario enters its chamber and disturbs it, the two engage in battle. Eyerok's strategy remains unchanged: attacking Mario while leaving an eye exposed.
It is possible to get into Eyerok's chamber through an alternate way with Luigi by backflipping off of the cube Eyerok resides in, punching the brick covering the hole, and entering the chamber.
Yoshi can also get into Eyerok's chamber and battle Eyerok by first, while he is in Shifting Sand Land, picking up Luigi's cap. Then he must punch the bricks open, take damage from an enemy to drop the Luigi cap, and then make his way to the Eyerok's chamber while the elevator is still there. Once Yoshi starts to face off Eyerok, he needs to kick Eyerok's eye to damage him, since he cannot punch. Alternatively, he can grab a flame, sitting on one of the small pillars, and breathe it out onto the Eyerok's eye being exposed.
Wario only needs to hit each eye twice due to his strength.
Like all other flames, the flame on top of one of the pillars inside Eyerok's chamber can burn anyone who is in contact with it.
After beating it the player will receive a Power Star.
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart DS
Eyerok also appears in Mario Kart DS as the second boss in Mission Mode. It appears in the Sand Arena. There are three Item Boxes here which contain Green Shells. Eyerok moves up and down trying to dodge these shells. After being hit one time, it jumps around while making fists. Then, it opens its fists, exposing its eyes. After being hit a second time, it stomps around again. After being hit a third time, Eyerok is defeated.
Eyerok appears in one of the Super Mario-Kun comics. It appears on the cover of the sixteenth issue, which is based on Super Mario 64. As such, its role throughout the comic mimics its role in the game. Though more Super Mario 64 issues exist, Eyerok only appears in one. Mario attempts to attack it, even by farting on it, but Eyerok just pokes or smacks him with both hands. After finding out that the eye is the weak point, Mario takes measures to make them open their eyes and then defeats them.
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