Roulette Block in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
|Debut Appearance||Super Mario World|
|Latest Appearance||New Super Mario Bros. 2|
Roulette Blocks are types of blocks that made their first appearance in Super Mario World. They will contain items that scroll in a roulette that consists of four items: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Cape Feather, and a Star. When Mario or Luigi hits the block, the item will bounce around like a Star and changes power-ups until the player collects the item. They are transparent blocks.
One Roulette Block would be seen in the Super Mario World Television series in the episode "King Scoopa Koopa". After spotting the Roulette Block, Princess Toadstool suggests that Mario hits it to obtain the Cape Feather.
They would make several appearances in New Super Mario Bros.. They scroll much faster than previous games and don't continue to scroll after the block has been hit. Mario will need to time it to get the item they would like. They can get a Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Star, Mini Mushroom, or Blue Shell. Red Toad Houses would also have a giant Roulette Block that will keep items in reserve.
Roulette Blocks appear in Super Mario 3D Land. Taking on an appearance more from Super Mario World, they will be glass blocks and some will have wings in the game. When Mario loses three lives in a single level, a Roulette Block will appear at the beginning of that level.
They appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2 with the same design as seen in Super Mario 3D Land. There would be yellow numbered Roulette Blocks that would appear in this game and produce coins instead of power-ups. When hit, they will gibe out the amount that is shown on the block as it is hit. The numbers that appear on it are 5, 10 ,30 and 50. There would be larger Roulette Blocks that would contain 10, 50, and 100 instead of 50 being the max.