As a curiosity of my inquisitive thoughts on pervasive-gaming I would like to have your opinion on something.

What do you find as possible real world equivalents of the blocks in Super Mario Bros?

I am sticking with the classic NES game, and not with some more advanced kinds of blocks like in Super Mario World for the SNES or even Super Paper Mario for the Wii. The blocks themselves have some interesting aspects:

  • they are the building blocks of the level architecture
  • some have question marks, indicating that they might contain a prize; it might be one or several coins, or one power-up (shroom, flower or star)
  • the others are generally destructible if Mario is on mushrooms (lol); they might have prizes also, but then they aren’t destructible

All thoughts and opinions are welcome, post away!