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The POW Block is a type of screen-affecting special item that first appeared in Mario Bros
. When struck from below, the block would cause an earthquake-like shaking of the level, which damaged all walking enemies. The POW also offered a limited number of uses
; after being hit three times, it would disappear. Though it was absent form Super Mario Bros
, POW appeared again in Super Mario Bros 2. In that game, it could be picked up and carried, and was activated when thrown. Recently, the POW Block has appeared as a special item in Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros Brawl.