Eyerok in Super Mario 64.
|First appearance||Super Mario 64 (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All Stars (2020)|
Eyerok (also known as The Hands With Eyes, The Hands, or The Stone Hands) 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."
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 one of the Power Stars. 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) enough times to destroy each hand, at which point the stone monstrosity is defeated.
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. Yoshi can also beat the boss with sweep kicks and using the fire from the torch on the arena.
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.
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.
Names in Other Languages
|Iwa (岩, rock) + Te (手, hand)|
|German||Zyklaps||Portmanteau of Zyklop (Cyclops) and Klaps (slap)|
|Italian||Rocciocchio||From roccia (rock) and occhio (eye)|
|Translation of the Japanese name|
|Spanish||Tutanmanón||Portmanteau of the words Tutankhamun and mano, the Spanish term for hand|
- If Mario stands on the tomb containing the Power Star, Eyerok will keep banging on the ground with its fists until Mario gets off the tomb.
- Eyerok's behavior during the battle is somewhat similar to the behavior of Bouldergeist's hands when it uses them to attack Mario during the second half of the battle in the Ghostly Galaxy and the Boss Blitz Galaxy.
- Oddly enough, Eyerok mentions he has been sleeping forever, but Bowser says he gave the stars to his troops in the walls.
- A boss known as Gohdan in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker shares similarities to Eyerok.
- In Mario Tennis Aces an ice version of Eyerok called the Snow Ogre appears as a boss.
- In Super Mario Odyssey a similar boss to Eyerok called Knucklotec appears. He speaks in a similar manner and is an ancient desert legend who uses hands as his primary weapon and weakness.