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In Level 2-3 of Super Mario 3D Land, by Mario's right foot, there is a block.

If you break that block, there is a brown gear inside of it.

How do I use it? What does it do?

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You need to hit it with your Tanooki's suit tail and it will lift the platform it's on.

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So if I don't have a Tanooki suit, I can't use it? – Ash Dec 29 '11 at 15:33
That's correct, that section of the level is only available if you are using the Tanooki suit. – Eton B. Dec 29 '11 at 17:00

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