Albatoss

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Not to be confused with Albatross.
Albatoss
AlbatossBob-omb.jpg
An Albatoss, carrying a Bob-omb in its talons.
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)
(Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic)
Latest Appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)
Notable Members
Hooded Robin

An Albatoss is a red bird found in the game Super Mario Bros. 2. Their name is a portmanteau of the words "albatross," a bird, and "toss," which refers to their attack method.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Albatosses used to be normal residents of Subcon until Wart took control.[1] Albatosses carry Bob-ombs and drop them on Mario and his allies. However, if an Albatoss flies low enough, Mario and his friends can jump on its back and ride on top of the bird. Unlike most of the other enemies in Super Mario Bros. 2, Albatosses cannot be picked up and thrown.

Super Mario Bros. 3 ports[edit]

In the SNES and Game Boy Advance remakes of Super Mario Bros. 3, the King of Sky Land is turned into an Albatoss (in the original version, he is turned into a generic vulture).

Three Albatosses carrying Bob-ombs from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "The Bird! The Bird!"

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

Albatosses made a few appearances in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. They were usually used as bombers by King Koopa, and they sometimes captured Mario and company in nets. Albatosses were also seen in the show's intro.

One Albatoss, Hooded Robin, was the only "enemy" in the show who was actually nice to Mario and Co. This Albatoss also had a knack for mimicking others' voices to trick his enemies. And in the episode Jungle Fever, Mario and his friends rode an Albatoss to get off of the bridge King Koopa sliced.

Albatoss SuperMarioKun.jpg

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

An Albatoss is shown carrying Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi, but then hurls them into a wall.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トンドル[2]
Tondoru
From "condor".
French Albatoss Albatoss
Romanian Albat(r)os Albat(r)oss

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "He used to only be a resident in the world of dreams. Now, by order of Wart, he works as a carrier of Bob-Ombs." - Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet, page 25 (Albatoss description).
  2. ^ Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet, page 33.