Dino Rhino

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Dino Rhino
DinoRhino.jpg
First Appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest Appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)
Sub-Species
Albino Dino
Dino-Torch

Dino Rhinos, sometimes spelled Dino-Rhinos,[1] are Ceratopsian dinosaurs first seen in Super Mario World.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

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Dino Rhinos reside on Chocolate Island in Super Mario World. They will follow Mario and will jump over short obstacles to get him. When Mario jumps on one, it turns into a Dino-Torch, or Mini Rhinos. Mini Rhinos are capable of breathing fire, unlike their bigger form, although there are unused sprites of Dino Rhinos breathing fire. Mario can also defeat the enemy by Spin Jumping on one. Yoshi can eat Dino-Torches, but not the large Dino Rhinos.

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In both the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3 and the Game Boy Advance remake of the game, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, the king of World 3, Seaside, was transformed into a purple Dino Rhino.

Super Mario World television series[edit]

A Dino Rhino from the Super Mario World television series.

Dino Rhinos, though never named as such, appeared only once in the Super Mario World television series. In the episode "Send in the Clown", a Dino Rhino, along with two Dino-Torches, was shown to be held in a cage in Bowser's "Koopaling Bros. Circus". After being shoved into this cage by Bowser, Mario narrowly avoids being eaten by the Dino Rhino, which he defeats by shooting fireballs into the creatures mouth after transforming into Fire Mario using a Fire Flower.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

While traveling through a forest in the Nintendo Adventure Book Flown the Koopa, Mario, Luigi, Toad and the Mushroom King encounter a herd of Dino Rhinos which, depending on how the reader solves the accompanying puzzle, will either narrowly miss the quartet, or run them down, causing them to lose their International Dino-Flying Derby tickets and some coins. In Unjust Desserts, after shedding his Toad disguise around the beginning of the story, Bowser escapes Mushroom Palace by jumping out a window and onto the back of a waiting Dino Rhino. Other Dino Rhinos are shrunk by Magikoopa and some of them are eaten by Yoshi, and can be encountered by Mario both inside and outside the dinosaur's body.

In the final book, Brain Drain, Mario and Luigi (who is in the body of a Koopa Troopa due to Iggy Koopa's Synapse Switcher) can encounter a group of Dino Rhinos and Sumo Bros. Luigi can gain the trust of these enemies if he "scares" Mario away, but will wind up switching bodies again (if he does not have pizza to plug his ears with) when the group decide to celebrate by listening to a radio, which Iggy is using to broadcast the Synapse Switcher's signal.

Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, a pure white version of Dino Rhinos, called Albino Dinos, appear as guards in the Crystal Palace.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ライタ
Raita
The English word "Lighter";
officially romanised as "Raita"
Spanish Llamasaurio Rex Blazesaurus Rex, a pun of the word Blaze, and the Tyrannosaurus Rex
Portuguese Dino Rhino -

References[edit]

  1. ^ e.g. in Nintendo Power Volume 28, p. 11