Albatoss

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Not to be confused with Albatross.
Albatoss
Albatoss Super Mario Advance artwork.jpg
Artwork of an Albatoss carrying a Bob-omb in its talons from Super Mario Advance
First appearance Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987)
Latest appearance Ultimate NES Remix (2014)

An Albatoss is a red bird and an enemy in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and its western counterpart, Super Mario Bros. 2. Their name is a portmanteau of the "albatross" bird species and "toss," which refers to their attack method.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. 2, Albatosses used to be normal residents of Subcon until Wart took control.[1] Albatosses carry Bob-Ombs and drop them, attempting to hit one of the playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, or Toad. An Albatoss can be defeated if the player's character throws a vegetable at it or touches it under the Starman effects. Unlike most other enemies, Albatosses cannot be picked up and thrown.

If an Albatoss flies low enough, the character can jump on an Albatoss's back and ride on it. World 6-2 and World 7-1 require the player's character to ride Albatosses to reach otherwise inaccessible parts of the level; these ones do not carry Bob-Ombs.

Super Mario Bros. 3 remakes[edit]

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

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

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

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

In the episode "Jungle Fever", Mario and his friends ride an Albatoss to get off of the bridge King Koopa sliced. Moon Man Koopa's spaceship also resembles the head of an Albatoss. Additionally, the character Hooded Robin somewhat resembles an Albatoss.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Albatoss SuperMarioKun.jpg

In a part of Super Mario-Kun, an Albatoss is carrying Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi but then hurls them into a wall.

Profiles and descriptions[edit]

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 manual: "He used to be only a resident in the world of dreams. Now, by order of Wart, he works as a carrier of Bob-Ombs."
  • Super Mario Advance manual: "Albatosses were just average residents of Subspace until Wart ordered them to carry Bob-ombs about."

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Artwork[edit]

Sprites[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トンドル[2]
Tondoru
From "condor".
French Albatoss Albatoss
German Albatoss -
Italian Albatrosso
Albatiro
Compound of albatros (albatross) and rosso (red).
Compound of albatros (albatross) and tiro (throw).
Swedish Albatross Albatross
Chinese 飞鹰[3]
Fēiyīng
Flying Eagle
Romanian Albat(r)os Albat(r)oss

Trivia[edit]

  • In Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, Albatosses move at two frames, while in Super Mario Bros. 2, they move at seven frames; an eighth frame exists, showing the wings moving back upwards but is unused due to a glitch.[4] The Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance remakes restore the missing frame.

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.
  2. ^ Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet, page 33.
  3. ^ From the ending scenes of Super Mario Advance as localized by iQue. Reference: 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧2敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  4. ^ The Cutting Room Floor