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This article is about the enemy that first debuted in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, and later in Super Mario Bros. 2. For the birds that are named albatrosses in Game & Watch Gallery 3, see Seagull.
Artwork of an Albatoss carrying a Bob-Omb in its talons, from Super Mario Advance.
Artwork of an Albatoss carrying a Bob-omb in its talons from Super Mario Advance
First appearance Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987, overall)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, Super Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Ultimate NES Remix (2014)

An Albatoss is an enemy in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and its Western counterpart, Super Mario Bros. 2. The enemy's name is a portmanteau of "albatross" and "toss," which refers to its attack method.


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 its 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 Albatosses do not carry Bob-Ombs.

Super Mario Bros. 3 ports and remakes[edit]

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

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

Three Albatosses carrying Bob-Ombs in the episode "The Bird! The Bird!" of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
“Albatoss leader to squadron, Bob-Ombs away!”
Albatoss, "Jungle Fever"

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 this show, they have a dark-brownish head, instead of matching their bodies' red color.

In the episode "Jungle Fever," Mario and his friends ride an Albatoss to get off the bridge King Koopa sliced. The one in this episode is shown to be able to speak, as shown after getting a Birdo egg on its face. Koopa's rocket also slightly resembles the head of an Albatoss. Additionally, the character Hooded Robin somewhat resembles an Albatoss.

List of episodes featuring Albatosses[edit]

King Koopa's Kool Kartoons[edit]

In King Koopa's Kool Kartoons, an Albatoss would deliver mail to King Koopa's character.[2] The Albatoss was a brown bird prop dangled with strings to simulate it flying.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Albatoss. From page 70 of volume 6 of Super Mario-kun.

In a part of Super Mario-kun, an Albatoss carries Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi, but then it hurls them into a wall.


Super Mario series[edit]

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet: "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 instruction booklet: "Albatosses were just average residents of Subspace until Wart ordered them to carry Bob-ombs about."

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 恐竜族
性格 優雅
登場ゲーム USA

Tribe: Dinosaur clan
Disposition: Elegant
Game appearances: USA
A reliable pterosaur
Several pterodactyls fly in formation. You cannot lift them, but you can ride on their backs. There are stages where you have to ride on the back of a pterosaur in order to advance. It is a reliable transport. Its American name is Albatoss.

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Bio: 空中を飛んでいる。マリオに向かってボブを落としてくるタイプもいる。[4] (They are flying through the air. Some types drop Bob-ombs toward Mario.)





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トンドル[5][6]
Pun on "condor" and either "toss" or「ぶ」(tobu, to fly)

Transliteration of the Super Mario Bros. 2 name

Alternate transliteration of the English name.
Chinese 飞鹰[8]
Flying Eagle
French Albatoss Albatoss
German Albatoss -
Italian Albatiro (Super Mario Bros. 2)
Albatrosso (Super Mario Advance)
Albatros bombardieri (Super Show!)
Compound of "albatros" (albatross) and "tiro" (throw)
Compound of "albatros" (albatross) and "rosso" (red); it could also be taken from the English name
Bombing Albatros
Korean 앨버토스
Transliteration of the English name
Romanian Albat(r)os Albat(r)oss
Swedish Albatross Albatross



  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. ^ King koopa’s kool kartoons Compilation. YouTube.
  3. ^ a b Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 140.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario USA section, page 68.
  5. ^ Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet, page 33.
  6. ^ a b Super Mario USA instruction booklet, page 28.
  7. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten, page 225.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ The Cutting Room Floor