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Rendered model of the Banekiti enemy in Super Mario Galaxy.
Model of Banekiti from Super Mario Galaxy.
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Banekiti (generically referred to by Prima as "springs"[1]) are extremely rare, indestructible obstacles appearing in Super Mario Galaxy. They resemble yellowish-brown ovals with a pair of beady eyes and four sprouting springs. Banekiti move from side to side in order to bounce and delay Boo Mario, thus hindering the passage and giving the Spooky Speedster better chances at winning the race. Only four Banekiti appear in the entire game, exclusively seen in Boo's Boneyard Galaxy.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バネキチ[2]
From「バネ」(bane, spring) and「吉」(-kichi, Japanese given name suffix)
German Federer[4] Spring
Italian Molla[5] Spring


  1. ^ "Watch out for springs in the middle of the course; they bounce Boo Mario backward, costing time." Fletcher Black, Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 256.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy section, page 137.
  3. ^ Super Mario Galaxy internal filename (Banekiti)
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 137
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 137