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Artwork of a Bero, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

A Bero[1] (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as spook heads[2]) is an enemy that appears in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and reside in the Pumpkin Zone's second level. They resemble Japanese paper lanterns and are based on the chōchin-obake, a paper lantern that comes alive on its one hundredth "birthday" in Japanese mythology. Their attack method involves them sticking out their tongues. They cannot be destroyed, but they can be used as platforms to step on.

Bero has also appeared in volume 8 of Super Mario-kun. It is seen giving Wario bad food.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 ゴースト族
性格 いたずら好き
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: Mischievous
Game appearances: Land 2
Haunted lanterns with tongues sticking out
Lantern spirits appear only in the Yōkai Monastery Course. If you touch its long tongue, you will be damaged. It cannot be defeated, but it will not move on its own, so it is safe as long as you do not touch it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ベーロ[4]
Elongation of「ベロ」(bero, Japanese colloquialism for "tongue"); may include「ベー」(, Japanese onomatopoeia equivalent to "bleh")
German Bero -
Italian Bero[5] -


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via
  2. ^ "Floating spook heads stick out their tongues. Don’t get licked." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 50.
  3. ^ 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 200.
  4. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 14.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75