Black Sugar Gang

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Black Sugar Gang
The Black Sugar Gang approaches Wario Castle in the morning.
The Black Sugar Gang in Wario Land II, ready to invade Wario's castle
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
Latest appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Leader Captain Syrup
Alarm clock
Devil's Head
Giant spear man
Mecha Kuri
Spiked Koopa
Member species
Bucket Head
Pirate Goom
Yarikuri Obake
“Aaargh! I can't believe that Captain Syrup and the Black Sugar Gang have stolen my treasures! I am one angry Wario! I'm going to get my treasures back if it's the last thing I do!”
Wario, Wario Land II instruction booklet, page 3

The Black Sugar Gang[1] (originally known as the Brown Sugar Pirates[2]) is a band of pirates led by Captain Syrup in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and Wario Land II, serving as antagonists in both games. They are headquartered within Syrup Castle on Kitchen Island. The crew is made up primarily of Pirate Gooms and Wanderin' Gooms, with most of the significant members being of other species. Though Captain Syrup returns and appears in Wario Land: Shake It!, her crew does not.


Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

In Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, the Brown Sugar Pirates become famous for stealing a number of treasures, most notably a golden statue of Princess Toadstool. Hearing this, Wario travels to Kitchen Island, planning to steal their treasures and reclaim the statue for reward money. After traversing throughout the island, Wario succeeds in both overcoming the Brown Sugar Pirates and eventually defeating Syrup herself.

Wario Land II[edit]

In Wario Land II, three Pirate Gooms led by Captain Syrup secretly raid Wario Castle and loot valuables out of revenge. Outraged, Wario chases them back to Kitchen Island to claim it back. Syrup sends her crew to defeat Wario, though they are unsuccessful. In the end, Wario manages to defeat the Black Sugar Gang once again, and recovers his stolen treasure.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブラックシュガー[3]
Burakku Shugā Dan
Black Sugar Gang
German Zuckerrohr-Piraten (Wario Land)
Black Sugar Gang (Wario Land II)
Sugarcane Pirates
Black Sugar Gang
Italian Pirati dello Zucchero Greggio[4]
Pirati Black Sugar[5]
Raw Sugar Pirates
Black Sugar Pirates


  • In an internal 1996 Nintendo character guide, the Black Sugar Gang is known as Kitchen Tool Pirates.[6]


  1. ^ Wario Land II instruction booklet, page 3.
  2. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, pages 4 and 18.
  3. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 3.
  4. ^ European Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land instruction booklen, pages 103 and 116
  5. ^ Wario Land II (Virtual Console) page on
  6. ^ Nintendo Character Manual, 1996