Bucket Head

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A Bucket Head
“This cool customer spits icy crystals.”
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land instruction booklet, page 20

A Bucket Head[1] is a rare snowman-like enemy in the game Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 that wears a small, red bucket on its sizable head, which has Captain Syrup's trademark skull on it. The chilly creatures are able to launch large snowflake-like projectiles from their mouths. These projectiles are unable to leave the surfaces in which they come into contact; instead, they travel along them, following sudden drops, upward cliffs, and the ground until hitting the ceiling. Like most other enemies, Bucket Heads can be flipped over and picked up by Wario. However, they can quickly jump back to their feet; only a body slam can defeat them for good and release the coin that they, like all enemies, have. They tend to appear in tight passageways to make it harder to dodge their projectiles and defeat them, and appear solely in Sherbet Land.

Bucket Heads have also appeared in the Super Mario Kodansha manga and Mario no Bōken Land.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イシダルマ[2]
Pun of「石」(ishi, stone) and「雪だるま」(yukidaruma, snowman)
German Bucket Head Bucket Head
Italian Testa a secchio[3]
Bucket Head
Freeze Shooter


  1. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 20.
  2. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 20.
  3. ^ European Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Instruction Booklet, page 117
  4. ^ Italian Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Electronic manual, section 15