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This article is about Bunbuns, the bee-like enemies from Super Mario Land. For "Boom Boom", Bowser's henchmen known as "Bunbun" in Japan, see Boom Boom.
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First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)

Bunbun[1][2] are bee-like enemies that reside in the Birabuto Kingdom of Super Mario Land. They soar overhead, dropping their spears on Mario. Jumping or shooting a Superball at them clips their wings, sending them crashing to the ground and awarding Mario 800 points. Some Bunbun fly at very high altitudes out of reach, making their defeat virtually impossible. They only appear in World 1-2.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • 3DS Virtual Console manual: "Bunbun flies through the sky dropping arrows."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブンブン[3]
Onomatopoeia of buzzing sound; coincidentally the same as Boom Boom and bumblebee
German Bunbun -
Spanish Bunbun -


  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 16.
  2. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
  3. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.