Buster Beetle

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Buster Beetle
SMB3 BusterBeetle.jpg
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest Appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)
Parent Species Buzzy Beetle

Buster Beetles[1] are bipedal, strong, and quick moving Buzzy Beetles that throw Ice Blocks at Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. 3. The player can toss a block back at them or simply jump on them to defeat them. When one of the plumbers stomp on their heads, they immediately get defeated instead of staying in their shell like Buzzy Beetles. They appear in most underground cavern levels, especially in Ice Land. Unlike most other members of the Buzzy Beetle family, Buster Beetles are not impervious to fireballs.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リフトメット[2]
Lift Met. 「メット」Metto "Met" is the Japanese name of Buzzy Beetle and comes from the English word "helmet."
German Block-Käfer Block Beetle


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo Power Strategy Guide, page 8.
  2. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオアドバンス4パーフェクトガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 4 Perfect Guidebook)