Buster Beetle

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
Buster Beetle
Buster Beetle from Super Mario Bros. 3.
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)
Variant of Buzzy Beetle
Blue Beach Koopa

Buster Beetles[1][2] are strong and quick-moving bipedal Buzzy Beetles who throw White Blocks at Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. 3. The player can use any attack to instantly defeat these enemies, as unlike most other members of the Buzzy Beetle family, Buster Beetles are not impervious to fireballs, nor do they hide in their shells when stomped. They appear in most underground cavern levels, especially in Ice Land. However, the first one that appears is at the beginning of World 5-1, which is completely devoid of White Blocks, and as such, the Buster Beetle simply appears as a quick-moving enemy.

A Buster Beetle appears on the box art for Super Mario Bros. Print World.

Although Buster Beetles never return outside of remakes, shell-less Blue Koopa Troopas from Super Mario World and Outmaways from Super Mario Bros. Wonder both attack in a similar way, by kicking blocks and other objects at the player.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族しゅぞく カメぞく
性格せいかく 攻撃的こうげきてき
登場とうじょうゲーム 3

Buster Beetle
Tribe: Turtle clan
Disposition: Aggressive
Game appearances: 3
Block-throwing Buzzy Beetle
When Mario approaches, it throws White Blocks at him. Despite this aggressiveness, its defense is weak. It is the only one among the Buzzy Beetle series that can be attacked by a stomping attack. Let's defeat it by stomping on it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リフトメット[3]
Rifuto Metto
Lift Buzzy Beetle
German Block-Käfer Block Beetle
Italian Lancianella Toss-Buzzy Beetle/Buzzy Beetle Tosser


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 8.
  2. ^ M. Arakawa. NES Game Atlas. Page 38.
  3. ^ a b 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 231.