Buster Beetle

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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

Buster Beetles[1][2] are bipedal, strong, and quick-moving Buzzy Beetles who throw Ice Blocks at Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. 3. The player can use any attack to instantly defeat them, 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 Ice Blocks, and as such, simply appears as a quick-moving enemy.


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. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo Power Strategy Guide, page 8.
  2. ^ NES Game Atlas Nintendo Player's Guide, page 38.
  3. ^ 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)