Cactus Jack

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Cactus Jack
CactusJack SMW2.png
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)
Variant of Needlenose

Cactus Jacks[1] are large beige Needlenoses with a target on their chest. They can be moved if Yoshi throws a Yoshi Egg at them. If they come into contact with anything when rolling, they explode and shoot out coins. Sometimes they are found on tracks, and as such act similar to Fuzzies. Cactus Jacks appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. They are named after politician John "Cactus Jack" Garner.[2] Cactus Jack's English name may also be a reference to Mick Foley's professional wrestling alter-ego.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マトサンボ[3][4]
Mato Sanbo
Target Pokey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved July 4, 2008.
  3. ^ 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 5.
  4. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23.