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This article is about the enemy from Super Mario Land. For a Pinball Part in Pinball and VS. Pinball also referred to as a "chicken", see Chick. For the item in the Super Smash Bros. series, see List of Super Smash Bros. series items § Cucco.
Character artwork of a Chicken from Super Mario Land.
Artwork from Super Mario Land
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)

Chickens[1][2] are helmet-clad war birds kept by Tatanga and enemies in Super Mario Land. They soar through the final level of the game aiding Biokinton, in the Chai Kingdom (World 4-3). They are also shot out by the shy cloud Biokinton. A Chicken can damage Mario by soaring at him. Defeating a chicken earns the player extra 400 points.

In the Super Mario Land manga, Chickens only appears during Biokinton's battle. The boss releases them onto Mario, but they just perch on the Sky Pop without attacking. Furious at his useless minions, Tatanga takes off with the Pagosu and shoots at Mario, hitting and killing Biokinton in the process and scaring the Chickens away.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Land[edit]

  • Instruction booklet:[page number needed] A war bird kept by Tatanga, Chicken meanders and glides towards Mario. One missile will defeat it.
  • 3DS Virtual Console manual:[page number needed] A war bird kept by Tatanga, Chicken meanders and glides through the air toward Mario. It can be defeated with one missile.

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

チッキン (JP) / Chicken (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく フライ族 Tribe Fly clan
性格せいかく 好戦的 Disposition Belligerent
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド1 Game appearances Land 1


Shoot them down with missiles!

A bird bred by the space monster Tatanga for combat. It appears in the shooting mode of Mario Land. It is not scary because it can be easily dodged and can be defeated with a missile shot.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チッキン[4]

Dutch Kip[5]
French Chicken[6]
German Chicken
Italian Chicken[7]

Spanish Pollo


  1. ^ Nintendo (1989). Super Mario Land instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 17.
  2. ^ 1991. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 5.
  3. ^ 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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 109.
  4. ^ Nintendo (1989). スーパーマリオランド (Sūpā Mario Rando) instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 20.
  5. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic. Page 9.
  6. ^ Super Mario Land French instruction booklet. Page 17.
  7. ^ Super Mario Land Italian manual. Page 17.
  8. ^ Super Mario Land (3DS - Virtual Console) Italian e-manual. Page 14.
  9. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 47.