Count Down

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Count Down
Image of Count Down from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
Count Down from Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
“It's 1:00. Time to play.”
Count Down, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Count Down is a large being that resembles a stopwatch fused with an hourglass, and a high-ranking member of the Smithy Gang.

Mario and his allies Mallow, Geno, Bowser, and Peach first encounter Count Down while navigating their way through the Weapon World during Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Count Down is one of Smithy's commanders and attacks the Mario gang with its allies, the Ring-a-Dings.

If Count Down is defeated first before any of the Ring-A-Dings, its hands will spin for the rest of the battle, which results in no coins being awarded after the battle.

Attack pattern[edit]

During battle, Count Down attacks in a continuous cycle, with the attack depending on what numbers the hands on its clock face are on. The order is shown below; however, when a Ring-a-Ding chants "Time is marching on!" Count Down skips to the next hour.

Before the actual attack, Count Down will make an announcement:

  • Ice Rock, Crystal — It's 1:00. "Time to play." (SNES) / "Time for an ice storm." (NS)
  • Recover — It's 3:00. "Time to RECOVER!" (SNES) / "Time to recover!" (NS)
  • Aurora Flash — It's 5:00. "Time for a break, huh?" (SNES) "Time to view the aurora." (NS)
  • Mega Recover — It's 6:00. "Time to FULLY RECOVER." (SNES) "Time to fully recover." (NS)
  • Water Blast — It's 7:00. "DINNER TIME." (SNES) / "Time to draw a bath." (NS)
  • Takes a Break — It's 9:00. "Guess I'll break."
  • Petal Blast — It's 10:00. "Time to garden."
  • Flare — It's 12:00. "It's high noon."

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Count Down
Sprite of Count Down, from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. HP 2400 FP 100 Speed 5
Location(s) The Weapons' World Attack 0 Magic attack 120
Role Boss Defense 80 Magic defense 80
Bonus Flower None Yoshi Cookie None Morph rate 0%
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Spells Crystal, Ice Rock, Recover, Aurora Flash, Mega Recover, Water Blast, Petal Blast, Corona
Weak Jump, Thunder Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute, Critical Sp. attacks None
Coins 100 Exp. points 140 Items None
Psychopath "We're into overtime!"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Super Mario RPG enemy
Count Down
Image of Count Down from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 2400 Weak Elements JumpLightning Drops N/A
Exp. 140 Weak Statuses N/A Rare Drops N/A
Found in Weapon World
Monster List profile If you're reading this at one in the morning, it's time to stop playing this game.
Thought Peek "I demand strict punctuality! No excuses!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メビウス
メビウス (時計とけいはり)[1]
Mebiusu (Tokei no Hari)

Moebius (Watch's Hand)

Chinese 梅比斯

Dutch Majestijd
Portmanteau of majesteit ("majesty") and tijd ("time")
French Chronomaître
Portmanteau of chronomètre ("stopwatch") and maître ("master")
German Wecklassnach
Portmanteau of wecken ("to wake") and Schreck lass nach (a phrase said after experiencing shock)
Italian Conte Inverso
Count Inverted; a possible pun on conto alla rovescia (countdown; lit. "counting backwards")
Korean 뫼비우스

Spanish Cuentatrás
From cuenta atrás ("countdown")


  1. ^ (1996). Super Mario RPG Final Edition. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 4091025382. Page 102.