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First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Variant of Strollin' Stu

Dangos[1][2] are a variant of Strollin' Stus in Super Mario Sunshine. They consist of ten particularly-small Strollin' Stus stacked on a giant Strollin' Stu. Dangos appear exclusively in Pinna Park, in episodes 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 underneath a wooden bridge near the roller coaster. Mario can use F.L.U.D.D. to spray and knock down the Strollin' Stus until the Giant Stu remains. He can then jump on it to defeat the Dango for a Blue Coin. Defeating the Giant Stu defeats the rest of the Strollin' Stus that made up the stack. They bear resemblance to the Goomba Tower form of Goombas, which debuted nine years later in Super Mario 3D Land.

A Dango when falling off

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリンズ[citation needed]
Strollin' Stus


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 63.
  2. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 6.