Floating Face

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Floating Face
Artwork of a Floating Face, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Don Gabamen SML2.png

Floating Faces[1] are large ball-like floating faces with a mustache. They bear a resemblance to Wario. They are found in Mario's castle in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They bounce around a small room at diagonal angles. They can be killed by jumping on them twice (once on the Easy difficulty). Mario can also destroy them by a single spin jump, regardless of the difficulty level. They appear in a total of three rooms consecutively, with the first room containing one and the latter containing two each. They are the last defense barrier before Mario can finally face Wario.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドンガバメン[2]
Possibly from "Don" (Spanish word for "sir"),「がばっと」(gabatto, a Japanese mimetic word for something bouncing quickly) and「面」(men, face)
German Don Gabamen
Italian Pallafaccia[3] Faceball


  1. ^ "Floating Faces bounce off the walls in the last three chambers leading to Wario." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 51.
  2. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 137.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75