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)

Floating Faces[1][2] are large ball-like enemies with a mustache in Mario's castle in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They bear a resemblance to Wario. They bounce around a small room at diagonal angles. They can be destroyed by jumping on them twice (once on Easy Mode). 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.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 ゴースト族
性格 態度がでかい
登場ゲーム ランド2

Floating Face
Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: To be intolerant (e.g. to others)
Game appearances: Land 2
The creepy one with the giant face.
A strange character that lives in Wario Castle. His huge face with a mustache completely blocks Mario's way. Once he is defeated, the boss, Wario, will finally appear.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドン・ガバメン[4] / ドン=ガバメン[5] / ドンガバメン[3]
Don Gabamen
Blend of "Don" (Spanish word for "sir"), possibly「がばがば」(gabagaba, an ideophonic word for something big), and「面」(men, face)

French Don Masko
Blend of "Don" (Spanish word for "sir") and masque (mask) turned into a name with suffix -o
German Don Gabamen
Italian Pallafaccia[6]


  1. ^ "Floating Faces bounce off the walls in the last three chambers leading to Wario." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 51.
  2. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via archive.today.)
  3. ^ a b Shogakukan. 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), page 137.
  4. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 16.
  5. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 18: Super Mario Land 2 Part 1. Page 6.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75