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Not to be confused with Genkotsu.
Artwork of an Genkottsu, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

Genkottsu (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as mechanical fists[1]) is a trap which Mario faces in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. If Mario steps on the wrong trigger panel in the Mario's castle level, a giant, mechanical gloved fist trap in the resemblance of Wario's glove will come crashing down, pounding the floor with spiked brass knuckles at immense speed (although it is slower on Easy Mode). Mario will have to get past three of these traps in total in order reach Wario and rid him from Mario's castle.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲンコッツ[2]
Variation of Super Mario Land enemy「ゲンコツ」(Genkotsu)
German Genkozz
Italian SchiacciaPugno[3] CrushFist


  • If Mario jumps over the center trigger panels in the areas with these enemies, the trap will never be triggered and he can walk on by. He must jump over the center trigger panel three consecutive times in order to avoid confrontation with all three of these fists outright.


  1. ^ "Jump over the trigger panels to keep Wario’s mechanical fists from crashing down." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 51.
  2. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 81.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75