Guruguri

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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found that is not from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Guruguri
Artwork of a Guruguri, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Comparable
Kaitensuru Honō
Roto-disc
Spinner
Mario near a Guruguri.

A Guruguri (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as a satellite[1]) is a spinning spiked object that only appears in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They only appear in the final level of the Mario Zone. Guruguri are completely invincible obstacles that spin around spheres in a manner similar to a Roto-disc or Kaitensuru Honō (with the Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character Encyclopedia even suggesting the Guruguri being a mechanical version of the former),[2] though they are a bit slower.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グルグリ[2]
Guruguri
From「グルグル」(guruguru, onomatopoeia for spinning around) and「グリグリ」(guriguri, onomatopoeia for grinding or rattling noise)
German Guruguri -
Italian Satellite[3] -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duck to avoid the sharp satellite and hit the block for a Fire Flower." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 48.
  2. ^ a b Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 74.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75