Jack-in-the-Box (enemy)

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Artwork of a Jack-in-the-Box, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
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Jack-in-the-Boxes[1] are enemies encountered in the Mario Zone of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Jack-in-the-Boxes appear from certain blocks along with a single coin. After it is released, it bounces around wildly. To defeat a Jack-in-the-Box, Mario has to jump on its head or shoot a fireball at it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビロロン[2]
Possibly from「ピエロ」(Piero, Pierrot) and a corruption of「ビヨン」(biyon, onomatopoeia for the sound of a tongue stretching)
German Biroron -
Italian Pupazzo a molla[3] Spring Puppet/Jack-in-a-box


  1. ^ "Run from the Jack-in-the-Box that pops out of Blocks." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 48.
  2. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 174.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 76