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)

Jack-in-the-Boxes[1] (also parsed Jack-in-the-box)[2] are enemies encountered in the Mario Zone's third stage in 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.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 メカ族
性格 おちょうし者
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Mecha clan
Disposition: Person who readily chimes in with others
Game appearances: Land 2
Surprise box hidden in the block
It hides in the ? Block and appears when you tap on the block. It approaches with its tongue sticking out and a dumb look on its face, moving its spring neck up and down. Be careful not to hit it on the bottom or side, as you will take damage.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビロロン[4]
From「ビロン」(biron, onomatopoeic term for stretching out tongue); may also incorporate「ピエロ」(piero, Pierrot)
German Biroron -
Italian Pupazzo a molla[5] Jack-in-the-box (lit. "spring puppet")


  1. ^ "Run from the Jack-in-the-Box that pops out of Blocks." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 48.
  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. ^ 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 174.
  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 15.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 76