Jack-in-the-Box (enemy)

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First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

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]
From 「ビローン」 birōn, onomatopoeia for sticking one's tongue out.


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 48.
  2. ^ Super Mario Character Guide, page 174