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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.

Artwork of a Karamenbō, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

Karamenbō are Thwomp-like obstacles appearing in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They are huge spiked cylinders made up of four independently spinning segments that crash down from above when Mario draws near, before slowly rising to the ceiling. They only appear in Mario's castle, and cannot be destroyed, only avoided.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カラメンボー[1]
From 「絡め」 (karame), the imperative form of 「絡む」 (karamu, to entangle) and possibly 「綿紡」 (menbō, cotton spinning)
German Karamenbo -
Italian Karamembō[2] From the Japanese name, but probably misspelled