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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. Būichi from earlier in the game have the same behavior.

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Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 岩石族
性格 荒々しい
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Rock clan
Disposition: Wild
Game appearances: Land 2
Let's make a bold B-Dash.
The spiked Thwomp in Wario Castle. It is difficult to pass through the line of painful-looking Karamenbō, but you can clear the path by running through them with a B dash.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カラメンボー[2][1]
From「絡め」(karame), an imperative form of「絡む」(karamu, to entangle), and possibly「綿紡」(menbō, cotton spinning)
German Karamenbo -
Italian Karamembō[3] Probably a misspelled reading of the Japanese name


  1. ^ a b 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 57.
  2. ^ 「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 16.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75