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

Karamenbo[1] 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 appear only in Mario's castle, and they cannot be destroyed, only avoided. Bigbees from earlier in the game have the same behavior.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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 Karamenbo, 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[3]
From「絡め」(karame), an imperative form of「絡む」(karamu, to entangle), and possibly「綿紡」(menbō, cotton spinning)

German Karamenbo
Italian Karamembō[4]
Probably a misspelled reading of the Japanese name


  1. ^ 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.)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 「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.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75