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Artwork of a Maizō from the Japanese guide of Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
Subject origin Crab

Maizō is a species of crab enemies that appear in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. They are found in Course No.06 in Rice Beach, where they stay hidden in the sand until Wario Ground Pounds around their territory. They then jump out of the sand, revealing themselves. Each crab holds a 10 Gold Coin. The coins can only be obtained by performing a Body Slam. However, they are stationary only for a short time after they hop out of the sand, after which they rush to get away from Wario. Even if they run away, they eventually respawn in the sand whenever they are off-screen.

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Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

マイゾー (JP) / Maizō (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく アクア族 Tribe Aqua clan
性格せいかく 小心者 Disposition Timid person
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド3 Game appearances Land 3


A hidden character with coins

It appears only on Course 6 of Rice Beach. Normally, it hides in the sand, but when you cause an earthquake with Bull Wario, it jumps out in surprise. You should immediately hit it with your body to get the coins.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マイゾー[2][1]
Clipping of「埋蔵金」(maizōkin, buried gold)


  1. ^ a b 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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 211.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 24: Super Mario Land 3 Part 1. Page 7.