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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.

Sprite of a Maizō.
A Maizō as depicted in KC Deluxe
Artwork from the Japanese guide

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.

Names in other languages[edit]

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


  1. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 24: Super Mario Land 3 Part 1. Pages 6-7.