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A Maizō as depicted in KC Deluxe
Artwork from the Japanese guide

Maizō (マイゾー[1]) is a species of crab enemies that made a brief appearance during the events of Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. These crabs show up in Course No. 6, 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.


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