Masked Ghoul

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Masked Ghoul
Artwork of a Masked Ghoul, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Variant of Goomba
Ghost Goomba

Masked Ghouls[1] (also parsed masked ghouls)[2] are enemies in the Pumpkin Zone's first and final stages in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They are walking enemies wearing hockey masks with daggers stuck in them, a reference to Jason Voorhees, the main antagonist of the Friday the 13th film series. Functionally, they act the same as Goombas, and are directly depicted as such in the Kodansha adaptation.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 テクテク族
性格 流行ものずき
登場ゲーム ランド2

Masked Ghoul
Tribe: Trudge clan
Disposition: Has a weakness for fashion
Game appearances: Land 2
What's under that field hockey mask?
A character wearing a field hockey mask with a knife in it. At first glance, it looks like one of the Ghost clan, but it can be defeated normally. Looking at its movements, it seems to be a Goomba inside?


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese J・ソン[3] / J=ソン[4]
Reference to Jason Voorhees
German J-Son -
Italian Horror Goomba[5] -


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via
  2. ^ "You can find Coins and masked ghouls between the potion bottles." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 50.
  3. ^ 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 88.
  4. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 18: Super Mario Land 2 Part 1. Page 6.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75