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

Neijī (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as screws[1]) is an uncommon enemy that can be found in the Mario Zone of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They are screws that appear only near the end of the zone's first stage. They wind themselves out of the ground and bounce toward Mario to attack, attempting to drill into him from above. They can be defeated by jumping on them or using a fireball.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネイジー[2]
Corruption of「ねじ」(neji, screw)
German Neiji -
Italian Ninji[3] Possible translation error or miswriting of the romanization or the name.


  1. ^ "The mechanical Mario has a few loose screws." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 48.
  2. ^ 「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 15.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75