Ninji (toy)

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Ninji (toy)
Ninjis jumping on spikes

Ninjis[1] are toy versions of the enemies of the same name that appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong. They jump up and down in one spot, acting much like the second type of Ninjis in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2, and can give Mario a boost to higher places if he jumps on their heads. They have a windup key on their back like the rest of the mini-minions, and have a purple coloration like the version of the Ninjis seen in the reissues of Super Mario Bros. 2. They are first seen in Fire Mountain. They cannot be destroyed, and touching one results in Mario losing a life.

In the Nintendo Switch remake, Ninjis were redesigned to more closely resemble the current design of Ninjis, now being black with red buttons.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カタカタハックン[3]
Katakata Hakkun
Mechanical Ninji


  1. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong, string in ROM (NINJI)
  2. ^ Nintendo of America (September 14, 2023). Mario vs. Donkey Kong - Nintendo Direct 9.14.2023. YouTube. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  3. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong Shogakukan book