Noko Bombette

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Not to be confused with Bombette.
Noko Bombette
Noko bombette.png
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Variant of Bombshell Koopa
Buzzy Beetle

A Noko Bombette[1] is a Buzzy Beetle with a bomb for a shell found in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Unlike regular Buzzy Beetles, Noko Bombettes turn around when they reach a ledge, but they are still immune to fireballs. Unless a Spin Jump is used, jumping on a Noko Bombette will cause it to explode after a few seconds. If Mario is caught in the blast, he will take damage.

Noko Bombettes are similar to the Nokobons found in Super Mario Land (later renamed to Bombshell Koopa), with both even being described verbatim as "a turtle with a bomb on its back" in their respective game manuals. However, while Nokobons are Koopa Troopas with bombs for shells, Noko Bombettes more closely resemble Buzzy Beetles.


Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

  • Virtual Console manual: "This is a turtle with a bomb on its back. Beware! This armed reptile explodes when you tread on it."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコボンメット[2]
Nokobon Metto
"Nokobon" was the original name of Bombshell Koopas of Super Mario Land; it comes from Koopa Troopa's Japanese name 「ノコノコ」 Nokonoko, with bon coming from the English "bomb". 「メット」 Metto is the Japanese name for Buzzy Beetle and means "helmet".
French Bombinette Noko Noko Bombette
German Noko Bombette -
Spanish Noko Bombette -


  1. ^ Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins English instruction booklet, page 13.
  2. ^ Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka Japanese instruction booklet, page 15.