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Official artwork of a Nyololin
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Latest appearance Super Mario Bros. Print World (1991)

Nyololins,[1] also known as Nyolins,[2][3] are projectile-spitting snakes found in the game Super Mario Land. It has the ability to shoot fire in all directions that can pierce through most platforms and walls. Mario can jump or shoot a Superball at it to defeat it, which awards him with 800 points. It is only found in World 4-2 of the Chai Kingdom. They look similar to Cobrats. An enemy from the Birabuto Kingdom, Gao, has the same behavior.

In the Super Mario Land manga, a single Nyololin can be seen at the Chai Kingdom airport after Mario takes off with the Sky Pop, informing the Roketons through radio to shoot him down.

In Super Mario-kun, a Nyololin appears in the last chapter of volume 3, burning Mario's feet before getting eaten by Yoshi.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: This creature moves around in a cowardly manner, and when it sees Mario it blows poison balls at him.
  • 3DS Virtual Console manual: This cowardly creature blows balls of poison at Mario.

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 クーリプ族
性格 冷酷
登場ゲーム ランド1

Tribe: Creep clan
Disposition: Ruthless
Game appearances: Land 1
A snake that spits fireballs!
A giant snake that lives in the Chai Kingdom of Mario Land. When Mario approaches it, it sprays fireballs at him. The Nyololin itself does not move at all, so it can be easily defeated by stomping on it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニョロリン[5]
Combination of「ニョロニョロ」(nyoro-nyoro, wriggling) and Japanese endearing diminutive「~りん」(-rin)

Dutch Nyololin[6]
French Nyololin[7]
German Nyololin
Italian Nyololin[8][9][10]
Spanish Nyololin


  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 14.
  2. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
  3. ^ Hamm & Rudolf GmbH, Frankfurt. Super Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 19.
  4. ^ 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 143.
  5. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 14.
  6. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic, page 9.
  7. ^ Super Mario Land French instruction booklet, page 14.
  8. ^ Super Mario Land Italian manual, pag. 14
  9. ^ Super Mario Land (3DS - Virtual Console) Italian e-manual, pag. 14
  10. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 47