Pinwheel (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3)

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A Pinwheel, as seen in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 artwork.
Artwork of a Pinwheel from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
“This sea dragon spins into a blade when it spots enemies.”
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 19

Pinwheels[1] are aquatic creatures from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. They resemble tiny red seahorses with spikes, and first appear in Course No.07 of Mt. Teapot. They dwell in bodies of water, and will curl into a spiked ball if Wario approaches them. They also bear a resemblance to Yurarin and Yurarin Boo of Super Mario Land.


Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

  • Japanese Virtual Console manual: 背中のカッターがとても鋭いタツノオトシゴです。ワリオを見つけると、体を丸めて回転攻撃をしてきます。[2](A seahorse with very sharp cutters on its back. When it finds Wario, it curls its body for a spinning attack.)

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 海賊
性格 放浪癖あり
登場ゲーム ランド3

Tribe: Pirate
Disposition: Has wanderlust
Game appearances: Land 3
Beware of rotating saws
A seahorse with saw-like fins on its back. When Wario approaches, it attacks by spinning the saw on its back. While it is spinning, it is invincible, so do not approach it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノッコ[4][3]
An emphasis of「鋸」(noko, saw)
German Pinwheel -
Italian Girandola[5]
Drago girandola[6]
Pinwheel Dragon
Spanish Molinillo Pinwheel


  1. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 19.
  2. ^ Japanese Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Virtual Console manual, section 15.
  3. ^ a b 「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 147.
  4. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.
  5. ^ European Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Instruction Booklet, page 116
  6. ^ Italian Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Electronic manual, section 15