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A Reznor in New Super Mario Bros. 2
Full name Reznor Rhino[1]
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Minecraft (Bedrock version)
(Village & Pillage) (2019)

Reznors (alternatively pluralised as Reznor[2]), also called Rhino Dinos,[3] are fire-breathing Triceratops that made their debut in Super Mario World. According to the game's instruction manual, they were cursed by Bowser. They are mid-bosses that Mario and Luigi fight in fortresses found everywhere on Dinosaur Land. They are now found in the Mushroom Kingdom since their appearance in New Super Mario Bros. 2. Similar to how the Koopalings are named after various musicians, Reznors are named after Trent Reznor of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails.[4]


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

Reznors on the rotating platforms

In Super Mario World, Reznors spit fireballs at the player. Caped Mario or Caped Luigi can dissipate the Reznors' fire with their capes. Mario must hit their platforms from below or shoot fireballs at them to defeat them. The player has a limited amount of time available to knock off the first and second Reznor and then jump to one of their platforms as the floor begins breaking away exposing the molten lava below at the start of the battle. If the player does not defeat the rest of the Reznors promptly, they will have to jump onto one of the abandoned platforms and fight from there. It is, however, possible to defeat all four without doing so.

They are the bosses of four fortresses scattered through the areas of Dinosaur Land: the Vanilla Fortress, the Forest Fortress, the Chocolate Fortress, and the Valley Fortress. The four Reznor sets all behave the same.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

A group of Reznors, as they appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2

After a long absence, Reznors reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2 as the game's tower bosses, and their battle theme is a cover of the Super Mario World boss battle theme. They now roar before the battle starts. Their appearance has changed slightly, with their lower jaws and belly having a lighter tone, and their heads redesigned to better resemble those of Triceratops. The platforms they stand on are now coin-giving Long ? Blocks, and the word "REZNOR" on the boards behind the wheel is gone. Unlike in Super Mario World, where four of them always appear on a single four-platform wheel, Reznors appear either in groups of two or four, and their wheel and bridge setups can also vary. After defeating half of them, the remaining Reznors roar and stomp their blocks, causing the bridges near them to collapse, much like in Super Mario World. They do not attack as frequently as they did in their debut game, and the bridges do not collapse as quickly. Reznors can be defeated when Mario hits the block underneath them, hits them with six fireballs or one gold fireball, or simply touches them while under the effects of the Invincibility Leaf. If defeated by a gold fireball, they will give thirty coins each.

Level appearances
  • World 1-Tower: Two Reznors on one wheel with four Long ? Blocks.
  • World 2-Tower: Four Reznors on one wheel with four Long ? Blocks.
  • World 3-Tower: Same as World 2-Tower.
  • World 4-Tower: Four Reznors on two wheels; two Reznors per wheel, with each wheel having four Long ? Blocks. One bridge is positioned to the left of one wheel, while another bridge is positioned to the right of the other wheel.
  • World 5-Tower: Four Reznors on two wheels; two Reznors per wheel, with each wheel having four Long ? Blocks. One bridge is positioned between the two wheels.
  • World 6-Tower: Four Reznors on one giant wheel with eight Long ? Blocks.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

Although Reznors themselves do not appear in Mario Golf: World Tour, a Reznor costume is available for Miis to wear, and they can also use a ball and set of golf clubs that are based on a Reznor.

Super Mario Adventures[edit]

In Super Mario Adventures, several Reznors are shown to inhabit the basement of the Koopalings' Tower, attacking anyone who is dumped into the basement. These Reznor were apparently destroyed when, after attacking Princess Toadstool, Friendly Floyd, Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Yoshi, the Reznor ignited a bomb held by Princess Toadstool, blowing up the Koopalings' Tower.

Later in Super Mario Adventures, several Reznors, riding their spinning platforms, can be seen at Bowser's wedding to Princess Toadstool.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Reznors as featured in Super Mario-Kun

Reznors appear in the Super Mario World adaption of the Japanese manga, Super Mario-Kun. They attempt to spin very quickly in order that Mario and his friends cannot hit them, but due to the speed, they fall off their platforms, thus making Mario and his friends win the fight. They reappear in volume 4. Only one, however, is apparently real. During the fight, the Reznor knocks Mario onto a Switch Palace. Inside, there are many Spinies and one P Switch. Mario uses the P Switch to score multiple lives, giving him several clones. They then defeat the Reznor.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Ravagers are replaced by Reznors.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブイブイ
A Japanese expression meaning "to make a peace sign"
Chinese (Simplified) 布伊[5] (Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2)
布伊布伊[6] (LEGO Super Mario)
Transliterated from the Japanese name
Chinese (Traditional) 布伊布伊[7]
Transliterated from the Japanese name
German Renzor -
Korean 뿌리뿌리
same as Japanese


  • Prototype assets of Super Mario World show that "Bunbun" was one of the tentative phrases on Reznor's sign, possibly indicating that it was Boom Boom earlier in development.[8]


  1. ^ Nintendo Power volume 28, page 19.
  2. ^ Super Mario World instruction booklet, page 19.
  3. ^ Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 113.
  4. ^ As explained by Dayvv Brooks (former Nintendo of America employee), on July 18, 2012.
  5. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  6. ^ 击落布伊布伊扩展关卡 71390 | 乐高®超级马力欧 | CN. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  7. ^ 布伊布伊擊倒戰 71390 | 樂高® 超級瑪利歐™ | 在官方樂高® 網路商店線上購物 - TW. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  8. ^ Frieze (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring prototype Super Mario World assets. Twitter. Retrieved July 25, 2020.