From the Super Mario Wiki
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)

Roketons[1], also known as Rocketons[2], are airborne enemies that served Tatanga as his personal guards during his invasion of Sarasaland during the events of Super Mario Land. The only visible part of a Roketon's body is its head. Instead of clouds, Roketons fly planes; these aircraft are based on either the MiG-15 or the improved design, the MiG-17; both are jet fighters of the former USSR.

Roketons only appeared in the final stage in the Chai Kingdom, World 4-3, protecting the path to both Biokinton and Tatanga. If Mario succeeded in shooting the Roketon down before it left the screen, he would be awarded with 400 points. However, if a Roketon made its way past Mario in his Sky Pop, it would fire a Bullet Biff-like projectile backwards at the plumber. The official artwork also depicts cannonballs being shot forward out of the nose of the plane, but this feature was never used in the actual game.

Official profiles[edit]

Super Mario Land[edit]

  • Virtual Console Manual: "This attack plane is piloted by one of Tatanga's guards. Roketon fires cannonballs at the Sky Pop. Destroy it with a single missile."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロケトン[3]
From 「ロケット」 roketto (rocket).
Spanish Roketon -
German Roketon -


  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 17.
  2. ^ The Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide, page 5.
  3. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 20.