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First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)

Roketons,[1] also known as Rocketons,[2] are airborne enemies that serve Tatanga as his personal guards in his invasion of Sarasaland during the events of Super Mario Land. The only visible part of a Roketon's body is its head. 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 appear in the final stage of the Chai Kingdom, World 4-3, guarding the path to both Biokinton and Tatanga. If Mario succeeds in shooting the Roketons down before they leave the screen, he is awarded with 400 points. However, if a Roketon makes its way past Mario in his Sky Pop, it fires a Bullet Biff backwards at the player. 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.

In the Super Mario Land manga, Roketons are the first enemies to appear, assaulting Princess Daisy's castle with Tatanga. They later reappear towards the end of the last chapter, in Chai Kingdom's sky. A Nyololin informs them via radio to take Mario down, but they are shot by the Sky Pop's missiles.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: An attack plane piloted by Tatanga's soldier guards. It fires cannonballs at the Sky Pop. You can destroy it with a single missile.
  • 3DS 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.

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 メカ族
性格 攻撃的
登場ゲーム ランド1

Tribe: Mecha clan
Disposition: Aggressive
Game appearances: Land 1
Attack on the Sky Pop
It appears on the Chai Kingdom's aerial surface. Tatanga's (p.32) guards will fire missiles at Sky Pop. They charge at you without dodging, so use the missiles to take them out.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロケトン[4]
Derived from "rocket"

Dutch Roketon[5]
French Roketon[6]
German Roketon
Italian Roketon[7][8][9]
Spanish Roketon


  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 17.
  2. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
  3. ^ 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 236.
  4. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 20.
  5. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic, page 9.
  6. ^ Super Mario Land French instruction booklet, page 17.
  7. ^ Super Mario Land Italian manual, pag. 17
  8. ^ Super Mario Land (3DS - Virtual Console) Italian e-manual, pag. 14
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 47
  10. ^ Club Nintendo (Mexico) Año 1 No. 1, page 32.