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Artwork of a satellite, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Roto Disc (Super Mario Land)

A satellite[1][2] is a spinning spiked object that appears only in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Satellites appear only in the final stage of the Mario Zone. Satellites are completely invincible obstacles that spin around spheres in a manner similar to a Roto-Disc or its Super Mario Land counterpart (with Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten even suggesting that the satellites might be a mechanical version of the former),[3] though they are a bit slower.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族しゅぞく メカぞく
性格せいかく まじめ
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Mecha clan
Disposition: Serious
Game appearances: Land 2
Is it a mechanical version of Roto-Disc?
This is a character that just goes around and around the balls in a circle. They are similar to Roto-Discs (p. 67) in both movement and personality. It is also difficult to avoid them when they appear in large numbers.

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Bio: 玉の周囲を回転している。トゲがついており、触れるとダメージを受ける。[4] (It rotates around the ball. It has spikes on it, and if you touch it, you will be damaged.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グルグリ[5]
From「グルグル」(guruguru, onomatopoeia for spinning) and possibly「ちくり」(chikuri, prickling)
German Guruguri -
Italian Satellite[6] -


  1. ^ "Duck to avoid the sharp satellite and hit the block for a Fire Flower." – Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 48.
  2. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via
  3. ^ a b 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 74.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Land 2 section, page 75.
  5. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 15.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75