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

A screw[1][2] is an uncommon enemy that can be found in the Mario Zone of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Screws appear only near the end of the zone's first stage. The screws wind themselves out of the ground and bounce toward Mario to attack, attempting to drill into him from above. They can be defeated by jumping on them or using a fireball.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 メカ族
性格 根性がねじれている
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Mecha clan
Disposition: Guts are twisted
Game appearances: Land 2
Spring-loaded screw
A giant screw that appears in Mario Land 2. It approaches with a bouncing leap, but does not attack in any particular way. It can be easily defeated by fire or stomping on it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネイジー[4]
Corruption of「ねじ」(neji, screw)
German Neiji -
Italian Ninji[5] Possible translation error or miswriting of the romanization or the name.


  1. ^ "The mechanical Mario has a few loose screws." - 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. ^ 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 144.
  4. ^ 「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.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75