Sewer rat

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Sewer rat
Artwork of the sewer rat, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
Artwork from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Species Rat
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Wario (1993)

The sewer rat,[1][2] also referred to as the rat[1][3] or mouse,[4] is the boss of the Macro Zone in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It is a rat with a rather prominent nose that it apparently uses for defense. Its fight is similar to the battle with Morton Koopa Jr. and Roy Koopa in Super Mario World. The sewer rat runs up walls and into pipes, and it eventually crawls to the top of the ceiling and falls straight onto Mario. If he jumps on top of the sewer rat three times or hits it with six fireballs, it is defeated. The rat then falls off the screen, and Mario gets one of his six Golden Coins.

The sewer rat also appears in the first Mario vs. Wario comic. On Mario's way to visit Wario, the sewer rat is the first enemy Mario encounters. Mario mistakenly assumes that the sewer rat just wants to have a party, and he pulls its needle-point nose off to use as a party-popper, causing the rat to faint.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

リッキー (JP) / Sewer rat (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく ビーストぞく Tribe Beast clan
性格せいかく 猪突猛進型ちょとつもうしんがた Disposition Headstrong
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド2 Game appearances Land 2


It rushes at you with a sharp drill

The boss of the Macro Zone that protects the Golden Coin. It is a large rat with a sharp drill on its nose. It is ferocious, and will mercilessly attack intruders with its drill, as if the attic is its own territory.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リッキー[6]
Chiisana Nezumi

Small Rat (relative to Macro Zone)

French Ricky[8]
Same name as the Japanese one.
German Riesenmaus
Giant mouse
Italian Topo[9]
Topo di fogna[10]
Sewer rat


  1. ^ a b August 1993. Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #5. Page 54.
  2. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. (English). Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via
  3. ^ "Eek! A rat runs through the last room of the zone." – December 1992. Nintendo Power Volume 43. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 47.
  4. ^ Hamm & Rudolf GmbH, Frankfurt (1994). Super Game Boy Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 23.
  5. ^ 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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 230.
  6. ^ 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 9.
  7. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 3.
  8. ^ Super Mario-kun Volume 7 French translation. Page 149.
  9. ^ 1993. Club Nintendo (Italy) Numero 1. Page 24.
  10. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 76.